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Monday July 24, 2017
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Please note that the public comment period about the proposed cleanup for the site has been extended through July 24, 2017.

DEC invites the public to comment 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 about the proposal will now be accepted through July 24, 2017.

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


4:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109784.html
Contact  James Symon
(518) 402-8292

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

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


Tuesday July 25, 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

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 Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.


 
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

Create a house to attract nature's fairies. Once you learn how, you can make one anywhere. For children ages 5-10. Note: This program will take place at Amherst State Park. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22577.html
Contact  Tony Sparacino, Forester
r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

DEC will accept public input on the draft St. Lawrence Foothills UMP at an open house on July 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the following location:

Potsdam Central High School Auditorium
29 Leroy St
Potsdam, NY 13676

The first half hour of the evening will be an open session to talk with DEC and will be followed by a brief presentation on the draft UMP at 6:30 pm. Comments will be collected during and after the presentation.


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 26, 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
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 walk to look for birds by the ponds and in the woods. Parent or caregiver must accompany child. For children ages 8-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 
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 27, 2017
 
10:00 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: 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.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110570.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Eastern System Upgrade Project is an approximately 7.8 mile pipeline loop with a new compressor station and a compressor station upgrade. The Project would provide approximately 223,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation service from Millennium's existing Corning Compressor Station to an interconnect with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC in Ramapo, New York. 91 percent of the Project capacity is subscribed under long-term, firm contracts with local distribution companies and municipalities. All of the proposed pipeline loop would be co-located along the existing Millennium Pipeline right-of-way (ROW).

The public meeting will take place on Thursday July 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the:

Monticello High School (Auditorium)
39 Breakey Avenue
Monticello, NY 12701

Written comments may be submitted and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.


7:00 PM
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170712_not6.html
Contact  Andrea Mercurio, NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office
7327 State Route 812, Lowville, New York 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

The public is invited to attend a public meeting and comment on the Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) which will guide management of the Ontario Plains Unit for the next ten years.

The meeting will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, New York.

Written comments will be accepted until August 30, 2017. Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments by mail to the contact listed above or by e-mail to the address listed above.


Friday July 28, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170628_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 166 Chandler Street, Site ID #C915320. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within Erie County, and is located at 166 Chandler Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than July 28, 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: North Park Library, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216  --and--   NYSDEC Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170628_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 2840 Atlantic Avenue, site ID #C224255. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 2840 Atlantic Avenue.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than July 28, 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: Brooklyn Public Library – New Lots Branch, 665 New Lots Avenue at Barbey St, Brooklyn, 11207  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 5, 404 Pine Street, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, 11208.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170628_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 Huguenot, Site ID #C360157. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 381-393 Huguenot Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than July 28, 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 Rochelle Public Library, One Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170628_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications for the following four sites:

  • ExxonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal OU-2 East, site ID #C915201B. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 503, 625 and 635 Elk Street.
  • ExxonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal OU-2 West, site ID #C915201C. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1 Babcock Street.
  • ExxonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal OU-3, site ID #C915201D. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 503 and 625 Elk St and 1 Babcock St.
  • ExxonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal OU-4, site ID #C915201E. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 625 Elk Street.

Comments regarding these applications must be submitted no later than July 28, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the applications and other relevant documents are available at: Buffalo & Erie County Library – Central, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, 14203  --and--  Dudley Branch, 2010 So. Park Avenue, Buffalo, 14220.


 
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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 Former Cleaners Sales & Equipment Corp. Site (Kent Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 28, 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: Brooklyn Community Board #1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-389-0009.


10:00 AM
Saturday July 29, 2017
 
 
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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 related to the Old Champlain Mill Site (Whitehall, Washington Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 29, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: The Whitehall Free Library, 12 William Street, Whitehall, NY 12887; phone: 518-499-1366.


 
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 Queens Plaza North Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 29, 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 Borough Public Library - Court Square, Attn: Allison Miller, 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; phone: 718-937-2790  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Attn: Florence Koulouris, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.


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

Discover what Reinstein Woods has to offer your senses of touch and smell during this hands-on hike. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Sunday July 30, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170628_not7.html
Contact  John Durnin, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) -402-9768, E-mail: john.durnin@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the cleanup requirements to address contamination related to the TNT Red Star Express site (site), ID # 704028, located at 215 Industrial Park Drive, Kirkwood, Broome County, under New York's State Superfund Program have been or will be met.

NYS DEC has approved a Final Engineering Report, issued a Certificate of Completion for the site, and intends to delete the site from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (Registry).

Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than July 30, 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 1888 Bathgate Avenue Site (3rd Ave., Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 30, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library - Tremont Branch, 1866 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457; phone: 718-299-5177  --and--  Bronx Community Board District 6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 709, Bronx, NY 10457; phone: 718-579-6990.


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

DEC is proposing to delist the TNT Red Star Express Site (Kirkwood, Broome County) from New York's Registry of State Superfund Sites. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 30, 2017.

To learn why DEC is proposing to delist the site, and how to comment, click the web link above at "Additional Information".

Project documents can be reviewed at: Kirkwood Town Clerk's Office, Attn: Gayle Diffendorf, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, NY 13795-9654; phone: 607-775-1966.


Tuesday August 1, 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

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 Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110754.html
Contact  Erin Jennings
(315) 298-7467, email: R7Forestry@dec.ny.gov

Pulaski High School Auditorium
4624 Salina Street
Pulaski, New York


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46424.html and http://www.dec...
Contact  Erik Latremore, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone: 315-785-2263 email: yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on two recently finalized habitat management plans - Cranberry Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Town of Alexandria, Jefferson County and Indian River WMA located in the Town of Theresa, Jefferson County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plans and future management of these WMAs. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:00 and a formal presentation at 6:30.

The Cranberry Creek plan can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46424.html and the Indian River plan at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/49637.html.

Meeting Location:
Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s Redwood Hill Preserve
44010 Stine Road
Redwood, NY  13679.

For more information, use the contact listed above. 


Wednesday August 2, 2017
 
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110569.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Valley Lateral Project is proposed by Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) and is located in the Towns of Wawayanda and Minisink, Orange County, New York. Millennium proposes to construct a new 7.8 mile, 16-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will extend from Millennium's existing main line pipeline north to the new 650 megawatt gas-powered Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Valley Energy Center being constructed by CPV Valley, LLC in the Town of Wawayanda. The planned pipeline lateral would provide about 130 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the CPV Valley Energy Center. Approximately 31% of the pipeline lateral will be co-located with existing cleared right-of-ways and approximately 39% of the pipeline will be installed via trenchless methods.

A Public Comment Hearing is scheduled for August 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the:

Paramount Theatre
17 South St.
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 346-4195

Written comments may be submitted and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.


Thursday August 3, 2017
 
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110754.html
Contact  Erin Jennings
(315) 298-7467, email: R7Forestry@dec.ny.gov

Pulaski High School Auditorium
4624 Salina Street
Pulaski, New York


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and draft investigation/interim remedial measures work plan for a site known as 1111 Elmwood Avenue, site ID #C915319. This site is located in Buffalo, Erie County, at 1111 Elmwood Avenue and 605 Forest Avenue.

Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by August 4, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment, and how to see more site information.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Crane Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 633 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110569.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Valley Lateral Project is proposed by Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) and is located in the Towns of Wawayanda and Minisink, Orange County, New York. Millennium proposes to construct a new 7.8 mile, 16-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will extend from Millennium's existing main line pipeline north to the new 650 megawatt gas-powered Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Valley Energy Center being constructed by CPV Valley, LLC in the Town of Wawayanda. The planned pipeline lateral would provide about 130 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the CPV Valley Energy Center. Approximately 31% of the pipeline lateral will be co-located with existing cleared right-of-ways and approximately 39% of the pipeline will be installed via trenchless methods.

Written comments may be submitted to the contact above and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170705_not0.html
Contact  Steven McCague, NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is making the draft renewal of the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004) and fact sheet available for public review.

This permit is intended to provide SPDES Permit coverage to facilities with stormwater discharges to surface waters of the State from a point source or outlet that conduct industrial activities.

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed above by close of business on August 4, 2017.

Or by e-mail to Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov. If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the Draft Renewal of the 2017 MSGP" in the subject line.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110570.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Eastern System Upgrade Project is an approximately 7.8 mile pipeline loop with a new compressor station and a compressor station upgrade. The Project would provide approximately 223,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation service from Millennium's existing Corning Compressor Station to an interconnect with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC in Ramapo, New York. 91 percent of the Project capacity is subscribed under long-term, firm contracts with local distribution companies and municipalities. All of the proposed pipeline loop would be co-located along the existing Millennium Pipeline right-of-way (ROW).

Written comments may be submitted and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.


10:00 AM
Saturday August 5, 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 21-25 31st Street Site (Astoria, Queens) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 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: Queens Library - Steinway Branch, Attn: Laurel Hicklin, 21-45 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-728-1965  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmar Boulevard - LL Suite 125, Astoria, NY 11105, Attn: District Manager - Florence Koulouris; phone: 718-626-1021.


8:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/97891.html
Contact  Rebecca Houser
hrep@dec.ny.gov; 845-256-3877

The sixth annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will take place at multiple sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson on August 5, 2017.

The public is invited to join naturalists from the Capital Region to New York City to explore the amazing variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. During the Fish Count, participating organizations encourage visitors to help collect fish using seine nets, minnow traps, or rods and reels. The fish are released after everyone has a chance to see them up close.

For more information, visit the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count page on DEC’s website . While there, watch a clip about seining in the Hudson River on DEC’s YouTube Channel.

While the Fish Count programs are free of charge, some parks may charge entrance or parking fees.


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

Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 
Location  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead, NY - Map

Location of Event:  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY 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 DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.

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


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 August 7, 2017
 
 
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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 related to the 73-79 West Huron Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 7, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about proposed measures to address contamination related to the Larkin Plaza Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 7, 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, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701; phone: 914-375-7966.


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

Experience the sights and sounds of wetland creatures under the light of the full moon. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday August 8, 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

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 Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.


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.


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24444.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Towns of Bristol and South Bristol, Ontario County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:30 and a formal presentation at 7:00. The plan can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24444.html.

Meeting Location:
South Bristol Town Hall
6500 Gannett Hill Road
Naples, NY 14512

For more information, contact Mike Palermo at 585-226-5383


Wednesday August 9, 2017
 
10:00 AM
7:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: West Islip Public Library, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination at the Willetts Creek Wetland Areas portion of the Dzus Fastener Co., Inc. Site (West Islip, Suffolk Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through August 21, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at the West Islip Public Library at the location identified above, attention: Donna MacGilvray; phone: 631-661-7080.


Thursday August 10, 2017
 
10:00 AM
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959

Search for frogs, turtles and birds along the boardwalk and use instruments to recreate the sounds of the swamp. For children ages 3-12. Note: This program takes place at Great Baehre Swamp in Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 PM
3:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110774.html
Contact  Kimberly Merchant, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Or Emailed to:SenecaMeadowsHearing@dec.ny.gov

Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI) has submitted a Part 360 Solid Waste Management Renewal and Modification application for a 360‑acre landfill located on Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York.

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 621.8, a public comment hearing will be conducted in two (2) sessions on Thursday August 10, 2017 at:

Douglas Avery Performing Arts Center
Mynderse Academy
105 Troy St,
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5500

The first session will begin at 3:00 pm and the second session will begin at 6:00 pm. The public comment sessions are to receive unsworn comments on the proposed project.

How to Provide Your Comments: Any interested person may submit comments in writing, or verbally at the public comment session. All comments will be considered in making the final decision about issuance of the permit. Written comments about the permit application must be RECEIVED BY August 18, 2017 to be considered and should be sent to the contact listed above.


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/enb/110774.html
Contact  Kimberly Merchant, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Or Emailed to:SenecaMeadowsHearing@dec.ny.gov

Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI) has submitted a Part 360 Solid Waste Management Renewal and Modification application for a 360‑acre landfill located on Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York.

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 621.8, a public comment hearing will be conducted in two (2) sessions on Thursday August 10, 2017 at:

Douglas Avery Performing Arts Center
Mynderse Academy
105 Troy St,
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5500

The first session will begin at 3:00 pm and the second session will begin at 6:00 pm. The public comment sessions are to receive unsworn comments on the proposed project.

How to Provide Your Comments: Any interested person may submit comments in writing, or verbally at the public comment session. All comments will be considered in making the final decision about issuance of the permit. Written comments about the permit application must be RECEIVED BY August 18, 2017 to be considered and should be sent to the contact listed above.


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170726_not7.html
Contact  Matt Swayze, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095 extension 220, E-mail: R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning the Unit Management Plan (UMP) process for 384 acres including the Camillus and Split Rock Unique Areas in the Towns of Camillus and Onondaga in Onondaga County, New York.

The public is invited to share their ideas about plan development during the comment period which runs through October 10, 2017.

The public is invited to provide feedback in a number of ways including:

In person at a public comment session scheduled for: August 10, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Camillus Town Office located at 4600 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219.

Or you may mail, call or e-mail the contact above with your comments/ideas before the comment deadline of October 10, 2017.


Friday August 11, 2017
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 2135 Westchester, site ID #C203093. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 2135 Westchester Avenue, Bronx NY 10462.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 11, 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: Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458  -- and --  Bronx Community Board 9, 1967 Turnbull Avenue, Rm.7, Bronx, NY 10473.


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 31 Tonawanda Street, site ID #C915299. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 31 Tonawanda Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 11, 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: Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda St., Buffalo, NY 14207.


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as CE – E. 11th Street MGP – OU-3, site ID #C231105. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 181 Avenue D.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 11, 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: NY Public Library – Tompkins Square Branch, 331 E 10th St, New York, 10009  -- and --  Manhattan Community Board 3, 59 E 4th St, New York, 10003.


 
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

Then New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (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.

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/20170712_not2.html
Contact  Gary Kline, NYSDEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: (518) 402-9029 E-mail: gary.kline@dec.ny.gov.

The NYC CSO Order was executed between the NYS DEC and the NYC DEP in 2005 and was modified in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The NYC CSO Order includes various milestones and projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) within New York City.

Comments and Questions regarding the 2017 Jamaica Bay / Tribs LTCP Modification can be directed to the contact listed above.


10:00 AM
Saturday August 12, 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 19 Patchen Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 12, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch, 790 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221; phone: 718-455-3898  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board #3, Attn: Henry Butler, 1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216; phone: 718-622-6601.


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, August 12, 10:00 AM

Going Green at Five Rivers

Our new visitor center showcases a number of green building practices, both indoors and out. Learn about these elements and how they make our facility energy efficient and environmentally friendly.


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

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children ages 3 and under. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Monday August 14, 2017
 
6:00 PM
https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Offshore-W...

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is leading the development of offshore wind on behalf of the State. Throughout 2017, NYSERDA is conducting extensive stakeholder outreach and directing more than twenty studies and surveys to ensure offshore wind is developed responsibly. This work will culminate in the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, to be released by the end of 2017. Central to the Master Plan is a concerted effort to gather input from various stakeholder groups, including commercial, for-hire, and recreational fisheries. As part of its public outreach, NYSERDA invites you to several public open houses in August. Details are outlined below.

The purpose of these open houses is to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to learn about the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan. During these open houses, NYSERDA would also like to learn about the stakeholders of New York in an effort to understand and deconflict offshore wind development and operation.

 

Any member of the public is welcome to attend. NYSERDA and NYSDEC representatives will be available for discussion.

Meeting location:

Queens Library at Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm
Contact: Offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov


Tuesday August 15, 2017
 
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 Brookhaven is co-sponsoring this saltwater fishing clinic with DEC. As the summer winds down, come out and join us for some snapper fishing and crabbing. Loner rods and free fishing bait will be provided. This clinic will focus on both snapper fishing & crab fishing techniques, fish biology and stewardship. Crabbing participants are encouraged to bring an uncooked package of chicken (drumsticks/legs work well), as event supply may be limited.

Important items to bring: string, crab net, crab trap, and a bucket

Anglers may certainly bring their own saltwater fishing gear. There will be limited crab traps and nets to borrow if needed.

Location: Corey Beach, Blue Point, NY

Directions: I-495 (LIE) to exit 62. Take Nicholls Road south to the end. Make a left onto Montauk Hwy. Make a right onto Atlantic Avenue. Make another right onto Middle Road. Make a left onto Corey Avenue and continue to the end.

No Saltwater Fishing Registry is needed during the hours of this event.

6:00 PM
https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Offshore-W...

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is leading the development of offshore wind on behalf of the State. Throughout 2017, NYSERDA is conducting extensive stakeholder outreach and directing more than twenty studies and surveys to ensure offshore wind is developed responsibly. This work will culminate in the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, to be released by the end of 2017. Central to the Master Plan is a concerted effort to gather input from various stakeholder groups, including commercial, for-hire, and recreational fisheries. As part of its public outreach, NYSERDA invites you to several public open houses in August. Details are outlined below.

The purpose of these open houses is to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to learn about the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan. During these open houses, NYSERDA would also like to learn about the stakeholders of New York in an effort to understand and deconflict offshore wind development and operation.

 

Any member of the public is welcome to attend. NYSERDA and NYSDEC representatives will be available for discussion.

Meeting location:

St. George Library Center
5 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm
Contact: Offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170726_not8.html
Contact  NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office
7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, r8.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

The Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the approximate 4,549 acres. It offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat.

Public Information Meeting:

Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414.

Comments may be submitted on the proposed plan to the contact listed above until September 18, 2017.


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