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Thursday May 9, 2013
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.

7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be cancelled. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

10:30 AM
Contact  Office of Climate Change

Climate Smart Municipal Waste Management will include an overview of state policies and recommendations related to organic-waste management, and presentations by representatives of three New York State communities that are working to divert organic waste from the waste stream for the benefit of their residents.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

To join the webinar, go to, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 
Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.

4:00 PM

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

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.

8:00 PM

Learn how light affects our night sky and animal behavior as we look for constellations and planets. After an indoor introduction, we will take a walk outside to look at the night sky. Bring binoculars if you have them. If it is cloudy, we will look for animals; if it is rainy, we will stay indoors. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

LegendFive Rivers General Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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