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Saturday February 16, 2019
 
 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries - 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233 - 518-402-8890

As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative February 16-17, 2019, has been designated as a free fishing weekend.

The requirement for a fishing license is waived during this period. This is a great opportunity to try ice fishing for the first time or for experienced anglers to take friends ice fishing for the first time.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) encouraged anglers to put safety first when ice fishing. Four inches of solid ice is usually safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. However, ice thickness can vary on waterbodies and even within the same waterbody. Anglers should be particularly wary of areas of moving water and around boat docks and houses where bubblers may be installed to reduce ice buildup.

More info on ice fishing and ice safety >>


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  David Winchell
Ray Brook Press Office | R5.Info@dec.ny.gov | (518) 897-1200

Winter Weekend events will be held for the sixth consecutive year at Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretative displays. Visitors can enjoy the wilderness surroundings while being immersed in the rich cultural history of the Adirondacks.

Reservations are not required. Contact AARCH at 518-834-9328 for more information on the Winter Weekends.


9:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

Educator Workshop: GETTING LITTLE FEET WET
Developed specifically for teachers working with young children (ages 3–6), and in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum. The book, provided to workshop participants for free, contains 11 interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. During the workshop we’ll try out some of the activities and discuss how they can be used to build understanding about water in our lives. Space is limited; call to register by Wednesday, February 13. This workshop may be canceled if there is insufficient registration.

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


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Look for winter birds on a snowshoe walk and learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count. We will walk even if there is no snow. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


11:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods, and learn about animals’ winter survival adaptations. No registration required.


LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods






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