New York State

Stink Bugs Cause Damage in Westchester

Stink bugs are here and Jerry Giordano, Senior Horticulture Consultant/Extension Community Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension/Westchester is on the case. Jerry’s info for Westchester residents: Easy and inexpensive trap to make: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKc5acECuQk&feature=related Jerry on CBS News: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/04/25/stink-bugs-to-cause-havoc-to-hudson-valley-fruit-crops/ The facts: http://entomology.cornell.edu/cals/entomology/extension/idl/upload/Brown-Marmorated-Stink-Bug-LINKS.pdf Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Causes $37 Million In Losses To Mid-Atlantic Apple Growers:  http://www.growingproduce.com/news/afg/index.php?storyid=5372

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Hudson Valley Fare Offered by Local Chefs

Enjoy the freshest seasonal produce and wonderful foods cooked by the best local chefs in the region during a benefit dinner for Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center on Saturday, May 14, 6 p.m., in Yorktown Heights. Presented by the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, the event will celebrate local chefs, farms…

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NY DEC Education Camps

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Education Camps for 12- to 17-year olds… Are hands-on, aff ordable and fun Introduce outdoor skills, including optional sportsman education programs Have highly qualifi ed staff with exceptional training Foster a love for the natural world that will last a lifetime For more information: Write: NYSDEC Camps, 625…

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Release of NYS Climate Action Plan Interim Report

Governor David A. Paterson has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in New York State by 80 percent below levels emitted in year 1990, by year 2050. He directed the New York State Climate Action Council to identify actions that can achieve that goal, adapt New York to the effects of unavoidable climate change and stimulate the growth of a clean energy economy.

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