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Thursday August 1, 2013
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Cattaraugus County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Cattaraugus County Fair - July 29 to August 4
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Little Valley, NY

Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Educator Workshop: Great Lakes Academy

July 29 through August 2

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This inter-disciplinary, five-day training academy will help educators explore ways to infuse their existing curricula with activities and stewardship opportunities connecting their students to the Great Lakes. Topics covered in the academy include water sampling, local plants and animals, geology, history, aquatic invasive species, ecology and habitats, and restoration projects. During the academy, educators will participate in and receive: Science Afloat Program aboard the Spirit of Buffalo to explore the Buffalo River and Lake Erie, Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides, field experiences with ideas and tips for connecting students to the outdoors, and 30 contact hours of professional development. After the academy, all participants will receive at least one free in-class lesson presented by a professional environmental educator, as well as ongoing support to involve students in a stewardship project. Educators who complete the academy and the follow-up activities will receive a $200 stipend. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to request an application form.  

Contact  DEC, Lands and Forests Herkimer

Public comments will be accepted through Thursday, August 1 and may be submitted to NYSDEC, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY, 13350 or via email at r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Contact  Lowville Dec Sub-Office

Public comments will be accepted through Thursday, August 1 and may be submitted to Lowville DEC Sub-Office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 or via email at r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Open Area: All of Long Island, New York City, and the lower Hudson River north to the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

A valid diamondback terrapin license is required to take diamondback terrapin. Follow the directions on the Application and License web page to submit your form. 

Diamondback terrapin may only be taken using dip nets, hand capture, seine nets, and traps. The traps must be capable of capturing diamondback terrapin alive, and the trap must be marked with a tag bearing the name and address of the licensee and must be checked daily.

 Possession of a diamondback terrapin on the waters or shores of New York State during the closed season is prohibited. Diamondback terrapin legally taken during the open season may be sold throughout the year only if they were killed and processed for consumption prior to May 5.

Contact  Bureau of Fisheries

The season runs through November 30 in Hudson River waters north of the Tappan Zee bridge. The daily possession limit is five and there is no size limit.

Hickory shad fishing is open all year in the marine and coastal district, which includes waters south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The same size and possession limits apply to marine and coastal district waters.

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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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