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Nathan Hudson, Invasive Species & Ecological Health Specialist

On the Front Lines

"On The Front Lines" showcases DEC employees and the unique work they do across New York State. Watch Nathan Hudson on YouTube describe his efforts to protect NY's trees from invasive insects.

Harmful algal bloom

If You See a Harmful Algal Bloom, Avoid it!

Keep yourself, your family and your pets out of water that is discolored or has scum on the surface. Contact can make you and your pets sick. See which waterbodies currently have harmful algal blooms (HABs), learn what HABs usually look like.