With its lush greenery and protected estuarine waters, Hudson River Park provides a much needed habitat and travel corridor for numerous fishes, birds, crustaceans and insects. Monitoring how and the frequency at which these animals use the Park’s land and waters provide valuable information about the health and future of these populations.
Information gathered from Hudson River Park’s environmental monitoring initiatives helps Park managers make informed decisions about Park management and operations. In addition, these environmental monitoring projects provide an interactive, hands-on way for the Park’s Estuary Lab to engage student groups and the general public. The data from these projects also support larger research initiatives that help protect and restore wildlife and natural resources on local, regional and national levels.