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

Monarchs Rebounding
Read about the return of wintering monarchs to Central Mexico in NYSACC News

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

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


NYSACC Remembers Don Duger

DonDugerWe at NYSACC are heartbroken to report the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Don Duger.  For decades, Don served with distinction on NYSACC’s Board of Directors and the Town of Elbridge Environmental Commission.  As a dynamic and fervent conservationist and leader, his generous spirit and dedication touched the lives of countless individuals and communities.  Don was universally loved by all who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him, and he will be greatly missed.  We offer our deepest condolences to Don’s beloved wife, Patricia, and the entire Duger family.