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Saturday September 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more! Call 716-683-5959 or see http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68006.html/ for more information. No registration required.

11:00 AM
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

Fire Island National Seashore is co-sponsoring this saltwater fishing clinic with DEC. Fishing will follow instruction and education protion on saltwater fish identification, fishing regulations and surfcasting techniques.

Ages 12 years and above are welcome.

Cost: A parking fee is charged by the county. Check with Suffolk County Parks for details.

Location: Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center (County Rd 46, Shirley, NY 11967)

Parking: Park at Smith Point County Park

Directions: Take Southern State Parkway to exit 68, William Floyd Parkway south to the end. (Or Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) to exit 58, William Floyd Parkway south to end.) FINS Wilderness Visitor Center is located on your right. Parking is to the left at Smith Point County Park.

No Saltwater Fishing Registry is needed during the hours of this event.

12:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

36th Annual Five Rivers Fall Festival

Join us on Saturday, September 16th from 12:00 - 4:00 PM for a family-oriented environmental celebration featuring hands-on educational activities, interactive exhibits, interpretive walks and more. Enjoy opportunities to meet live hawks, owls, snakes and turtles up close and personal. Meet Smokey Bear, cast for “backyard bass,” and enjoy staffed exhibits from a wide range of local conservation partners...all absolutely free of charge! There will also be live music from local band Cautiously Optimistic, and sales of refreshments, plants and birdseed.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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