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An unlikely partnership: air pollution and seasonal allergies

In the height of spring, many New Yorkers are feeling the effects of seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies are common, affecting about 25% of all adults in the U.S. Due to the effects of climate … more

Andes wilderness search

Forest Rangers responded to Little Pond Campground May 21 at 10:40 p.m. after receiving a report of two overdue hikers who left at 2 p.m. for a hike and didn’t return. They pair had not shared … more

Panfish initiative - year 3

Crappie Sunfish and crappie surveys for year three of the five-year Big Panfish Initiative (BPI) study are underway across the state. This pilot program was developed to create destination fisheries … more

2023 Catskill Fire Tower Challenge

For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York state — including the Catskill and Adirondack forest preserves — from more than 100 fire towers perched atop the highest … more

Harmful Algal Blooms notification and reporting system

DEC and the New York State Department of Health have announced the start of the 2023 online New York Harmful Algal Bloom System (NYHABS) interactive map. DEC is asking the public and trained algal … more

Ashokan Quarry Trail

This is a short, easy hike with much interest along the way. At just under two miles, the walk is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time, are looking for a family-friendly hike, or would like to … more

2023 General Clinton Canoe Regatta and activities

BAINBRIDGE - The 61st annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta was held May 26-28, where more than 1000 racers descended on Bainbridge for weekend-long canoe racing and many other activities at General … more

Water safety tips

The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of the importance of water safety. At the beginning of summer when many families head to swimming … more

Wear a bike helmet

New Yorkers are urged to wear helmets to reduce the risk of severe head injury and save lives.   For this week’s “Tuesday’s Tips,” the New York Department of … more

Plattekill State Forest

Hiking at this time of the year is usually both tricky and rewarding. The snowline currently resides at about 2300’, courtesy of the mid-March storm. The lower hills, especially the south … more

2023 Fishing Guide

Politics and angling in the Catskills

As distasteful as politics can sometimes seem these days, there is a good news story to tell when it comes to their recent impacts on watershed protection and trout fishing in the Catskills … more
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