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Upcoming DEC Erosion and Sediment Control Training

Upcoming DEC Erosion and Sediment Control Training

 Under the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity, certain contractors and Qualified Inspectors are required to complete 4 hours of NYSDEC endorsed training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control...

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Upcoming Dig Safely Workshop

Upcoming Dig Safely Workshop

 On November 5th, 2018 Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a law requiring that excavators who work for a local government and their hired contractors, as well as excavators that work for an operator and their hired contractors, receive training and education on...

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Blue Green Algae and HABs

Blue Green Algae and HABs

Have you seen strange looking algae or “pond scum” floating on your pond or lake? It’s not uncommon for these blooms to appear, especially during the hottest parts of summer. While most algae are harmless to humans, some can be problematic for the surrounding ecosystems, while others can produce toxins. Blooms that can be harmful to people and animals are commonly referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs).

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The Horror of Hydrilla

The Horror of Hydrilla

Up to thirty feet below the water, it lurks, where most plants can’t grow. It’s long, slimy vines waiting silently in the water, growing up to a foot every day. Creeping along the bottom of lakes, it covers spawning beds of fish. It spreads so fast that in a matter of...

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