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New Provisions To State Law Regarding Phosphorus Fertilizers

Albany, NY (WIBX) - If you plan to use phosphorus based fertilizers on your lawn this spring, the DEC is warning residents of new regulations to protect the state's water supplies.

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David McNew, Getty Images
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DEC Offers Tips To Protect Homeowners From Wildfires

Albany, NY (WIBX) - To help protect homes and camps from wildfires, DEC Forest Rangers are working with the New York Firewise Council and national Firewise communities to educate residents about fire prevention.

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Scott Larsen, Flickr
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DEC Urges Motorists To Avoid Turtles

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is urging people to steer clear of turtles that may be crossing the road.

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Mark Stahl, Getty Images
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Trout Season To Open April 1st

Utica, NY (WIBX) - This Sunday marks the beginning of trout season, and with it comes the excitement of the big catch.

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Photo by ahl1, from flickr.com.
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DEC Urges Residents To Not Feed Black Bears

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is warning residents to not feed the area's black bear population.

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Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
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Summer Camp Prep Time Is Here!

Utica, NY (WIBX) - It's that time again...Time to register your youngsters and teens for summer camp. 

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images
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DEC To Enforce Brush Burning Ban Starting March 16

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding residents of a state ban on brush burning, starting this week.

From March 16th until May 14th, residential brush burning is prohibited because of a higher risk of wildfires developing

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Brian Bahr, Getty Images
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DEC Says 2011 Ties For Safest Hunting Year

Albany, NY (WIBX) - According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, last year's hunting season tied 2009 for the safest year on record.

Officials with the group say in all of 2011's hunting seasons, 26 personal injury hunting-related accidents were reported

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DEC Proposes New Bobcat Management Program

Albany, NY (WIBX) - Residents of New York State are encouraged to voice their opinions regarding a new bobcat management plan proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

According to the DEC, the plan provides for sustainable use and enjoyment of bobcat by the public, while maintaining "viable population levels" throughout the state

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Lack Of Snow Not Just Bad For Skiers

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Winter recreation activities may be on hold for some due to the lack of snow in the region, but DEC officials say animals who depend on the white stuff for camouflage are feeling the pinch too.

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