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Hike the Trails less traveled. Discover hikes outside the Adirondack High Peaks
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Largest Expansion of NY Artificial Reefs

Governor Cuomo announced the largest expansion of the Artificial Reef Program in history, increasing fisheries habitat and drawing in divers wanting to observe marine life. Watch DEC's artificial reef building video on YouTube and learn more about our volunteer observation program.

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Harmful Algal Blooms

Sign up to receive weekly notifications of which NYS lakes have harmful algal blooms and learn about the action plans for 12 priority waterbodies across the state, along with available grants.