May and June are the nesting seasons for turtles across New York state. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants you to "give turtles a break" when traveling roadways in the Capital Region and beyond. They cross the streets to find nesting areas.
Get ready to connect with nature with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) throughout the Adirondacks and beyond. You will learn fun ways to enjoy the beauty of our area with "Outdoors Day". These outdoor recreation activities are usually held for only one day but this year not only will they take place on June 12th but they will also happen on various dates throughout the summer too.
If you are planning a hike in the Adirondacks, some of your favorite trails may be closed due to dangerous conditions. Because of melting snow, rain runoff, and ice on higher elevation hikes, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is warning hikers to be cautious and avoid trails above twenty-five hundred feet.
I feel like that scene in the movie "Cabin in the Woods" where the guy goes to the whiteboard and says "Who had MOSS BALLS?!" as a method of destruction. Over the last 12 to 13 months we've had a pandemic, riots, Murder Hornets, an attack on the Capital, and many other issues but I never thought I'd need to warn you about MOSS BALLS! The New York Department of Conservation (DEC) is warning pet and aquarium stores as well as consumers to immediately remove, carefully dispose of and thoroughly clean up after their "moss balls".