Nature – Environment

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 11 – 17, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Brilliant fall color emerging throughout New York State Peak conditions expected in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny regions This is the fifth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend….

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights – ECO Actions for Late September

  ECO Actions for Late September New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400 calls and issued 22,150 tickets for…

Be-a-Better-Gardener: One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic

    One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic Garlic scapes: the other harvest  By Thomas Christopher   This is the season when my wife and I do our last planting of the year: garlic. This may be my favorite vegetable crop, although I also love growing tomatoes, starting the seedlings in spring and then trellising the…

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 4 – 10, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Colorful peak and near peak foliage continues progression across New York State Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York and Thousand Islands-Seaway to see the most color this weekend This is the fourth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected…

Autumn Tips: Preparing Tender Bulbs for Winter

Be-a-Better-Gardener Autumn Tips: Preparing Tender Bulbs for Winter Dahlia tubers ready for storage     By Thomas Christopher   The party’s over.  At least, the bloom in the fall flower garden is finally coming to an end. A handful of asters or chrysanthemums may hang on undiminished by the first fall frost, but all the tropical or semi-tropical perennials…

Governor Announces $1 Million Available to Grow Farm-To-School Program Across New York State

    Program Helps School Districts Connect to New York’s Growers and Serve More Local Food in Schools Funding Doubled Over Last Year; RFP Announced at State’s First-Ever Farm-to-School Summit Held in Binghamton Summit Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced…

Additional Personnel and Supplies Deployed to Puerto Rico

  72 Port Authority Emergency Personnel to Assist in Coordinated Recovery Efforts 53 Troopers Deployed to Assist with Security Operations 10 Power Transmission and Generation Experts, Project Managers Deploy to Assist with Electricity Recovery on the Island First Shipment of Critical Medical Supplies and Medication Departs from Long Island  Photos of Troopers and NYPA Workers…

HVATC TRAIL DAY

It’s that time of year again!  Join us at Native Landscapes and Garden Centeron October 14th, 2017 for the 4th Annual Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community Trail Day! Co-hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, we’ll have something for everyone with a variety of talks, walks, exhibits and activities from 10 am to 2 pm,…

Hunting and Trapping News: Aging Deer, Big and Small Game Season Dates, Youth Hunting Dates for Waterfowl and Pheasant

  Hunting and Trapping News: Aging Deer, Big and Small Game Season Dates, Youth Hunting Dates for Waterfowl and Pheasant How Old is that Deer? As deer season approaches, hunters are scouting the deer they will be hunting this fall. Estimating their age is important for making informed harvest decisions. For antlerless deer, the primary…

DEC Reminds Hunters: Deer Management Permit Application Deadline is Oct. 1

  DEC Reminds Hunters: Deer Management Permit Application Deadline is Oct. 1 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding hunters to apply for deer management permits (DMPs) this week, ahead of the Oct. 1deadline, DEC announced today. “Deer Management Permits are our most effective wildlife management tool and recreational deer hunting provides an…

Be-a-Better-Gardener What’s in a Name?

  Be-a-Better-Gardener What’s in a Name? Aster: its name is derived from the Greek word for star.  By Thomas Christopher     I have reached an age where I need to guard against fogeyism. It’s not that I resist all change, but I do get cranky about the changes that botanists are introducing into the Latin…

Governor Announces More Than 200 Proposals Received to Build Large-Scale Renewable Power Projects in New York State

  Responses Show Strong Private Sector Interest in Developing and Investing in Renewable Energy in New York Part of First Phase of the Governor’s Clean Climate Careers Initiative Supports Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard For Half of State’s Electricity to Come from Renewables By 2030  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than 200 proposals were…

North american Vet students experience unique equine event, Three NY Veterinary practices collaborate to Host second annual meeting

  North american Vet students experience unique equine event    Three NY Veterinary practices collaborate to Host second annual meeting Ravena, NY, September 9, 2017– Forty-three second and third year veterinary students from Cornell University, Tufts University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Guelph – Ontario Veterinary College, and Universite de Montreal attended the second annual…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early September New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400 calls…

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of Sept. 20-26, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Gorgeous Fall Color Rapidly Advancing in the Adirondacks and Catskills Higher elevations to see near-peak conditions this weekend This is the second 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are…

Governor and U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States are on Track to Meet or Exceed Targets of Paris Climate Agreement

  North Carolina Joins Climate Alliance, Bringing Total Membership to 14 States and Puerto Rico Alliance Represents 41% of American GDP and 117 Million Americans, Enough to Be World’s Third Largest Economy Independent Report Shows that Economies of Climate Alliance States Are Growing Faster than Non-Alliance States, Demonstrating that Fighting Climate Change and Creating Jobs Go…

DEC Announces Start of Small Game Hunting Seasons

  DEC Announces Start of Small Game Hunting Seasons   Wild Turkey, Waterfowl, Pheasant Seasons Open Oct. 1 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that several small game hunting seasons open October 1. In addition, special youth-only hunting seasons for pheasants and waterfowl open prior to the start of the…

Be-a-Better-Gardener Is a No-Mow Lawn for You?

    Be-a-Better-Gardener Is a No-Mow Lawn for You?  By Thomas Christopher   “It’s not a panacea,” says Roger Brown of the “no-mow” grass that he has planted in his lawn. Nor is it, for him at least, truly no-mow; he mows this special mixture of fine fescue grasses once or twice a year, just to…

DEC Encourages Outdoor Enthusiasts to Participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 23

  DEC Encourages Outdoor Enthusiasts to Participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 23 Outdoor Recreation Events are Featured Across the State New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 23. National Hunting and Fishing Day…

Molinaro Joins with Area Leaders to Urge EPA for Comprehensive Cleanup of Hudson River

  Molinaro Joins with Area Leaders to Urge EPA for Comprehensive Cleanup of Hudson River  Leaders call for EPA to acknowledge current PCB cleanup is not protective of public health or health of the Hudson and so fails to meet project’s mandated goals Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro led state, county and local officials, business…

Pets of The Week: Leroy & Dela & Dali

    Leroy:  If you are looking for a handsome bundle of love then Leroy the Hound is the dog for you!  Leroy loves to go for walks and just wants to be around you.  He’s a big, gentle guy!  You can meet him and his friends daily from 10-3. Dela & Dali:  These are just…

New York Fall Foliage Report

  New York Fall Foliage Report First Signs of New York’s Colorful Fall Foliage Emerging in Parts of Upstate Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital-Saratoga and Central NY Regions All Reporting Color Changes This is the first 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Late August to Early September New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded…