Members of the public are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Dockside Park shoreline from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 3, at the Cold Spring Firehouse at the corner of Church Street and Main Street. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents, business owners and other interested parties to learn about design choices for stabilizing the shoreline and provide comments regarding potential design alternatives.

The consulting firm of Milone & MacBroom, Inc. has teamed with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and several other stakeholders to design a Sustainable Shorelines demonstration project at Dockside Park. The demonstration project will use ecologically enhanced shoreline protection methods to stabilize the shore in ways that will improve habitat and enhance recreational use of the park. This Sustainable Shorelines demonstration project will also examine ways to address flooding and wave action from intense storms as well as projected sea-level rise.

The firehouse meeting room will be open at 7 p.m. for informal discussions. A presentation of the project will begin at 7:20. Following the presentation, the consultant team will be available to answer remaining questions from the public.

For additional information, contact Mark Carabetta of Milone & MacBroom, Inc. at 845-633-8153 or [email protected]; or Dan Miller of the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program at 845-889-4745, ext. 110, or [email protected].

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