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For Release: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Media Advisory for Wednesday, June 16

DEC to Provide Update on Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

What: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forester Robert Cole will provide an informational update on the proliferation of leaf-eating gypsy moth caterpillars this year in New York State, resulting in widespread oak tree defoliation in areas across the state.

The media availability session will be conducted by teleconference. Members of the press are welcome to join the meeting via Zoom. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer session following the status update.

When: Wednesday, June 16, 12 P.M. ET

Where: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 936 3468 4575

Passcode: x0a39p

Additional Information: This meeting will also be recorded and posted on DEC's YouTube page.

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