Current and archived press releases from the commissioner's office and DEC divisions.
Public Safety Information
Alerts provided by NY-Alert covering weather conditions, road and bridge closings and other public safety related topics.
Environmental Excellence Award
The New York State Environmental Excellence Awards program recognizes New York's environmental and conservation leaders, meeting environmental challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or creative partnerships.
Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award Certificates
DEC provides the opportunity for scoutmasters to complete and print an online certificate for scouts who will be recognized in their troop for environmental projects:
- Eagle Scout Certificate of Merit (PDF, 249 KB)
- Girl Scout Gold Award Certificate of Merit (PDF, 202 KB)
DEC's Conservationist magazine is
published 6 times a year.
DEC's Online Newsletter and Magazine
- DEC Outdoor Discovery - DEC's monthly newsletter about nature, recreation and exploring the outdoors in New York.
- Conservationist - Read DEC's award winning magazine online.
Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB)
The ENB is published weekly on Wednesdays and contains notices required by environmental law such as:
- Public hearings including those related to SEQR actions
- Environmental Impact Statements (draft to final)
- DEC rule making
- Specialized notices required by environmental law
DEC Delivers - Keeping you Connected and Informed
Sign up to receive email notices concerning those subjects you are most interested in. DEC uses the GovDelivery service to send you news and updates on many topics that cover nearly every aspect of our work.
We invite you to give it a try!
More about News:
- Press Releases - Current and archived press releases from DEC and the Governor's Office and special resources for reporters.
- Email Notices through DEC Delivers - how to sign up for DEC Delivers, our email service
- Public Safety - Learn about environmental conditions that may threaten public health or safety
- Earth Day - Earth Day is April 22 but there are things that we can do every day to help the environment.
- DEC Outdoor Discovery - Current and back issues of DEC's Outdoor Discovery newsletter.
- Online Newsletters - A list of all DEC newsletters that are available online
- New York State Environmental Excellence Awards - This awards program recognizes New York's environmental and conservation leaders, who are solving environmental challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or creative partnerships.