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SECTION 44-0101
Legislative intent
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 44
§ 44-0101. Legislative intent.

The Hudson river valley region possesses unique scenic beauty, natural
and cultural resources of state and national significance. Efforts
including the creation of a state management program for the Hudson
estuarine district and fishery, establishment of the heritage task force
for the Hudson river valley, establishment of five state designated
urban cultural parks in the valley and the preparation of numerous local
government waterfront revitalization programs in the valley have been
undertaken in recent years to protect and enhance the special places of
scenic, cultural and ecological importance. It is the intention of the
legislature that these efforts be continued and strengthened under the
cooperative program of the Hudson river valley greenway in order 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.