Category: Nature – Environment

Harlem Valley Rail Trail Phase IV Completion Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Millerton

Harlem Valley Rail Trail Phase IV Completion Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Millerton Poughkeepsie… Earlier today, Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, joined by local officials and rail trail enthusiasts, celebrated the completion of the fourth and final phase of…

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Harlem Valley Rail Trail Phase IV Extension Ribbon Cutting Event Next Thursday

Harlem Valley Rail Trail Phase IV Extension Ribbon Cutting Event Next Thursday   On Thursday, April 22nd at 11am, Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro invites you to join him to celebrate the completion of the Phase IV of the Harlem…

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Injured Hawk Gets a Helping Hand – Putnam County

Injured Hawk Gets a Helping Hand – Putnam County On Jan. 25, while on patrol, ECO Crisafulli received reports that a passerby spotted an injured hawk off the Putnam County Bike Path in Brewster. ECO Crisafulli responded and located the…

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SUNY New Paltz Faculty Senate Pushes TIAA to Halt Climate-Harming Investments

Passes Resolution urging TIAA to divest from fossil fuels and deforestation risk Part of larger push to divest billions from climate destruction   NEW PALTZ, NY – On Wednesday, December 2nd, the SUNY New Paltz Faculty Senate passed an historic…

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Dover certified climate smart community

During Climate Week 2020, DEC Announces 13 New Certified Climate Smart Communities Actions Support Nation-Leading Goals of Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Certified Municipalities Are Models for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building Local Climate Resilience, and Inspiring Community Engagement…

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The Little Free Library on the Appalachian Trail

The Little Free Library on the Appalachian Trail If you are a regular hiker on the Appalachian Trail, then you already know about The Pawling Library’s Little Free Library.  However, for those who are not avid Trail hikers, members of the…

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DEC Confirms Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Putnam and Orange County Deer

DEC Confirms Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Putnam and Orange County Deer Disease is Not Transmissible to Humans; New Yorkers Encouraged to Report Sick or Dead Deer to DEC The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today confirmed that…

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DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights Recent ECO Actions   New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental…

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n Virtual Summer Camp Begins July 21

Audubon Virtual Summer Camp Begins July 21   Greenwich, Conn. — July 10, 2020 — Even though many summer camps are closed this year, curious young minds still have an opportunity to learn about and experience nature. Join Audubon for up to…

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DEC Announces Addition of 241 Acres to Catskill Forest Preserve

DEC Announces Addition of 241 Acres to Catskill Forest Preserve Acquisitions Create New Recreational Opportunities, Trails to Connect Existing Public Lands, and Access to Renowned Trout Fishery DEC and State Parks Launch ‘Play Smart * Play Safe * Play Local’…

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DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights Recent ECO Highlights New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality…

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EC Issues Guidance to Reduce Bear Conflicts

DEC Issues Guidance to Reduce Bear Conflicts New Yorkers Encouraged to Reduce Bears’ Access to Attractants Such as Food and Garbage New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to reduce the potential…

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Be a Better Gardener, Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children By Thomas Christopher               At this time of social distancing, many of our normal family activities have gone by the wayside. However, this enforced togetherness presents an ideal opportunity to focus on gardening with your children or…

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Team effort to save black bear hit on Route 44

Team effort to save black bear hit on Route 44 24 April 2020 NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Michael J. Drake Troop K Commander   PRESS RELEASE Pleasant Valley, New York – April, 24, 2020, the State Police in Poughkeepsie saved a…

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Be a Better Gardener,Some Tips from a Seed-Starting Pro

Some Tips from a Seed-Starting Pro When seedlings have produced their first mature-type leaves, they can be gently lifted from the seed-starting pot and replanted individually in peat pots or cell packs. By Thomas Christopher I’ve got a thrifty wife. Suzanne…

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