Tuesday, June 18th 2019

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Forest Bathing

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Connect with nature during a forest bathing walk, led by Jennifer Fendya, certified forest therapist. $10/class; proceeds support youth education programs. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

6:30 PM

NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force Meeting

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/114877.html

Meeting location: 120 Endeavour Hall, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, from 6:30pm to 8:50pm (Google Maps

The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts.

Wednesday, June 19th 2019

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Senior Stroll

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - National Pollinator Week:Monarch Larva Monitoring Introduction

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

National Pollinator Week
MONARCH LARVA MONITORING INTRODUCTION
Monarch butterfly populations are declining at an alarming rate. These migrating pollinators face many perils on their trip to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pesticides and other factors are also contributing to their decrease. Come join DEC staff to learn more about this population struggle through an indoor presentation. Then join us outdoors to count these insects in support of the Citizen Science Monarch Larva Monitoring Program (MLMP).

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

5:30 PM

Public Availability Session - Elmira High School Cleanup (Elmira)

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2493585

Availability Session Location: Elmira High School Cafeteria, 777 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH), and Unisys Corporation invite you to an open-house format public availability session on June 19, 2019. DEC, DOH, and Unisys reps will discuss the ongoing investigation and planned cleanup work on the Elmira High School property. The reps will be available to answer your questions.

The availability session is scheduled for 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, and you are encouraged to attend this informal session at your convenience.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site, the cleanup activities, and the upcoming availability session.

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Birdwatching Walk

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Friday, June 21st 2019

 

Brownfield App. & Work Plan - Buena Vista Apts. Site (Yonkers) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2462641

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Buena Vista Apartments, site ID #C360181. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 85 Riverdale Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 21, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan, and other relevant documents are available at:

Yonkers Public Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY, 10701

 

Draft Inv. Plan - 203-207 Van Siclen Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24629f2

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 203-207 Van Siclen Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 21, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington Branch
203 Arlington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718)277-6105

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5
404 Pine Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(929)221-8261

 

Draft Investigation Plan - 1921 Atlantic Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/246291e

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 1921 Atlantic Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 21, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library
Saratoga Branch
8 Thomas S Boyland St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718)573-5224

Brooklyn Community Board No. 3
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718)622-6601

 

Draft Investigation Plan - 57-71 Tonawanda St. Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24627cb

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 57-71 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 21, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Riverside Branch Library
820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716)875-0562

7:00 PM

Five Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Flowers of the Solstice

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

National Pollinator Week
FLOWERS OF THE SOLSTICE
What should you do if you find a five-leaf clover?  When is it dangerous to dream of daisies?
Why did Native Americans call plantain, “white man’s foot”?  Does any culture value dandelions?
The valued cultivated plants our ancestors brought with them to the Americas are now a familiar part of our wild landscape. On this exploratory stroll, we will search out some of these flora pioneers and, hopefully, find answers to our questions.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Microworlds

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Family Fun: MICROWORLDS

Nature has a story under your eyes every moment, if you just take a look. After some activities to hone your observations skills, we’ll take a walk to explore the microworlds at Five Rivers, armed with hand lenses and our curiosity.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Stories in The Woods

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

June 22 - Pollinators: Celebrate National Pollinator Week by enjoying a pollinator-themed nature story, followed by a guided walk to look for local pollinators. For children ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

August 24 - Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods. For children ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Birding 101

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

June 22, Class #6 - Which woodpecker am I? Learn how to identify the different woodpeckers found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

July 27, Class #7 - Search for sparrows in the woods and learn about the eight species that visit here. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

August 24, Class #8 - Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Stroller Strut

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children ages 3 and under.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Wednesday, June 26th 2019

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

6:00 PM

Meeting on Little John WMA Habitat Management Plan

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68724.html

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Little John Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Towns of Lorraine and Worth, Jefferson County; Towns of Boylston and Redfield, Oswego County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future habitat management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions.

Meeting Location:

Pulaski Village Offices

4917 Jefferson Street

Pulaski NY, 13142

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 x240 with any specific requests for accommodations.

Thursday, June 27th 2019

2:00 PM

Open House - Status of Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park)

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24a9afe

Open House Location: Esopus Town Hall, 284 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY

DEC invites the public to open house/public availability sessions on June 27, 2019 about the status of investigation and cleanup efforts at the Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site in Ulster Park, Ulster County, within New York's State Superfund Program.

Two sessions will be held: 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Choose the session most convenient for you.

Representatives from DEC, the New York State Department of Health and Hercules/Dyno-Nobel will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the site with you in an informal, one-on-one basis.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the open house and the status of the site.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Esopus Library
128 Canal Street
Port Ewen, NY 12466
854-338-5580

6:00 PM

Habitat Management Plan public meeting - Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area

https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/117257.html

On Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 PM, DEC will host an open house to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area (MUA), located in Wyoming County. The plan can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/82684.html.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future habitat management at this MUA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. The open house will begin at 6:00 PM and the presentation at 6:30 PM.

Meeting Location:

Wyoming County Cooperative Extension

36 Center Street, Room LC-1

Warsaw, NY

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Greg Ecker at 716-851-7010 with any specific requests for accommodations. 

Friday, June 28th 2019

 

Brownfield App./Inv. Work Plan - 1015 Atlantic Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/247c5bb

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 1015 Atlantic, site ID #C224293. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings and is located at 1013-1015 Atlantic Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 28, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Bedford Branch
496 Franklin Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 2
350 Jay St, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, June 29th 2019

 

FREE Fishing Weekend

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html

As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, June 29-30, 2019 has been designated as a free fishing weekend.

The requirement for a fishing license is waived during this period. This is a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time or for experienced anglers to take friends fishing for the first time.

Some ideas for FREE Fishing Weekend:

  • Try fishing for the first time.
  • Haven't fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
  • Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
  • Invite a friend to New York to fish.
  • Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
  • Take the family fishing...and don't forget the grandparents!

Learn more about fishing in New York State >>

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: The Wild Turkey Trail

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Guided Walk: THE WILD TURKEY TRAIL


This two-mile walk on Wild Turkey Trail features some of the best grassland habitat Five Rivers has. We will walk along Five Rivers’ WHIP (wildlife habitat improvement program) parcel and discuss the management of this grassland. We will observe the species that benefit from all the hard work our staff and volunteers put into maintaining the meadow. This walk then circles through a beautiful hemlock forest before bringing you back to the meadow. If you have them, bring binoculars to observe our grassland species. 

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Jewels of the Sky

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

On this guided walk, we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Turtle Talk and Walk

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

TURTLE TALK AND WALK


We will begin indoors with a half-hour presentation featuring live turtles. We will then venture outside to walk along the shores of Five Rivers’ ponds to identify species of basking turtles. Along the way, we will also listen for and learn how to identify frogs by their calls. Bring binoculars if you have them.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Sunday, June 30th 2019

 

FREE Fishing Weekend

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html

As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, June 29-30, 2019 has been designated as a free fishing weekend.

The requirement for a fishing license is waived during this period. This is a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time or for experienced anglers to take friends fishing for the first time.

Some ideas for FREE Fishing Weekend:

  • Try fishing for the first time.
  • Haven't fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
  • Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
  • Invite a friend to New York to fish.
  • Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
  • Take the family fishing...and don't forget the grandparents!

Learn more about fishing in New York State >>

 

Proposed Cleanup - 37-11 30th St. Site (L.I. City) - Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2452035

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 37-11 30th Street Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 30, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (information in English y Español).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library at Long Island City
37-44 21st Street
Long Island City, NY, 11101
(718) 752-3700

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard
Queens, NY 11106
(718)- 626-1021

Monday, July 1st 2019

 

Comment Deadline - Proposed Rulemaking to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 40, Marine Fish

http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190501_not0.html

NYS DEC is filing a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40, Marine Fish. This new rule will increase the incidental catch limit for scup to 2,000 pounds for commercial fishers in the small-mesh net fishery from April 15 through June 15. This rule will allow commercial fishers to retain and sell scup that are inadvertently caught and killed in the small mesh squid fishery. The rule will provide economic benefit to New York State commercial fishers, prevent the waste of scup caught as bycatch, and allow New York regulations to remain consistent with federal regulations.

This notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated May 1, 2019. There will be a 60 day public comment period ending July 1, 2019. For more information please contact the person listed above.

 

Comment Deadline for Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22563.html

Proposed management actions on Tioughnioga Unit lands include:

  • Conserve rare and endangered plants species on the unit;
  • Maintain 216 acres of early successional habitat including mowed fields and shrublands ;
  • Promote the development of late successional forest on 1,648 acres;
  • Harvest 2,155 acres of timber over the next 20 years;
  • Construct the Nelson Swamp Trail;
  • Reconstruct Stoney Pond Boat Launch to provide universal access; and
  • Install two new kiosks, one each on Morrow Mountain and DeRuyter State Forests.

The public is invited to comment on the draft UMP, available on DEC's website, until Monday, July 1, 2019. There are several means to request more information and formally comment on the plan:

  • Attend a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to share information, answer questions, and accept comments.
  • Call, email, or send by US Postal mail before July 1, 2019. Please contact:
    NYSDEC
    Gregory Owens, Senior Forester
    2715 State Route 80
    Sherburne, NY 13460
    (607) 674-4017
    r7.ump@dec.ny.gov

 

Proposed Cleanup - 837 Bailey Ave. Site (Buffalo) - Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2459d93

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 837 Bailey Avenue Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 1, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Erie County Public Library
East Clinton-Bailey Branch
1929 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Phone: 716-823-5626

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Friday, July 5th 2019

 

Brownfield App & Work Plans - Weber-Knapp Co. Site (Jamestown) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2486232

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan, and draft Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Alternatives Analysis Work Plan for a site known as Weber-Knapp Company, site ID #C907048 This site is located in the City of Jamestown, within the County of Chautauqua, and is located at 441 Chandler Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by July 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, Draft Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Alternatives Analysis Work Plan, and other relevant documents are available at:

Prendergast Library
509 Cherry Street
Jamestown, NY, 14701

 

Brownfield App. & Work Plans - 204 4th Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2486258

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 204 4th Avenue, site ID #C224295. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings and is located at 204 4th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by July 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Pacific Branch
25 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

Draft Investigation Plan - 2840 Atlantic Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24a9c8d

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 2840 Atlantic Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" (information in English y Espanol) to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Arlington Branch - Brooklyn Public Library
203 Arlington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5
404 Pine St., 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207

 

Inv.&Expedited Cleanup Plans-4435-4445 Military Rd. Site (Niagara) Comment Ends

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2483fb7

DEC invites the public to comment about draft plans to investigate and clean up contamination related to the 4435-4445 Military Road Site (Niagara), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plans will be accepted through July 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plans and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Niagara Falls Public Library
Earl W. Brydges Building
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
716-286-4894

 

Proposed Cleanup - 31 Tonawanda St. Site (Buffalo) - Public Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24628c3

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed plan to address contamination related to the 31 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Riverside Branch Library
820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716)875-0562

Saturday, July 6th 2019

 

Proposed Cleanup - 805-825 Atlantic Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2462a4f

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 805-825 Atlantic Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 6, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library -
Clinton Hill Branch
380 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-398-8713

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 2
350 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-5410

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Summer Wildflowers

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Search for seasonal wildflowers and learn about their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

11:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Woods Walk

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

July 6, The Secret Life of Trees - Join a guided nature walk to meet our local trees. No registration required.

August 3, Nature Guide's Choice - Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.

Sunday, July 7th 2019

 

Prop. Amended Remedy-Navy Grumman Groundwater Plume (Bethpage)-Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/246cc54

DEC invites the public to comment about a Proposed Amended Remedy (known as an Amended Record of Decision, or "AROD") to address the Navy Grumman Groundwater Plume (Bethpage, Nassau Co.). Public comments about the proposed AROD will be accepted through July 7, 2019.

An informal availability session and a public meeting also will be held to discuss the proposed AROD: Monday, June 10, 2019 at Bethpage High School, 10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714. The availability session will begin at 5:00 PM and the public meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposed AROD, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed by clicking on the web link above. 

Tuesday, July 9th 2019

10:30 AM

Reinstein Woods: Fairy Houses at Amherst State Park

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join a naturalist from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in creating a house to attract nature's fairies. Once you learn how, you can make one anywhere. For children ages 5 to 10. Note: this program takes place at Amherst State Park.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Wednesday, July 10th 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University
What: Wonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: July 10–11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a light dinner provided on Thursday during our wrap up
Cost: $50.00 for resources and refreshments

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

5:30 PM

Town of Brookhaven Summer Family Fishing at Lake Ronkonkoma

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

The Town of Brookhaven is co-sponsoring this event. 


The event will take place at the Town of Brookhaven Beach, south end of Lake Ronkonkoma, Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park.


This event is geared towards all anglers ages 10 and up who wish to learn about freshwater fishing on Long Island. Loaner rods and bait will be available. Participants are welcome to bring their own fishing gear.
Pre-Registration is Required.
Contact DEC at (631) 444-0283 to register  

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session. Note: this program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.

Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register for one or more sessions.

Thursday, July 11th 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University
What: Wonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: July 10–11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a light dinner provided on Thursday during our wrap up
Cost: $50.00 for resources and refreshments

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.

2:00 PM

Reinstein Woods: Butterfly Super Senses

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Take a close-up look at real butterfly and moth specimens, and learn how their super-vision, super-smell and internal GPS actually work. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Friday, July 12th 2019

 

Brownfield App./Work Plan-Radium & Uranium Site (Mt. Kisco) Comment EXTENDED

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24aa1d4

Please note: The comment period that originally was to end on May 24, 2019 has been extended.

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and draft Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Interim Measures Work Plan from Kisco Kommercial Properties, LLC, for a site known as the Former Canadian Radium & Uranium Site, site ID #C360179. This site is located in the Village of Mount Kisco, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 95 and 107 Kisco Avenue. All comments must now be submitted by July 12, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Mount Kisco Public Library
100 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

 

Draft Inv. Plan-Church-Division St, Tower A Site (New Rochelle) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24a9b40

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Church-Division St, Tower A Site (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 12, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New Rochelle Public Library
One Library Plaza
New Rochelle NY, 10801
(914) 632-7878

 

Draft Investigation Plan - 400 Food Center Drive Site (Bronx) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/24a99ec

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 400 Food Center Drive Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 12, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" (information in English y Espanol) to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New York Public Library – Woodstock Branch
761 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 665-6255

--and--

Bronx Community Board 2
1029 East 163rd Street, Room 202
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 328-9125

Saturday, July 13th 2019

 

Proposed Cleanup - L.I. City Center Site (Queens) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/247c731

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Long Island City Center Site (24th St., Long Island City), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 13, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" (English y Espanol) to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Public Library - Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
phone: 718-937-2790

--and--

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, NY 11377
phone: 718-533-8773

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Trail Steward Saturday

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

July 13 - Celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week by exploring Reinstein Woods’ wetlands and helping to remove a pesky plant called Phragmites that has invaded them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

August 3 - Volunteer to help keep Reinstein Woods’ trails healthy and clean! We’ll remove invasive plants, pick up trash, and do whatever else is needed. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

8:00 PM

Reinstein Woods: Full Moon Walk

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Discover the hidden lives of nocturnal animals on this guided full-moon hike.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Wednesday, July 17th 2019

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Insect Exploration Walk at Walton Woods

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join us as we explore the pond and forest at Walton Woods and search for insects. Note: This program will be at Walton Woods Park, Amherst.

Registration required; call Reinstein Woods at 716-683-5959.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Senior Stroll

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Birdwatching Walk

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session. Note: this program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.

Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register for one or more sessions.