New York Celebrates Water Week
Water Week is May 2-6 in 2016. For over 30 years, New York has set aside the first full week in May to focus on its abundant water resources, highlight water issues and encourage stewardship. This year's theme is: "Lake Management." New York is fortunate to have many lakes of all sizes, and people use them for a variety of purposes, such as drinking water, flood control, and recreation.
Each day during Water Week, the Division of Water will send a "Special Edition" message to its MakingWaves listserve highlighting a different topic related to lake management. To subscribe to MakingWaves, enter your email address in the "DEC Delivers" box on this page.
Join the Celebration!
Help protect, restore and conserve New York's waters for the future!
Help protect, restore and conserve New York's waters for the future! Celebrating Water Week by holding an event or conducting an activity has become a tradition for many people, organizations and schools. Find ideas for water-related activities on the Watershed Stewardship webpage.
Water Week Special Edition Topics
Watch for new information to be added each day, May 2 - 6, about the following topics:
New York has Lakes of All Sizes to Manage
Reservoirs and Created Lakes
Water Quality of Lakes
Clean Water Plans for Lake Management
Stewardship of NY's Lakes
On DEC's website, you can find information about:
- Becoming a watershed steward.
- Ways to keep water clean.
- Helping your local watershed association. Click on "Surf Your Watershed".