Commissioner Joe Martens

New York News
2:13 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

NYS Land Protection Grants Announced

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Earth Week celebration got a lift Thursday in New York with an announcement of $1.4 million in conservation grants to land trusts statewide.

Grants were distributed to 50 nonprofit land trusts around the state.  Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens made the announcement at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont:

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Cuomo Rep Says Fracking Delay Will Continue

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens testifies in Albany
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New York News
4:52 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NY, 6 Communities Agree On Sewage Cleanup Plan

DEC presser at Jenning's Landing - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is at the podium, Commissioner Joe Martens directly behind her.
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Sewage pollution in the Hudson River at Albany will be reduced under a $136 million plan announced Thursday by New York State environmental regulators, the city of Albany and five other surrounding communities. 

A cleaner future for the Hudson River in 15 years? Officials say it's do-able. Under an agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation, a coalition of six communities will upgrade sewer systems to reduce discharges of storm water-diluted sewage after heavy rain.

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New York News
9:02 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

NYS DEC: New Computerized System For Sporting Licenses And Game Harvest Reports Up And Running

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s new computerized sporting licensing system is operational.  Commissioner Joe Martens says the new system will allow sportsmen and sportswomen to conduct license transactions   

The transition of hunter, angler and trapper data required a temporary shutdown for sales of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, recreational marine fishing registrations and harvest game reporting.  The data transfer has been completed and individuals can resume normal transactions and reporting on the new system.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

State Purchases Land in Warren County

Commissioner Joe Martens at the summit of Prospect Mountain
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens was at the summit of Prospect Mountain in Lake George Wednesday morning to announce a state land acquisition.

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