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Water Week

New York Celebrates Water Week

Water Week is a time to think about how fortunate we are for the state's abundant water resources and how we can all help protect, restore and conserve it. Water Week is May 4 - 10 in 2014. The Division of Water will celebrate Water Week by sending a "Special Edition" message to its MakingWaves listserve highlighting a different water-related topic each day.

If you are not already receiving MakingWaves, we encourage you to subscribe. In addition to the Water Week Special Edition messages, you can expect to receive an email from this listserve once a week informing you about new and important water-related issues, events, and releases.

MakingWaves is one of over a hundred topics offered by the DEC for email updates. To subscribe to MakingWaves and any of the other topics that interest you, go to DEC's homepage. Under the heading of "News from DEC", there is a green box with information about how to receive updates and news from DEC.

If you want to see past MakingWaves information, go to the Division of Water homepage. MakingWaves announcements are posted for approximately 30 days.

Picture of a tributary flowing into Good Luck Lake with a blue sky above.
Celebrate our water resources! Photo: Good Luck Lake

Join the Celebration!

Celebrating Water Week by holding an event or conducting an activity has become a tradition for many people. Anytime is a good time to celebrate our valuable water resources! Find ideas for water-related activities on the Watershed Stewardship webpage.