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Intentional killing of timber rattlesnake

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received an anonymous tip July 4 that a timber rattlesnake had been intentionally killed a in the town of Hancock. Officers gathered additional … more

Riverfest Returns: Celebrating Conservation and Community in Deposit

DEPOSIT — With participation from Delaware County Planning Department and Watershed Affairs, New York City Department of Environmental Conservation, Trout Unlimited, Friends of the Upper … more

‘Reel’ partnership: Fishing access, boat launch unveiled in Hancock

HANCOCK - A collaborative effort to further encourage residents and visitors to take advantage of Delaware County’s outdoor assets was unveiled in Hancock, Monday, July 15 by local, state, and … more

2nd annual DelCo 7 stop bicycle ride Aug. 10

Deacon Doc Mike Freeman, an avid bicyclist, is asking serious riders to save the date for the Second Annual Delaware County Bicycle Ride. Riders will enjoy pedaling beautiful Delaware County roads … more

DEC draft regulations for freshwater wetlands

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) the release of proposed regulations to protect freshwater wetlands across New York state. The draft regulations are available for public … more

DEC Campgrounds: Camping Tips

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operates 51 campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. DEC campgrounds provide a variety of experiences, including island camping, tent and … more

Bear Spring Mountain Campground and Day Use Area

For rustic camping in the wilderness, Bear Spring Mountain is an ideal campground (Note: this is NOT Bear Mountain State Park near the Palisades). This campground is set in a quiet, scenic, natural … more

Plastic Free July: Be Part of the Solution

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to reducing single-use plastics – so we can conserve our natural resources, fight climate … more

Butterfly walk at Landis Arboretum

Calling all butterfly fans: on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society board member Chris DeCesare will lead a field trip to view butterflies in the fields and … more

Hancock: Timber rattlesnake in the front yard

Environmental Conservation Officers responded to a report of timber rattlesnake Hancock on June 4. The caller discovered the four-foot snake just feet from his house and called for help. Officers … more

Help trout beat the heat this summer

Hot enough for ‘ya? Summer heatwaves are also stressful for coldwater sportfish like trout and salmon. Catch and release trout anglers can help by following these simple guidelines: more

Sponsored Pheasant hunt applications open

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for sponsored pheasant hunts. Sponsored hunts are free, non-competitive events open to the public and … more
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