The Hudson Valley faces environmental challenges from development pressure, failing wastewater infrastructure, and declining urban centers.

NYLCV has advocated to preserve productive farmland in the Hudson Valley, which is essential to ensuring access to local food for residents and in markets like New York City and Northern New Jersey.  Rivers, lakes, and streams should be clean enough for recreation, and NYLCV is pushing hard for upgrades and repairs to the region’s wastewater infrastructure.  Adopting smart growth policies combats development pressure and suburban sprawl, urban centers must be vibrant, attractive, and healthy.