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Thursday April 18, 2013
Contact  Adam Wingate
9:00 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Attend this training session to become a volunteer tour guide at Reinstein Woods. No experience is necessary, just a love of nature and the desire to share it with others. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

10:00 AM
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

The Cerulean Warbler is a powerful songbird with a melodious call that needs our help. In preparation for the birds return to its breeding grounds at Montezuma, homeschoolers will spruce up their habitat by removing invasive plants and planting native species in their place. If the warblers like what they see, they may whistle while we work! Fee: $7/child.

4:00 PM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for our weekly after-school outings for gradeschool children. A brief indoor introduction to the season will be followed by an outdoor exploration along Five Rivers’ trails, searching for signs of the season. Each week will feature a different nature theme, with a strong emphasis on direct interaction with the outdoors. These programs are free of charge, but space is limited. Registration for any date is required by the preceding Tuesday. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. In the event of inclement weather, outings will be cancelled. To register or for more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

4:30 PM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.

6:00 PM

The US Department of Justice will hold two public meetings where the US government will present the proposed natural resources damages settlement for pollution of the St Lawrence River in the case against ALCOA/Reynolds. DEC is a plaintiff in this case.

The meeting will be at:
Dar's Quality Inn
10 West Orivis St
Massena, NY 13662

Documents can be found on the US Department of Justice's website.

7:00 PM
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Cattaraugus County 
April 18, 2013 at 7 p.m.  
303 Court St.  
Little Valley, NY 14755

More info...

This plan serves as a blueprint for the State's land conservation efforts to increase protection of the State's significant natural, scenic, recreational, historic and cultural resources. The Open Space Plan was last updated in 2009 and New York State Law requires that the plan be revised every three years to adapt to shifting conservation priorities. The Open Space Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), which has multi-disciplinary regional representation that includes the Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, is required to review and update their regional portion of the plan and submit an update in mid-2013. This meeting is among many that will hosted by the State throughout the region between now and late May.

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide input and identify projects, processes, and collaborations in Chautauqua County that would assist the State in preserving and promoting treasured open spaces.

Interested residents who are unable to attend the meeting can also send their suggestions to the DEC by email at region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

In addition, there are several meetings upcoming for other counties in Region 9.  

Wyoming County 

April 25, 2013 at 7 p.m.    
401 North Main St.
Warsaw, NY 14569

Niagara County 
May 1, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension - Niagara County 
Training Center 
4487 Lake Avenue 
Lockport NY 14094

LegendFive Rivers General Meetings Reinstein Woods

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