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- DEC and DOS Create Mighty Waters Working Group - Along with promoting economic revitalization and environmental sustainability initiatives, the group will pursue ways to reduce flood risk for communities in the Mohawk River Valley.
- Cleanup of Onondaga Lake Enters Dredging Phase - Honeywell International is conducting the project with oversight by DEC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH).
- Sturgeon Restoration Efforts Achieve Milestone - Two egg-bearing female sturgeon were found downstream of Oneida Lake. These were the first mature egg-bearing females found since DEC began restoration work nearly 20 years ago.
- Grants Available For Hudson River Estuary Projects - Around $150,000 has been set aside for these grants from the Environmental Protection Fund for projects that advance the goals of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda. July 20, 2012 is the deadline for applying, so don't delay.
- DEC Announces Tentative 2012-13 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons - The early announcement gives hunters time to plan their trips to the many excellent waterfowl hunting locations throughout the state.
- News Briefs - DEC Announces First State Record Fish for 2012; If You Care, Leave It There; Citizen Scientists to Collect Water Quality Data in Hudson River Watershed; and DEC Proposes Changes to River Herring Regulations.