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  • 16-121 Funding Available for New York City Property Owners Who Conserve Water (11/30/2016)
  • 16-120 Department of Environmental Protection Promotes Veteran Member of Police Division (11/29/2016)
  • 16-119 Department of Enviromental Protection Begins Project to Refurbish Former Ben Nesin Laboratory Building Near Ashokan Reservoir (11/22/2016)
  • 16-118 More than 11,000 New Yorkers Received a Free Rain Barrel in 2016 (11/17/2016)
  • 16-117 New York City Teachers Learn About Water Supply, Forests and Streams During Watershed Visit (11/17/2016)
  • 16-116 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Another Record Season for Recreational Boating (11/7/2016)
  • 16-115 City Set to Begin $100 Million Drainage and Roadway Upgrade in South Beach Area of Staten Island (11/4/2016)
  • 16-114 Students from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens Raise Trout in Their Classrooms and Learn About Protecting New York Waterways (11/4/2016)
  • 16-113 Safer and More Resilient: Mayor de Blasio Activates New $250 Million Drinking Water Tunnel Connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island (10/29/2016)
  • 16-112 Green Infrastructure Beautifies Neighborhood, Cleans the Air and Improves the Health of the Gowanus Canal (10/28/2016)
  • 16-111 Portion of Route 28A near Ashokan Reservoir to be closed on Nov. 3 (10/27/2016)
  • 16-110 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Results from 2016 Reservoir Cleanup (10/21/2016)
  • 16-109 Students from Manhattan and Queens Study the Ecological Health of the East River (10/20/2016)
  • 16-108 Grounds of Jerome Park Reservoir to Be Opened for Limited Access Recreation in November (10/19/2016)
  • 16-107 $10.6 Million Drainage Upgrade at Edenwald Houses in the Bronx Will Reduce Flooding and Improve the Health of the Hutchinson River (10/18/2016)
  • 16-106 New York City Public School Students Help Clean up Staten Island Bluebelt (10/14/2016)
  • 16-105 DEP Notifies Hudson Valley Residents and Visitors of Upcoming Trail Closure for Safe Removal of Construction Materials (10/14/2016)
  • 16-104 $132 Million Infrastructure Upgrade in College Point Will Reduce Roadway Flooding and Improve the Health of the Upper East River and Flushing Bay (10/14/2016)
  • 16-103 DEP’s Paul Lenz Recognized as “Conservationist of the Year” by the New York State Conservation Council (10/13/2016)
  • 16-102 Department of Environmental Protection Will Use Remote Operated Vehicle to Examine the Interior of a Portion of the Catskill Aqueduct (10/07/2016)
  • 16-101 New York City Department of Environmental Protection Receives Inaugural “Utility of the Future Today” Recognition (10/05/2016)
  • 16-100 Route 55A to be Closed for Bridge Work on Oct. 12 (10/04/2016)
  • 16-099 Department of Environmental Protection to Install Security Cameras at Ashokan Reservoir (09/29/2016)
  • 16-098 Monarch Butterflies Found in Curbside Rain Gardens in Queens and Brooklyn (09/28/2016)
  • 16-097 Brooklyn’s 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns ASCE Infrastructure ‘Game Changer’ Award (09/26/2016)
  • 16-096 DEP Workers Repoint Massive Stones on Merriman Dam Spillway in Ulster County (09/26/2016)
  • 16-095 122 New Curbside Rain Gardens in Bronx Will Help Clean Hutchinson River While Improving Air Quality (09/21/2016)
  • 16-094 Department of Environmental Protection to Perform Drainage Analysis Work at West Branch Auxiliary Dam (09/21/2016)
  • 16-093 The Trust for Public Land Joins New York City and Council Member Rosie Mendez to Open State-of-the-Art Green Infrastructure Playground in the East Village (09/20/2016)
  • 16-092 5,000 Septic Systems Upgraded in New York City’s West of Hudson Watershed (09/19/2016)
  • 16-091 Watershed Agricultural Council and NYC DEP Announce $43 Million Stewardship Fund for Long-Term Protection of Farm and Forest Easements (09/19/2016)
  • 16-090 Department of Environmental Protection Announces 2016 Reservoir Cleanup Day (09/16/2016)
  • 16-089 Delaware County and New York City DEP Announce $24 Million Deal for Long-Term Maintenance (09/15/2016)
  • 16-088 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Replacement of Gates at Ashokan Dividing Weir (09/09/2016)
  • 16-087 Department of Environmental Protection to Host Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir (09/07/2016)
  • 16-086 50,000 Oysters Being Installed in Jamaica Bay to Help Improve Water Quality and Protect Wetlands (09/06/2016)
  • 16-085 New Sewers, Water Mains and Roadways Coming to Canarsie and East New York (08/30/2016)
  • 16-084 “Cease the Grease” Outreach Campaign Has Visited 50,000 Homes in Southeast Queens to Encourage Residents to Properly Dispose of Grease and Help Reduce Sewer Backups (08/23/2016)
  • 16-083 NYC Hosts First Community Parks Initiative Groundbreaking at Thomas Boyland Park in Brooklyn (08/09/2016)
  • 16-082 Department of Environmental Protection Begins Pilot Program to Use Grazing Sheep for Grass Maintenance (08/08/2016)
  • 16-081 Department of Environmental Protection Notifies Hudson Valley Residents of Upcoming Repair Work (08/03/2016)
  • 16-080 NYS DEC and NYC DEP Announce Order on Consent to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Facilities and Improve Air Quality (08/03/2016)
  • 16-079 “Clean Streets = Clean Beaches” Anti-Littering Campaign Launches in Coney Island (08/02/2016)
  • 16-078 Bramley Mountain Trail Opens in Delaware County (08/01/2016)
  • 16-077 Department of Environmental Protection Announces NYC Tap Water Wins Regional Taste Test Competition (07/28/2016)
  • 16-076 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Family Fishing Day at Pepacton Reservoir (07/27/2016)
  • 16-075 $41.5 Million Project to Bring New Water Mains, Sewers, Roadways, Sidewalks and Trees to Ozone Park (07/26/2016)
  • 16-074 Department of Environmental Protection Issues Safety Alert on Opening Fire Hydrants (07/25/2016)
  • 16-073 $6 Million Community Wastewater Upgrade in Delaware County Helps to Protect New York City Water Supply (07/19/2016)
  • 16-072 Department of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Defense Council Partner to Further Expand Green Infrastructure Program and Continue to Improve the Health of Local Waterways (07/15/2016)
  • 16-071 Fire Hydrant Education Teams Hit New York City Streets (07/15/2016)
  • 16-070 Catskill Mountain Club and New York City DEP Announce New Hiking Trail at Bramley Mountain (07/14/2016)
  • 16-069 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Statewide Effort to Educate New Yorkers About Invasive Species (07/13/2016)
  • 16-068 $46 Million Infrastructure Upgrade in Crotona Park East to Improve Drinking Water Delivery and Drainage Systems (07/12/2016)
  • 16-067 Department of Environmental Protection Hosts Family Fishing Day at Lake Gleneida (07/11/2016)
  • 16-066 City to Begin $22 Million Project to Build New Sewers and Reduce Flooding in Middle Village (07/01/2016)
  • 16-065 NYC Educators Visit Water Supply System in the Catskills (07/01/2016)
  • PR-581-16 Statements from Mayor de Blasio, DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd and Sustainability Director Nilda Mesa (06/30/2016)
  • 16-064 Route 55A to be Closed for Bridge Work on July 1 (06/28/2016)
  • 16-063 The Trust for Public Land & New York City Unveil State-of-the-Art Green Infrastructure Playground in Queens (06/27/2016)
  • 16-062 City Completes $35.9 Million Construction of 842 Rain Gardens in Ocean Hill and Brownsville to Improve the Health of Jamaica Bay (06/23/2016)
  • 16-061 Department of Environmental Protection Promotes Three Veteran Members of Police Division (06/22/2016)
  • 16-060 The Trust for Public Land & New York City Unveil State-of-the-art Green Infrastructure Playground in Queens (06/21/2016)
  • 16-059 Department of Environmental Protection Releases Interactive Mapping Tool for Watershed Recreation (06/21/2016)
  • 16-058 DEP Joins Borough President James Oddo and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis to Distribute Approximately 320 Rain Barrels to Staten Island Homeowners (06/20/2016)
  • 16-057 With Start of Summer on Monday, Department of Environmental Protection Helps New Yorkers Stay Hydrated with Launch of Water-On-the-Go (06/17/2016)
  • 16-056 City Breaks Ground on $9.3 Million Upgrade of Glen Oaks Drainage System to Reduce Flooding (06/15/2016)
  • 16-055 DEP Joins Council Member Steven Matteo and Assemblyman Michael Cusick to Distribute Rain Barrels to More than 200 Staten Island Homeowners (06/13/2016)
  • 16-054 Department of Environmental Protection Begins Work to Replace Two Bridges Near Rondout Reservoir (06/09/2016)
  • 16-053 Department of Environmental Protection to Host Family Fishing Day at Cannonsville Reservoir (06/07/2016)
  • 16-052 DEP Joins Council Members Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Peter Koo to Distribute Rain Barrels to Queens Homeowners (06/06/2016)
  • 16-051 Completion of $3 Million Upgrade to the Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant Significantly Reduces Nuisance Odors in Astoria (06/06/2016)
  • 16-050 Department of Environmental Protection to Host Fourth Annual Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir (06/03/2016)
  • 16-049 Statement of Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush on Extension of Flexible Flow Management Program (05/31/2016)
  • 16-048 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Start of 2016 Recreational Boating Season in the Catskills (05/26/2016)
  • 16-047 City Begins Construction of 321 Curbside Rain Gardens in Sunnyside, Maspeth and Ridgewood to Improve the Health of Newtown Creek (05/25/2016)
  • 16-046 Motorists and Cyclists Encouraged to Follow Weight Restriction at Ashokan’s Dividing Weir Bridge (05/24/2016)
  • 16-045 DEP Joins Council Member Paul Vallone and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein to Distribute Rain Barrels to 240 Homeowners in Douglaston, Little Neck and Bayside (05/23/2016)
  • 16-044 $138 Million Rehabilitation of New York City’s Gilboa Dam Receives National Award for Engineering Excellence (05/23/2016)
  • 16-043 1,800 New York City and Watershed Students Honored at 30th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Celebration (05/20/2016)
  • 16-042 Green Project Funding Available for Non-Profits, Institutions and Other Private Property Owners (05/16/2016)
  • 16-041 Staten Island Students and Cub Scouts Take Part in Annual Eel Count at Richmond Creek Bluebelt (05/12/2016)
  • 16-040 DEP Police to Offer Boater Safety Training at Pepacton Reservoir and New Croton Reservoir (05/11/2016)
  • 16-039 Overhead Utility Work Will Require Temporary Closure for Recreation at Pepacton Reservoir (05/10/2016)
  • 16-038 Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd to Take One-Month Medical Leave of Absence (05/06/2016)
  • 16-037 Department of Environmental Protection Will Join Congressman Daniel Donovan to Distribute Rain Barrels to Staten Island Homeowners (05/06/2016)
  • 16-036 DEP Receives Federal License Extension for Proposed Cannonsville Hydroelectric Facility (05/04/2016)
  • 16-035 Department of Environmental Protection Celebrates American Wetlands Month by Hosting Educational Walk in the Watershed (05/02/2016)
  • 16-034 Department of Environmental Protection to Increase Releases from Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs to Support Weekend Fishing Event on Delaware River (04/27/2016)
  • PR-390-16 Mayor de Blasio Proposes $183 Credit on Water & Sewer Bills for Over 664,000 Homeowners (04/25/2016)
  • 16-033 Calling on Broolynites to Help Prevent Localized Flooding, BP Adams and DEP Commissioner Lloyd Recognize Earth Day with Launch of Adopt-A-Catch Basin Program (04/22/2016)
  • 16-032 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Trout Unlimited and Students from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to Release Trout Into Watershed Streams (04/22/2016)
  • 16-031 New York City Wastewater Treatment Workers Compete in the 29th Annual Operations Challenge (04/20/2016)
  • 16-030 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Community Board 12, Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz and Council Members Andy King and Andrew Cohen to Distribute Rain Barrels to 320 Homeowners in the Bronx (04/18/2016)
  • 16-029 Village of Ossining and DEP Announce Completion of Water Demand Management Plan (04/15/2016)
  • 16-028 Department of Environmental Protection, Senator Leroy Comrie, Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman and Council Member I. Daneek Miller Distribute Rain Barrels to 240 Homeowners in Southeast Queens (04/13/2016)
  • 16-027 Department of Environmental Protection to Use Natural Weed Control Along City-owned Roads in the Watershed (04/12/2016)
  • 16-026 Department of Environmental Protection Joins State Senator Martin Golden to Distribute Rain Barrels to 320 Homeowners in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Gravesend Bensonhurst and Marine Park (04/12/2016)
  • 16-025 Department of Environmental Protection Joins City Council Member James Vacca to Distribute Rain Barrels to 250 Homeowners in Throgs Neck (04/09/2016)
  • 16-024 Department of Environmental Protection Proposes Fiscal Year 2017 Water Rate (04/08/2016)
  • 16-023 City Begins $48 Million Project to Build New Sewers and Reduce Flooding in Great Kills and Eltingville (04/06/2016)
  • 16-022 Department of Environmental Protection Joins State Senator Jeffrey Klein and Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj to Distribute Rain Barrels to 200 Homeowners in the Bronx (04/04/2016)
  • 16-021 Department of Environmental Protection Encourages Anglers to Enjoy World-Class Trout Fishing in the Watershed (04/01/2016)
  • 16-020 Department of Environmental Protection Joins City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy to Distribute Rain Barrels to 100 Homeowners in Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant (03/28/2016)
  • 16-019 $22 Million Bronx Sewer Upgrade to Begin in the Spring and Substantially Reduce Pollution in Westchester Creek (03/25/2016)
  • 16-018 Door-to-Door Outreach Campaign to Visit 50,000 Homes in Southeast Queens to Encourage Residents to Properly Dispose of Grease and Help Reduce Sewer Backups (03/22/2016)
  • 16-017 Department of Environmental Protection Releases 2016 Watershed Recreation Newsletter (03/18/2016)
  • 16-016 Department of Environmental Protection Joins City Council Member Annabel Palma to Distribute Rain Barrels to 200 Homeowners in Castle Hill (03/14/2016)
  • 16-015 Department of Environmental Protection to Help Homeowners Identify Water Leaks and Save Money (03/11/2016)
  • 16-014 New York City Hospitals Join Citywide Challenge to Reduce Water Use (03/08/2016)
  • 16-013 College Students Encouraged to Apply for Annual Summer Internship Program with the Department of Environmental Protection (03/02/2016)
  • 16-012 City to Begin $52 Million Project to Install High Level Storm Sewers in Gowanus Neighborhood (02/29/2016)
  • 16-011 Department of Environmental Protection Encourages College Students to Apply for Watershed Internships (02/26/2016)
  • 16-010 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Rehabilitation Project for Pepacton Cemetery (02/25/2016)
  • 16-009 Department of Environmental Protection Promotes Eight Veteran Members of Police Division (02/19/2016)
  • 16-008 $3 Million Upgrade to the Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant to Substantially Reduce Nuisance Odors in Astoria and Nearby Communities (02/19/2016)
  • PR-152-16 Mayor de Blasio and DEP Announce That All 5,300 Buildings Have Discontinued Use of Most Polluting Heating Oil, Leading to Significantly Cleaner Air (02/09/2016)
  • 16-007 $33 Million Sewer Upgrade to Begin in the Spring and Substantially Reduce Pollution in Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay (02/02/2016)
  • 16-006 Department of Environmental Protection Opened More than 2,800 Acres and Enhanced Recreation Opportunities in the Watershed in 2015 (01/29/2016)
  • 16-005 Valentine’s Day Tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (01/27/2016)
  • 16-004 New York City Restaurants Conserve Water and Improve Their Bottom Line (01/21/2016)
  • 16-003 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Project to Clean and Repair Culverts in Cannonsville Reservoir Watershed (01/14/2016)
  • 16-002 Department of Environmental Protection Invests $30 Million to Keep Trash and Debris Out of Newtown Creek (01/11/2016)
  • 16-001 Department of Environmental Protection Launches 30th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest for Second Through 12th Grade Students (01/08/2016)

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