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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.


Wednesday August 16, 2017
 
10:00 AM
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:

Southampton Town Commercial Dock Facility
333 Beach Road (aka Dune Road)
Hampton Bays, NY

Contact: Offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110920.html
Contact  Glen Roberts, Forester
(315)376-3521 email: information.R6@dec.ny.gov

DEC and Department of Agriculture and Markets are offering two workshops on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners in Oswego and Oneida counties.

West Monroe Town Hall, 46 County Rte. 11, West Monroe, NY 13167


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html
Contact  Glen Roberts, Forest
(315) 376-3521

DEC is offering a workshop on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners in Oswego County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species.

What: EAB Workshops for Forest Landowners, Oswego County
When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: West Monroe Town Hall, 46 County Rte. 11, West Monroe, NY 13167


 
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:

New York Aquarium, Education Hall
602 Surf Ave at West 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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


Thursday August 17, 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 CE - E. 138th St. Bronx Works Site, within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 17, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Bronx Community Board 1, Attn: Cedric Loftin, 3024 Third Ave., Bronx, NY 10455; phone: 718-585-7117;  --and--  Bronx Borough President's Office, Attn: James Rausse, 851 Grand Concourse, Planning & Development Office, Room 209, Bronx, NY 10451; phone: 718-590-3514  --and--  Mott Haven Branch, New York Public Library, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY 10454; phone: 718-665-4878.


12:00 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: Montauk, NY
Meeting space details forthcoming

Contact: Offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov


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/press/110920.html
Contact  Glen Roberts, Forester
(315)376-3521 email: information.R6@dec.ny.gov

DEC and Department of Agriculture and Markets are offering two workshops on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners in Oswego and Oneida counties.

Boonville Town and Village Office Building, 13149 NY-12, Boonville, NY 13309, Oneida County


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html
Contact  Glen Roberts, Forester
(315) 376-3521

DEC is offering a workshop on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners in Oswego County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species.

What: EAB Workshops for Forest Landowners, Oneida County
When: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Boonville Town and Village Office Building, 13149 NY-12, Boonville, NY 13309, Oneida County


Friday August 18, 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 for a site known as 145-65 Wolcott Street, site ID #C224256. This site is located in Brooklyn, New York, at 145-65 Wolcott Street. Public comments about the application will be accepted through August 18, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231  --and-- NYC Community Board 6, 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.


 
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 234 Butler Street, site ID #C224261. This site is located in Brooklyn, New York, at 234 Butler Street. Public comments about the application will be accepted through August 18, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library - Pacific, 25 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 6, 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170719_not0.html
Contact  Brian Lay, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance
625 Broadway, 11th floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256.

NYS DEC is requesting a waiver to adjust the requirements of the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) monitoring program to more effectively meet the data collection needs in New York.

Written comments on this waiver should be forwarded to the NYS DEC by August 18th, 2017 and addressed to the contact listed above.


 
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.


 
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 revised plan to address contamination related to the 229 Homer Street Site (Olean, Cattaraugus Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 18, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Olean Public Library, Attn: Lance Chaffee, 134 N. 2nd Street, Olean, NY 14760-2583; phone: 716-372-0200.


 
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 RGE - West Station Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 18, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Rochester Public Library, Rundel Branch, 4th Floor, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14604; phone: 585-428-8440.


 
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 RGE - Pavilion (T) - Ellicott Street Road Site (Pavilion, Genesee Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 18, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Pavilion Public Library, 5 Woodrow Drive, Pavilion, NY 14525; phone: 585-584-8843.


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


Saturday August 19, 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 538-544 Hudson Street Site (Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 19, 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 - Hudson Branch, 66 Leroy Street, New York, NY 10014; phone: 212-243-6876  -- and --  Queens Community Board 12, 90-28 161st Street, Jamaica, NY 11432.


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 19, 10:00 AM

Family Fun: Turtles for Kids

Join us for this program geared for children 4-9 years old. We’ll play games, make crafts, and meet some real turtles while learning all about these hard-bodied reptiles. Then we’ll head outside for a walk on Five Rivers’ trails to search for wild turtles sunning in the ponds. Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Monday, August 14.


 
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.


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.


2:00 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, August 19, 2:00 PM

Sciuiridae: Squirrels of Fiver Rivers

Did you know that six different species of squirrels reside at Five Rivers? We will begin this presentation indoors with an in-depth discussion of our local squirrels. Then we’ll head outside to look for the many signs of the lives these fascinating creatures live.


Sunday August 20, 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 Steel Treaters, Inc. Site (Troy, Rensselaer Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 20, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180; phone: 518-274-7071.


Monday August 21, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170705_not0.html
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500, Phone: (518) 402-8221, E-mail: Michelle.Tompkins@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC has filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to repeal 6 NYCRR Part 500 - Floodplain Management Regulations Development Permits. The statutory authority for Part 500, which came from Environmental Conservation Law Article 36, was repealed by the Legislature in 1992. Part 500 has not been in effect since 1992 and should not appear in NYS DEC's regulations. NYS DEC is proposing to remove it from its regulations to avoid confusing the public.

This rule would also amend citations to 6 NYCRR Parts 750-758 - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Parts 750-758 were repealed in 2003 and consolidated into a new Part 750.

Written comments on the proposed rulemaking will be accepted until August 21, 2017. Please submit comments to Michelle Tompkins at the address above.

 
 
 


 
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 plan to address contamination related to 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 about the proposed plan will be accepted through August 21, 2017.

A public meeting also has been scheduled to discuss the proposed plan: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:00PM at the West Islip Public Library, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY.

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

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


1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170719_not0.html
Contact  Scott Wajda-Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, or by e-mail to: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.
Location  NYSDEC Region 2 Offices, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map

Revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards pertaining to the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area

A hearing for the proposed SIP revisions described above will be held as follows and is scheduled in a location that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
1 Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017 to the contact listed above. 


Tuesday August 22, 2017
 
9:00 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

Five Rivers Living Environment Teacher Institute: Wild about Wetlands

Dates: Tues., August 22 – Thurs., August 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Cost: $50.00 for resources, refreshments and transportation

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join in this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), Wild about Wetlands, as we explore these varied and sometimes highly specialized habitats. Wetlands are accessible to teachers and educators throughout New York State. They include river shores, vernal pools, swamps, streams, salt marshes and more. We’ll view wetlands across disciplines, seeking to use them as a catalyst for student interest and learning. Chris Bowser, recipient of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Quality Award, will join staff from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center to lead investigations of a variety of wetland habitats. During a field experience, LEI participants will learn first-hand why his programs in the Hudson River watershed engage thousands of New York students and hundreds of educators annually. Bring home valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers.

Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not0.html
Contact  Kathleen Moser, NYS DEC - Office of Natural Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8533
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Headquarters, 625 Broadway in Room PA 129 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. of the Joint New York Invasive Species Council and Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

The agenda includes three programmatic discussion items followed by a workshop to elicit input for the development of a comprehensive management plan.


Wednesday August 23, 2017
 
9:00 AM
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
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on two recently finalized habitat management plans: Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Town of Arkwright, and Kabob WMA located in the Town of Stockton, both in Chautauqua County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plans and future management at 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 Canadaway Creek plan can be viewed at Canadaway Creek WMA webpage and the Kabob plan at Kabob WMA webpage.

Meeting Location:
Stockton Fire Hall
28 Route 380
Stockton, NY 14784

For more information, contact Greg Ecker at 716-851-7010.


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.


Thursday August 24, 2017
 
9:00 AM
1:00 PM
Friday August 25, 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 for a site known as 1550 Harlem Road, site ID #C915321. This site is located in the Village of Sloan, Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County, at 1550 Harlem Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted no later than August 25, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: East Clinton Branch Library, 1929 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14206.


 
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 Former Peninsula Hospital Site, site ID #C241200. This site is located in Far Rockaway, Queens, at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive and 50-04 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than August 25, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Archives at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432  --and--  Queens Community Board #14, 1931 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691.


 
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 Long Island Railroad Yaphank Site, site ID #C152146. This site is located in the Hamlet of Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, east of River Road, south of railroad tracks. Public comments about the application must be submitted no later than August 25, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Mastics-Moriches-Shirley-Community Library, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967-3492.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170712_not6.html
Contact  Tony Sparacino, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office
6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 274-3336, E-mail: tony.sparacino@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will accept public input on the St. Lawrence Foothills Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) at an open house on July 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Potsdam Central High School Auditorium, 29 Leroy St, Potsdam, NY 13676. All comments must be received by August 25, 2017.

The St. Lawrence Foothills UMP is located in the Towns of Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Potsdam, Pierrepont, and Russell, in St Lawrence County, New York.


Saturday August 26, 2017
 
10:00 AM
Contact  Brittany Dileo
718-482-6404

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 73rd Birthday Bash

Held at Gantry Plaza State Park and at Pier 51 along Hudson River Park.

Only WHO can prevent wildfires? That’s right, YOU! Join us for a celebration of all things outdoors as we wish Smokey Bear a happy 73rd birthday!

On August 26, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be celebrating at Gantry Plaza State Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

And on Pier 51 along the Hudson River Park from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

This fun-filled, free event will feature hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a meet and greet with Smokey Bear and a DEC forest ranger, crafts and a Smokey Bear poster contest, scavenger hunts, party favors, and more!


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 how monarch butterflies are tagged and recorded for research, then release them for their journey down south. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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, August 26, 2:00 PM

I Bird NY – Roger Tory Peterson:  The Man Behind the Field Guides

In honor of Roger Tory Peterson’s birthday on August 28, we’ll take a look at the life of the man who introduced so many people to birds. With the publication of his Peterson Field Guide to the Birds, he introduced a system of identifying birds that made sense to the layman. After a brief indoor presentation on the life of the man who did so much to popularize birding and bird conservation, we will head afield—with Peterson field guides—to identify some of Five Rivers’ resident birds using the Peterson system. A limited number of binoculars will be available for loan.


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

Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 
Contact  Brittany Dileo
718-482-6404

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 73rd Birthday Bash

Held at Gantry Plaza State Park and at Pier 51 along Hudson River Park.

Only WHO can prevent wildfires? That’s right, YOU! Join us for a celebration of all things outdoors as we wish Smokey Bear a happy 73rd birthday!

On August 26, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be celebrating at Gantry Plaza State Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

And on Pier 51 along the Hudson River Park from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

This fun-filled, free event will feature hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a meet and greet with Smokey Bear and a DEC forest ranger, crafts and a Smokey Bear poster contest, scavenger hunts, party favors, and more!


Monday August 28, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106216.html#Whelk
Contact  Kim McKown
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

On June 26, 2017 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making with the Department of State to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 44 and 50 and modify the regulations concerning terrapin exclusion devices on crab traps, commercial horseshoe crab harvests, and the reporting of commercial whelk harvests. 

This notice was published in issue 28 of the State Register on July 12, 2017. There will be a 45-day public comment period on the proposed rule beginning July 13, 2017 and ending August 28, 2017.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170719_not0.html
Contact  Scott Wajda-Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, or by e-mail to: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.

Revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards pertaining to the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017 to the contact listed above. 


Tuesday August 29, 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 Riverhead is co-sponsoring this saltwater fishing clinic with DEC. Wind the summer down with a summer event of snapper fishing. Loner rods and free fishing bait will be provided. This clinic will focus on both snapper fishing, recreational fishing regulations, fish biology and stewardship.

Anglers may certainly bring their own saltwater fishing gear. 

Location: Peconic Riverfront Park, Riverhead, NY

Directions: I-495 (LIE) to exit 71. Make a right onto NY 24. Drive 4.5 miles to the traffic circle and take the forth exit (3/4 around circle) onto Peconic Avenue. Make the first right into the Town of Riverhead parking lot at Peconic Riverfront Park.

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

Wednesday August 30, 2017
 
 
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.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170517_not0.html
Contact  Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division
14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, or by phone at (518) 402-2796, GreenEO4@ogs.ny.gov

This notice announces the availability of two draft tentatively approved specifications on Batteries (new) and Single Use Food Containers (amended). The two specifications were tentatively approved by the Interagency Committee on Sustainability and Green Procurement (Committee) co-chaired by the Commissioners of the New York State Office of General Services (NYS OGS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) on April 28, 2017.

Public comment on the draft specifications will be accepted at least through August 30, 2017.  Comments should be submitted to the name and contact information listed above.


Thursday August 31, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/365.html
Contact  Division of Fish and Wildlife
FW.Information@dec.ny.gov

2016-2017 Annual Hunting and Trapping License Year Final Day - permits are valid from September 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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 an investigation report and proposed cleanup measures to address contamination related to the 11 Spencer Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 31, 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 - Clinton Hill Library, Attn: Tracey Mantrone, 380 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238; phone: 718-398-8713  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 3, Attn: Charlene Phillips, 1360 Fulton St., Room 202, Brooklyn, NY 11216; phone: 718-622-6601.


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