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DEC's Online Newsletters and Magazine

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    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.
  • Leaflets - A bi-monthly online newsletter from the Division of Lands and Forests with updates on programs, activities and recreation opportunities.
  • Rivernet - Quarterly online newsletter with events, news, training opportunities and grants about the Hudson River Estuary.

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

More about News:

  • Press Releases - Current and archived press releases from DEC and the Governor's Office and special resources for reporters.
  • Public Safety - Learn about environmental conditions that may threaten public health or safety
  • Earth Day 2015 - 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.
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