Monthly Archives: November 2017

Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. […]

The annual Leonid meteor shower will be super clear to astronomy fans this weekend as the annual meteor shower happens. According to Earthsky, the shower occurs when Earth crosses the orbital path of the Tempel-tuttle comet. This year, its slated to begin on November 17th, with its peak viewing hours starting early the next morning. […]

The elk herd sits in front of the Theodore Roosevelt Home. NPS/Susan Sarna News Release Date: October 26, 2017 Contact: Susan Sarna, 516-802-5586 The herd is here. They have come to thank Theodore Roosevelt for leading the charge in the conservation movement and preserving their habitat. The elk herd has arrived at Sagamore Hill after […]

Date: October 24, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Kelly Fellner, 631-687-4759 Patchogue, NY – ¬†Hurricane Sandy made landfall nearly five years ago, on October 29, 2012. Among the hardest hit by the record-breaking storm were coastal communities in New York and New Jersey and 15 national parks, including Fire Island National Seashore. Since 2012, […]

State’s Acquisition Protects Long Island Sound Coastal Lands New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced a $2 million acquisition of an undeveloped land parcel on Flax Pond in the village of Old Field, Suffolk County. This acquisition will result in greater protection of the Long Island Sound and was […]