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Friday December 1, 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 Ellicott Station East, site ID #C819023. This site is located in the city of Batavia, within the County of Genesee, and is located at 56-70 Ellicott Street. Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by December 1, 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: 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 for a site known as 57-71 Tonawanda Street, site ID #C915024. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 57-71 Tonawanda Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda St, Buffalo, NY 14207


 
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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 Ludlow Street Works, site ID #C360158. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 150 Downing Street, 58 Knowles Street and 1 Bridge Street.

Public comments about the application will be accepted through December 1, 2017.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront Branch, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701.


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

DEC invites public comment about draft Decision Documents regarding former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites located in Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan. Public comments about the draft Decision Documents will be now be accepted through December 1, 2017.

A public meeting has been rescheduled: November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Podell Audiroium at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 10 Nathan D. Perlman Place (one block west of 1st Avenue, between 15th and 16th Streets).

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.


Saturday December 2, 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 85 Jay Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 2, 2017.

Click the web link above at additional information to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Walt Whitman Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Attn: Janet Conton, 93 Saint Edwards Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205; phone: 718-935-0244  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board District 2, Attn: Shirley McRae, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; phone: 718-596-5410.


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

Family Fun: Let's Make A Green Holiday

On Saturday, December 2, 10:00 AM turn trash into treasure or at least use eco-friendly materials to wrap all those packages for under the tree or for any other special day. Come ready to get a little messy as we explore various wrapping materials that are eco-friendly, kid-friendly and fun. 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 29.


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, December 2, 2:00 PM

NATURALISTS as READING PARTNERS

Join us as we discover the coming of winter, both in the pages of books and outdoors. A naturalist will read a story, and then we’ll go walk outdoors to explore some of the themes in the book. 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.


4:00 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

Citizen Science: Owl Prowl

Join in on Saturday, December 2, 4:00 PM as we survey owls at Five Rivers. Field parties will visit likely owl roosts, then gather to compare findings. Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Monday, November 27.


Monday December 4, 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 1176 South Park Avenue Site 3 (Buffalo), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 4, 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 Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111978.html
Contact  DEC Region 4
1130 N. Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306. Phone: 518-357-2075, email: r4info@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public meeting to discuss the state’s Young Forest Initiative and habitat management goals at the Doodletown Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Monday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m. at the town of Copake’s Park Building/Community Center, 305 Mt. View Road, Copake. For more information please click the URL or contact DEC Region 4 using the information listed above.

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: Birds and Avian Research at the Albany Pine Bush

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series on Monday, December 4, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Details for this month’s program, presented by Amanda Dillon, are at https://hmbc.net/content/birds-and-avian-research-albany-pine-bush.


Tuesday December 5, 2017
 
5:00 PM
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location: Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.

DEC invites the public to this informal session to discuss cleanup activities about to begin at the Old Chenango Canal Site (East Side of Rte. 12, Utica), within New York's State Superfund Program. Stop by anytime during the session to ask questions and discuss the upcoming activities.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site, the upcoming cleanup, and the availability session.

Project documents are available for review at: Utica Public Library, Attn: Sara Billman, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 23501; phone: 315-735-2279.


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 December 6, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754, Wildlife@dec.ny.gov

DEC released a 3rd draft management plan for mute swans in New York State in September 2017. Read the plan on the page listed above and submit your comment by 12/6/17.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  Emily Sheridan
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 Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 NY 58, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

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 Emily Sheridan @ greatlakes@dec.ny.gov.


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 December 7, 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 Main and Hertel Site (Main St., Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 7, 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: Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208; phone: 716-883-4418.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a Draft Long-Term Monitoring Plan to evaluate the completed remediation of Onondaga Lake. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 7, 2017.

A public open house also has been scheduled to discuss the draft plan: November 9, 2017 at Destiny USA, 6th Floor, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse, NY. Two identical sessions are planned: 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM. Stop by at any time during either session.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan, the public open house, and how to comment. There you can also access the draft plan electronically, and learn where document repositories maintain the draft. 


9:00 AM
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Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will focus on the resources, decision tools and Cooperative Extension Team from the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program that can help farmers increase resiliency to climate change, as well as the support local governments can provide to the farming community.

Please note that this webinar begins at 9:00 AM (rather than the usual start time of 10:30 AM). 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.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  Emily Sheridan
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 Huron Town Hall, 10880 Lummisville Road, Wolcott, NY 14590

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 Emily Sheridan @ greatlakes@dec.ny.gov.


4:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
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/20171101_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests
1115 State Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.
Location  NYSDEC Region 5 Offices, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 - Map

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sentinel Range Wilderness.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on December 7th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until December 22, 2017.

The Sentinel Range Wilderness is located in the Towns of Jay, Keene, North Elba, and Wilmington in Essex County, New York.


Friday December 8, 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 Avant Gardner, site ID #C224258. This site is located in Brooklyn, at 140 Stewart Ave. and 111 Gardner Ave. Public comments about the application and draft investigation plan must be submitted by December 8, 2017.

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

Project documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division St., Brooklyn, NY 11206  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board No. 1, 435 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211.


 
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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 Bisonite Paint Co., site ID #C915010. This site is located in the Town of Tonawanda, in Erie Co., at 2268 Military Road. Public comments about the application will be accepted through December 8, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Tonawanda Library, 333 Main St., Tonawanda, NY 14150.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.


11:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the medicinal values of the wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Saturday December 9, 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

Sleepy Time

Some animals stay active during the winter. Others settle in for a long-term snooze. On Saturday, December 9th @ 10 Am come and take a short walk with us as we look for signs of animals preparing for the cold months ahead and talk about their survival tactics.


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

Home for the Holidays

Join Five Rivers staff on December 9 at 2:00 pm as we play games and discover how and where animals spend the winter. Many people think of hibernation, but there are other ways animals survive the coldest months. We’ll explore some of the creative adaptations of our regional wildlife as they prepare to survive this challenging season.


Monday December 11, 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 Joey's Cleaners Site (East Gun Hill Road, Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 11, 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: Bronx Public Library - Allerton Branch, 2740 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467; phone: 718-881-4240  --and--  Bronx Community Board No. 12, 4101 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10466; phone: 718-881-4455.


3:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/112114.html

There will be two public information sessions on 12/11/17 to discuss plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area. This is a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town theme park in the town of North Hudson, Essex County.

Sessions: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Town of North Hudson Town Hall

6:00 PM
Information http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/112114.html

There will be two public information sessions on 12/11/17 to discuss plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area. This is a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town theme park in the town of North Hudson, Essex County.

Sessions: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Town of North Hudson Town Hall

Wednesday December 13, 2017
 
 
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")

Public comments on the Mute Swan Revised Management Plan must be submitted in writing to the contact listed above no later than December 13, 2017. 


 
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.


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 December 14, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171004_not0.html
Contact  Timothy Kirchgraber, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: 518-402-9469, E-mail: PollutionPrevention@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has issued a Request for Application to solicit applications from public and private universities, or non-profit institutions, to operate a pollution prevention institute in New York state (Institute).

To apply for this opportunity, log-in or create an account in the NYS Grants Gateway at: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov or https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx and search for Pollution Prevention.

The question and answer period ends on November 8, 2017. Applications are due December 14, 2017.


4:30 PM
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