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Thursday April 12, 2018
3:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

Public Availability Location: Moakyang Presbyterian Church, 12-25 Clintonville St., Whitestone, NY

DEC invites the public to drop in anytime for informal discussion at either of two public availability sessions being held at the location above on April 12, 2018:

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DEC staff will be on hand to discuss the achievement of cleanup standards to address contamination at the Waterpointe-Whitestone Site.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the completion of the cleanup project and the public availability sessions.

4:30 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


 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.

6:00 PM
Contact  Ricky Silvestro

Gowanda Fire Hall 

230 Aldrich St.
Gowanda, NY 14070

The Niagara Frontier Unit includes approximately 4,500 acres of forest land in the towns of Newstead, Collins, Persia, Otto, and East Otto. Onondaga Escarpment Unique Area, East Otto State Forest and Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Area are included in the Niagara Frontier Unit.

The pre-draft meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, at the Gowanda Fire Hall at 230 Aldrich St.; Gowanda, NY 14070 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This meeting is designed to help establish short and long-range goals and objectives for management of these lands. In addition to the meeting, public comments can be submitted by email and mail to:

Ricky Silvestro
182 E. Union Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
email: r9.ump@dec.ny.gov

Contact  (716) 649-8202

Location: Southtowns Walleye Clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg NY 14075

DEC Fisheries staff presenting: Jim Markham and Jason Robinson

7:00 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

Watchable Wildlife: WOODCOCK WALK

We’ll begin indoors with a brief talk about the American Woodcock and its management at Five Rivers. Then we’ll stroll on the Service Road Loop through managed areas and feeding swales to watch and listen for woodcock. Bring binoculars and a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

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