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Thursday June 1, 2017
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft investigation and remedial measures work plan to address contamination related to the South Island Apartments Site (Green Island, Albany Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 1, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Village of Green Island Offices, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, NY 12183; phone: 518-273-2201.


4:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
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.


1:00 PM
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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.


4:30 PM
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

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Date/Time: Thursdays, April 27 through June 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Family Fun: Outdoors after School

Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our 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.


Friday June 2, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170503_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as the 68 Tonawanda Street Site, site ID #C915316. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, Erie County, at 68 Tonawanda Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Click the web link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo, NY 14207.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/109965.html
Contact  Senior Forester Steve Guglielmi, NYSDEC Region 5
P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977 or sent by e-mail to: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

A Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Conceptual Plan outlining the general design and features of the future 34-mile, multi-use recreational trail on the bed of the former railway between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has been released for public review and comment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

"The Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Conceptual Plan is an important step in developing a unique, world class outdoor recreation trail like no other in the Adirondacks, New York State, or the nation," said DEC Commissioner Seggos. "The rail trail will connect the villages of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid, providing visitors and residents with new opportunities to walk, hike, and bike in three seasons, and cross-country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile in winter, boosting local economies in surrounding communities all year long."

Public comments will be accepted until close of business June 2, 2017. Written comments may be mailed to the contact listed above.

Click on the link above for more information.


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft work plan to investigate contamination related to the Kimball Residences Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 2, 2017. Click the web link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Yonkers Public Library, Attn: Edward Falcone, 16 Thompson Street, Yonkers, NY 10707; phone: 914-779-3774.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
information.r6@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC Region 6 is opening the newly accessible John Young Trail located within the Tug Hill State Forest at Barnes Corners. 

Date:  June 2, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Directions: From Watertown, take U.S. Interstate 81 south to Exit 42. Make a left onto State Rt. 177 east and proceed 10 miles. Turn left onto Williams Road. The trail is 1.6 miles down Williams Road on the right. From Lowville Take State Rt. 177 west through Barnes Corners. Turn right onto Williams Road. The trail is 1.6 miles down Williams Road on the right.      


Saturday June 3, 2017
 
9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: GROWING UP WILD
This program provides early childhood educators with an activity guide featuring 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities for indoor and outdoor fun. Activities incorporate art, music, reading, math and more. For educators of students ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: AQUATIC WILD
This interactive, hands-on workshop provides K-12 educators with an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on aquatic wildlife and ecosystems. Participants receive a curriculum guide full of activities that are correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards - English Language Arts. For educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


10:00 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

Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM

Fit and Fun: HIKE the WILD TURKEY TRAIL

This 2-mile trail takes visitors along the edge of Five Rivers’ largest field and into the forest. We’ll look for deer, bobolinks and eastern bluebirds along the way. Sturdy shoes recommended.


11:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.


2:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover the artist Andy Goldsworthy while creating ephemeral art along the trails of Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Sunday June 4, 2017
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about proposed activities to address contamination related to the 19 North Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 4, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Attn: Carol Ann Batt, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-858-7129.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/43668.html
Contact  Patricia Henighan
Patriciahenighan@frontier.com

Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs is teaming up with the Town of Montgomery CAC to plant native trees along the Wallkill River at the Benedict Farm Park.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event or would like more event details, please contact Patricia Henighan by email at patriciahenighan@frontier.com


Monday June 5, 2017
 
 
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/genericcfa/2017-cfa-worksho...
Contact  Regional Economic Development Council

As part of Governor Cuomo’s plan to improve the state’s economic development model, the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) streamlines and expedites the grant application process. It offers a single entry point for access to funding from multiple state agencies for economic development, community revitalization, and environmental improvements.

As part of the 2017 CFA, a series of workshops is offered across the state to provide potential applicants with additional information on individual funding programs offered, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and discuss project ideas with program representatives. Workshops are being held during May and June.

The workshop schedule is available here: https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/genericcfa/2017-cfa-workshops.

NYSDEC is offering the following funding programs through the 2017 CFA:


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106149.html
Contact  Sandra Hinkel, NYS DE -, Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7255, Phone: (518) 402-9625, E-mail: Regs.Radiation@dec.ny.gov.

DEC is proposing to amend 6 NYCRR Part 380, Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Radioactive Materials, to incorporate eight federal rule changes that have occurred from 1991 through 2008, and to clarify and improve the existing regulation.

Written comments: The public is invited to submit written comments on these proposed amendments to Part 380 through Monday, June 5, 2017. Written comments can be submitted by:

(1) E-mail to: Regs.Radiation@dec.ny.gov and please write "Comments on Proposed Part 380" in the subject line of the email; or

(2) Mail to: Sandra Hinkel, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7255.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170419_not0.html
Contact  Maureen Davidson, NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400, E-mail: maureen.davidson@dec.ny.gov

The NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources (DMR) filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Subpart 43-1 to eliminate unnecessary surfclam permits for those who harvest surfclams by mechanical means from waters other than the Atlantic Ocean (i.e., Long Island Sound, Gardiners Bay, and Block Island Sound.)

This notice will be published in issue 16 of the State Register on April 19, 2017. Written comments can be submitted to the contact listed above until June 5th, 2017. 


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Tim Bayly Property Site (Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 5, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144; phone: 518-462-1193  -- and --  Rensselaer Planning and Development Agency, c/o Charles Moore, AICP, Director, City Hall, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144; phone: 518-456-1693.


Tuesday June 6, 2017
 
 
Wednesday June 7, 2017
 
 
8:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/46924.html
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
hrep@dec.ny.gov

The Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee (HREMAC) was established in 1987. The committee's volunteer members are appointed by the DEC Commissioner and represent interests directly involved in the estuary including commercial fishing, recreational uses, research, education, conservation, local government, marine trades and industry. The committee meets three times per year and provides a forum where the views and opinions of committee members can be shared with state resource managers. The committee serves to advise DEC on regulatory, policy and other matters affecting the management, protection and use of the Hudson River estuary, its tributaries and shorelands, including implementation of the Hudson River Estuary Program.

6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday June 8, 2017
 
 
4:30 AM
10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/84359.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

Community Risk and Resiliency Act - Reducing Flood Risk in New York State: A Climate Smart Communities Webinar

Webinar speakers will discuss resources for reducing flood risk that are under development as part of CRRA implementation. Webinar participants will learn about the CRRA guidance on flood risk management, and using natural and nature-based features, like sustainable shorelines, to reduce flood risk. Speakers will also describe a set of model local laws that municipalities can consider adopting to increase their resiliency in the face of climate change.

Please provide us with your name and community affiliation, either via email or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8448. In the event that we cancel or postpone this webinar, respondents will be notified.

To join the webinar on June 8th, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on this link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e32681160aaa872b5d784a9e206e18162
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
  4. Click "Join".
  5. Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to join the audio portion through your telephone. The system will call you back.
  6. Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the Event Number: 313 938 491, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your screen in the Event Info tab) to join the audio portion. The Attendee ID is recommended but not required.
  • We are happy to report it is also now an option to join the audio portion of the webinar via your computer's built-in audio or via VoIP. In the Audio menu, select Call Using Computer. For more details, review this short video: https://help.webex.com/videos/1290

For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487. This webinar can be accessed using an Android mobile phone, an iPhone, an iPad, or other computer running a Windows or Mac operating system.

Note that you may have to download the WebEx plug-in and/or restart your browser to connect to the webinar, especially if you are using a Mac computer. Please join the webinar at least five minutes early to allow yourself some time to get connected.

Two days before webinar, test the computer you plan to use by clicking on the following link: http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.


1:00 PM
4:30 PM
6:30 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location: Temple Beth Abraham, 301 Sea Breeze Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224.

DEC invites the public to this discussion about cleanup activities about to begin at the K-Dangman Park MGP Site (Neptune Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Drop in anytime during this informal session to ask questions and discuss the upcoming site activities.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the upcoming cleanup activities and the availability session (information in English and Russian).

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Community Board 13, 1201 Surf Ave. Floor 3, Brooklyn, NY 11224; phone: 718-266-3001.


Friday June 9, 2017
 
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures (RI/IRM) Work Plan for a site known as Jefferson Avenue Apartments, site ID #C915317. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1140 & 1162 Jefferson Avenue.

Comments regarding this application and work plan must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application, work plan and other relevant documents are available at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not1.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 250 East Main Street, LLC for a site known as 250 East Main Street, Site ID #C152245. This site is located in the Hamlet of Bay Shore, within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 250 East Main Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Joey’s Cleaners, site ID #C203076. This site is located in the Bronx at 1244 East Gunhill Road.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library-Alerton Branch, 2740 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Main and Hertel, site ID #C915318. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 2929-2939 Main Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, 14208.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110060.html
Contact  Michael Schiavone NYSDEC (Bobcat Regs), Kathy O'Brien NYSDEC (Terrapin Regs)
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754. e-mail: wildliferegs@dec.ny.gov; subject line - Bobcat Regulation or Terrapin Regulation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the agency is accepting public comments on two regulatory proposals.

One proposal is for the closure of the diamondback terrapin season; the other revises the special permit requirements for bobcat hunting and trapping.

The public comment period will run until June 9, 2017


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Glenwood Container Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 9, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Yonkers Public Library, Attn: Edward Falcone, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701.


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Luster-Coate Metalizing Corporation Site (Churchville, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 9, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Newman-Riga Library, Attn: Donna Haire, 1 Village Park, Churchville, NY 14428; phone: 585-283-2009.


8:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Amherst State Park, Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221 - Map

Join us to look for nocturnal critters along the trails on the night of a full moon. Note: This program takes place at Amherst State Park, Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Saturday June 10, 2017
 
9:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110335.html
Contact  Michael Todd
716-851-7010, region9@dec.ny.gov

Free fishing education clinic for youth and families in the Buffalo area.

Participants visit 5 fishing education stations, before practicing basic fishing skills. This clinic is one of two long running cooperative fishing education events provided by DEC and Erie County Federation of Sportsmen Club.

Location - Ellicott Creek County Park


10:00 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

Date/Time: Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM 

How to Do It: Introduction to iNaturalist.org

Learn how you can help Five Rivers build a more complete species list by using iNaturalist.org, an international community of naturalists who share their photos and observations and help each other make identifications. Bring your camera or camera phone. We’ll take pictures of local species during our guided walk, upload them to the website, and help others identify their species correctly. If possible, please download the iNaturalist app on your phone or sign up to www.iNaturalist.org prior to the workshop. Meet in the Guided School Program classroom to begin. 

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 7 to register. 

This workshop-style program is for ages 12 through adult.


11:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Reinstein Woods is a great place to play, especially on Community Day! Join Reinstein Woods and the Towns of Cheektowaga and Amherst for a day of outdoor fun. Learn a new skill, including archery, birdwatching, geocaching or orienteering. Kids can enjoy face painting, nature play stations and old-fashioned activities with Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Nature walks, food trucks, basket raffle and more! No registration required for this free event. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959.


2:00 PM
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

Date/Time: Saturday, June 10, 2:00 PM

How to Do It: Digital Nature Photography for Beginners 

Learn some tips for taking great wildlife photos. The program will start inside the Guided School Program building. Dress for the weather and bring your own camera or camera phone as we head outdoors to practice taking pictures. Together we will share photos and questions. 

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 7 to register. 

This workshop-style program is for ages 12 through adult.


Monday June 12, 2017
 
 
Tuesday June 13, 2017
 
11:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy a walk to learn about the medicinal values of the herbs that grow at Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


6:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Carlson Commons, 70 Corretta Scott Crossing, Rochester, NY.

DEC invites the public to a public meeting to learn about proposed activities to address contamination related to the 5 & 15 Flint Street Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments also will be accepted during the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through July 10, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Phillis Wheatley Community Library, Attn: Lori Frankunas, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY 14608; phone: 585-428-8212  --and--  The Plymouth-Exchange Neighborhood Association, Carlson Commons, 70 Corretta Scott Crossing, Rochester, NY 14608.


Wednesday June 14, 2017
 
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170426_not0.html
Contact  Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division
625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, Phone: (518) 402-9401, E-mail: productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov

This notice announces the availability of the draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program Certification Form and Guidance Document and the launch of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC's) Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program.

Under the program, manufacturers of cleaning products sold in the State of New York are required to disclose the ingredients of their products on their websites and identify any ingredients that appear on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern.

Public comment on the form and guidance will be accepted through June 14, 2017.


5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/piseco...
Contact  Josh Houghton
NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, or by e-mail to campinfo@dec.ny.gov

The public meeting will held at the town of Arietta Town Hall, 1722 State Route 8, Piseco, NY, beginning at 5 pm.

A presentation reviewing the management actions proposed in the Draft UMP at the beginning of the meeting. After the presentation, DEC staff will answer questions and then the public will have an opportunity to provide verbal comments.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/92349.html
Contact  James Herrington
(845) 889-4745 x109
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

Want to try your hand at fishing in the Hudson River? Join our family-friendly angling program. Sponsored by the DEC Hudson River Research Reserve & I Fish NY. Free. All equipment provided. Angling is wheelchair accessible. 

Norrie Point Environmental Center
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Dutchess County


Thursday June 15, 2017
 
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the POP Displays Manufacturing Site (Astoria, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 15, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (English and Espanol).

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11102; phone: 718-278-2220  -- and --  Queens Community Board 1, Attn: Florence Koulouris, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 1025, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.


4:30 AM
1:00 PM
4:30 PM
Friday June 16, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170517_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP) for a site known as the 980 Ellicott Street Site, site ID #C915143. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 980 Ellicott Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 16, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft RIWP, and other relevant documents are available at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, 14203.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170517_not3.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as the Former Grossingers Resort, site ID #C353015. This site is located in the Town of Liberty, within the County of Sullivan, and is located at 1, 14 and 16 Clements Road and 27-127 Grossinger Road.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 16, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Liberty Public Library, 189 N Main St, Liberty, NY 12754.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/piseco...
Contact  Josh Houghton
NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, or by e-mail to: campinfo@dec.ny.gov

DEC released for public review and comment the draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Piseco Lake campgrounds. The UMP identifies proposed upgrades and replacements for facilities and infrastructure during the next five years.

Public comment on the draft UMP will be accepted through June 16, 2017, and can be submitted by mail to the contact listed above.

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not5.html
Contact  Kirstin Seleen, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office
232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1278, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

The amendments propose the installation of a gate at the entrance to Eagle Cave to protect an important bat hibernaculum; the construction of the new Wakely Brook Trail to connect the Kunjamuk Trail with the Round Pond Trail; the official designation and marking of the Round Pond Trail, the Kings Flow East Trail, and the Puffer Pond Brook Trail; the retention of the Puffer Pond lean-to, which was identified for removal in the 2005 UMP; the construction of a new trail segment connecting the John Pond - Clear Pond Loop Trail to Parkerville Road; replace the bridge on the Sacandaga River or re-rout a portion of the Botheration Pond Trail to avoid the river crossing; and re-rout a portion of the Clear Pond Trail.

For more information click the URL link above.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until June 16, 2017.

The Siamese Ponds Wilderness and the Jessup River Wild Forest are located in the Towns of Wells, Lake Pleasant, and Indian Lake in Hamilton County, New York and the Towns of Johnsburg and Thurman in Warren County, New York.


 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination at a portion of the ExxonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 16, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, NY 14210; phone: 716-823-4707.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not5.html
Contact  Josh Clague, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

The amendment proposes the development of an accessible tent site on Lake Durant; the creation of a spur trail that connects the hamlet of Long Lake to the Northville Placid Trail; the construction of an additional lean-to on a heavily-used section of the Northville Placid Trail; and modifications to the Blue Mountain summit facilities, including rehabilitation of the Blue Mountain access road, the removal of summit facilities that are no longer in use, and the installation of improvements that will protect the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) investment in the facilities on the summit.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until June 16, 2017.

The Blue Mountain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Minerva in Essex County, New York, and the Towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York.


Saturday June 17, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170517_not0.html
Contact  Brian Lay, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance
625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Air Resources operates an ambient air monitoring network for various air contaminants within the State. As required by federal regulations, NYS DEC prepares an annual monitoring network plan.

NYS DEC has reviewed the current ambient air monitoring network and is proposing locate two required PAMS sites in the Bronx and on the north shore of Long Island, and collocating a PM2.5 instrument in Amherst, NY. In addition, the NYS DEC is requesting to close the Pb-TSP monitoring site at Ballard Road, and move the collocated sampler to the Wakefern Food Site at the end of 2017.

Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to NYS DEC by June 17th, 2017


10:00 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

Date/Time: Saturday, June 17, 10:00 AM

New York State Path through History: Five Rivers Through the Years

From forest to farmland to game farm and now an environmental education center, our site has seen many changes over the years. Join us for a walk highlighting Five Rivers’ history, with special attention paid to the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Delmar Experimental Game Farm.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join former intern Jerry Krajna (fall 2007) as he shares his personal hiking experiences and talks about exploring natural areas in western New York. Learn how to set up a hike plan, what sort of gear to have, what to do if you experience an emergency and how to locate new natural areas to explore. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 

Location of Event:  Schiff Boy Scout Camp, 1606 Manorville Road, Wading River

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the NYSDEC in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, Theodore Roosevelt Council. Geared towards Fathers with children, IFISHNY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the NYSDEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.

Contact: Robert McCormack, email: robert.mccormack@dec.ny.gov


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Celebrate World Sea Turtle Day by discovering their freshwater relatives here at Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


11:00 AM
Monday June 19, 2017
 
10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Help us kick off Pollinator Awareness Week as we transform a trail into an outdoor exhibit on the importance of local pollinators. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday June 20, 2017
 
6:30 PM
http://www.asmfc.org/species/tautog
Contact  John Maniscalco
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

The states of Massachusetts through Virginia have scheduled hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Tautog. The New York meeting will be held at NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources in East Setauket, NY.


 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: City of Ithaca, City Hall - Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal for no further action at the Ithaca Falls Overlook Site (Ithaca, Tompkins Co.), within New York's Environmental Remediation Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through July 17, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; phone: 607-272-4557.


Wednesday June 21, 2017
 
10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Bring a lunch if you want to eat outdoors after the tour. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


7:00 PM
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

Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 PM

National Pollinator Week: Flowers of the Solstice

On the shortest night of the year, join us for a walking tour of the natural and cultural history of wildflowers. Many plants that immigrants introduced to the New World were valued not for their food or medicinal uses but because of their reputed supernatural powers. Come learn about the lore and magic of these flowers.


Thursday June 22, 2017
 
4:30 AM
1:00 PM
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

Date/Time: Thursday, June 22, 1:00 PM

National Pollinator Week: An Introduction to the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

Discover how you can participate in this citizen science project involving volunteers in monarch research. The main goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Learn to look for eggs, caterpillars, pupae and adults. Contributions from volunteers aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Help us to monitor monarchs at Five Rivers, or monitor them at your home. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn more about the project.


5:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Webb
(315) 426-7441

Public Input on Proposals to Restore Wildlife Habitat and Recreation on Onondaga Lake.

Syracuse Community Connections - Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204, in the Clover Corner Room.


6:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Webb
(315) 426-7441

Public Comment on Proposals to Restore Wildlife Habitat and Recreation on Onondaga Lake.

Syracuse Community Connections - Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204, in the Clover Corner Room.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170614_not5.html
Contact  Steven Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
1115 NYS Route 86, P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Proposals in the Draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) include improved access to water locations for persons with disabilities, accessible parking, campsites, and motor vehicle access for persons with disabilities under the CP-3 program. The Draft RMP proposes the construction of nine campsites, water access, and several foot trails. Mountain bikes will be allowed on some of the trails. One lean-to, in addition to the existing one, may be built on the property. Winter recreation on the property will include a cross-country ski trail and ice fishing.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will be holding a public meeting on the Draft RMP Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until July 14, 2017.


Friday June 23, 2017
 
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about proposed activities to address contamination related to the Former Hygrade Polishing and Plating Co. Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 23, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (fact sheet available in English, Espanol, Hindi, and Bangladeshi).

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library, Long Island City Branch, Attn: Tienya Smith, 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; phone: 718-752-3700  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, Attn: Florence Koulouris, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 125, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.


7:30 PM
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

Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 7:30 PM

National Pollinator Week: Bat Count

Did you know that bats are important pollinators of many plants, including peaches and bananas? Join us for an indoor presentation on bats and this special service they provide. Afterwards, we’ll head outdoors to help count the colony of bats as they emerge from Five River’s own bat barn.


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