Animals

Pets of The Week: Sally & Carney

  Sally:  This beautiful girl keeps getting overlooked and she can’t understand why.  Sally is an intelligent, athletic gal who loves to play fetch.  She walks well on leash, knows basic commands and is housebroken.  In other words, she is so ready for a family to love!  You can see her in action on our…

DEC Urges New Yorkers: If You Care, Leave It There

  DEC Urges New Yorkers: If You Care, Leave It There DEC Cautions Residents Not to Disturb Fawns and Other Young Wildlife     The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those…

DEC Announces 2016 Deer Harvest Estimates

  DEC Announces 2016 Deer Harvest Estimates   Hunters in New York State harvested an estimated 213,061 deer during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated five percent increase over 2015-16 levels, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Deer hunting in New York is a proud and economically important tradition that is…

Pets Of The Week, Calvina and Luna

  Luna:  Luna is a sweet little girl who is a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly to show you her true loving personality.   Calvina:   Calvina would love a home with feline siblings.  She’s a shy girl looking for a calm home with other cats to snuggle up with until she’s more comfortable…

NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Dutchess

  NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine has been expanded and merged into a single Restricted Zone Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets Expand Area Restricting Movement of Ash Wood to Slow Spread of Invasive Pest New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that…

Pets of the Week: Stand and Callan

  Star:  This beautiful girl lived with a family her whole life.  Unfortunately, they moved and couldn’t take her with them.  Will you be the family that becomes her “star”? Callan:  This sweet brown tabby loves the company of other cats.  He is a bit shy with people though, so a patient, quiet home would…

Blessing of the Animals

  Blessing of the Animals 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 20 Doherty Park, 839 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction Celebrate the creatures – great and small – that bring love and joy into our lives. All pets are welcome, but they must be on leashes or in carriers. Come to the fenced dog area in the…

Pets of The Week: Ozzie and Liam

  Ozzie is a confident, active and outgoing boy who loves to play.  He’s a smart boy who learns very quickly.  Ozzie lived in a loving home and hopes to find an experienced adult home soon. You can see him in action on our U Tube video. Handsome Liam is looking for a patient, calm home where…

New York State Celebrates Arbor Day

  New York State Celebrates Arbor Day State Provides $300 Million for Environmental Protection Fund Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced As part of a weeklong Earth Week tribute to New York’s accomplishments and commitment to protecting our environment, the state Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Office of General Services (OGS), Agriculture…

Rabies Clinic in Hyde Park May 13th

  Rabies Clinic in Hyde Park May 13th Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) announced today a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park from 8 a.m. to noon with convenient onsite parking. In…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early to Mid-April 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…

DEC Announces $1.8 Million in Land Trust Grants to Safeguard Water Quality, Boost Tourism, Farmland Protection and Public Access

  DEC Announces $1.8 Million in Land Trust Grants to Safeguard Water Quality, Boost Tourism, Farmland Protection and Public Access Conservation Partnership Grants Awarded to 58 Land Trusts across New York State Grants to Land Trusts Leverage Additional $1.5 Million in Community Contributions and Private Support New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner…

6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines

  6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines Photo: Gail Porter From Brooklyn to the Adirondack Mountains, local groups will conduct 100+ shoreline cleanups and planting projects in a SINGLE DAY. Ossining, N.Y. – A one-day event stretching from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks will bring out more…

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).  

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies

  DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies DEC launches “Look for the Zero” campaign to urge homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer     To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care…

Pets of The Week: Sam and Carrie

  SAM:     Sam is an Australian Cattle Dog which is also known as a Red Heeler.  He is a very intelligent boy who loves to play ball and swim.  He is looking for a family that is experienced with dogs and where he can be the one and only pet.  Sam can be seen…

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…

Pets of The Week: Trina and Delta

  Trina:  Trina is an adorable and sweet small Pit mix with a quiet personality.  She is quiet and affectionate and would make a wonderful addition to most any dog loving home.  You can meet Trina and her dog friends every day from 10-3. Delta:  Delta is a beautiful girl who has the most beautiful…

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…

Brewster Equestrian Team Rides to National Finals

  Brewster Equestrian Team Rides to National Finals Sunday, March 25, Buffalo, NY –   When The Crossroads Equestrian Center’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) middle school team entered the arena at the historic Buffalo Equestrian Center for IEA Zone 2 Finals, they were filled with excitement and nerves. Just two weeks earlier they had come…

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…