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Dutchess County has a rich and diverse environment, from forested mountains through rolling farmlands, wetlands and stream corridors to urban landscapes large and small, and the west bank of the Hudson River. The Department is involved in many programs and projects related to understanding and improving our natural environment.




Clean Energy Communities

Climate Smart Communities

Energize NY Finance

Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)

Solar PILOTs Policy

Agreement between taxing jurisdictions, such as the County, and solar developers for payment-in-lieu-of-taxes

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)