Monday, February 20, 2023

ADK Park: Environmental Conservation Officer News

Little Bear Gets a Second Chance – Herkimer County
On Jan. 31, ECO Howe responded to a complaint of a black bear cub lingering around a residence in the town of Salisbury. The resident reported the young bear had been in the area for five days with no signs of its mother. The cub appeared malnourished and unlikely to survive on its own. Officer Howe safely captured the bear and transported it to Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center in Hunter, a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, where it will receive care and treatment until it can be released back into the wild.

ECO Howe with black bear cub rescued from a residential neighborhood in Herkimer County. NYS DEC photo.

ECOs Named Sportsmen of the Year – Oneida County
On Feb. 4, Region 7 ECO Grisolini and Region 6 ECO Lakeman received the Central New York Sportsmen of the Year award from the CNY Sportsman Show in the city of Oneida. The award recognizes those who support and participate in hunting and mentoring opportunities for women and youth. ECOs Grisolini and Lakeman have dedicated countless hours of instruction and education during their careers to encourage people to take up New York’s rich hunting tradition. Both Officers were also instrumental in the success of youth turkey and waterfowl hunts in Oneida and Madison counties and active in connecting ECOs with the communities they serve. Congratulations to both Officers on their well-deserved awards.

ECOs Lakeman (left) and Grisolino (right) with their awards

ECOs Lakeman (left) and Grisolino (right) with their awards. NYS DEC photo.

To contact an ECO to report an environmental crime or to report an incident, call 1-844-DEC-ECOS for 24-hour dispatch or email (for non-urgent violations).

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

2 Responses

  1. Kimberley j unser says:

    Good morning could you tell me what the emergency call on Saturday the 18th for at cat mtn. Saw the police activity there and ambulance.

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