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NYC DEP Postpones Recreational Boating Season

Apr 19, 2020
Recreational boating on the Schoharie Reservoir
Courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will postpone the opening of its recreational boating season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s recreational boating program in the Catskills finished its eighth year.

Courtesy of the NYC DEP

A scientist with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently spotted a rare dragonfly species in the Catskills on his way to perform some water quality sampling. It’s a species considered critically imperiled in New York.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate completion of a renovated building at the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

The Catskill Center and New York City Department of Environmental Protection have preserved their first parcel of land under a new program.

Courtesy of the NYC DEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection next week will begin removing trees it says endanger a monument at the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

Courtesy of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will install security cameras along a reservoir in Ulster County. 

DEP Unveils Mapping Tool For Recreation Areas

Jun 23, 2016

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is making it easier  — digitally — for the public to find its recreation areas in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

Hudson Valley Trails Open on National Trails Day

Jun 7, 2014
Catskill Mountain Club

Two new hiking trails open Saturday – one in Ulster County, another in Delaware County -- in recognition of National Trails Day.

Patrick Stahl, flickr

A long-awaited agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental and New York City Department of Environmental Protection has been signed.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials opened the Gilboa Dam site to government leaders, the media and the public Tuesday to get a firsthand look at reconstruction.

City of Kingston

Officials in the city of Kingston say repair work is expected to begin today on an expanding sinkhole that opened along a busy street. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports…

The sinkhole, formed in April near a city intersection, is being blamed on a leaky tunnel 75 feet deep that was constructed by New York City about 100 years ago.

21 state, county and municipal leaders have signed a letter calling on New York State to fine New York City 13-point-5 million dollars for sending turbid waters into the Lower Esopus Creek... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

The 21 leaders sent a letter to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which must decide whether to allow the releases of muddy water to go on...  those opposed to the releases argue they damage ecosystems in the Lower Esopus and hinder business and recreational opportunities for communities situated along the Creek.

NEW PALTZ, NY (WAMC) - Homeowners experiencing property damage from New York City's leaking Delaware Aqueduct will have the option to participate in a buy-out, now that an agreement has been signed between the City's DEP and Ulster County. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
 

Officials say the buy-out is the first step in finding relief for the flood victims Town of Wawarsing Supervisor Scott Carlsen points out the aqueduct tunnel has been leaking for at least 30 years.