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Saturday August 5, 2017
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 21-25 31st Street Site (Astoria, Queens) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 5, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library - Steinway Branch, Attn: Laurel Hicklin, 21-45 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-728-1965  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmar Boulevard - LL Suite 125, Astoria, NY 11105, Attn: District Manager - Florence Koulouris; phone: 718-626-1021.

8:00 AM
Contact  Rebecca Houser
hrep@dec.ny.gov; 845-256-3877

The sixth annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will take place at multiple sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson on August 5, 2017.

The public is invited to join naturalists from the Capital Region to New York City to explore the amazing variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. During the Fish Count, participating organizations encourage visitors to help collect fish using seine nets, minnow traps, or rods and reels. The fish are released after everyone has a chance to see them up close.

For more information, visit the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count page on DEC’s website . While there, watch a clip about seining in the Hudson River on DEC’s YouTube Channel.

While the Fish Count programs are free of charge, some parks may charge entrance or parking fees.

10:00 AM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Location  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead, NY - Map

Location of Event:  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.

Contact: Robert McCormack, email: robert.mccormack@dec.ny.gov

11:00 AM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.

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