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Grants Will Help Communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Recover in Wake of Southern Pine Beetle Governor Cuomo Announced $3 Million Commitment to Manage Spread of Invasive Pest in June 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. […]

DEC Announces $945,000 Acquisition of Unique Pine Barrens Core Property in Manorville Land Preservation Protects Water Quality and Habitat, Expands Hunting Opportunities State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that New York State has acquired a long-sought-after parcel of land that will protect drinking water resources while also greatly expanding recreational […]

For Release: Friday, June 9, 2017 Free Fishing, Instruction, Rods and Bait at Deep Pond at Schiff Scout Reservation The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 1 I FISH NY program will hold a free fishing clinic on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DEC Regional […]

For Release: Friday, April 21, 2017 Purchase Protects Historic Landscape and Long Island Sound Water Quality The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has acquired 17 acres of woodland in the historic maritime hamlet of Setauket. The property will be added to Patriots Hollow State Forest, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The […]

For Release: Friday, March 3, 2017 April 1 Festival Marks Start of New York’s Spring Trout Stocking Program on Long Island The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) will hold their annual Spring Family Fishing Festival on Saturday, April 1 at Belmont Lake State […]