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Saturday August 3, 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

9:00 AM
Contact  Sandra Vanvranken

Homeowners, land care professionals and municipalities... Help Be Green in the Great Lakes.  Join us for a free full-day of training about Alternative and Organic Land Care/Pest Management.  Training includes:  pest detection, yard maintenance, selecting well-adapted plants and much more.  Learn how to protect soil, plant health and water resources in NY's 33-county Great Lakes Basin.  Registration required and seating is limited.  Lunch provided.  Location:  Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY . E-Mail to above address or phone 518-402-8651 to register.

10:00 AM
Contact  I FISH NY - Long Island

Spend the day with the family fishing and learning about the aquatic environment. This event starts with education stations and follows with open fishing. A children’s casting contest is held throughout the day. Call I FISH NY at 631-444-0283 to pre-register.

Location: Hempstead Lake State Park

Southern State Parkway, Exit 18 South

West Hempstead, NY 11552

Age: All

Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Passport

Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

These winged insects are as interesting as they are colorful and acrobatic. They are also excellent indicators of environmental health. Join us for an indoor overview of the natural history and life cycle of dragonflies and damselflies. Afterward, odonate expert Alison Van Keuren will lead a catch-and-release identification of local species. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Wednesday, July 31.  This program is free and open to the public.

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

Explore how animals play hide-and-seek to help them survive. For children ages 4 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

2:00 PM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come to Five Rivers for an introductory investigation of the great outdoors. We will be outside, looking at many different aspects of nature, from fields to woods and ponds. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Wednesday, July 31.  This program is free and open to the public.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Workshops

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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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