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Thursday November 2, 2017
 
2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111754.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov

The meeting will take place at:

Kings Park Fire Department Headquarters
2 East Main Street, Kings Park, NY

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.


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

Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788


7:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111754.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov

The meeting will take place at:

Kings Park Fire Department Headquarters
2 East Main Street, Kings Park, NY

Friday November 3, 2017
 
 
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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 55 Eckford Street, site ID #C224168. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 55-63 Eckford Street.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan must be submitted no later than November 3, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library – Williamsburg, 240 Division Ave., Brooklyn, 11222  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board Office 1, 435 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, 11211.


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Final Investigation Report for a site known as Former Edgewood Warehouse Site, site ID #C907032. This site is located in the City of Dunkirk, within the County of Chautauqua, and is located at 320 South Roberts Road, Dunkirk 14048.

Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than November 3, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Final Investigation Report, and other relevant documents are available at: Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.


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

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

  • 600 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203104. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 600 Food Center Drive.
  • Viele Avenue, site ID #C203103. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at the former intersection of Viele Avenue and Halleck.
  • Railroad Right-of-Way, site ID #C203102. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at Food Center Drive East.

Comments about the applications must be submitted no later than November 3, 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: Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th St, Bronx, 10456  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd St –Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.


Saturday November 4, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111590.html
Contact  Region 1 Sportsmen's Education Program
631-444-0255 / danielle.stango@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding its 20th Annual Youth Waterfowl Program for young hunters on Long Island ages 12 to 15, on Nov. 11 and 12.

The Youth Waterfowl Program is a special event to help junior hunters prepare for and participate in Youth Waterfowl Days. The program includes instruction in:

  • Hunting ethics and regulations;
  • Waterfowl identification;
  • Firearms safety review;
  • Retriever and decoy use;
  • Cold water survival and boating safety; and
  • Trap shooting.

Applications for the Youth Waterfowl Program are due by Oct. 25. Space is limited to 35 students.

All new applicants must attend the instructional day at Hubbard County Park in Flanders on Nov. 4, which qualifies them for the option of hunting at Hubbard County Park in Flanders or Southaven County Park in Yaphank on Nov. 11, and anywhere else hunting is allowed on Nov. 12.

Participants must be 12 to 15 years of age by Nov. 11, have completed a hunter education course by Nov. 4, possess a junior (small game) hunting license by Nov. 11, and be registered with the Harvest Information Program.


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

Guided Walk: Old Field Trail

Join us on Saturday, November 4 @ 10:00 am for a hike through the meandering wilds of the Old Field Trail, visiting forest, shrub, prairie and pond habitats while enjoying the fall weather and colors. Trail distance is about one mile. Please bring drinking water and appropriate footwear.


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

Get a jump on making Christmas gifts for mom, dad and grandparents with these recycled crafts. For kids age 7 to 12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

What Galls You

Galls provide shelter for a variety of insects that overwinter in the Northeast. During this indoor and outdoor presentation, Center naturalists will explain how some insects trigger abnormal growth in certain plants, creating both shelter and food for insect larvae. We will take a casual stroll on Five Rivers’ gentle trails, stopping along the way to learn about these galling insects and the plants they inhabit.


Sunday November 5, 2017
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Atlantic Chestnut - Lot 1 Site (Fulton St., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 5, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills Branch, 1197 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208; phone: 718-277-6004  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 5, 127 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207; phone: 718-498-5711.


Monday November 6, 2017
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Polychrome Research and Development Site (Polychrome West) (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 6, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: City of Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701, Attn: Edward Falcone.


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

HMBC Speaker Series: Valley of Birds - Birding the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Laredo

Monday, November 6, 7:00 to 9:00 PM join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner, are at https://hmbc.net/content/valley-birds-birding-rio-grande-valley-brownsville-Laredo.


Wednesday November 8, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171025_not0.html
Contact  Kim McKown, NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
Phone: (631) 444-0454, E-mail: fwmarine@dec.ny.gov

Although the original public comment period ended on August 28, 2017, NYS DEC is now reopening the public comment period for this rule making for an additional two weeks, starting on October 26, 2017. Comment will be accepted until close of business on November 8, 2017

Please submit comments to:

Kim McKown
NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0454
E-mail: fwmarine@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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 68 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 8, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo, NY 14207; phone: 716-875-0562.


9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

This full-day workshop will provide information on pruning and chainsaws. Professor Marty Dodge will discuss the ins-and-outs of chainsaws in the morning, and demonstrate chainsaw filing techniques in the afternoon. Neil Hendrickson will explain the basics of pruning and ANSI standards, both of which will be demonstrated in the afternoon by Genesee Tree Service. Sessions feature outdoor demonstrations, dress for the weather.

Pavilion Lodge
Ellison Park Road
Rochester, NY 14625


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  John Maniscalco
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

The meeting will be held at:

Division of Marine Resources
205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

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.


Thursday November 9, 2017
 
10:30 AM
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Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

This Climate Smart Communities webinar (CSC) will describe the types of plans and policies that local governments can adopt to protect farmland and support low-emission, sustainable farming in their communities. This webinar is the first of a two-part series that will explore the relationship between climate change, agriculture, and municipal policies in New York State. The second webinar, on December 7, will focus on adaptation.

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.


2:00 PM
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Destiny USA, 6th Floor, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse, NY.

DEC has scheduled two identical sessions to discuss the Draft Onondaga Lake Long-Term Monitoring Plan:

  • 2:00-4:00pm
  • 6:00-8:00pm

The public is invited to stop by at any time during either session; stay for as little or as long as you like. Technical staff will be available to answer questions and discuss elements of the draft plan most important to you.

DEC also invites the public to provide comment about the draft plan during a public comment period that runs through December 7, 2017.

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


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/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
information.R6@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Offices, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 - Map

DEC will hold a public meeting on inland trout stream management in Jefferson County at the Dulles State Office Building. The meeting will provide an overview of the State’s approach to inland trout stream management and elicit feedback from anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of inland trout stream waters.
WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017
WHERE: Conference room #1
Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY  13601
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Friday November 10, 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 1001 East Delavan Avenue, site ID #C915196B. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within Erie County, at 1001 East Delavan Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by November 10, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Central Library - 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203  --and--  East Delavan Branch, 1187 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111595.html
Contact  Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist, NYS DEC
6739 US Hwy. 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone (315)-265-3090, email: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is extending the public comment period on the draft amendment to the 5 Mile Conservation Easement Interim Recreation Management Plan and the conservation easement portion of the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP).

The draft amendment plan can be found on the DEC website .

The public can submit comments to the contact listed above.  Public comment on the draft amendment plan will be accepted through November 10, 2017.


 
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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 Corning Hospital and Related Parcels Site (Corning, Steuben County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 10, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Southeast Steuben County Library, Attn: Michelle Wells, 300 Nasser Circle Center Plaza, Suite #101, Corning, NY 14830; phone: 607-936-3713.


Saturday November 11, 2017
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the K-Front Street Holder Station Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 11, 2017.

A public meeting also will be held to discuss the proposal: October 18, 2017 at 7:00PM at P.S. 287, Bailey K. Ashford, 50 Navy Street, Brooklyn, 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: 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.


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


The visitor center at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The trails are open from sunrise to sunset every day. Restrooms are available at the Guided School Program building during daylight hours.

Previously announced programs for November 11 have been canceled.

5:00 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Sample fine regional wines and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, as you help support the Friends of Reinstein Woods. Western New York artisans will be showcasing their nature-themed artwork and specialty items, all available for purchase. Please note: This event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road in Cheektowaga. Call 716-683-5959 for more information, or purchase tickets online at www.reinsteinwoods.org


Tuesday November 14, 2017
 
10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
email awards@dec.ny.gov or call (518)402-8706

The Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs and unique partnerships that are contributing to a healthier environment and economy and serving as models of excellence. Award winners are an elite group of committed organizations leading by example as serving as models of excellence within their industry and community.

Winners are honored each year at an awards ceremony. The ceremony, which is usually held in late November or early December, allows winners to present and display information about their award winning project or program. Some benefits of receiving an award include visibility as a sector leader and furthering your organization's mission through networking and marketing opportunities. For additional information, contact the Pollution Prevention Unit at: awards@dec.ny.gov or call (518) 402-9469.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: Registration 10:00 am - Ceremony 10:30am - 12:30pm, Luncheon 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: Union College, College Park Hall, 450 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308

To reserve a seat at the 14th Annual Award Ceremony register now (link leaves DEC website).


Wednesday November 15, 2017
 
8:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/46924.html
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
hrep@dec.ny.gov

The Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee (HREMAC) was established in 1987. The committee's volunteer members are appointed by the DEC Commissioner and represent interests directly involved in the estuary including commercial fishing, recreational uses, research, education, conservation, local government, marine trades and industry. The committee meets three times per year and provides a forum where the views and opinions of committee members can be shared with state resource managers. The committee serves to advise DEC on regulatory, policy and other matters affecting the management, protection and use of the Hudson River estuary, its tributaries and shorelands, including implementation of the Hudson River Estuary Program.

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

NYSDEC Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Directions to Region 2 Office


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

Public Meeting Location: Washingtonville Middle School Auditorium, 38 West Main St., Washingtonville, NY 10992

DEC invites the public to the meeting for an update about perfluorinated compound sampling in the Beaver Dam Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District. During the meeting, representatives of DEC and the New York State Department of Health will make a short presentation, followed by an availability session to provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions about the investigations.

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


Thursday November 16, 2017
 
11:00 AM

As part of Governor Cuomo’s Adventure NY initiative, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will unveil new improvements at Mt Loretto Unique Area.

Who: Executive Deputy Commissioner Ken Lynch and Regional Director Steve Zahn will be joined by state and local elected officials and community partners.

What: Ribbon cutting to unveil new improvements at Mt Loretto Unique Area, A guided walk along renovated roads and newly constructed pavilion

When: Tuesday, October 24, 1 p.m.

Where: Mt. Loretto Unique Area: 6450 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10309


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 November 17, 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 Belle Harbor Shopping Center, site ID #C241048. This site is located in the neighborhood of Belle Harbor, within the County Queens, and is located at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive. Public comments about the application must be submitted by November 17, 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: Queens Central Library – Archive Dept, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, 11432  --and--  Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Ave #311, Far Rockaway, 11691.


 
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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 Former Huck Manufacturing Site, site ID #C356054. This site is located in the City of Kingston, within the County of Ulster, and is located at 85 Grand Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Public comments about the application must be submitted by November 17, 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: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401.


 
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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 Former Nu-Brite Cleaners, site ID #C231072. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of New York, and is located at 1299 1st Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by November 17, 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: New York Public Library – 67th Street Branch, 328 East 67th Street, New York, 10065.


 
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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 Sid Harvey Industries Facility, site ID #C130087. This site is located in the Village of Valley Stream, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 100 East Mineola Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by November 17, 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: Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream, 11582.


 
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Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-4254, email - adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

New York’s Forest Preserve is a destination for various road- and trail-based cycling opportunities. This document provides guidelines solely for the management of Department of Environmental Conservation singletrack bicycle trails on Forest Preserve lands in both the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. It is intended to help land managers consistently design, construct and maintain bike trails and bike trail networks that protect natural resources and wild forest character while also providing a valuable recreational opportunity.

The Department is accepting public comment on the Draft Guidance until November 17, 2017. Please send comments to the contact listed above.


Saturday November 18, 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

Nature's Accessible Guided Walk

On Saturday, November 18, 10:00 AM we will go out on the Natures Accessible Backyard Trail and use our senses to explore and discover what’s happening in late fall at Five Rivers. A limited number of mobility devices are available. Please call us at 518-475-0291 to reserve one.

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

Plan your next vacation as we journey through redwood forests, ocean reefs and other natural wonders in this slideshow presentation. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

Wilderness: Creating A Changing American Identity

How did the landscape of America influence the identity of a young nation? Join us on Saturday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm for a look at why Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a direct result of how our landscape historically defined us and continues to do so today.


Sunday November 19, 2017
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Vacuum Oil Refinery Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through November 19, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY 14608; phone: 585-428-8212  --and--  Plymouth-Exchange (PLEX) Neighborhood Assoc., Attn: Dorothy Hall, Carlson Commons, 70 Coretta Scott Crossing, Rochester, NY 14608; phone: 585-328-6916.


Monday November 20, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171004_not5.html
Contact  Marc Migliore, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits
232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, E-mail: Info.R5@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC has made a tentative determination to issue MPM the requested Part 373 permit modification, to increase the secondary containment capacity for interconnected hazardous waste tanks 539A and 539B by approximately 2,000 gallons.

Public Involvement In The Permit Modification Process:

State regulations provide the public with the opportunity to become involved in the major modification permit process through a minimum forty-five (45) day comment period.

The comment period for this specific permit modification begins on October 4, 2017 and ends on November 20, 2017.

All persons interested in commenting on the State Part 373 Permit Modification should submit their comments in writing to the contact listed above.

NYS DEC will consider all comments received during the public comment period, and subsequently determine whether to hold a legislative public hearing or issue the permit modification. When the NYS DEC makes a final permit decision to either issue, deny or modify this permit, notice will be given to the applicant and each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final decision.


 
 

 


Tuesday November 21, 2017
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Kathleen Moser, NYS DEC - Office of Natural Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8533
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

The Invasive Species Council will meet on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, New York.

The agenda includes one programmatic discussion item and updates from the nine member agencies.


Friday November 24, 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 West 29th Street, site ID #C231107. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 601 West 29th Street. Public comments about the application and draft plan must be submitted by November 24, 2017.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011  --and--  Manhattan Community Board District 4, 330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor, New York, 10036.


 
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 Ardsley, LLC, site ID #C360146. This site is located in the Village of Ardsley, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 1 Lawrence St. Public comments about the application and draft plan must be submitted by November 24, 2017.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, 10523  --and--  Ardsley Public Library, 9 American Legion Drive, Ardsley, 10502.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171025_not9.html
Contact  Bruno DiBella, NYS DEC - Region 9 Buffalo Office, Division of Environmental Permits
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 (NYS DEC) is hereby announcing the extension of the public review and written comment period for a permit application by National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation.

This comment period is being extended to allow the public more time to review the application. The written comment period which was originally to expire on October 19, 2017, is being extended an additional 30 days, and will now extend through November 24, 2017.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed "no further action" remedy for the Pierce Arrow Business Center Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 24, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: North Park Library, 975 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216; phone: 716-875-3748.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed "no further action" remedy for the 1360 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 24, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie Co. Public Library, Attn: Carol Ann Batt, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-858-7191.


Saturday November 25, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171011_not0.html
Contact  Lisa Holst, NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, email - rarefish@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of this recovery plan is to ensure perpetuation of the species in this State, restore self-sustaining populations, and remove the species from the Threatened Species list in New York.

The plan may be accessed here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111557.html.

NYS DEC will accept public comments on the draft plan until November 25, 2017. To comment on the plan, send an e-mail with the subject line "Lake Sturgeon" to rarefish@dec.ny.gov or send written comments to the contact listed above.


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

Watchable Wildlife: Wild Turkeys

The wild turkey was absent from New York State for about 100 years. During this indoor presentation on Saturday, November 25th @ 10:00 am come and learn about these remarkable animals and their amazing comeback. Then join us for an outdoor walk to learn more about the part that Five Rivers played in the recovery of this species.


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

Family Fun: Talkin’ Turkey

Come learn about wild turkeys at this family-friendly program on Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 pm. You’ll learn the natural history of these fascinating animals through an indoor presentation, games, crafts and a short outdoor walk. This program is best suited for children 5-10 years old. Adults must accompany children. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the Center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 22.


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

Discover the secret world of turkeys as we search for wild birds and make turkey calls. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Monday November 27, 2017
 
 
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.

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


Tuesday November 28, 2017
 
1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  Shannon Dougherty
greatlakes@dec.ny.gov

Sub Basin work groups are working to advance projects and initiatives to achieve the goals of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda using a place-based, ecosystem-based management approach.

This is a great way to connect, coordinate and collaborate with state and federal agencies, local governments, academic institutions and other key partners to advance local project needs.

This meeting will be held at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center,  1610 Welch Road, North Java, NY 14113

NYS Great Lakes stakeholders are invited to participate. Anyone wishing to attend MUST rsvp at least one week in advance.

For more information or to make reservations please email Shannon Dougherty @ greatlakes@dec.ny.gov.


6:00 PM
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map
Wednesday November 29, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171115_not8.html
Contact  Thomas Walker, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5402, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is considering the re-issuance of a General Permit to the Chemung County SWCD to cover various stream maintenance, stabilization and crossing projects conducted by the Chemung County SWCD and their cooperators. No changes are being proposed to the previously issued General Permit. The General Permit allows the Chemung County SWCD to work with the county, towns and residents on projects that fall under the jurisdiction of the NYS DEC.

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing no later than November 29, 2017 or 15 days after the publication of this notice, whichever is later, to the contact listed above.


 
 
 
 
 


9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  Shannon Dougherty
greatlakes@dec.ny.gov

Sub Basin work groups are working to advance projects and initiatives to achieve the goals of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda using a place-based, ecosystem-based management approach.

This is a great way to connect, coordinate and collaborate with state and federal agencies, local governments, academic institutions and other key partners to advance local project needs.

This meeting will be held at the Black Creek Park, Sunnyside Lodge, 3835 Union Street, North Chilli, NY 14514

Great Lakes stakeholders are invited to participate. Anyone wishing to attend MUST rsvp at least one week in advance.

For more information or to make reservations please email Shannon Dougherty @ greatlakes@dec.ny.gov.


6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24441.html
Contact  Mike Palermo, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - 585-226-5383, email - yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Lake Shore Marshes WMA located between the towns of Rochester and Oswego, Wayne County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:30 and a formal presentation at 7:00.

Meeting Location:
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, NY 13146

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


Thursday November 30, 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.


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