New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

State Conservation Department Announces Blacklist For Some Invasive Plant SpeciesWith the sounds of spring in the air, and planting season in full swing some of your favorite flora may be hard to find.
Staten Island Man Becomes First Convicted Of Deer Poaching In New York CityIn what appears to be a Big Apple first, a man has been convicted of poaching deer right in New York City.
State Environmental Officials Unveil New Plan Backing Off On Killing Mute SwansA revised plan for dealing with non-native mute swans, the majestic white water birds, in New York state involves less shooting and more management.
Authorities: Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry Company Owner Shot, Killed Himself During InvestigationInvestigators said the owner of a Brooklyn maraschino cherry warehouse shot and killed himself Tuesday, as he was being questioned on an environmental issue by investigators who later smelled marijuana.
Hundreds Of Suffolk County Trees To Be Chopped Down Because Of Beetle InfestationThe insects, so small they fit on the tip of a fingernail, have badly damaged many trees in the Pine Barrens.
Deer-Hunting Season Extended In Suffolk CountyThe season for both gun and bow hunters has been extended through the end of January -- including weekends.
Toxic Plume Spreading At Bethpage Defense Plant, Tests ShowOfficials revealed this month that the 4.5-mile-by-3.5-mile plume of underground contamination in Bethpage is moving deeper than ever.
State Demands Greater Public Access To Beaches In Asharoken, Long IslandNew York's Department of Environmental Conservation is telling Asharoken village officials to either improve its beach-public-access plan or forget about receiving millions of dollars is dune repair funds.
DEC Adds 135 Long Island Sites To Potentially Polluted ListThe 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.
4 L.I. Men Face Fines After Allegedly Capturing Deer, Posting Photos OnlineThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says at least one of the fawns was chased with a vehicle and captured alongside a fence. Photos show one of the suspects holding a "stressed'' yearling.
Officials: Hazardous Bacteria Contaminating Long Island OystersIncreased runoff from summer rains has meant higher bacteria levels.
2-Foot Alligator Found In Westchester County PondPolice say the 22-inch amphibian was seen roaming around Wilson's Woods Park last week. They say police searched for an hour Friday for the alligator after someone snapped a photo of the creature.
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