Nature – Environment

This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).

  This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).  

Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees

  Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees   Many people prune their trees in spring and summer. DEC recommends holding off on pruning oak trees until winter to protect them from oak wilt, a deadly tree disease. The video, ‘Winter Pruning For Oak Wilt Prevention’ (2 minutes) highlights why it’s important to prune…

DEC Announces Opening of Spring Turkey Season on May 1

  DEC Announces Opening of Spring Turkey Season on May 1 Annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is April 22-23   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is opening spring turkey season on May 1 in upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County line, the agency announced today. DEC’s annual youth turkey…

Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

  Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks On Saturday, April 22 celebrate Earth Day with a special lecture from author and scholar Terry Tempest Williams. Williams will showcase her new book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of…

Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species

  Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species Dr. Linda Rohleder, program coordinator for the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM), has announced the awarding of contract funds to seven projects, totaling over $123,000, to organizations that will work to manage a number of invasive species in the Lower…

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier Proximity to roads — and road salt — predicts escalating salinization

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier Proximity to roads — and road salt — predicts escalating salinization (Millbrook, NY) North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt. A study of 371 lakes published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that many Midwestern…

PTNY applauds full funding for 750-mile Empire State Trail in final NYS budget deal

  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ PTNY applauds full funding for 750-mile Empire State Trail in final NYS budget deal Historic $200 million investment will create the nation’s longest multi-use trail ALBANY – The New York State’s FY18 budget deal represents a major step forward for tourism, health, and recreation with the inclusion of $200 million in landmark funding…

MRC TO OFFER TICK-BORNE DISEASE PROGRAM ON APRIL 20th

  MRC  TO OFFER TICK-BORNE DISEASE PROGRAM ON APRIL 20th The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer a program on tick-borne diseases on Thursday, April 20th, at 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie.  The training is free and open to the public, but…

Fishing and Hunting News – April 7, 2017

  Fishing and Hunting News Trout season is officially open in New York State! With 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, NY is a prime place for resident and visiting anglers to enjoy this popular recreational activity. DEC’s trout hatchery program will stock catchable-size trout in early April. Our website…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Late March

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Late March 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…

State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner On Site Along With Emergency Response Staff from Multiple State Agencies

  State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner On Site Along With Emergency Response Staff from Multiple State Agencies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he has dispatched State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos, as well as staff and resources from multiple State Agencies to a site on the Hudson River where a barge carrying…

Governor Cuomo and Governor Brown Reaffirm Commitment to Exceeding Targets of the Clean Power Plan

Governor Cuomo and Governor Brown Reaffirm Commitment to Exceeding Targets of the Clean Power Plan With the announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to exceed the…

DEC Gives Homeowners Guidance to Avoid Problems with Bears and Conflicts with Coyotes

  DEC Gives Homeowners Guidance to Avoid Problems with Bears and Conflicts with Coyotes Greater chance for encounters with bears and coyotes as spring arrives in New York The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears and conflicts with coyotes as warmer…

Rep. Faso Cosponsors Resolution to Combat Climate Change

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined 16 Republican members of the House to introduce a resolution that calls for using American innovation to preserve and protect our environment. “This resolution addresses the real impacts of man-made climate change and emphasizes the need to develop and create jobs with the goal of protecting…

Blizzard Warning

  Blizzard Warning     Blizzard Warning URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Albany NY 1044 AM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017 …POWERFUL NOR` EASTER WILL IMPACT THE REGION… CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ058>061-063>066-142200- /O.CON.KALY.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170315T0400Z/ Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Northern Berkshire- Southern Berkshire-Western Greene-Eastern Greene-Western Columbia- Eastern Columbia-Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess- Eastern Dutchess- Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville,…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Late February 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…

The Fall of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in New York’s Hudson Valley

  The Fall of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in New York’s Hudson Valley. by PJJ5@CORNELL.EDU Last summer we captured an important biological control agent, a parasitoid wasp, that uses the eggs of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) for its own reproductive success. This tiny wasp, is the size of a pencil tip, capable…