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Wednesday October 4, 2017
 
1:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Talk ‘n’ Trek Hunting for Nature (and perhaps a geocache or two!)

Each week a vessel containing natural materials such as furs, skulls, or feathers will be hidden for us to find using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Once found, we’ll investigate the item(s) using reference materials to determine who/what it belongs to and how it fits into Five Rivers’ ecosystem. GPS units will be provided. No previous experience is needed. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Series of five Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, September 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, (rain date October 25)

Fee: $50 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170913_not5.html
Contact  Edward Frantz, NYS DOT
50 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12232, Phone: (315) 793-2421, E-mail: ed.frantz@dot.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as co-lead agencies, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan.

Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be as follows:

Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC Warrensburg Office
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885

Written comments on the Draft EIS will accepted through November 27, 2017 and can be submitted to the contact listed above.


Thursday October 5, 2017
 
1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

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

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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


4:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Family Fun: Outdoors After School

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? It's time to get your wiggles out!  Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 14 through October 26, 4:30 to 5:30 PM


 
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

NYSDEC Region 9 Sub-office
182 East Union Street
Allegany, NY 14706


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

NYSDEC Region 3 Office
21 South Putt Corners
New Paltz, NY 12561


Friday October 6, 2017
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Formerly ACCO Brands, site ID #C241061. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 32-00 Skillman Avenue.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than October 6, 2017. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the site and how to comment.

The application and other relevant documents are available at: Queens Borough Public Library – Court Square, 2501 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, 11101  --and--  Queens Community Board #2, 43-22 50th St - Rm 2B, Woodside, 11377.


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

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 8 Walworth, site ID #C224239. This site is located in the City of Brooklyn, and is located at 8 Walworth Street.

Comments regarding this application and work plan must be submitted no later than October 6, 2017. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the site and how to comment.

The application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library – Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 3, 1360 Fulton Street, Room 202, Brooklyn, NY 11216.


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

Feathered Friends: Birdseed Orders Due

The is the last day to order birdseed through the Friends of Five Rivers’ Annual Birdseed Sale is Friday, October 6th. This benefit sale not only helps the birds, but also generates supplemental funding for Five Rivers’ programming. Orders will be available for pickup at Five Rivers on Saturday, October 21.

For more information or an order form, visit www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/73, or call the Friends at 518-475-0295.


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Nightlife

This program will explore the nighttime world through the ears and eyes of the animals that dwell in this mysterious realm. Join us on Friday, October 6, 6:30 PM for this mile-long walk as we learn about nocturnal animals through games, stories and our own nocturnal senses. This program is suitable for ages six years and up.


Saturday October 7, 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 Halletts Point, Buildings 2 and 3 Site (1st Street, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 7, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Public Library, Astoria Branch, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11102; phone: 718-278-2220  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-01 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 125, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.


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

Naturalists as Reading Partners

Join us on Saturday, October 7 at 10 am as we discover fall, both in the pages of a book and outdoors. We’ll read A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston, then go outdoors on a discovery walk to explore some of the themes in the book: plants and trees and their seeds. We’ll end by completing a craft in the visitor center. All are welcome, but the program is most appropriate for children ages 3-7. Adults must accompany children.


11:00 AM
Contact  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

A Place Where Conservation Began

Join us for an historical tour of Five Rivers. On this walk back in time, Center naturalists will lead an exploration of the many landforms and structures associated with the former Game Farm’s duck and goose propagation program. In the 1930s, the mallard was quite uncommon in the Eastern Flyway. Now, due mostly to the Game Farm program (1933-1970), it is our most common duck species.

Walking distance is about one mile. Please bring drinking water and appropriate footwear.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2:00 PM


Sunday October 8, 2017
 
8:00 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

HMBC Guided Program: Fall Migration

Explore Five Rivers’ trails with members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club on Sunday, October 8, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and watch for some of the many avian species found here this season. Details for this guided walk are at are at https://hmbc.net/content/five-rivers-environmental-center-3


Tuesday October 10, 2017
 
 
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.


Wednesday October 11, 2017
 
1:30 PM
4:00 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Sign up for one or more workshops to learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


6:30 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join former intern Jerry Krajna to learn about the history of Reinstein Woods, as well as his own perspective of the changes over the past 10 years. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday October 12, 2017
 
7:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
518-402-9428

Get back to the basics in this workshop. Professionals and beginners alike are welcome. Choose the best stock and learn to plant properly to give your tree the best chance to thrive. Pruning and proper post-planting care go a long way to extend the life of any tree. Attending this workshop will enhance and build your tree care knowledge. Registration due October 5, 2017


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/47285.html
Contact  Rebecca Houser
hrep@dec.ny.gov; 845-256-3016

On Thursday, October 6th, shorefronts along the Hudson River and the piers of New York Harbor will be busy with activity as thousands of students armed with seine nets, minnow pots, and water testing gear collect data on many of the Hudson’s 200-plus species of fish and myriad invertebrates, track the river’s tides and currents, and examine water chemistry and quality.

The annual “Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary” gives school classes the opportunity to collect scientific data using hands-on field techniques and provides a snapshot of the river’s ecology on a single day.

For more information please visit DEC’s website.


10:30 AM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

In this Climate Smart Communities webinar (CSC), participants will learn about approaches that apply an equity lens to strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. Speakers will also discuss some of the resources and support available in New York State to advance equity and environmental justice at the community level.

Attendance at this event is only available online. Please see the URL under "Additional Information" for details on how to use your computer to connect to the webinar.

1:00 PM
4:30 PM
 
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.


Friday October 13, 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 Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as MJW 47 LLC, site ID #C231106. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of New York, and is located at 682 9th Avenue.

Comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted no later than October 13, 2017.

The application, draft work plan and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: Columbus Library, 742 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019  --and--  Community Planning Board 4, 330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10036.


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

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications for two nearby sites in the Bronx:

  • Hunts Point Parcel D, site ID #C203100. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at Food Center Drive (NE Corner).

  • 400 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203101. This site is located in Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 400 Food Center Drive.

Comments about the applications must be submitted no later than October 13, 2017.

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

The applications and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th St, Bronx, 10456  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd St –Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.


 
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 2424 Hamburg Turnpike Site (Lackawanna, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 13, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Lackawanna Branch, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218; phone: 716-823-0630.


Saturday October 14, 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

Acorn, Acorn, Oak!: Oak Trees Feed the Forest

Ten-thousand acorns from a single tree? Wow! Come discover how these mighty giants provide food for many of the forest’s inhabitants on Saturday, October 14, 10:30 - 11:30 am.


10:30 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Our knowledge of fungi has mushroom for improvement to say the yeast. Come learn about these mysterious organisms with former intern Marcus Rosten and by the end we’re sure you’ll be lichen them! Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Families can enjoy a woods walk and learn new nature play ideas to try at home. Participants will use their Passport to Play to guide them through several outdoor fall adventures. 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

Fall Foliage: Leaf Peeping on the Wild Turkey Trail

The autumn foliage is varied and beautiful in New York’s Capital Region. Join fellow “peepers” on Saturday, October 14th at 2:00 pm for a walk through Five Rivers’ fall colors.


Tuesday October 17, 2017
 
6:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Former Damshire Cleaners Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also will be accepted at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through October 27, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; phone: 518-458-9274.


Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
1:30 PM
4:00 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Sign up for one or more workshops to learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

Meeting Location: P.S. 287, Bailey K. Ashford, 50 Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the K-Front Street Holder Station Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through November 11.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; phone: 718-982-7349  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 2, Attn: Robert Perris, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; phone: 718-596-5410.


Thursday October 19, 2017
 
4:30 PM
 
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan")
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Offices, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has scheduled public hearings on the Mute Swan Revised plan.  Dates, times and locations are listed below.  These hearings will give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised plan.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Region 3 NYSDEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

The public is encouraged to provide written comments on the revised management plan in writing to the contact listed above. The public comment period will close on December 13, 2017.


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

Meeting Location: Cambridge Central School, 24 South Park St., Cambridge, NY 12816

The public is invited to the meeting being conducted by DEC and the New York State Department of Health to provide an update on sampling performed and ongoing investigations in the Towns of Cambridge, Jackson, and White Creek, Washington County.

A public availability session will be held immediately after the 6:00 PM public meeting.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the public meeting and the sampling performed.


7:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, 518-402-8924, fwfish@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that two public meetings will be held in Region 8 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015.

Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams

The meeting will be held:

Thursday, October 19
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
Hammondsport High School
8260 Main Street Ext. Hammondsport, NY 14840

Monday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414


Friday October 20, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170920_not0.html
Contact  Karyn Hanson, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750, 518-402-9167, BenthicMatGP@dec.ny.gov

The NYSDEC proposes to issue General Permit GP-0-17-005, Adirondack Park Benthic Mat General Permit for placement and removal of benthic mats in shoreline areas within the Adirondack Park.

Comments must be submitted to the contact person in writing no later than October 20, 2017


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not9.html
Contact  Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the Hazardous Waste Management Facility permit application submitted by FMC (FMC Corporation, 100 Niagara Street, Middleport, NY 14105.  NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit Application No. 9-2936-00017/02004; EPA ID No. NYD002126845) pertaining to their Middleport Hazardous Waste Management Facility located in the Village of Middleport, Niagara County. The application has been determined to be complete by NYS DEC for purposes of further NYS DEC review and public comment pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.7.

Written comments concerning NYS DEC's SEQRA determination, the permit application, and the conditions and terms of the draft permit may be submitted to the contact listed above.

Written comments will be considered equally with oral statements delivered at the legislative/public comment hearing, provided they are received by October 20, 2017.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171004_not7.html
Contact  David L. Bimber, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7440, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 7 Office proposes to issue General Permit GP-7-17-001, Shoreline and Stream Disturbance, Freshwater Wetlands (FWW) and Docks. The General Permit (GP) covers a group of common activities pertaining to lakeshore and stream bank stabilization, erosion protection, dredging, demolition, repair and replacement of certain in-water structures, small boat ramps, culverts, dry hydrants, and protection for individual lake front water intake structures.

Comments must be submitted to the contact person listed above in writing no later than October 20, 2017 or 15 days after the publication of this notice, whichever is later.


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

Comment Period Extended

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 45 Mohawk Avenue, site ID #C447050. This site is located in the Hamlet of Alplaus, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, at 45 Mohawk Avenue and Maritime Drive. Comments about the application must now be submitted no later than October 20, 2017.

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

The application and other relevant documents are available at: Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.


Saturday October 21, 2017
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as Hunts Point Parcel A-2, site ID #C203094. This site is located in Borough of Bronx, and is located at the NE Corner of the Southern Intersection of Food Center Drive and Halleck Street.

Comments regarding this application and work plan must be submitted no later than October 21, 2017. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the site and how to comment.

The application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library - Hunts Point Branch, 877 Southern Blvd, Bronx, 10459  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd St - Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.


 
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 Ebenezer Plaza 1 Site (New Lots Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 21, 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 Community Board 16, 444 Thomas S. Boyland St. - Room 103, Brooklyn, NY 11212; phone: 718-385-0323  --and--  Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush Branch, 9612 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11212; phone: 718-922-0927  --and--  Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek Branch, 12143 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11207; phone: 718-257-6571.


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, October 21, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Feathered Friends: BIRDSEED ORDER PICKUP

If you ordered birdseed from the Friends of Five Rivers, your order will be ready on this date. Please plan to pick it up then. If you have any questions, please call the Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295.

Also on this date, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, please join us for an open house on bird feeding basics. If you enjoy observing birds, why not bring the birds to you? Join us at Five Rivers’ bird observation area inside the visitor center to learn how to attract birds to your home. We’ll discuss bird feeders, water features, and seed and other food sources. A demonstration of aids for seeing and hearing birds, suggestions for recording observations, and a preview of Project FeederWatch will add to your enjoyment of bird feeding. This is an open house event; come for a few minutes or a few hours!




 
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

Open House: Bird Feeding Basics

If you enjoy observing birds, why not bring the birds to you? Join us on Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Five Rivers’ bird observation area inside the visitor center to learn how to attract birds to your home. We’ll discuss bird feeders, water features, and seed and other food sources. A demonstration of aids for seeing and hearing birds, suggestions for recording observations, and a preview of Project FeederWatch will add to your enjoyment of bird feeding. This is an open house event; come for a few minutes or a few hours!


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


11:00 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

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


2:30 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn which birds will be in the area for the winter season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up


Monday October 23, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170920_not9.html
Contact  Mark Passuite, NYSDEC Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov

In response to a number of written requests, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is hereby announcing the extension of the public review and written comment period for the Air State Facility permit No. 9-2934-00022/00233 modification application submitted by CWM Chemical Services, L.L.C (CWM) for its facility located at 1550 Balmer Road in Model City, NY. This comment period is being extended to allow the public more time to review this modification application and the Draft Permit prepared by the NYSDEC.

The written comment period which was originally to expire on September 22, 2017, is being extended an additional 30 days, and will now extend through October 23, 2017.


7:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, 518-402-8924, fwfish@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that two public meetings will be held in Region 8 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015.

Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams

The meeting will be held:

Monday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414


Tuesday October 24, 2017
 
8:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of this workshop is to describe and demonstrate current structural pruning strategies to improve architecture on young, medium-aged, and older trees. Dr. Edward F. Gilman will conduct the workshop. ISA and CNLP credits pending. Early registration is due by October 13th.


Thursday October 26, 2017
 
4:30 PM
 
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/111378.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan")

Please take notice that the public comment hearing originally scheduled for September 19, 2017 at the Suffolk County Water Authority located at 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, New York 11788 was cancelled and is rescheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the same location.

In addition, the deadline to submit public comments on the Draft Mute Swan Management Plan has been extended from December 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017.

Notice of the public hearing and public comment period for the Draft Mute Swan Management Plan was originally published in the ENB on September 13, 2017. Information on the Draft Mute Swan Management Plan, the availability of documents, the public comment hearing process, and how to submit public comments to the Department is contained in the September 13, 2017 notice.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan")
Location  Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has scheduled public hearings on the Mute Swan Revised plan.  Date, time and location of the last public hearing are listed below.  This hearing will give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised plan.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

The public is encouraged to provide written comments on the revised management plan in writing to the contact listed above. The public comment period will close on December 13, 2017.


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
Information.R6@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding a public meeting on trout stream management in Oneida County at the Utica State Office Building to provide an overview of the state’s approach to trout stream management and elicit feedback from anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout stream waters.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017
WHERE: Conference rooms A & B
Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee St., Utica, NY  13501
TIME: 6:30 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m. (Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Utica State Office Bldg.
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Directions to Region 6 Utica Office


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

Whitney Point High School Auditorium
10 Keibel Road
Whitney Point, NY 13862


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Cortlandt Town Hall (Vincent Nyberg General Meeting Room)
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567


Friday October 27, 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 Ex-Eaton Site, site ID #C819022. This site is located in the City of Batavia, within the County of Genesee, at 22-40 Clinton Street, Batavia NY 14020.

Comments about the application must be submitted no later than October 27, 2017.

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

The application, draft work plan and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia NY 14020.


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as The Peninsula, site ID #C203097. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, at 1221 Spofford Avenue, Bronx NY, 10474.

Comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted no later than October 27, 2017.

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

The application, draft work plan and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library – Woodstock, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY 10456.


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

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications for two nearby sites:

  • 155 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203098. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 155 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474.

  • 355 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203099. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 355 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474.

Comments about the applications must be submitted no later than October 27, 2017.

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

Copies of the applications and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library – Woodstock Branch, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx NY 10456  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Bronx NY 10489.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171004_not6.html
Contact  Peter D'luhosch, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests
6739 US Route 11, Potsdam, NY 13676m Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing to amend both the Five Mile Conservation Easement (CE) Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the Kildare Conservation Easement RMP portion of the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) to construct the 1.25 mile "Kildare Connector Road" between the Five Mile and the Kildare CE lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until October 27, 2017.

The Draft Amendment is posted on the DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22573.html.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22573.html
Contact  Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist
ump.R6@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing to amend both the 5 Mile Conservation Easement (CE) Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the CE portion of the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) to construct a connector road between the Five Mile and the Kildare CEs in the town of Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County. 
The road will provide access to many miles of motor vehicle roads on the Kildare CE. It will also provide non-motorized recreational access to the adjacent Raquette River Wild Forest and Raquette-Jordan Boreal Primitive Area. The draft amendment plan can be found on the DEC website. 

Public comment on the draft amendment plan will be taken for 45 days beginning September 12, 2017 and ending October 27, 2017. The public can submit comments via email or in writing to Peter D’Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist, NYS DEC 6739 US Hwy. 11, Potsdam, NY  13676 or by calling 315-265-3090.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22573.html
Contact  Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist, ump.R6@dec.ny.gov
NYS DEC 6739 US Hwy. 11 Potsdam, NY 13676

Comment Deadline for the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest UMP Amendment has been extended to November 10, 2017

DEC is proposing to amend both the Five Mile CE Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the Kildare Recreation Management Plan portion of the 2006 Raquette Boreal Wild Forest UMP to construct the "Kildare Connector Road" between the Five Mile and the Kildare CEs in the town of Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County.

The draft amendment plan can be downloaded from the link below. The Department will accept public comment on the draft amendment through October 27, 2017.

Comments may be submitted to:
Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist
NYS DEC
6739 US Hwy. 11
Potsdam, NY 13676 or via email at: ump.R6@dec.ny.gov


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Former Damshire Cleaners Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 27, 2017.

A public meeting also will be held: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00PM at the Crossings of Colonie, 580 Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; phone: 518-458-9274.


Saturday October 28, 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

Halloween Open House

Come to our Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 28, 10:00 to 11:30 AM where we will be on hand to share fun facts about bats, spiders and bones galore. Touch a skull, run your fingers over animal teeth, and make a creepy bat craft to bring home.


 
Contact  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.


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

Halloween Critters

Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2:00 PM for games and activities focused on some of our favorite Halloween animals. Families will discover that bats, spiders, snakes and more aren’t so scary after all. We will make a craft indoors and play outdoor games in anticipation of this spooky holiday. Please dress for the weather.


 
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Wednesday November 1, 2017
 
7:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Podell Auditorium at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 10 Nathan D. Perlman Place (one block west of 1st Avenue, between 15th and 16th Streets).

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about draft Decision Documents related to former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites located in Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that has been extended through December 1, 2017.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer's Office, 1 Centre St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007; phone: 212-669-8300  --and--  Epiphany Branch, New York Public Library, 228 E. 23 St., New York, NY 100010; phone: 212-679-2645  --and--  Community Board 6, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY 10010; phone: 212-319-3750.


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