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  • 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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