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.
- New York State Environmental Excellence awards: Award criteria and current and past winners
- Governor's Awards for Pollution Prevention (1994-2003) Now part of the New York State Environmental Excellence Awards
DEC's Online Newsletter and Magazine
DEC Outdoor Discovery - DEC's monthly newsletter about nature, recreation and exploring the outdoors in New York.
DEC's Conservationist magazine is
published 6 times a year.
- 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 128 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 and Social Media - Information on connecting to DEC through social media or via GovDelivery, our email service
- Public Safety - Learn about environmental conditions that may threaten public health or safety
- Earth Day 2016 - 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.
- Webcasts - A schedule of public meetings that will be webcast by DEC
- Online Newsletters - A list of all DEC newsletters that are available online
- Awards - Current and past award winnner for DEC's two annual pollution control awards. How to nominate outstanding individuals and groups for state environmental awards.
- Environmental Stimulus Funding - information on how DEC is using stimulus money for environmental projects.