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Saturday July 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 proposed activities to address contamination related to the 2420 and 2430 Amsterdam Avenue Site (Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 1, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Fort Washington Library, Attn: Kenneth Wright or Sumie Otu, 535 West 179th Street, New York, NY 10033; phone: 212-927-3533  --and--  Manhattan Community Board 12, Attn: Ebenezer Smith, 530 West 166th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032; phone: 212-568-8500.


10:00 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 the latest--and oldest--in health trends. This walk will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation while easing anxiety and stress. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 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

Join a guided nature walk to look for tracks, scat and other animal clues. No registration required.


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, July 1, 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: ANNUAL BUTTERFLY CENSUS

What’s red, white and blue and flutters in the wind? It and others like it are flying all over the grounds. Come join our annual census of local butterflies as we gently catch, identify and release specimens unharmed. Nets are welcome. Parents and children must accompany each other.

Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Friday, June 30.


Monday July 3, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170531_not4.html
Contact  Angelo Marcuccio, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
1130 N. Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306, Telephone: (518) 357-2446, email: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov

The Town of Colonie, as the owner of the Colonie Landfill at 1319 Loudon Road, Town of Colonie, and Capital Region Landfills, Inc., operator of the landfill, are seeking the necessary permits to develop approximately 132 acres of land (referred to as Area 7) within the existing 212-acre landfill site as new landfill space.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to provide comments to NYS DEC that are solely limited to the supplemental information described above, and must be submitted in writing to the contact listed above at NYS DEC no later than close of business on July 3, 2017.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not0.html
Contact  Sandra Hinkel, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7255
Phone: (518) 402-9625, E-mail: Regs.Radiation@dec.ny.gov

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has extended the public comment period to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 on the proposed amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 380, Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Radioactive Materials. This rule making would incorporate eight federal rule changes that have occurred from 1991 through 2008, and clarify and improve the existing regulation.


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

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session. Note: This program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register.

Thursday July 6, 2017
 
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.


Friday July 7, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170510_not0.html
Contact  Eric Wade, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8403, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

The Department is proposing to repeal and replace existing Part 232, entitled: "Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities," of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulation of the State of New York (6 NYCRR).

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to the contact listed above until 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017.


Saturday July 8, 2017
 
10:00 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

Search for seasonal wildflowers, and learn their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Monday July 10, 2017
 
4:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109784.html
Contact  James Symon
(518) 402-8292
Location  NYSDEC Region 2 Offices, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map

July 10, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Region 2 Long Island City Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5401

July 20, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

July 24, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
114 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109784.html
Contact  James Symon
(518) 402-8292
Location  NYSDEC Region 2 Offices, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map

July 10, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Region 2 Long Island City Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5401

July 20, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

July 24, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
114 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604


8:30 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

Enjoy the light of the moon as we search for critters of the night. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday July 11, 2017
 
9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110633.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
information.r6@dec.ny.gov

The public is invited to assist with hand removal of Water Chestnut from Lakeview Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

What: Invasive species Water Chestnut “hand pull”
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Where: South Sandy Creek canoe/kayak launch, NYS Route 3. View Lakeview Marsh Map (PDF, 1.8 MB). Group will paddle into Lakeview Marsh WMA.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the activity and are asked to bring their own canoe or kayak and safety equipment. Those interested in participating or have any questions should email. 


10:00 AM
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

Discover what amazing animals are lurking underwater on this hike along Ellicott Creek. Note: this program takes place at Amherst State Park. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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.


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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Evenings Together 2 (Family Game Night), offered as two different one-evening sessions: July 11 and August 18. Play large-group nature games with other participating families and learn about the lives of animals.

Also see Summer Evenings Together 1 (Birds and Bird Watching) takes place over four evenings: July 18, 20, 25 and 27. Learn about birds and observing birds through hands-on activities. 

Details for both programs, including fees and a registration form, can be found at http://www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/178


8:30 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

Join former Naturalist Intern Matt Nusstein (winter/spring 2015) to search for creatures of the night on this guided walk. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Wednesday July 12, 2017
 
11:00 AM
https://stoptheinvasionny.com/calendar-of-events/
Contact  Megan Phillips
megan.phillips@dec.ny.gov
Location  Empire State Plaza, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY - Map

Stop by the Empire State Plaza Farmers Market in Albany on Wednesday, July 12 between 11am and 2pm for invasive species exhibits and information presented by local conservation agencies and not for profit organizations. Experts will be on site to answer your questions about prohibited and regulated species, citizen science programs, and more. This event is a part of New York's 4th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week.


1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and accepted.

There will also be two staff availability sessions for the public to ask questions of NYS DEC staff related to the draft plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Geoff-Nelson Memorial Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until August 11, 2017.


3:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110067.html
Contact  Susan Pepe, Estuary Grants Manager, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506
HREPgrants@dec.ny.gov

$670,000 in new competitive grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary improve recreational access and design projects to increase resiliency to flooding, protect water quality, and enhance natural resources. The grants support the goals of DEC's 2015-2020 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda.


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

Location of Availability Sessions: The Salvation Army of Geneva, 41 North Street, Geneva, NY

DEC invites the public to attend either of the following availability sessions it will hold with the New York State Department of Health on July 12, 2017 to discuss cleanup to begin this July of properties in neighborhoods adjacent to the Former Geneva Foundry Site (Geneva, Ontario County):

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM  --and--
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

To learn about the upcoming cleanup activities and the availability sessions, click the web link above at "Additional Information".

Project documents are available for review at: Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456; phone: 315-789-5303.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

DEC and the Town of Brookhaven are co-sponsoring this freshwater fishing clinic. All are welcome to this family clinic. Basic instruction focuses on fish identification, techniques, regulations and stewardship practices. Fishing will follow the instruction and education portion.

Location: Town of Brookhaven Beach, Lake Ronkonkoma (south end of the lake)

Directions:

From the East: I-495 (LIE) exit 60. Continue on service road. Make a right onto Pond Road to Town beach, 0.5 miles.

From the West: I-495 (LIE) exit 59. Continue service road. Make a left onto Pond Road to Town beach, 0.5 miles.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and accepted.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saranac Lake High School auditorium
79 Canaras Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wild Center, Flammer Theater
45 Museum Drive (off Hosley Avenue)
Tupper Lake, NY.

There will also be two staff availability sessions for the public to ask questions of NYS DEC staff related to the draft plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Geoff-Nelson Memorial Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until August 11, 2017.


6:30 PM
Thursday July 13, 2017
 
8:30 AM
https://nysipm.cornell.edu/resources/nys-ipm-conferences/in...
Contact  Megan Phillips

Invasive Species in New York: Where We Are and What We Can Do
When: July 13, 2017, 8:30 – 4:30
Where: Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Cost: $35 includes coffee and lunch

Agenda:
8:30-8:45 Introduction
8:50-9:35 Invasive Species: Science, Economics, and Policy — Carrie Brown-Lima, NY Invasive Species Research Institute
9:40-10:00 Agriculture — Chris Logue, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
10:05-10:25 Agriculture — Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM Program
10:25-10:40 Break — visit Educational Tables in Roger Bacon Hall
10:40-11:00 Forest Pests — Jerry Carlson, DEC
11:05-11:35 Prioritization and Working Smarter — Jennifer Dean, NY Natural Heritage Program
11:40-12:10 Legislative Panel
12:10-1:10 LUNCH at The Norm, and more time to visit the Educational Tables
1:10-1:40 Discussion with speaker panel
1:45-2:05 NYS Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Initiative — Mark Whitmore, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
2:10-2:30 Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plant Species — Brian Eshenaur, NYS IPM Program
2:35-2:55 Host Tree Surveys — Erin Brady, Lands and Forests Outreach Specialist, DEC
2:55-3:05 Break — visit Educational Tables
3:05-3:25 Controlling Terrestrial Invasive Species on Your Property — Jim Engel, White Oak Nursery
3:30-3:50 Deer and Invasive Species Connection — Linda Rohleder, Lower Hudson PRISM
4:00-4:20 Restoration — Tom Whitlow, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
4:20-4:30 Evaluation and wrap up — Joellen Lampman, NYS IPM Program
4:30 Adjourn. Safe travels!

This event is organized by the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, NYSDEC, and partners as a part of New York's 4th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Contact Megan PHillips at megan.phillips@dec.ny.gov if you have any question.


10:00 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 hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods. For children ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 PM
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and accepted.

There will also be two staff availability sessions for the public to ask questions of NYS DEC staff related to the draft plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Geoff-Nelson Memorial Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until August 11, 2017.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170621_not0.html
Contact  Melissa Treers, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7260, (518) 402-8678, Email: SolidWasteRegulations@dec.ny.gov.
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

DEC proposed a major reorganization and revision of New York State's solid waste management regulations.  DEC received 235 formal written comments, and approximately 5,000 form letters and e-mails during the 180 day public comment period, as well as hundreds of additional comments during the public hearings. The revisions to the regulations address the comments received during the comment period and provide additional clarification on many technical issues.

A legislative public hearing to receive public comments on the revised proposed amendments to Part 360 and the revised Draft GEIS will be held on:

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.
At the location listed above.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and accepted.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saranac Lake High School auditorium
79 Canaras Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wild Center, Flammer Theater
45 Museum Drive (off Hosley Avenue)
Tupper Lake, NY.

There will also be two staff availability sessions for the public to ask questions of NYS DEC staff related to the draft plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Geoff-Nelson Memorial Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until August 11, 2017.


Friday July 14, 2017
 
 
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.

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


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not0.html
Contact  Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division
625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, E-mailed: 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) 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.

NYS DEC has extended the deadline for comment on the form and guidance. Comments will be accepted through July 14, 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 Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street Site (Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 14, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103; phone: 718-721-2462  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.


 
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 2409 Jerome Avenue Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 14, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458; phone: 718-579-4244  --and--  Bronx Community Board 7, 229-A East 204th Street, Bronx, NY 10458; phone: 718-933-5650.


 
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 cleanup activities about to begin at the Alcoa Unnamed Tributary Site, located on the Arconic (formerly Alcoa) property, Massena, St. Lawrence County, within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the upcoming activities will be accepted through July 14, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Massena Public Library, Attn: Elaine Dunne-Thayer, 41 Glenn Street, Massena, NY 13662; phone: 315-769-9914.


9:30 AM
http://www.nyimapinvasives.org/Training/nyimapschedule/othe...
Contact  Meg Wilkinson
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Space is Limited – Registration is recommended:

http://www.nyimapinvasives.org/Training/nyimapschedule/other-trainings

Goal: Learn some invasive species identification, and how to submit reports to the state invasive species database, iMapInvasives, using your smartphone

Bring: Smartphone, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, and water

9:00 Optional Building tour

9:30 Coffee and Registration

10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:10 Selected Capital Region Invasive Species:

  1. Common Invasive Plants
  2. Selected Aquatic Invasive Plants
  3. Uncommon Invasive Plants
  4. Forest Health Concerns

11:15 iMapInvasives Mobile App – use your smartphone to report invasive species locations, especially under reported species & high priority locations

12:15 Action Steps – Don’t move firewood; Plant native, Participate in PRISM, etc.

12:30 Brown bag lunch – bring lunch & network with others interested in local habitat

1:00 Walks – Session #1 – choose 1 of the 4 walks offered

2:15 Break

2:30 Walks – Session #2 – choose 1 of the 4 walks offered

4:00 Back to building

5:00 Optional Invasive Plant walk along Albany bike path

https://stoptheinvasionny.com/calendar-of-events

WalksSession 1 at 1:00; Session 2 at 2:30

The four walks will be offered both at 1:00 and at 2:30; participants can select one walk for Session 1, and a different walk for Session 2.

Contact Meg Wilkinson at: meg.wilkinson@dec.ny.gov


Saturday July 15, 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

Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and help us search for eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies during our hike. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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.


Monday July 17, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170621_not0.html
Contact  John Maniscalco, NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400, Phone: (631) 444-0437, E-mail: fwmarine@dec.ny.gov

DEC has filed a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 pertaining to the recreational harvest of summer flounder. This rule making will increase the minimum size and decrease the possession limit. The open season remains unchanged.

The emergency rule went into effect on May 10, 2017 and will expire on August 7, 2017. NYS DEC is seeking to adopt this rule making permanently.

Written comments on the proposed rule making will be accepted until close of business July 17, 2017. For questions or to submit comments please send to the contact listed above.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal for no further action related to the Ithaca Falls Overlook Site (Ithaca, Tompkins Co.), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 17, 2017.

A public meeting also will be held: June 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM at: City of Ithaca, City Hall – Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

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.


Tuesday July 18, 2017
 
2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  John Maniscalco
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

The Marine Resources Advisory Council meeting will be held at:

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS),
Stony Brook University - Endeavour Hall, Room 120

Directions to Endeavour Hall at SoMAS:

Take Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) to exit 62 (Nicolls Road/County Route 97). Go North on Nicolls Road for about 9 miles. After crossing Route 347 take a left at the 2nd traffic light (South Entrance of Stony Brook University's Campus) onto South Drive. At the next light, turn right onto Marburger Drive. Less than 1000' turn right into Marine & Atmospheric Sciences entrance and immediately bear right. Follow the road to the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences and Endeavour Hall. You may park in the lot in front of the building.


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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Evenings Together 1 (Birds and Bird Watching) takes place over four evenings: July 18, 20, 25 and 27. Learn about birds and observing birds through hands-on activities.

Also see Summer Evenings Together 2 (Family Game Night), offered as two different one-evening sessions: July 11 and August 18. Play large-group nature games with other participating families and learn about the lives of animals.

Details for both programs, including fees and a registration form, can be found at http://www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/178.


Wednesday July 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

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.


6:00 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

Search for summer birds in the woods, such as gnatcathcers, kinglets, titmice and vireos. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


6:30 PM
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110763.html

DEC will host a public meeting to provide information and answer questions about its proposal to develop a DEC boat launch site on Otisco Lake. The meeting will be held at: Amber Fire Department, 2223 Amber Road, Marietta.


8:00 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

Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction, and learn about the only true flying mammals. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday July 20, 2017
 
1:00 PM
4:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109784.html
Contact  James Symon
(518) 402-8292
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

July 10, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Region 2 Long Island City Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5401

July 20, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

July 24, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
114 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604


5:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

The Town of Islip is co-sponsoring this free fishing clinic with DEC. This clinic is geared towards families, but it is open to all. The clinic will focus on fishing techniques, biology and stewardship.

Pre-registration is required with the Town of Islip. Call 631-224-5430 to inquire.

Location: Knapp's Lake, Brookwood Hall Park, 40 Irish Lane, Islip, NY 11730

This event is free. I FISH NY will provide loner rods and free bait.

 

No Freshwater Fishing License is needed during the hours of this event.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109784.html
Contact  James Symon
(518) 402-8292
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

July 10, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Region 2 Long Island City Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5401

July 20, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

July 24, 2017 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
114 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604


7:00 PM
Friday July 21, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170621_not0.html
Contact  Melissa Treers, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7260, (518) 402-8678, email: SolidWasteRegulations@dec.ny.gov.
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

DEC proposed a major reorganization and revision of New York State's solid waste management regulations. DEC received 235 formal written comments, and approximately 5,000 form letters and e-mails during the 180 day public comment period, as well as hundreds of additional comments during the public hearings. The revisions to the regulations address the comments received during the comment period and provide additional clarification on many technical issues.

The public is invited to submit written comments on the revised proposed amendments to Part 360 and the revised Draft GEIS until 5:00 p.m. on July 21, 2017.

Written comments can be submitted as follows:

(1) By e-mail to: SolidWasteRegulations@dec.ny.gov . Please include "Comments on Revised Proposed Part 360 Series " in the subject line of the email; or

(2) By mail to the contact name and info listed above.


Saturday July 22, 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, July 22, 10:00 AM

Guided Walk: VLOMANKILL and BIG PINE TRAILS

With their towering trees and babbling waters, the Vlomankill and Big Pine trails are favorites at Five Rivers. Join us for a guided walk as we explore these trails and get drawn into their shaded, serene spaces.


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

On this guided walk, we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight. Note: This program will take place at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

Spend a day as a kid again! Scoop for animals in the pond, sweep for insects with nets, build forts, play games and more. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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