Hudson River Access Plans
The Town of Moreau is working on a collaborative effort
with the NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal
Resources to undertake the development of a master plan
for a new Town park on the shores of the Hudson River.
The park would be located on Town-owned land on
Farnan Road. Consideration is also being given to extending
recreational uses onto State-owned property adjoining the
Town-owned parcel just to the south.
Using the guidance from the Hudson River Champlain Feeder
Canal Regional Waterfront Plan and the Town Comprehensive
Land Use Plan the master plan being developed will set
forth the community’s vision for recreational use of this
key waterfront area. The process to develop the plan includes actively
reaching out to the residents of the Town to suggest what
types of recreation would be appropriate for the site.
A Community Visioning Session was conducted on June
23rd where attendees worked in small groups to
discuss their ideas for what types of recreation would be
of interest given the location of the site and its
attributes and constraints. Ideas discussed ranged from walking and picnicking
to use of carry-in canoes and kayaks to use on the river.
The Town is now in the process of reviewing the input
received and developing alternative plans to accommodate
the uses as outlined by the residents.
A second meeting will be held this fall asking for
the residents to review the alternatives and provide
feedback. The master plan is scheduled for
completion by February of 2012.
|| This document was prepared for the New York State
Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of
the Environmental Protection Fund.
Bird photos courtesy of Gordon Elmers