News from our friends at DEC



Drug Enforcement Administration to Collect Prescription Drugs

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will conduct a nationwide prescription drug collection on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Properly disposing of drugs keeps them out of our lakes, streams and rivers. Collections will be held at many locations around New York and are the best way to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Collection locations in New York can be found on DEA’s National Take Back Initiative webpage.

(Note from OCWC: We highly recommend checking out the above website as there are a few sites listed in and around the watershed, but many are being added daily!! Find one that’s most convenient to you!)


EPA Funding Available to Prevent Plastic Trash in New York Waters

The EPA has provided $365,000 to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) to fund local projects that will prevent plastic trash from polluting waterbodies in New York and New Jersey. More information, including the request for proposals and how to apply, can be found on the NEIWPCC website.


Also, a reminder for the Thursday, April 14 webinar on the GIS landscape assessment tool! If you are interested in participating, please contact:

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