DEC Awards $275,000 in Grants to Nassau and Suffolk County Communities Impacted By Southern Pine Beetle

Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants totaling more than $275,000 have been awarded to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will assist with recovery efforts from southern pine beetle (SPB) damage, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The cost of managing the negative impacts of the […]

DEC Announces $2 Million Flax Pond Acquisition to Protect Long Island Water Quality and Support Coastal Resiliency

State’s Acquisition Protects Long Island Sound Coastal Lands New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced a $2 million acquisition of an undeveloped land parcel on Flax Pond in the village of Old Field, Suffolk County. This acquisition will result in greater protection of the Long Island Sound and was […]

DEC Proposes New Marine Resources Headquarters at Nissequogue River State Park

For Release: Friday, October 27, 2017 Public Meeting Set for Thursday November 2 State Parks Also On-Hand to Discuss Latest Safety, Access and Recreational Efforts Underway in the Park Who: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) What: Public Information Meeting on DEC Preliminary […]

DEC to Hold Trout Stream Management Meeting on Long Island

For Release: Monday, October 23, 2017 Long Island anglers will have the opportunity to voice opinions regarding the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) efforts to manage stream trout populations at a public meeting on November 2. The meeting will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for […]