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Free Gear and Campsites for First-Time Campers in New York
News Channel 13 is reporting that a successful pilot program from last year, to help encourage and assist first time campers, is being continued this year.  According to News Channel 13, The New York DEC and the Office of Parks and Recreation are providing gear for 65 first time campe…
Snowmobile Trails Officially Closing For The Season
As reported by News 10 abc, the DEC has announced that it is officially closing snowmobile trails and roads for the season.  While it still may feel like winter outside, and the snow doesn’t seem to have fully cleared out yet, it’s reported that the current …
Forest-Destroying Beetle Found for First Time in Albany
The Southern Pine Beetle, an extremely destructive beetle that kills trees and forests, has been found for the first time in Albany according to the Times Union.  The beetle was trapped in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve near Rapp Road, and the Times Union reports that this is the farth…
After Recent Attacks, A Coyote Warning is Issued
As Spring approaches, so does wildlife, and as reported by News 10 abc, the DEC has announced it's annual warning and guidelines regarding coyotes.  News 10 abc reports that this Monday, a coyote tested positive for rabies that had attacked eight people, including a police office…