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Saturday March 23, 2013
9:00 AM
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
(315) 365-3580

Ducks, geese and swans are on the move as the spring migration season is upon us. Hop in our van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hotspots where hundreds of thousands of waterfowl can be seen! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera and binoculars. Fee: $7.50/child; $12.50/adult.

9:30 AM
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

This workshop is an interdisciplinary water science program for educators. Project WET lessons are designed to help students in grades K-12 make informed decisions about water resource management and to promote student stewardship of natural resources.
Participants receive a free Project WET curriculum guide upon completion.

Location: DEC Region 1 Headquarters, Stony Brook, Suffolk County

Registration Required: education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

Contact  Sharon Bachman

Want to be prepared for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and learn the signs and symptoms you might see on ash trees? Join with members of the WNY EAB Taskforce, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and local EAB 1st Detectors for an EAB Biosurveillance Event at Reinstein Woods Nature Center on Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30 am. During the first part of the session, Pat Marren with NYS DEC will cover general information on EAB, how to identify ash trees and then discuss woodpecker damage on ash which may be a sign that a tree is infested with EAB. Sharon Bachman with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will present information on i-map invasives, an internet-based tool for reporting detections of an invasive, as a preview of a training the WNY Partnership for Invasive Species Management (PRISM) will be holding in late May.

Participants are invited to stay for the second half of the morning as we survey ash trees at Reinstein for signs of woodpecker feeding. We plan to order in lunch for those who participate in the ash tree survey. RSVP online at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu (Click on ‘event registration’ and look for the EAB Biosurveillance event  to be held in Erie County) or to Sharon at 716-652-5400 x150 or sin2@cornell.edu by March 21st

10:30 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

With the return of spring, we will explore the spring pools and search under logs for spotted salamanders. This is the time of year for them to lay their eggs and a chance to get a rare glimpse of this secretive creature. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

1:30 PM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a cook’s tour of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace drill, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow in our sugarbush, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling down in our evaporator and take the maple taste test. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and to offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups are welcome but are asked to please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

LegendFive Rivers General Reinstein Woods Workshops

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