Environmental Conference
Join us October 16 & 17 in Ithaca, NY for the 2015 New York State Conference on the Environment

Citizen Science Conference
Learn how to use the latest tools to test air, soil, and water quality in your community

The Plastics Project
The Town of Bedford, NY, has plastic pollution in the bag; read more in NYSACC News

Caregiver Respite
Learn how parks can benefit those caring for an elderly or disabled loved one

A New Invasive Threat
The New York State DEC needs your help tracking down the Southern Pine Beetle

Green Dry Cleaning?
Organic or not, dry cleaning can be a dirty business. Learn the truth in NYSACC News

What Can You Do?
Need-to-know details on the global impacts of industrially- and locally-sourced food

NYS Legislative Update
Catch up on the New York State Legislature's latest environmental actions in NYSACC News

Monarchs Update
Read about the ongoing efforts to boost this butterfly's population in NYSACC News

Great Apps
Innovative smartphone apps designed to educate, explore, and protect our environment

Out on a Limb
Learn about aviary extinction and the power of bird conservation in NYSACC News

Environmental Excellence
NYSACC honors Town of LaGrange for student art contest; read more in NYSACC News

The Erie Canalway Trail
Discover the benefits of this commercial and recreational waterway in NYSACC News

Climate Smart Communities
Learn how this state initiative helps municipalities prepare for climate change in NYSACC News

Understanding Invasive Plants
Explore the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife in NYSACC News


What is NYSACC?

NYSACC - LogoThe New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (NYSACC) is an independent, not-for-profit education organization established in 1971 by the Department of Environmental Conservation to provide leadership in the development of vital environmental programs for cities, towns, and villages throughout the State of New York.  We bring together millions of people—government officials, environmentalists, students, and citizens—committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the built and natural environments in New York communities.  Please explore our website to learn more about our organization and the outstanding work of our members.


2015 Conference on the Environment

Downtown IthacaThe 2015 New York State Conference on the Environment will take place October 16 & 17, 2015 in the beautiful City of Ithaca, NY.  Additional information, including registration details, is available here.  The annual New York State Conference on the Environment is the best way for you to explore the latest environmental trends, techniques, and approaches in New York State.  You’ll connect with people who care about what you do, explore new areas of environmental stewardship, and deepen your understanding of modern environmentalism in one of America’s smartest communities.