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Celebrating Women's History Month: photo of Dr Emmeline Moore Research Scientist NYS Conservation Commission 1920-1944
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Restoring and Protecting NY's Great Lakes

DEC's Great Lakes progress report highlights the latest restoration and protection efforts for source waters and to improve resilience to flooding.

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Get Outdoor Recreation News

Looking for ways to connect with nature? See our updated recreation-focused news page for newsletters, outdoor events listing, and highlighted seasonal activities for you try.