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Hudson River Foodway Corridor


The Foodway Corridor Project envisions a food distribution system that connects agricultural producers from the Hudson Valley and Long Island (and beyond) with consumers in New York City using the region’s waterways as the transportation conduit. The project was awarded a research partnership agreement with NYSERDA to evaluate the variety of ways a regional, water-based system of food distribution will potentially benefit the residents of the State.The project was also designated as a Marine Highways Initiative by the US Department of Transportation.

Hudson Valley Grass Energy


The Lower Hudson – Long Island Resource Conservation and Development Council has built a mobile grass pelletizing machine that can travel from farm to farm, turning cut grass into pellet fuel for stoves that will heat greenhouses, machinery shops and other farm buildings and eventually sale to the public for residential use.

Rockland Farm Alliance


The Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA) is a project of the Lower Hudson - Long Island Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. The RFA is a non-partisan group that includes farmers, nursery growers, horse stable operators, chefs, advocates for local food, educators, elected officials, representatives of environmental advocacy groups, and anyone interested in sustainable farming in Rockland County.

Area Plan Development 2013 – 2017

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The Lower Hudson – Long Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization made up of volunteers working in partnership with local communities and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service. Providing assistance to Urban and Rural Communities throughout Brooklyn, Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rockland, Staten Island, Suffolk, The Bronx, Ulster and Westchester.