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Become a Campground Ambassador

Share your passion about the outdoors! Campground Ambassadors introduce new campers to select DEC facilities and other outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing. Apply by March 30.

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Free Fishing Weekend

First of several free fishing events in New York taking place 2/17 & 18- no license required. Other dates this year include: 6/23 & 24, 9/22 and 11/11. See the Governor's press release for details. Stop by one of our free fishing clinics over the next few months to give it a try!

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On the Front Lines

"On The Front Lines" showcases DEC employees and the unique work they do. Watch Environmental Program Specialist Vince Spadaro's video on YouTube describing his work in DEC's water program in the Adirondacks.

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