Visit our pages to learn about invasive pests (Asian Longhorn Beetle)...

and invasive plants (Garlic Mustard).

Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.
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Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.

Learn about environmental regulations that affect you...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

and so much more!

and so much more!

Environment

Our staff works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them.

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Coping with Drought

Prolonged drought affects the growth and appearance of crops and lawns, and more. Visit our resources for more information on drought topics related to you.

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Ponds

Find resources on building a new pond, controlling algae, and attracting wildlife to your pond, here on our site.

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Water Quality

Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.

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Open Burning

Open burning regulations prohibit burning across New York State with only a few exceptions. Be sure you know the law before you burn!

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What are those berries?

Exotic bush honeysuckle is perhaps the most widespread exotic invasive in the U.S. Widely dispersed by birds, it is now found in at least 38 states.

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Prepare for Emergencies

Do you know how to keep your family and pets safe during a weather event or other emergency? Find out how to prepare for or recover from a variety of natural disasters, here on our site.

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Last updated August 20, 2016