New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of the new DEC Kiosk Survey seeking public input on informational kiosk signage on DEC properties.
Feedback received is expected to help inform DEC improvements to informational kiosk signage throughout the state.
Kiosks are small, open wooden structures that provide cover for educational and informational signs that feature trail maps, emergency phone numbers, and other important information. Kiosks are located at various State properties such as State forests, wilderness areas, conservation easements, wildlife management areas, boat launches, and more.
By taking the survey, participants will be entered into the survey sweepstakes. Each month from January 2023 through January 2024, one lucky winner’s name will be pulled randomly from survey responses received that month. The winner receives a free subscription to DEC’s Conservationist magazine and a $50 gift card to a sporting goods store.
In January 2024, DEC will announce the grand prize winner, pulled from everyone who correctly submitted the survey over the 12-month period. The grand prize winner receives a free subscription to Conservationist and a $200 gift card to a sporting goods store. Individuals can submit multiple surveys per month but can submit only one survey response per kiosk location.
Individuals looking to participate in the survey are encouraged to use DEC’s Info Locator to find a complete list of State lands to visit. Once at a kiosk, visitors can simply use their smart phones to pull up the survey and fill out the questions, or review the kiosk signage and fill out the survey later. DEC encourages visitors to provide detailed feedback and submit photos when possible.
Additional information about the survey and sweepstakes and a link to the survey can be found on DEC’s website.
Photo of the Kaaterskill Falls trail kiosk provided by DEC.
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