DEC Adopts New Regulations to Improve Safety and Visitor Experience at Kaaterskill Falls and Surrounding Areas

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the adoption of new regulations designed to improve public safety and enhance the user experience at Kaaterskill Falls and three nearby areas that have experienced a substantial increase in public use in recent years.

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To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

There's new evidence to support a decades-old strategy for preventing the tick bites that lead to all sorts of nasty diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

The remedy involves spraying your clothing with permethrin — a pesticide that's chemically similar to extracts of the flowering chrysanthemum plant.

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DEC Shares Tips to Avoid Starting Wildfires

Residents Encouraged to Use Caution During Dry Weather

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today encouraged residents in the North Country and Adirondack Park areas to use caution during dry weather and avoid starting wildfires. Although the State's burn ban ended on May 14, several open burning regulations are still in effect across New York year round.

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