Coxsackie State Boat Launch, Hudson River


The Coxsackie State Boat Launch is located along the Hudson River. The site had been eroding, which brought about a lot concern as to whether the boat launch and parking lot would be affected. Restoration plans began to take place in February 2012. First the shoreline was re-graded to a shallower slope of 18 degrees. Following this, native marsh grasses were planted, including native bulrush, pickelweed, dogwood, and button bush. Small boulders were placed in the intertidal zone to act as a sill that would protect the shore from wave energy and ice. After the project, it was clear that the living shoreline features prevented any further erosion and increased diverse plant species through the growth of bulrush and pickelweed.


The funding agencies and partners for this project include NOAA, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley. 


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