On November 2nd 2010 The Lower Hudson – Long Island RC&D Council in Partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture announced the federal designation of the Hudson River Foodway Corridor Initiative as part of the United States Department of Transportation’s Marine Highway Program.

Shino Tanikawa (correct spelling) presents information about the Foodway Corridor Initiative.

Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, Harris Sherman talks with students from Brooklyn College about USDA and its role with helping urban communities access locally grown, fresh food.

Brian Zimmerman Council President delivers a welcome to participants of the event

Jennifer Grossman of the Open Space Institute, Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson and Astor Boozer of the US Department of Agriculture discuss the initiative and how it will help sustain farming in our region.


The Lower Hudson – Long Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization made up of volunteers working in partnership with local communities and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service. Providing assistance to Urban and Rural Communities throughout Brooklyn, Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rockland, Staten Island, Suffolk, The Bronx, Ulster and Westchester.