Our Mission

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance’s mission is to unite and empower communities to protect their local water resources. We work across the Hudson River watershed to support watershed groups, help communities work together on water issues, and communicate as a collective voice. A watershed is the area of land from which water drains into a river, stream, or other waterbody. The Hudson River watershed covers almost 13,400 square miles, and includes hundreds of tributary streams.

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of indigenous people, including the Munsee Lenape, Wappinger, Mohican, Haudenosaunee, Oneida, and Mohawk, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.

The 2019 Annual Report summarizes the Hudson River Watershed Alliance’s accomplishments and core programs. For an overview of our programs and activities, see this webinar presentation from Executive Director Emily Vail. The Work on Watersheds report compiles the excellent work of our local watershed partners.  

Our vision is to connect people to the water in their communities and build a network of effective watershed stewards to ensure clean and abundant water today and into the future.

We are a collaborative network of engaged, informed, and active citizens, grassroots groups, and municipalities working to ensure a healthy and resilient Hudson River watershed.

We lead educational, capacity-building, and networking events to inform and inspire communities to protect and restore our water resources.

We seek to build effective water stewardship by giving people the tools, information, and resources they need to better manage their streams and tributaries.

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations from generous supporters like you are vital to support our mission.