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DEC Environmental Education Summer Camps Registration Opens January 26, 2020 at 1 PM
Kevin Hynes

On the Front Lines - Wildlife Disease Biologist

"On The Front Lines" showcases DEC employees and the unique work they do. Watch wildlife disease biologist Kevin Hynes describe his role determining the cause of death in birds and animals and protecting public health.

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Bring Your Own Bag

Starting March 1, 2020, a new bag waste reduction law will take effect in New York State - where over 23 billion plastic bags are typically used each year. You can do your part by bringing your own reusable bag to retail stores.

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