Thursday, February 24, 2011

DEC February Newsletter

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's public newsletter for February 2011 is now available online. The contents include:

2011 Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale

DEC's Saratoga Tree Nursery has begun taking orders for its annual sale of tree and shrub seedlings. In addition to selling low-cost seedlings to any landowner who wants them, schools across New York can also now receive free seedlings for spring planting through the DEC School Seedling Program. The program will provide up to 50 tree seedlings or a mixed packet of 30 wildlife shrubs to any public or private school that would like to participate. 

Register Now for DEC Environmental Education Camps.

DEC's four environmental education summer camps-Camp Colby and Camp Pack Forest in Adirondacks, Camp DeBruce in the Catskills, and Camp Rushford in the Allegheny Mountains of Western New York-are currently accepting registrations for the 2011 camp season. Attending these camps is a great opportunity for 12- to 17-year olds to spend a week or more exploring and learning about New York State's environment.

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