Thresher Shark in open ocean

Shark Awareness Week Starts July 14th

Sharks play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems.

Tune into DEC's social media all week long for daily shark facts!


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Be sure to Clean, Drain, Dry your watercraft and gear this season to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Check the guidelines here.

To protect human health and the environment, DEC monitors the level of outdoor air pollution. Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) forecast for pollutants that can be harmful to human health.

The harvest season for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open in New York. Check the current fishing regulations before heading out to fish.


Upcoming Events

Jul. 17, 2024 12:00 am EDT

Rogers EEC
2721 State Hwy 80 
PO Box 932 
Sherburne, NY 13460

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Jul. 17, 2024 10:30 am EDT

Rogers Environmental Education Center
2721 State Highway 80, PO Box 932
Sherburne, New York 13460

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Jul 17
Jul. 17, 2024 02:00 pm EDT
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
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Love Our New York Lands

New York is home to tens of thousands of acres of State lands to visit, dozens of campgrounds, and thousands of miles of trails across the state for hikers of all abilities.

Check out the Love Our New York Lands video playlist for tips such as:

How To Poop in the Woods

How To Put Out a Campfire

How To Create a Camping Triangle

How To Clean, Drain, Dry your Watercraft

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