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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
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 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!


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