Visit our pages to learn about invasive pests (Emerald Ash Borer)...

and invasive plants (Garlic Mustard).

Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.
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Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.

Learn about toxic substances in your home environment...

environmental regulations that affect you...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

Environment

Our staff works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them.

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

First found in New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is a serious threat to our maples and other hardwood trees.

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Prepare for Emergencies

Do you know how to keep your family and pets safe during a weather event or other emergency? Find out how to prepare for or recover from a variety of natural disasters, here on our site.

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Indoor Air Quality

​Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, in schools, and in offices can put us at risk for health problems. Learn about the pollutants that can affect our health.

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Invasive Pests

Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. Learn about the various introduced pests that have been introduced to our state.

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Invasive Plants

Many plants that are now considered invasive started out as popular garden ornamentals. Learn more about what plants to avoid in your garden.

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Ponds

Find resources on building a new pond, controlling algae, and attracting wildlife to your pond, here on our site.

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Last updated July 18, 2016