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Hike smart - unexpected overnights

Hikers embarking on a shorter day hike may wonder if the hiking essentials are truly essential. The key is to remember that any day hike can unexpectedly turn into an overnight hike, so being … more

If you care, leave them there

It’s spring, and as the weather gets warmer we will start seeing young birds as they begin to learn to fly and prepare to leave the nest. DEC would like to remind everyone that if you care, … more

Recycle Right New York — Pizza Boxes

We all know our pizza is the best, so let’s do it justice and make sure we recycle our pizza boxes correctly. Whether you prefer a thick and doughy Sicilian crust or a thin and crispy … more

Locals compete, place in 2024 General Clinton Canoe Regatta

BAINBRIDGE - Local competitors, young and older, placed in the 2024 General Clinton Canoe Regatta held Friday - Sunday, May 24 - 26, with prize money awarded to top place finishers. The weekend … more

Contact DEC with environmental concerns

If you see something happening in the environment, whether you believe that it is a violation of environmental law or a natural occurrence, the guide below will help you locate the correct office to … more

Fishing on Bear Spring

Gannon McGraw, 7, of Walton, patiently fished at Bear Spring Mountain’s Middle Pond last weekend. He was unsuccessful at catching a fish, but had fun exploring the trails. more

View migratory birds on spring bird walks

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society invites people to join them in one or more of their upcoming bird watching field trips this spring. Birders with all levels of experience can attend to view returning … more

Walton’s West Branch: A paradise for paddlers and anglers

WALTON - The West Branch of the Delaware River was flush with recreationists - anglers, paddlers, floaters, swimmers and waders - over Memorial Day weekend. A Paddler’s Dream From the … more

Rock Rift Rail Trail: A Hidden Gem on the Finger Lakes Trail

WALTON - The Rock Rift Rail Trail offers hikers a captivating journey through the heart of New York’s natural splendor. Part of the extensive Finger Lakes Trail system, this lesser-known path … more

Harmful Algal Blooms

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and State Department of Health (DOH) remind New Yorkers to learn about and be aware of harmful algal blooms, or “HABs,” as the 2024 … more

Air Pollution Spotlight: Particulate Matter (PM)

Fine particulate matter, or PM2.5   (particles 2.5 microns (µm) in size and smaller), is a mixture of microscopic particles of solids or liquids in the air. PM2.5 is released into the air … more

Protect waters from Aquatic Invasive Species

While fishing this season, you can take steps to protect your waters from aquatic invasives species (AIS). AIS can outcompete native species, damage economies and ecosystems, and negatively impact … more
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