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Monday October 1, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/365.html
Contact  Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
518-402-8883

2012-13 annual fishing, hunting, and trapping sporting licenses and deer management permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Big Game Hunting webpage for details on regulations, license and permit information and more.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29449.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

If you plan to hunt for cottontails in the Hudson River region (Rensselaer, Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties), consider participating in DEC's New England Cottontail Survey.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28945.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Furbearer Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage to locate sites near you.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29447.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29457.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Consider participating in the Cooperator Ruffed Grouse Hunting Log to help DEC learn more about grouse populations and habits.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Turkey Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29451.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Migratory Game Bird webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Consider participating in the Woodcock Hunting Log Survey to help DEC learn more about woodcock populations and habits.

Thursday October 4, 2012
 
4:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 716-683-5959

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. Children in grades K-5.
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043

No registration required. Direction to Reinstein Woods.

6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/80553.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, Region 9
270 Michigan Ave Buffalo, NY 14203-2915 716-851-7220 region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public is invited to comment on a remedy proposed by DEC related to AlTech Specialty Steel Corporation  located at Lucas Avenue, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County. The meeting will be held in the Dunkirk High School Auditorium. You are encouraged to provide comments at the meeting, and during the 30-day comment period from Sept. 12 through Oct. 12.

Friday October 5, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources
fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us
5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22551.html
Contact  DEC Region 6 Forester
(315) 376-3521, r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The 2010 UMP for the Watson's East Triangle proposed the construction of a new lean-to near Buck Pond. The UMP also proposed the entire length of the Buck Pond Road be closed to all motor vehicle use.



Saturday October 6, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46245.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Under the close supervision of a licensed and experienced adult mentor, 14- to 15-year old junior hunters may use a firearm or crossbow to take one deer of either sex with the appropriate licenses, tags and privileges. This youth hunt is open in Northern and Southern zones, except in bow only areas.

Visit DEC's Junior Hunter Mentoring Program webpage for complete details.

9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for workshops dedicated to the many teaching opportunities only autumn can provide. Choose from indoor/outdoor sessions on monarchs and woolly bears, fall foliage, bird life, bees and wasps and preparations for winter. Savvy teaching ideas and techniques will help you make your seasonal classroom studies fun and engaging. The presentations are free, but space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 for more information and/or to register by Friday, September 28.
Direction to Five Rivers 

10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Construct your own sun-powered creations; photovoltaic cells provided.

Materials fee = $4.00 per child, $2.00 for Friends of Reinstein members.

For children age 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Direction to Reinstein Woods


1:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Experience the best of both worlds at Reinstein Woods. Explore and learn about our environmentally-friendly “green” building and take a tour of the trails in this guided program. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Direction to Reinstein Woods


Sunday October 7, 2012
 
 
Monday October 8, 2012
 
 
Tuesday October 9, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This is the last day to order bird seed for the Friends of Five Rivers’ Annual Bird Seed Sale. This benefit sale not only helps the birds but also generates supplemental funding for Five Rivers’ programming. For an order form or more information, call the Friends at 518-475-0295.


Wednesday October 10, 2012
 
6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Take a guided walk to look for beavers in action, and learn about our official New York State mammal. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Direction to Reinstein Woods


Thursday October 11, 2012
 
10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

An overview of the climate adaptation planning process with ideas and resources to help your community conduct a vulnerability assessment and create a climate adaptation plan.  Please register providing your community affiliation via e-mail or telephone to climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us  or 518-402-8323.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet. To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the "Join a meeting" button and enter Conference ID 78425 in the "Meeting Login" screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted.


4:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 716-683-5959

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. Children in grades K-5.
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043

No registration required. Direction to Reinstein Woods.

Friday October 12, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html#Black
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The regular bowhunting season remains open, and the muzzleloader season opens October 13. See complete season details by visiting the link above.

 
5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/33276.html
Contact  Division of Air Resources Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance
518-402-8508

NYSDEC prepared an annual monitoring network plan detailing the specifics of the monitoring network, including proposed modifications. This plan was available for public review and comments on May 23, 2012. However, the previous public notice did not reflect some last minute changes to the proposed modifications that resulted from consultation with EPA. Consequently, NYSDEC is hereby providing an additional 30-day period for public review.

Saturday October 13, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

View muzzleloadlng regulations for details on licenses/privileges and firearm requirements.

For more details on deer and bear hunting in New York State, visit DEC's Big Game Hunting webpage.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This season is open through January 27, 2013 in the special sea duck area only. Sea ducks include scoters, eiders and long-tailed ducks - formerly called oldsquaw. The daily limit is 7 sea ducks, with no more than 4 scoters  included in the daily bag.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Youth hunters, ages 12-15, must possess a junior hunting license and be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. Only junior hunters are allowed to possess a firearm or harvest birds during the special youth hunt weekend.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage for information on release sites in your area.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Youth Days are additional days for Junior Hunters only. Young hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, Canada geese, and brant on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits for ducks are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 2 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult may not shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open. Note: A 2011-12 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2012.

9:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This workshop helps teachers incorporate the Great Lakes into their classroom through standards-based, hand-on lesson plans and in-depth instruction in local Great Lakes issues. Participants will receive Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides.

For educators of students in grades 6-12.

Please note: this workshop is being held in Barker, NY.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 x204 to sign up.


10:00 AM
http://www.ifishnewyork.org/
Contact  I FISH NY staff
(631) 444-0283

At Hempstead Lake State Park. Come out and enjoy a day of free fishing with the entire family! Headlining the event is a children's "Casting for Pumpkins" contest. In addition, over 1,000 trout will be stocked prior to the event. Age: All. Cost: $6 for participants 12 years and older plus parking fee; free with Empire Passport. Directions: Take exit 18 off Southern State Parkway. Follow the drive into the Park. Make your second right into the ticket booths. Make an immediate left after the booths. Follow to the end of the parking lot. Walk along the path to MacDonald and South Ponds.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Binoculars and a bird guide are all you need to start this fascinating hobby. On this indoor/outdoor clinic, center staff will provide an overview of tools and techniques that will help you tell the catbirds from the cowbirds in your dogwoods. Afterwards, staff will lead an outdoor foray to look and listen for common birds. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. We have several models for you to try.

Direction to Five Rivers


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Explore the hazards facing birds as they migrate south for the winter. For kids age 8 to 12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Direction to Reinstein Woods


11:00 AM
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/386439852
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
845-889-4745 x106 or email hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Paddle with staff naturalists and learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats. These FREE educational canoe trips at selected sites along the Hudson River Estuary are provided for the general public.

  • One trip per person, registration required. (register at URL listed above)
  • Novices and families welcome (minimum age is 6, maximum of 2 children under 16 per adult).
  • All gear provided.
  • For safety reasons, we can't allow other boats to join group.
  • Wear old sneakers or water shoes that can get wet/muddy (flip-flops come off!)
  • Prepare to be knee-deep in water.
  • Bring food, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure!


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

They may not be faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but many animals have abilities beyond those of humans.Take a walk and learn about some of the amazing residents of the woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Direction to Reinstein Woods


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an outdoor walk to look for and collect some beautiful fall leaves. Then we will go indoors for a craft project to help us learn all about leaves and the trees from which they came. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, October 10.

Direction to Five Rivers


Sunday October 14, 2012
 
 
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This season will reopen on October 27 in the Northeastern Waterfowl Zone.

11:00 AM
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/386439852
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
845-889-4745, x106 or email hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Paddle with staff naturalists and learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats. These FREE educational canoe trips at selected sites along the Hudson River Estuary are provided for the general public.

  • One trip per person, registration required. (register at URL listed above)
  • Novices and families welcome (minimum age is 6, maximum of 2 children under 16 per adult).
  • All gear provided.
  • For safety reasons, we can't allow other boats to join group.
  • Wear old sneakers or water shoes that can get wet/muddy (flip-flops come off!)
  • Prepare to be knee-deep in water.
  • Bring food, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure!


Monday October 15, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31421.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Some exceptions may apply. Check the special regulations by county to determine if regulations differ in waterbodies near.

Tuesday October 16, 2012
 
6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

After the annual business meeting, Gretchen Murray Sepik will perform as “Mary Jemison, White Seneca Woman of the Genesee.” Mary will describe her life with the Iroquois. Members are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren. Not a member yet? You can join at the meeting.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


7:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Mottville Fire House, 4149 Frost Street, Mottville, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the site. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through November 2, 2012.


Wednesday October 17, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The season for duck, coot and merganser reopens on October 27 for the Lake Champlain Zone.

Thursday October 18, 2012
 
10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
518-402-8323, climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Features a discussion about current research on measuring and projecting greenhouse gas emissions reductions resulting from land-use and transportation policies. Please register providing your community affilation via e-mail or telephone to climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the internet. To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the "join a meeting" button and enter conference ID 78425 in the "Meeting Login" screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted.

11:00 AM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/80553.html
Contact  Region 9, Division of Environmental Remediation
716-851-7220, region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan from September 12, 2012 through October 18, 2012. The proposed plan is available for review at Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

6:00 PM
Contact  Henry Williams - DER Project Manager
(518) 402-9662

The public is invited to a public availability session, at which the results of the Remedial Investigation for the former Fulton Works Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site will be discussed. The availability session will be held at P.S. 372, Brooklyn, NY located at 512 Carroll Street.

Friday October 19, 2012
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us
6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Learn about our local owls, and listen for their calls on a walk in the woods. Program sponsored by Friends of Reinstein, to raise funds for purchasing new owl mounts.

Fee = $2.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $1.00.

For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.
Direction to Reinstein Woods


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