29 04, 2019

Arbor Day Ceremony in Albany Honors Mary Kramarchyk Beck, DEC Poster Contest Winners

By |2019-04-29T16:12:23-04:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Art and Folklore, Awards, DEC, Organizational News, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

NYSDEC Urban Forestry Program Coordinator Gloria Van Duyne presented a framed copy of the Arbor Day 2019 poster to winner Paul Bergwall, who is from the Rochester area. Paul worked for Kodak for many years and then became an art teacher. He and his wife were [...]

12 04, 2019

Joyful 2019 Urban Forestry Awards Celebration

By |2019-04-12T13:47:11-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Awards, DEC, Tree Campus USA, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA|Tags: |0 Comments

Along with showing their support and helping to accept Syracuse’s Tree City USA Award, a team from Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) shared recent OEC achievements with the audience. From left to right: Syracuse City Arborist Stephen Harris, OEC Crew Leader Shadrach McKinney, Crew Leader Taveon Stenson, [...]

22 02, 2019

UCF Federal Appropriations Increase in FY19

By |2019-02-28T18:53:44-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Funding|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

February 20, 2019 Here’s an encouraging update from the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) on the status of FY19 federal funding for forests, via the U.S. Forest Service, including urban and community forestry (UFC). This is the funding that critically supports statewide UCF efforts such as [...]

22 01, 2019

Gloria Van Duyne is New NYSDEC UCF Program Coordinator

By |2019-01-24T19:30:38-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Organizational News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Gloria Van Duyne recently became the new NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Program Director. We asked Gloria to share a little about herself, including her extensive experience within DEC.    I was hired in 2005 by Mary Kramarchyk in DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program to develop [...]

30 11, 2018

DEC Announces $2.24 Million in Urban Forestry Grants Awarded to Projects Statewide

By |2018-11-30T18:52:41-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants|0 Comments

DEC ANNOUNCES $2.24 MILLION IN URBAN FORESTRY GRANTS AWARDED TO PROJECTS STATEWIDE Funding Supports Tree Plantings and Projects to Protect Air Quality, Water Quality and Natural Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry [...]

7 10, 2018

All Thanks to Mary! Pictorial & Tributes to a Phenomenal State Urban Forestry Coordinator

By |2018-10-07T20:56:14-04:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Essays and Reflections|Tags: |1 Comment

Mary Kramarchyk at the 2014 Releaf Conference at Hofstra University. Our longtime, beloved DEC statewide coordinator Mary Kramarchyk has moved on to a position with the Diocese of Albany. A call for tributes to Mary was put out via various media; if you sent one [...]

25 09, 2018

Prospect Park Tree Inventory & Benefits Analysis: Results Are In!

By |2018-09-25T17:20:02-04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Environmental Protection Fund, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC|Tags: , |0 Comments

https://vimeo.com/115185713 Prospect Park and Prospect Park Alliance Facts September 14, 2018 Through a $75,000 Urban Forestry Grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Prospect Park Alliance recently surveyed roughly 12,000 of the park’s 30,000 trees as part of its work in caring for the [...]

10 07, 2018

Deadline to Apply for Environmental Justice Grants Extended to July 27, 2018

By |2018-07-10T15:00:27-04:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection Fund, Grants|0 Comments

DEC Extends Application Period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants Deadline to Apply for Grants Extended to July 27, 2018 Green infrastructure (bioswale). Photo by Karen Emmerich New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the extension of the application [...]

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