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Artificial Reef Expansion

NY is expanding artificial reefs off of Long Island to increase fish habitat and diving opportunities. Read about the program and download our map of all the reef sites.

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Harmful Algal Blooms

Sign up to receive weekly notifications of which NYS lakes have harmful algal blooms and learn about the action plans for 12 priority waterbodies across the state, along with available grants.