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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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
Contact  Shannon Dougherty

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
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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