The NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) describe key indicators of estuarine heath and the latest environmental trends in the 2018 State of the Estuary Report. This report is organized by HEP’s five goals: water quality, habitat and ecological health, port and maritime, public access and stewardship, and community engagement.

NEW: State of the Hudson 2020

In 2021, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the NY–NJ Harbor & Estuary Program jointly produced a report outlining the environmental condition of the Hudson River north of the Verrazzano Bridge.
HEP and the Pratt Institute Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative have created interactive graphics to illustrate the health of the Estuary: