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  • 18-102 NYC DEP Announces Results from 2018 Recreational Boating Season in the Catskills (11/15/2018)
  • 18-101 City Announces Progress on $1.9 Billion Commitment to Alleviate Flooding in Southeast Queens (10/24/2018)
  • 18-100 DEP Announces Start of $158 Million Project to Rehabilitate Catskill Aqueduct (10/23/2018)
  • 18-099 New York City Joins Council Member Brad Lander to Cut the Ribbon on New “Green” Playground at P.S. 282 in Park Slope (10/22/2018)
  • 18-098 New York City Public School Students Study the Ecological Health of the East River as Part of “A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” Event (10/16/2018)
  • 18-097 New York City, the Trust for Public Land, and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Celebrate “National Walk to a Park Day” by Opening Student-Designed “Green” Playground in Chelsea (10/11/2018)
  • 18-096 Reservoir Cleanup Day Volunteers Remove a Record Amount of Debris and Recyclables from Shorelines (10/10/2018)
  • 18-095 New York City DEP Announces Lottery for Deer Management Assistance Program Tags (10/04/2018)
  • 18-094 DEP Announces Public Hearings for Proposed Changes to Watershed Regulations (09/28/2018)
  • 18-093 CWC and DEP Celebrate the Start of Construction for New Building in Delaware County  (09/28/2018)
  • 18-092 Statement from Commissioner Vincent Sapienza on the Operations Support Tool Study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (09/25/2018)
  • 18-091 Delaware County and NYC DEP Collaborate on Location Agreement for New Communications Tower in Tompkins (09/24/2018)
  • 18-090 Barretto Point Park Expands with more than an Acre of Additional Waterfront (09/21/2018)
  • 18-089 The Trust for Public Land, Governor Cuomo and New York City Open New Student-Designed Green Playground to Serve East Flatbush Neighborhood (09/17/2018)
  • 18-088 Six New York City Universities Work to Reduce Water Use (09/14/2018)
  • 18-087 The Trust for Public Land and New York City Open New Student Designed Green Playground to Serve Flushing Neighborhood (09/13/2018)
  • 18-086 Department of Environmental Protection Announces 2018 Reservoir Cleanup Day (09/11/2018)
  • 18-085 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to Reopen Playground 52 After $9.5 Million Transformation (09/07/2018)
  • 18-084 NYC Water Top Tasting in Statewide Contest (08/31/2018)
  • 18-083 $12 Billion Investment Pays Off: Report Confirms Health of New York Harbor Continues to Improve (08/31/2018)
  • 18-082 $57 Million Nitrogen Reduction Project Commences at Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant to Improve the Health of Jamaica Bay (08/23/2018)
  • 18-081 NYC Water Takes First Place in Regional Taste Test (08/23/2018)
  • 18-080 Divers to Survey Central Park and Silver Lake Reservoirs (08/21/2018)
  • 18-079 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Flooding Relief for Todt Hill Road (08/16/2018)
  • 18-078 New Storm Sewers and Flooding Relief Come to East Side of Baisley Pond Park in Jamaica (08/13/2018)
  • 18-077 Department of Environmental Protection Partners with Children’s Museum of Manhattan to Host Special Event at Dynamic H2O Exhibit (08/01/2018)
  • PR-46-18 Update on the City's Response to the Manhattan Steam Main Explosion (07/26/2018)
  • 18-076 City H.E.A.T. Campaign Warns of Dangers of Illegally Opening Fire Hydrants (07/27/2018)
  • 18-075 Department of Environmental Protection and Council Member Lander Announce Construction Underway for New “Green” Playground At P.S. 282 in Park Slope (07/23/2018)
  • 18-074 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to Reopen Astoria Heights Playground After $8 Million Renovation (07/20/2018)
  • 18-073 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to Reopen Stockton Playground After Nearly $5 Million Renovation (07/19/2018)
  • 18-072 “Clean Streets = Clean Beaches” Anti-littering Campaign Launches in Coney Island (07/16/2018)
  • 18-071 Department of Environmental Protection Partners with FDNY to Save 35,000 Gallons of Water Per Day (07/16/2018)
  • 18-070 New York City DEP Announces Plans for $1.2 Billion Tunneling Project in Westchester County (07/12/2018)
  • 18-069 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Environmental Advocates and Community Leaders to Celebrate Installation of New Tidal Wetlands in Newtown Creek at Dutch Kills (07/11/2018)
  • 18-068 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Graduation of 37 New Police Officers (07/06/2018)
  • 18-067 Department of Environmental Protection and NYC Parks Reopen Refurbished Playground on Staten Island (07/06/2018)
  • 18-066 DEP to Unveil Boot Brush Station and Host Community Hike at Shavertown Trail in Delaware County (07/05/2018)
  • 18-065 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Brooklyn and Queens Elected Officials, Community Leaders and Environmental Advocates to Announce $400 Million Jamaica Bay Improvement Plan (07/02/2018)
  • 18-064 Breathing New Life Into Flushing Bay Environmental Dredging New Wetlands and Significant Reductions in Sewer Overflows (06/29/2018)
  • 18-063 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Proposed Update to Watershed Recreation Rules (06/29/2018)
  • 18-062 Department of Environmental Protection Announces New Day Use Areas for Watershed Recreation (06/22/2018)
  • 18-061 Students from P.S. 250 George H. Lindsay in Brooklyn Release Juvenile Trout Into Watershed Streams (06/12/2018)
  • 18-060 $67 Million Energy Efficiency Upgrade of the Hunts Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Will Improve Air Quality and Reduce Operating Costs (06/12/2018)
  • 18-059 DDC, DEP Launch Project to Improve Stormwater Drainage and Street Conditions in Rochdale (06/07/2018)
  • 18-058 DEP Joins Local Leaders to Open New Student-designed “Green” Playground at JHS 189 and Flushing International School to Serve the Flushing Community (06/04/2018)
  • 18-057 Department of Environmental Protection and NYC Parks Reopen Two Green Playgrounds on Staten Island (06/04/2018)
  • 18-056 Citywide Water Conservation Efforts Have Saved 10 Million Gallons of Water Per Day  (06/01/2018)
  • 18-055 Student Art & Poetry Contest Inspires Next Generation of Environmentalists  (05/29/2018)
  • 18-054 Healthy Jamaica bay: $23 Million Nitrogen Reduction Project Commences at Rockaway Wastewater Treatment Plant to Improve the Health of Jamaica Bay (05/24/2018)
  • 18-053 National Infrastructure Week $6.8 Million Sewer Upgrade for Dongan Hills on Staten Island (05/18/2018)
  • 18-052 Construction Begins on New Student Designed Green Playground in East Flatbush (05/18/2018)
  • 18-051 DEP And DEC to Mark National Trails Day With Community Hike Up Ticeteneyck Mountain (05/17/2018)
  • 18-050 National Infrastructure Week: City Begins $62.5 Million Sewer and Water Main Upgrade for Flushing and Bayside  (05/15/2018)
  • 18-049 DEP to Host Family Fishing day and Safety & Survival Hike at Pepacton Reservoir May 19 (05/15/2018)
  • 18-048 National Infrastructure Week: DEP Celebrates “Holing Through” for First Section of New Release Tunnel at Schoharie Reservoir (05/14/2018)
  • 18-047 Staten Island Students Count Eels at Richmond Creek Bluebelt (05/11/2018)
  • 18-046 Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Visits Workers at New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel (05/10/2018)
  • 18-045 DEP to Celebrate American Wetlands Month With Special Discovery Event at Ashokan Reservoir (05/08/2018)
  • 18-044 Department of Environmental Protection to Finish Installation of Security Cameras at New Croton Dam (05/07/2018)
  • 18-043 Students From Susan Wagner High School in Staten Island Release Juvenile Trout Into Watershed Streams (05/04/2018)
  • 18-042 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to Break Ground on $3.5 Million Restoration of Longfellow Gardens (05/02/2018)
  • 18-041 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to Reopen Ranaqua Playground After $3.5 Million Renovation (05/02/2018)
  • 18-040 Students From John Bowne High School in Queens Release Juvenile Trout Into Watershed Streams (05/02/2018)
  • 18-039 Department of Environmental Protection Proposes Fiscal Year 2019 Water Rate (04/27/2018)
  • 18-038 Glen Oaks Sewer Project Nearing Completion (04/26/2018)
  • 18-037 DEP Joins State Senator James Sanders to Distribute Rain Barrels to Homeowners in Southeast Queens (04/25/2018)
  • 18-036 Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir Attracts More Than 160 Visitors to Ulster County (04/23/2018)
  • PR-210-18 Mayor de Blasio Updates on Significant ONENYC Progress (04/20/2018)
  • 18-035 To Mark Earth Day Department of Environmental Protection Encourages Property Owners to Install Green Roofs (04/20/2018)
  • 18-034 Catskill Center and DEP Announce First Land Preserved Through Streamside Acquisition Program (04/19/2018)
  • PR-204-18 New York City’s Air is Cleaner Than It Has Ever Been Since Monitoring Began (04/19/2018)
  • 18-033 The Trust for Public Land and New York City Break Ground on New Green Student-Designed Playground to Serve Flushing Neighborhood (04/17/18)
  • 18-032 City Joins Utility Companies to Mark National Work Zone Awareness Week (04/11/18)
  • 18-031 City Begins $46 Million Infrastructure Upgrade in Tottenville to Improve Drainage and Reduce Flooding (04/10/2018)
  • 18-030 DEP Announces Family Fishing day and Boat Safety Class at Ashokan Reservoir (04/09/2018)
  • 18-029 NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Receives $1.1 Million in Funding from Department of Environmental Protection for Water Conservation Efforts (04//09/2018)
  • 18-028 DEP Joins with Local Elected Officals to Kick Off 2018 Rain Barrel Giveaway Program (04/06/2018)
  • 18-027 City Cuts Ribbon on $7.1 Million Renovation of Green DeMatti Park on Staten Island (04/05/2018)
  • 18-026 City Releases Stormwater Management Plan to Further Reduce Pollution and Improve Health of Local Waterways (04/05/2018)
  • 18-025 New York City Wastewater Treatment Workers Compete in the 31st Annual Operations Challenge (04/03/2018)
  • 18-024 DEP Encourages Anglers to Enjoy Fishing Access on Reservoirs, Streams and Other Watershed Locations (04/02/2018)
  • 18-023 New York City, The Trust for Public Land, and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Break Ground on New Student-Designed Playground to Serve Chelsea Neighborhood (03/29/2018)
  • 18-022 City Completes $71 Million Infrastructure Upgrade in Flushing (03/28/2018)
  • 18-021 During “Fix A Leak Week” New Yorkers are Encouraged to Identify and Repair Water Leaks to Save Money (03/22/2018)
  • 18-020 City Cuts Ribbon on $3.3 Million Renovation of Grassmere “Green” Playground in Queens (03/21/2018)
  • 18-019 College Students Encouraged to Apply for Summer Internship Program with the Department of Environmental Protection (03/16/2018)
  • 18-018 Department of Environmental Protection Installs New Signage Surrounding Coney Island Creek to Aid Residents in Reporting Illicit Discharges (03/14/2018)
  • 18-017 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Promotion of 16 Veteran Members of its Police Division (03/13/2018)
  • 18-016 Department of Environmental Protection Releases 2018 Watershed Recreation Newsletter (03/12/2018)
  • 18-015 Southeast Queens Sewer Upgrade Improves Drainage in St. Albans (03/07/2018)
  • 18-014 By Reducing Water Use During Rain Storms New Yorkers Can Help to Protect the Health of Local Waterways (03/05/2018)
  • 18-013 Upgrades to Facilities at Central Park Reservoir (02/23/2018)
  • 18-012 Department of Environmental Protection Encourages College Students to Apply for Watershed Internships (02/22/2018)
  • 18-011 Completion of $42 Million Sewer Upgrade in Brooklyn and Queens Keeps Trash and Debris out of Newtown Creek (02/20/2018)
  • 18-010 DEP Announces Two Month Shutdown of Shandaken Tunnel for Preliminary Work on Intake Chamber (02/14/2018)
  • 18-009 Low-Income and Senior Property Owners Eligible for Funding to Upgrade Plumbing Fixtures (02/14/2018)
  • 18-008 Williamsburg Water Main Upgrade Uses Innovative Process to Reduce Cost, Duration and Neighborhood Disruption (02/06/2018)
  • 18-007 City Begins $35 Million Project to Improve Drainage and Enhance Jack’s Pond in Great Kills (02/02/2018)
  • 18-006 DEP Announces Results from Scientific Study that Examined Sediment Deposition in Catskills Reservoirs (02/01/2018)
  • 18-005 City Teams With Community Volunteers to Prepare for Water Related Emergencies (02/01/2018)
  • 18-004 Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to Host Annual Valentine’s Day Tours (01/29/2018)
  • 18-003 DEP Donates Piece of World’s Oldest Fossilized Forest to the Gilboa-Conesville Central School (01/26/2018)
  • 18-002 Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest Inspires Next Generation of Environmentalists (01/19/2018)
  • PR-042-18 Mayor Signs Legislation to Help Limit Construction Noise (01/17/2018)
  • 18-001 DEP Announces Temporary Closure for Ice Fishing at West Branch Reservoir (01/12/2018)

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