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Tuesday April 23, 2019
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

Based on public request, DEC has extended the public comment period for 30 days about the proposed cleanup for the Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park, Ulster Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will now be accepted through April 23, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Esopus Library
128 Canal Street
Port Ewen, NY 12466
phone: 845-338-5580

9:00 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

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

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

9:30 AM
Contact  Joelle Ernst
(518) 402-8891

DEC's I FISH NY Program will hold its annual fish stocking and family fishing festival at Albany's Six Mile Waterworks on Tuesday, April 23.

The festival will kick off at 9:30 a.m., when DEC will stock Rensselaer Lake at Six Mile Waterworks with more than 1,000 catchable-size rainbow trout. The free sportfishing clinic will start shortly thereafter and conclude at 2 p.m. DEC fisheries staff will be available to teach participants about fish identification, angling techniques, and fishing safety.

Six Mile Waterworks is located off Fuller Road between Washington and Central avenues.

1:30 PM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Explore how you can use your smartphone to enhance your nature experience. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 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

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.

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