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June is Pride Month

DEC Celebrates Pride Month during the month of June and recognizes the contribution of the LGBTQIA+ Community.


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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 trout is open in New York. DEC trout stocking began in March and will run through early June - check the stocking lists here.


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Draves Arboretum 
1815 Sharrick Rd. 
Darien Center, NY 14040 

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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.