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Hispanic Heritage Month

DEC partners with community organizations across New York State that are serving Hispanic populations and addressing environmental issues head-on. Read about our partners.

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Love Our NY Lands

Get real-time updates from DEC-managed lands on our new @NYSDECAlerts Twitter feed or on our "Love Our NY Lands" page where you can also read about responsible recreation.

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