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Camping Season in New York

Most DEC Campgrounds open this weekend - plan a trip at one of 51 campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks!

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This year's theme for AANHPI Heritage Month is Advancing Leaders Through Innovation

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.

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.

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Summer Jobs at DEC Campgrounds

DEC operates 51 public campgrounds and 4 day use areas throughout the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. Over 500 seasonal employees are employed to provide varied services throughout the summer season. 

Looking for a summer job? Apply here!

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