DEC: Residential Brush Burning in NYS Prohibited Through May 14
Burn Ban has decreased spring wildfires 35 percent since 2009
Ban reduces wildfire risks, protects lives and property
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds residents that with warming temperatures and dry conditions, residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.
Due to the lack of snow cover over much of the state and with rising temperatures forecasted for the coming weeks, conditions for wildfires could be heightened.
New York first enacted strict restrictions on open burning in 2009 to help prevent wildfires and reduce air pollution. The regulations allow residential brush fires in towns with fewer than 20,000 residents during most of the year, but prohibit such burning in spring when most wildfires occur.
Campfires using charcoal or untreated wood are allowed, but people should never leave such fires unattended and must extinguish them. Burning garbage or leaves is prohibited year-round.
Violators of the state's open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense.
To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC
(1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC's website.
Town of Fallsburg
Parks & Recreation Department
Is now accepting applications for the following positions:
Maintenance / Landscape Workers
Lifeguards (Valid Certification Required)
Head Life Guard
All Positions advertised will offer weekday / evening shifts or weekends
Applications are available online at www.townoffallsburg.com under useful forms and apps
Or at the Town of Fallsburg Town Clerk’s Office as well as the Parks Department located at
11 Morningside Park Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Phone - (845) 434-5877 / Fax – (845) 434-8230
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN April 3, 2017
EOE / AAE
WOODBOURNE FIRE DEPARTMENT 13th ANNUAL
FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST
SUNDAY, April 2, 2017
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
WOODBOURNE FIRE DEPARTMENT
INDOOR / OUTDOOR CRAFT FAIR - YARD SALE
SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm