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Saturday August 10, 2013
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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

Erie County Fair - August 7 to 18
Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY

Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Cattaraugus County Sportsmen Show to meet with DEC Wildlife staff, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

10:00 AM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

What better way to commemorate Smokey Bear’s birthday than to try your hand at being a forest ranger? You’ll get to operate an Indian fire pump, see how modern forest ranger trucks are specially equipped for work, and learn fire prevention skills from a real DEC forest ranger. Plus, meet a special guest. Bring a camera. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Wednesday, August 7. This program is free and open to the public.

1:00 PM
Contact  Thomas V. Panzone
(718) 482-4953

The public is invited to join in a celebration of the 69th birthday of an environmental icon, Smokey Bear, at Mr. Loretto Unique Area in Staten Island, just east of the intersection of Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard, across the street from the MIV/CYO building, along the road leading to the bluffs from the parking lot.

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

Come prepared to get wet! We will walk along the Vlomankill Trail looking for signs of wildlife, then explore the stream to observe life under the water’s surface. We can estimate the water quality of the stream by the presence or absence of indicator species like mayflies and caddisflies. Wear shoes that can get wet—please, no bare feet or flip-flops. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Wednesday, August 7. This program is free and open to the public.

8:30 PM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The night offers a different world of insects that is rarely explored. Join us as we search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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