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Saturday June 9, 2018
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the ENRX Annex Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 9, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

9:30 AM
Contact  Mike Todd

The Teach-Me-To-Fish clinic at Tifft Nature Preserve is a cooperative fishing education event provided by DEC, Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Tifft Nature Preserve. Runs from 9:30am to 1pm. No fishing license needed by anyone. Great opportunity for families to learn about fish identification, fishing skills and tackle. Fishing rods are available to borrow or can bring your own. Bait provided. Contact DEC at 716-851-7010 to pre-register.

Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14203

10:00 AM
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


Five Rivers will host DEC's second annual Outdoor Day with a celebration of family-friendly activities and presentations. The 445-acre site has long been a destination for area families who enjoy exploring the 10 miles of walking trails through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Five Rivers staff and volunteers have planned outdoor activities for visitors to try first-hand, such as hiking, bird watching, fishing, and pitching a tent. Five Rivers' Outdoor Day will emphasize connecting to nature through hands-on experiences. We encourage anyone interested to spend the day enjoying the outdoors and trying a new skill

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

Contact  Rob McDonald

Celebrate Outdoor Day with DEC staff at Mount Loretto Unique Area in Staten Island. Throughout the day, staff will highlight activities that can be done outdoors to inspire visitors to visit public lands and reconnect with nature through hands-on experiences. Activities include: fresh and saltwater fishing, hiking, bird watching, outdoor safety, paddling, campsite setup and archery.

We hope you can join us for this free open house-style event.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
TIME: 10am-3pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10309

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

Join Reinstein Woods and the towns of Cheektowaga and Amherst for a day of outdoor fun. Learn a new skill, including archery, camping, birdwatching or geocaching. Kids can enjoy face painting, nature play stations and games. Nature walks, food trucks, and more! No registration required for this free event. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959.

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