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Thursday June 13, 2013
7:00 AM
Contact  Peter Kuniholm

There is a regisrtation fee to attend this workshop. Check the website for pricing information - www.swananys.org

Significant changes in the natural gas industry's sources of supply, reserves and prices are impacting solid waste management. The extraction of gas from shale formations nationwide has boosted current supplies and projected reserves, causing a decline in natural gas and electricity prices. Lower gas prices are impacting the economics of existing and planned landfill-gas-to-energy and waste-to-energy projects and causing a debate in Congress over subsidies and renewable energy quotas. Shale gas also brings
a variety of environmental and community impacts and additional waste disposal issues that must be assessed by both managers and regulators. At the same time, natural gas and bio gas are seen as a beneficial fuel for power plants and vehicles. Many private and public refuse collection fleets are switching from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG)collection fleets for the lower emissions and lower prices. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is also in use for some long-haul operations. The natural gas industry is providing services and incentives for such conversions.

This seminar will discuss how natural gas is impacting solid waste operations and decisions regarding landfill gas-to-energy, waste-to-energy, vehicle fueling and disposal of gas drilling waste, Congressional actions and debates on renewable energy subsidies, community concerns with gas drilling wastes and the current regulatory framework for gas disposal wastes.

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.

6:30 PM
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Fish Management Workshop
Woodlawn Beach State Park's Pavilion

Meeting will focus on Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries, including steelhead studies, walleye status, fish passage for the Springville Dam, and habitat initiatives on the Niagara River.

The free, informational workshop, sponsored by DEC’s Lake Erie Fisheries Unit and Region 9 Fisheries offices, will take place at Woodlawn Beach State Park’s pavilion, and will begin with informal discussion, poster exhibits and DEC biologists presenting fish aging demonstrations. This will be followed by a series of presentations on Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River. The workshop will conclude with questions and open discussion.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend this free event; registration is not required to attend. 

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