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  • 17-93 Staten Island Public School Students Help Clean Up Wolfe’s Pond Bluebelt (10/13/2017)
  • 17-92 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 (10/12/2017)
  • 17-91 Department of Environmental Protection  and City College of New York Partner to Conserve 11 Million Gallons of Water Annually (10/11/2017)
  • 17-90 Record Number of Volunteers Participate in NYC DEP Reservoir Cleanup Day (10/06/2017)
  • PR-635-17 Mayor de Blasio Names Vincent Sapienza as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (10/06/2017)
  • 17-89 $19 Million Investment to Build New Drinking Water Connection to Randall’s Island and Wards Island (10/02/2017)
  • 17-88 Community Parks Initiative “Green” Playground Will Help to Improve Health of East River (09/29/2017)
  • 17-87 New York City DEP Announces Lottery for Deer Management Assistance Program Tags (09/29/2017)
  • 17-86 New, State-of-the-Art Green Playground, Designed by Students at P.S. 120Q, Improves the Health of Flushing Creek (09/28/2017)
  • PR-913-17 Mayor de Blasio Announces 11 Sites Added to Community Parks Initiative
  • 17-85 300 New Curbside Rain Gardens in Sunnyside Maspeth and Ridgewood Will Improve Health of Newtown Creek (09/20/2017)
  • 17-84 Facing a Changing Climate Report Documents Stormwater Management Efforts in Cities Across the Globe (09/18/2017)
  • 17-83 $25 Million Far Rockaway Infrastructure Upgrade Complete (09/15/2017)
  • 17-82 Department Of Environmental Protection Announces 2017 Reservoir Cleanup Day (09/13/2017)
  • 17-81 NYC DEP Announces the Start of Tunneling for $1 Billion Project to Repair the Delaware Aqueduct (09/08/2017)
  • 17-80 City Completes $15 Million Infrastructure Upgrade Along Bloomingdale Road on Staten Island (08/30/2017)
  • 17-79 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir (08/30/2017)
  • 17-78 Online Permitting, Additional Testing Options and Updated Emission Control Regulations Part of Air Quality Improvement Effort (08/25/2017)
  • 17-77 NYC DEP to Suspend Voluntary Releases of Water from Delaware System Reservoirs (08/23/2017)
  • 17-76 NYC Water Takes First Place in Regional Taste Test (08/23/2017)
  • 17-75 City Upgrades 400 Playground Spray Showers to Conserve Water (08/21/2017)
  • 17-74 Pilot Program for Rotational Grazing with Sheep Moves to Rondout Reservoir and Merriman Dam (08/18/2017)
  • 17-73 City Completes Largest Ever Expansion of the Bluebelt System on Staten Island (08/16/2017)
  • 17-72 City Completes Construction of 115 Rain Gardens in Flushing to Improve the Health of Flushing Creek and Flushing Bay (08/15/2017)
  • 17-71 Flushing Asphalt Schoolyard to be Transformed Into Green Playground (08/08/2017)
  • 17-70 DEP Joins Council Member Andy King to Distribute Rain Barrels to Homeowners in the Bronx (08/07/2017)
  • 17-69 Department of Environmental Protection Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Successful Hydrant Education Action Team Program (08/04/2017)
  • 17-68 DEP Joins State Senator Andrew Lanza, Council Member Joe Borelli, Borough President James Oddo, and Assemblyman Ron Castorina to Distribute Rain Barrels to Homeowners in Staten Island (08/01/2017)
  • 17-67 New York City DEP Announces $750 Million Program to Upgrade Infrastructure at Ashokan Reservoir (07/27/2017)
  • 17-66 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to cut the Ribbon on First Completed Community Parks Initiative Playground in Manhattan (07/26/2017)
  • 17-65 CHIYB: de Blasio Administration Announces Study to Address Basement Flooding in SE Queens (07/21/2017)
  • 17-64 New Catch Basins and Sewer Extensions to Improve Drainage in Southeast Queens (07/20/2017)
  • 17-63 Department of Environmental Protection Will Join Congressman Daniel Donovan to Distribute Rain Barrels to Staten Island Homeowners (07/19/2017)
  • 17-62 NYC DEP Opens Dividing Weir Bridge to Two Lanes of Traffic at Ashokan Reservoir (07/19/2017)
  • 17-61 NYC Water Bowls for Pets Being Distributed at Water-On-the-Go Fountains at Queens Borough Hall Today (07/18/2017)
  • 17-60 Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects Now Available Citywide (07/17/2017)
  • 17-59 Automatic Credit: Mayor Announces $115 Water and Sewer Credit for Over 53,000 Homeowners (07/14/2017)
  • 17-58 NYC DEP Supports Statewide Effort to Educate New Yorkers About Invasive Species (07/10/2017)
  • 17-57 Department of Environmental Protection Joins NYC Parks to Cut the Ribbon on First Completed Community Parks Initiative Playground Renovation (06/27/2017)
  • 17-56 DEP Joins Council Member Costa Constantinides to Distribute Rain Barrels in Queens (06/26/2017)
  • 17-55 Department of Environmental Protection Receives Three Prestigious Awards for Construction and Operation of Croton Water Filtration Plant (06/23/2017)
  • 17-54 “Don’t Trash Our Waters” Anti-litter Campaign Launches in Coney Island (06/22/2017)
  • 17-53 Department of Environmental Protection Helps New Yorkers Stay Hydrated This Summer with Launch of Water On the Go (06/21/2017)
  • 17-52 Shipment of Steel Liners Arrives for $1 Billion Delaware Aqueduct Repair (06/20/2017)
  • 17-51 City Completes New Bluebelt on South Shore of Staten Island (06/20/2017)
  • 17-50 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Family Fishing Day at Rondout Reservoir (06/19/2017)
  • 17-49 $5.5 Million Sewer Upgrade for West Brighton in Staten Island (06/16/2017)
  • 17-48 New York City Department of Environmental Protection Tops in Customer Satisfaction Among Northeast Water Utilities (06/15/2017)
  • 17-47 Students from Staten Island Travel to Westchester County to Release Juvenile Trout Raised in Their Classroom (06/14/2017)
  • 17-46 Green Project Funding Available for Non-Profits, Institutions and Other Private Property Owners (06/06/2017)
  • 17-45 “Stop Idling” Education Campaign Visits Schools in All Five Boroughs (06/05/2017)
  • 17-44 Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and New York City Announce Contingency Plan to Preserve Conservation Releases and Enhanced Flood Protection on Delaware River (06/01/2017)
  • 17-43 NYC DEP Statement on Delaware River Negotiations and Expiration of the Flexible Flow Management Program (06/01/2017)
  • 17-42 City Investing $95 Million to Clean Up Pugsley Creek in South Bronx (05/25/2017)
  • 17-41 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Start of 2017 Recreational Boating Season in the Catskills (05/25/2017)
  • 17-40 Department of Environmental Protection to Join Bronx Electeds for Rain Barrel Giveaway (05/24/2017)
  • 17-39 Flushing Asphalt Lot to Be Transformed into Green Playground (05/23/2017)
  • 17-38 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Family Fishing Day at Pepacton Reservoir (05/19/2017)
  • 17-37 1,800 Students from Across New York Honored During Department of Environmenal Protection’s Art & Poetry Contest Celebration (05/17/2017)
  • 17-36 DEP Announces Promotion of Four K-9 Officers (05/17/2017)
  • 17-35 DEP Encourages People to Explore Recreation Areas to Celebrate American Wetlands Month (05/16/2017)
  • 17-34 DEP Starts Next Phase of Construction for Release Works at Schoharie Reservoir (05/09/2017)
  • 17-33 Department of Environmental Protection Plans Test of Upgraded Release Works at New Croton Dam (05/08/2017)
  • 17-32 Students from Queens Travel to Westchester County to Release Juvenile Trout Raised in their Classroom (05/08/2017)
  • 17-31 Grounds of Jerome Park Reservoir to be Opened for Limited Access Recreation in May (05/05/2017)
  • 17-30 NYC DEP Joins Trout Unlimited and Students from P.S. 251 in Brooklyn to Release Trout Into Watershed Streams (05/02/2017)
  • 17-29 Family Fishing Day at Lake Gleneida Attracts Nearly 100 People (05/01/2017)
  • 17-28 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Trout Unlimited and New York City Students to Release Trout into Watershed Streams (04/27/2017)
  • 17-27 DEP Police to Offer Boater Safety Training on May 13 at New Croton Reservoir (04/26/2017)
  • 17-26 Department of Environmental Protection Celebrates Earth Day with Rain Barrel Giveaways in the Bronx Brooklyn and Queens (04/26/2017)
  • 17-25 DEP Police to Offer Boater Safety Training on May 6 at Pepacton Reservoir (04/21/2017)
  • 17-24 DEP and NYCHA Celebrate Earth Day with Students from P.S. 112 (04/21/2017)
  • 17-23 Department of Environmental Protection Holds 30th Annual Operations Challenge (04/19/2017)
  • 17-22 Department of Environmental Protection Will Join Council Member Debi Rose for Rain Barrel Giveaway on the North Shore (04/14/2017)
  • 17-21 DEP Joins State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman and Council Member I Daneek Miller to Distribute Rain Barrels to Homeowners in Southeast Queens (04/10/2017)
  • 17-20 Department of Environmental Protection Joins Partners to Renew Call for Safe Driving Near Work Zones (04/10/2017)
  • 17-19 Department of Environmental Protection to Host Family Fishing Day at Lake Gleneida (04/10/2017)
  • 17-18 City Investing $31 Million to Refurbish Historic Brooklyn Building (04/06/2017)
  • 17-17 Department of Environmental Protection Encourages Anglers to Enjoy World Class Trout Fishing in the Watershed (03/30/2017)
  • 17-16 Tunnel Boring Machine for Delaware Aqueduct Repair to be Named for Trailblazing Engineer (03/28/2017)
  • 17-15 $25 Million Sewer Upgrade For Hook Creek Boulevard In Rosedale Will Reduce Flooding (03/24/2017)
  • 17-14 During “Fix a Leak Week” New Yorkers are Encouraged to Identify and Repair Water Leaks to Save Money (03/21/2017)
  • 17-13 NYC Department of Environmental Protection Completes New Fleet Garage in Kingston (03/21/2017)
  • 17-12 Department of Environmental Protection Announces $6.5 Million Roadway Upgrade Near Schoharie Reservoir (03/17/2017)
  • 17-11 Department Of Environmental Protection Releases 2017 Watershed Recreation Newsletter (03/03/2017)
  • 17-10 Department of Environmental Protection Encourages College Students to Apply for Watershed Internships (02/23/2017)
  • 17-9 College Students Encouraged To Apply For Summer Internship Program With The Department Of Environmental Protection (02/15/2017)
  • 17-8 119th Avenue in St. Albans Getting $20 Million Sewer Upgrade to Reduce Flooding (02/01/2017)
  • 17-7 Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to Host Annual Valentine’s Day Tours (01/31/2017)
  • 17-6 Bluebelt Expansion on Staten Island’s South Shore Recognized by Sustainability Institute (01/27/2017)
  • 17-5 Department of Environmental Protection Launches 31st Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest for Second Through 12th Grade Students (01/13/2017)
  • 17-4 Department of Environmental Protection Opened More than 2,600 Additional Acres for Recreation in 2016 (01/12/2017)
  • 17-3 $34 Million Environmental Dredging of Flushing Bay Will Reduce Nuisance Odors (01/11/2017)
  • 17-2 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Graduation of 19 New Police Officers (01/06/2017)
  • 17-1 $1 Billion Nitrogen Reduction Project Improves the Health of the East River and Long Island Sound (01/05/2017)

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