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6 01, 2024

DEC Women in Science Winter Webinar Series Begins January 10, 2024

By |2024-01-06T18:21:28-05:00January 6th, 2024|Categories: NYSDEC, Webinars & Online Workshops|Comments Off on DEC Women in Science Winter Webinar Series Begins January 10, 2024

Join DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program for a virtual Women in Science Winter Speaker Series, four free webinars which take place January 10th, 17th, February 7th and 21st, 2024. Meet and learn from scientists, researchers and environmental educators who work at the intersection of conservation and environmental [...]

26 12, 2023

DEC Announces 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge: Annual Hiking Challenge

By |2023-12-23T12:40:04-05:00December 26th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYSDEC|Comments Off on DEC Announces 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge: Annual Hiking Challenge

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has announced the 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge to highlight the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in the Catskill Park. Launched in 2019, the Challenge draws participants from every region of New York, as well as 11 other [...]

11 12, 2023

Changes in the Pesticide Reporting Law: DEC Releases New Videos

By |2023-12-04T16:48:37-05:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: NYSDEC|Comments Off on Changes in the Pesticide Reporting Law: DEC Releases New Videos

Environmental Conservation Law Article 33, Title 12 is also known as the Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL). Enacted in 1996, the PRL requires Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators, Certified Commercial Pesticide Technicians, Aquatic Anti-Fouling Paint Applicators and Commercial Permittees (including Importers, Manufacturers, and Compounders) to submit annual reports [...]

13 11, 2023

DEC Announces $12.9 Million Now Available Through New Federal Grant Opportunity to Support Urban and Community Forestry

By |2023-11-13T16:17:34-05:00November 13th, 2023|Categories: Grants, NYSDEC|Comments Off on DEC Announces $12.9 Million Now Available Through New Federal Grant Opportunity to Support Urban and Community Forestry

Applications Being Accepted Now Through January 31, 2024. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that applications are now being accepted for a total of $12.9 million for urban and community forestry projects through the Inflation Reduction Act funding opportunity. Earlier this [...]

13 11, 2023

Overview of Disadvantaged Community Tools for Urban Forestry in NY – November 29th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

By |2023-11-13T16:14:27-05:00November 13th, 2023|Categories: Environmental Justice, NYSDEC|Comments Off on Overview of Disadvantaged Community Tools for Urban Forestry in NY – November 29th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Join the NYS DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program for a short overview of the three tools for determining disadvantaged community status in urban forestry in New York. DEC staff will discuss NY’s Disadvantaged Communities (DACs), Potential Environmental Justice Areas (PEJA), and the federal Community Economic Justice [...]

14 09, 2023

$3 Million In Grants Available for Invasive Species Projects

By |2023-09-11T16:43:13-04:00September 14th, 2023|Categories: Grants, Invasive Plants, NYSDEC|Comments Off on $3 Million In Grants Available for Invasive Species Projects

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted Through Nov.1, 2023 $3 million is available in the third round of New York State’s Invasive Species Grant Program (ISGP). This grant program, supported by the State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), is designed to advance projects that target both aquatic and terrestrial [...]

1 06, 2023

June TAKING ROOT News is Here!

By |2023-06-01T14:25:06-04:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: City Trees Magazine, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, NY ReLeaf, NYSDEC, ReLeaf Conference, TAKING ROOT News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on June TAKING ROOT News is Here!

In this issue of TAKING ROOT, Register Now for the 2023 NY ReLeaf Conference; Meet Fiona Watt, New Director of NYSDEC Division of Lands and Forests and New York State Forester; DEC Urban and Community Forestry Grants - Round 16 is Open; A New Direction for Michael [...]

22 05, 2023

Program highlights & Registration for 2023 NY ReLeaf Conference July 20-22 on Long Island

By |2023-05-31T21:53:44-04:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: NYSDEC, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference|Comments Off on Program highlights & Registration for 2023 NY ReLeaf Conference July 20-22 on Long Island

NY ReLeaf 2014 participants marvel over the monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) in Hofstra's campus pinetum. This year’s NY ReLeaf conference is July 20-22 at Hofstra University on Long Island. The theme is “Keeping trees in mind – Planning for a better tomorrow” so please [...]

17 05, 2023

Meet Fiona Watt, NYSDEC Lands & Forests New Director and New York State Forester

By |2023-05-17T13:22:44-04:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Natural Areas in the Urban Forest, NY ReLeaf, NYSDEC, Organizational News, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Meet Fiona Watt, NYSDEC Lands & Forests New Director and New York State Forester

Fiona Watt joined DEC on February 21, 2023, after more than 25 years at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Photo Courtesy NYSDEC We at the NYSUFC are pleased to reprint this piece, with permission, from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Lands [...]

28 04, 2023

Round 16 of the Urban and Community Forestry Grants for New York is now OPEN!

By |2023-04-28T16:08:02-04:00April 28th, 2023|Categories: Funding, Grants, NYSDEC|Tags: |Comments Off on Round 16 of the Urban and Community Forestry Grants for New York is now OPEN!

April 28, 3023 GOVERNOR HOCHUL CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY AND ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION IN GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROJECTS Funding Supports Community Tree Projects to Protect Natural Resources, Air, and Water Quality and Help Combat Climate Change Governor Kathy Hochul today commemorated Arbor Day [...]

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