About the National Heritage Area
Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
The Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 1996 and is one of the now fifty-five federally-recognized National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area collaborates with residents, government agencies, non-profit groups, and private partners to interpret, preserve and celebrate the nationally-significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. In this way, we encourage public stewardship for these resources as well as economic activity at the local and regional level.
For more information on the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, please visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com
Hudson River Valley Greenway
The Hudson River Valley Greenway is the managing entity for the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Its mission is to continue and advance the state’s commitment to the preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley while continuing to emphasize economic development activities and remaining consistent with the tradition of municipal home rule.
For more information on the Hudson River Valley Greenway, please visit www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov
National Heritage Areas
National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. Through their resources, NHAs tell nationally important stories that celebrate our nation's diverse heritage. NHAs are lived-in landscapes. Consequently, NHA entities collaborate with communities to determine how to make heritage relevant to local interests and needs.NHAs are a grassroots, community-driven approach to heritage conservation and economic development.
Through public-private partnerships, NHA entities support historic preservation, natural resource conservation, recreation, heritage tourism, and educational projects. Leveraging funds and long-term support for projects, NHA partnerships foster pride of place and an enduring stewardship ethic.
For more information on the 55 NHAs around the country, please visit www.nps.gov/heritageareas
The Alliance of National Heritage Areas
The Alliance of National Heritage Areas is a membership organization of the Congressionally designated National Heritage Areas committed to raising awareness among the Administration, Congress, its partners, and the public of the benefits of National Heritage Areas to the public sector and private citizens and fostering educational opportunities and partnerships among organizations in the heritage development field.
For more information on The Alliance of National Heritage Areas, please visit www.nationalheritageareas.us