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NYS Compost Awareness Week

Organic materials make up approximately 30 percent of the waste stream. Compost Awareness Week is May 2-8 which raises awareness statewide of the environmental benefits of composting- start your home compost project today.

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Be Prepared for Your Hike

Looking forward to the beautiful weather and getting outdoors for a hike? Learn how to Hike Smart NY with safety tips before heading out for a day of fun! Visit our Adirondack Backcountry Info page and our Catskills Backcountry Info page for trail conditions.