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Tips and Resources for a Chemical Free Yard

New York State Department of Environmental Conversation provides tips to protect the environment while maintaining a beautiful lawn and garden.

Information includes:
Non-Toxic Weed Control
Controlling Lawn and Ornamental Pests Naturally



Wildlife in the News

2008 Peregrine Falcon Report

Peregrine falcons nest on every major bridge between New York City and Albany.  The 2008 state peregrine falcon report documents the presence of 67 territorial pairs of state endangered peregrine falcons, of which slightly more than half were recorded in upstate New York.


 Meeting to focus on plant pollution

 By BOB GARDINIER, Staff writer
First published:
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SCHODACK A Town Hall-style meeting for Rensselaer County residents will be held later this month regarding air quality issues at the Lafarge cement plant located across the Hudson River.

County legislators announced the meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. March 24 at the Castleton Ambulance headquarters, at Brookview (Route 150) and Maple Hill roads in Schodack.


Sagging economy trashes demand for recyclables

Value of waste paper, copper, aluminum plunges, hurting area scrap businesses, municipalities Brian Nearing, Times Union,

Friday, December 26, 2008

COHOES There were only a couple of pickup trucks coming in the NHKelman Inc. metal recycling yard one recent morning. The drivers were looking to sell the frame of a dismantled bus stop and a badly deteriorated wrecked car.

Continue reading -  http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=754192

DEC Begins Fourth And Final Season of Wild Turkey Study

Banding and Winter Flock Surveys to Begin in January, Landowners Invited to Participate

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

 Continue reading - http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/50160.html

Large retail stores required to recycle plastic bags

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gov. David Paterson signed legislation over the weekend that institutes the policy. The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2008 and applies to stores that:

have more than 10,000 square feet of space;

are chains with more than five stores in the state, each having more than 5,000 square feet of space;

have at least 50,000 square feet of space in a mall.

Continue reading -  http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2008/12/15/daily8.html