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Saturday December 15, 2012
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources

This closure is for marine and coastal district waters south of the George Washington Bridge. Striped bass fishing in Hudson River waters north of the George Washington Bridge has been closed since December 1.

10:00 AM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Pines and other cone-bearing trees remain green all year long. The site and smell of these trees reminds us of the holiday season. Come join us for an indoor presentation to learn about the cultural history of the Christmas tree and the types of trees used in this holiday tradition. Then join us outdoors for a field study of our local evergreens.

10:30 AM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Search for our winter resident birds on a guided walk. Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This is a great time of year to explore the world of seeds. Join us for a field study of different types of plants and their different ways of spreading their seeds. We will collect a variety of seeds and then proceed inside to make a seed craft to take home. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, December 12.

LegendFive Rivers General Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

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