DEC’s New Website Can Help You Keep “Living the Green Life”
Whether you are on a trail or in the garden using a mobile device – you can enjoy the benefits of DEC’s newly launched and redesigned website . The redesigned site offers a more responsive design and intuitive functionality, whether you are using a desktop, laptop, or handheld device. Features include:
- Streamlined navigation and new content presentation capabilities to better integrate videos and other media.
- Updated DEC website URLs in all plain text, improving the ability of search engines to find and connect you to the content you are looking for.
Expanded, task-focused navigation makes it easier to find content related to sustainable living and resources more quickly. DEC’s website topic navigation covers the following:
- Things to Do – looking for outdoor activities? Do you want to hike, camp, fish, or hunt? DEC’s website has a wealth of information for novice and experienced outdoors enthusiasts to help you explore all New York’s natural environment has to offer. Also, be sure to check out DEC’s Events Calendar (listed on the homepage) for activities, webinars, and more things to do. There you will find upcoming events at DEC’s Environmental Education Centers, such as Five Rivers and Reinstein Woods, public meetings, free fishing events, trainings, and more.
- Places to Go – so you decided on an outdoor activity, but where should you go? Fortunately, in New York the options are plentiful. The state offers more than five million acres, 7,000 lakes and streams, and 52,000 miles of rivers and streams for recreation and exploration. Whether on land or water, New York offers a multitude of locations and options. See the DEC website’s Places to Go search tool to find locations nearby for your favorite outdoor activity. Explore your local area when possible, to be more sustainable and live green.
- Nature – learn about New York’s animal and plant species – both native and invasive. Learn which native species to plant and avoid actions which allow invasive species to thrive and grow. But that is just one example of the type of content you will find on DEC’s website related to New York’s abundant natural resources and their related safeguards.
- Environmental Protection – DEC protects the land, water, and air resources in New York. Whether it is addressing climate change effects, promoting responsible waste management, monitoring air quality, overseeing contaminated site clean-ups, or oil and gas mining monitoring, DEC is there to safeguard the environment; you can too by reporting environmental violations and problems. Should such a situation arise, and you need to contact DEC, you can find out how to do so through the website.
- Regulatory – DEC uses policies and regulations to limit environmental impacts. We issue permits and licenses to individuals, municipalities, and corporations so they can comply with these regulations. Find out about new regulations and what is being done as part of our statewide effort to “live green” and sustainably as well.
- News – The Environmental Notice Bulletin lets you know about projects or regulations being proposed each week. Sign up for one of DEC’s many electronic newsletter topics or subscribe to the Conservationist, New York State’s award-winning nature magazine. Being informed is an important step to take to live sustainably.
- Get Involved – DEC sponsors events across New York including informational webinars, public meetings, and in-person environmental education sessions. Again, you can find many of those listed on DEC’s Public Calendar of Events on the website home page. Environmental justice programs address needs in disadvantaged communities and many grants are available for community groups and municipalities.
- About – Passionate about the environment? Check our employment pages and come work for DEC. (Sign up to be notified when new job listings become available – as postings change weekly.) If you have a question, we are here to help so contact us using one of the roster or office pages on our site. We welcome your input and questions as together we are the stewards of our state’s environment.