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Saturday September 15, 2012
Contact  Natalie Grant
(718) 474-2643. E-Mail: ALSBeach@nyc.rr.com

Beaches of New York State, including Long Island Sound, the Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean, and the Great Lakes.

Contact  Region One Bureau of Fisheries
(631) 444-0280
9:00 AM
Contact  Andrew Meyer

Learn about the importance and benefits of green infrastructure, and take a tour of the practices installed at the Roeliff Jansen Library. Led by NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, Columbia Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Columbia & Greene Counties, Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District, and Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts.

Location: Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Rt. 22, Hillsdale, NY

10:00 AM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us 716-683-5959

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more!  No registration required for this event.
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043
Direction to Reinstein Woods

12:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Join us for a family-oriented environmental celebration featuring hands-on educational activities, interactive exhibits, interpretive walks and more. Enjoy first-hand opportunities to meet live hawks, owls, snakes and turtles up close and personal. Meet Smokey Bear, cast for "backyard bass," catch a puppet show and enjoy staffed exhibits from a wide range of local conservation partners...all absolutely free of charge!! There will also be live music from two fabulous local bands, Nisky Dixie Cats and Acoustic Hartland, and sales of refreshments, plants, used books and birdseed. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.

2:00 PM

The Hudson River Research Reserve invites the public to celebrate National Estuaries Day and our 30th anniversary at an interactive open house at Norrie Point Environmental Center.

Scientists from the Research Reserve and other organizations will be on hand to answer questions about their work and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson. Each presentation will feature a chance to get involved, with demonstrations and activities for young and old alike. Most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible.

LegendFive Rivers General Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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