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EDITORIAL: Protecting open space: Land trusts preserve areas from pressures for development
Watertown Daily Times (7/26)
Lands along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Indian River lakes face ever-increasing demands for development. As a result, land trusts have emerged to preserve wild and undeveloped lands.

Paddling away stress at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Niagara Gazette (7/25)
In New York, Thursday evenings on the Wilson-Tuscarora State Park waterfront are becoming quite therapeutic, thanks to the weekly “Stress Reducer Paddle.”

Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge in its third year
Oswego County Today (7/24)
The third annual Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on August 5, 6 and 7.

Lake Ontario beach to get $2.25M facelift
The Associated Press (7/23)
Hamlin Beach State Park in western New York is getting a $2.25 million upgrade.

A rising tide of interest in kayak lessons
The Buffalo News (7/22)
The thirst for kayaking has been palpable this summer around Buffalo.

Niagara Closeup: Beware of the beach
The St. Catharines Standard (7/21)
As Niagara, Ont., waters appeal to locals looking to beat the sweltering heat, the public health department suggests they first check out its water quality website.

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General Resources
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Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, New York has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

New York Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

New York Sea Grant
Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.

New York State Government
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from New York's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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New York Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.

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Hudson River (NY)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Niagara Parks Commission
Tourism information around Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Corridor.

Parks of the St. Lawrence
Manages recreational areas from Kingston to near the Quebec border.

Silver Waters of Lake Ontario
Their goal is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, Lake Ontario through writing, sailing instruction, nature study, and other means.

U.S. EPA Region 2 Great Lakes Projects and Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Region 2 is responsible for management of the portions of the Great Lakes ecosystem bordered by New York State. This includes Lake Ontario, a small portion of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and a portion of the upper St. Lawrence River, which flows out of Lake Ontario.

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The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Travel and Tourism: Department of Economic Development

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