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DEC Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the rich culture, traditions, and histories of Black Americans and their many significant contributions to the State of New York and our environment.


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Safe ice should be your number one consideration when ice fishing. Ice thickness is not uniform on any body of water. Learn about Ice Safety here.

Safety and preparedness are extremely important no matter your physical ability or destination. Properly preparing for winter conditions is essential for a more enjoyable and safer experience.

Thanks to convenient drop off sites, consumers now have a way to ensure the collection, reuse, and recycling of architectural paint. Find drop off locations here.


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How to Prepare for a Winter Hike

Winter hikes can be lots of fun, but they can also be dangerous if you're not prepared. Before you head out into the snow, set yourself up for success by reviewing what gear to pack and how to prepare. 

Learn more about winter hiking safety here.

DEC offers exciting opportunities for those looking to make a difference in environmental protection and natural resource management.