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For Release: Friday, May 12, 2017

Media Advisory for Today, May 15, 2017

DEC to Celebrate 'Trees for Tribs' 10th Anniversary by Planting 100,000th Tree

Who: State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Executive Deputy Commissioner Kenneth Lynch will host a celebration of New York's "Trees for Tributaries," or "Tribs," 10th anniversary by planting the program's 100,000th tree at Normanskill Farm in the city of Albany.

In 2016, DEC's Trees for Tribs program planted nearly 30,000 native trees and shrubs along streams, engaging thousands of volunteers in tree-planting activities across the state. The trees help prevent erosion, increase flood water retention, improve wildlife and in-stream habitat, and protect water quality.

When: Monday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Normanskill Farm, Mill Road, Albany, NY

Directions: Normanskill Farm parking lot on Mill Rd. from Delaware Avenue heading south, turn left on Mill Road just before the bridge over the Normanskill Creek at the self-storage sign. Go past the parking lot - straight back until the community garden on right. Planting will occur past the garden on the left near the Normanskill.

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