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Great Stories From The Great Outdoors

How do you connect to Nature?

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Share inspirational stories.

Share your positive and inspirational stories of your experiences in New York's great outdoors through the seasons. Tell us what activities you enjoy, what you have seen, what you like to do in the outdoors. Describe your favorite spot, a great personal challenge, triumph or an awe-inspiring view. Share how connecting with nature has affected your life.

Send us a few sentences, a couple paragraphs or a full page (maximum 650 words) giving us your story from the great outdoors. Remember to include your contact information. (Please do not send photos.)

people kayaking
Tell us what activities you enjoy.

Disclaimer: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation retains limited rights to accepted submissions. DEC reserves the right to reproduce or reprint, with proper credit, in other publications, on television, web sites, and other media. All submissions will remain on file for an indefinite period unless the contributor requests return.


More about Great Stories From The Great Outdoors:

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  • Universal Access Program
    Division of Lands & Forests
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-4255
    518-402-9428
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