Environment / Natural Resources

Our staff works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them.

Fiestaware mini-disk pitchers; lead-glazed pottery

Lead

Lead is highly toxic and dangerous. Learn how it can affect you and what you can do.

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New Orleans resident searches for salvageable items in her home following Hurricane Katrina. Many homes were like this one with mold damage to the ceiling. 
mold

Mold

Mold can cause great damage to your home. Click here to learn more about this organism and how to control it.

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Adult emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888

Emerald Ash Borer

Learn how to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, monitor your Ash trees, detect and report possible EAB in your trees, and more, with resources we've compiled on this site.

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Japanese Knotweed plant

Japanese Knotweed

This bamboo-like plant is shade-tolerant and grows from 3 to 15 feet tall, in disturbed areas, often near water sources.

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Firewood

Firewood From Your Forest

You can utilize your woodlot effectively by producing firewood for others as a source of income

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Deer tick on a leaf

Deer Tick

Get the facts on Lyme disease and its prevalence in NY State, other tick-borne diseases, how to remove ticks, and options for tick management including IPM.

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Last updated January 21, 2015