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22 04, 2024

Upcoming ReLeaf Workshops

By |2024-04-20T11:44:04-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Categories: ReLeaf Workshops|Comments Off on Upcoming ReLeaf Workshops

ReLeaf Workshop: EHAT and First Aid/CPR (In-person Training) Electrical hazard awareness training will be held again this year May 1 and 2, 2024 at the Italian American Community Center of Rochester. If you attended in previous years, you  will receive a link to register when registration opens. [...]

16 04, 2024

Onondaga County Has Two New Tree Cities!

By |2024-04-11T14:17:23-04:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Tree City USA|Comments Off on Onondaga County Has Two New Tree Cities!

Contributing Writer: Leanna Nugent, Community Forestry & Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County The Town of Geddes and the Village of Camillus were each designated as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation annually awards [...]

15 04, 2024

DEC Does What?!

By |2024-04-11T13:55:36-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, NYSDEC, Research|Comments Off on DEC Does What?!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new podcast, “DEC Does What?!” to spotlight the important work of DEC experts working to protect New Yorkers and the state’s environment. Hosted by Executive Deputy Commissioner Sean Mahar and Chief of Staff Erica Ringewald, [...]

9 04, 2024

New Paltz Tree City USA Recognition Event 2024

By |2024-04-05T15:17:54-04:00April 9th, 2024|Categories: Arbor Day, Tree Campus USA, Tree City USA|Comments Off on New Paltz Tree City USA Recognition Event 2024

For the second consecutive Thursday, representatives of New York State Tree Lines, Tree Campuses and Tree Cities gathered to celebrate their accomplishments in 2023, this week at SUNY New Paltz. State Forester Fiona Watt kicked off the morning with some remarks on the achievements [...]

8 04, 2024

ReLeaf Workshop: Changing Climate Changing Forests

By |2024-04-05T14:50:27-04:00April 8th, 2024|Categories: Climate Change, ReLeaf Workshops, Training|Comments Off on ReLeaf Workshop: Changing Climate Changing Forests

This in-person climate-stewardship-focused workshop will allow participants to learn about a variety of topics, including beech leaf disease, urban trees and carbon, NYC Housing Authority tree projects, youth involvement in green careers, and the Woodlawn Arboretum. Hosted by ReLeaf Region 2, the event will take place [...]

1 04, 2024

Trees, Please!

By |2024-03-29T16:24:51-04:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Trees Please|Comments Off on Trees, Please!

Great Elm, Crotona Park/Matthew Lopez-Jensen   “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary [...]

27 03, 2024

$1.35 Million Available to Protect New York Forests

By |2024-03-25T14:27:56-04:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: Grants, NYSDEC|Comments Off on $1.35 Million Available to Protect New York Forests

DEC has opened a third round of competitive grants for the Forest Conservation Easements for Land Trusts (FCELT) Grant Program. In partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, a total of $1.35 million in grant funding is available for eligible, accredited land trusts to purchase conservation easements on [...]

26 03, 2024

2024 ‘I BIRD NY’ Challenge Has Begun in New York State!

By |2024-03-25T14:30:11-04:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, NYSDEC|Comments Off on 2024 ‘I BIRD NY’ Challenge Has Begun in New York State!

The 2024 I BIRD NY Challenge is back! Use your observation skills and join the annual Challenge by identifying any ten bird species of your choosing in New York State. Participants who successfully complete this fun challenge will be awarded a commemorative patch, can download a [...]

25 03, 2024

Tips for Viewing the 2024 Solar Eclipse

By |2024-03-25T14:20:46-04:00March 25th, 2024|Categories: NYSDEC|Comments Off on Tips for Viewing the 2024 Solar Eclipse

A rare celestial event on April 8 is expected to attract thousands of visitors to New York State. NYSDEC Commissioner Basil Seggos has provided valuable tips to help the public prepare to recreate safely and responsibly as New Yorkers count down the days to the highly [...]

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