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Wednesday December 27, 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 Bedford Union Armory Site (Bedford Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 27, 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: Brooklyn Public Library - Bedford Branch, 496 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238; phone: 718-623-0012  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 9, 890 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225; phone: 718-778-9279.


 
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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 Clearview Cleaners Site (Hillside Ave., Hollis, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 27, 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: Queens Public Library - Hollis Branch, Attn: Judith Todman, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis, NY 11423; phone: 718-990-0728  --and--  Queens Community Board 12, 90-28 16sst St., Jamaica, NY 11432; phone: 718-658-3309.


10:30 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

Explore the beauty of winter woods and learn how to identify local trees on this guided walk. Snowshoe rental $5/person; Friends of Reinstein Woods members $2.00/person. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday December 28, 2017
 
10:30 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

Join us as we explore the winter world of our ponds. Children will participate in hands-on activities and games to discover how turtles, frogs, beavers, and more survive under the ice. For children in grades K through 5. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Friday December 29, 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 990 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo, Niagara Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 29, 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 & Erie County Public Library, 230 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201; phone: 716-882-1537.


 
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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 Highland Plaza Site (Tonawanda, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 29, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Kenmore Public Library, 160 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217; phone: 716-873-2842.


Saturday December 30, 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 77-57 Vleigh Place Site (Flushing, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 30, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library - Kew Gardens Hills, Attn: Susan Wetjen, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367; phone: 718-261-6654  --and--  Queens Community Board 8, Attn: Matha Taylor, 197-15 Hillside Ave., Hollis, NY 11423; phone: 718-264-7895.


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 Hike: Wild Turkey Trail

Join us on Saturday, December 30, 10:00 AM for a two-mile round-trip will take us along field edges and into the woods. We may see wintering birds flying over the fields or grazing deer. We’ll experience both expansive views of open sky and the intimacy of dense forest. The terrain is flat but sometimes uneven. An additional half-mile on the Foresman’s Loop is an option.


NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.


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

How to do it: Signatures in the Snow

What do mice, rabbits, deer and birds have in common? They are all active in winter. As they go about eating, drinking, looking for shelter, and avoiding predators, the signs they leave behind tell a story. On Saturday, December 30, 2:00 PM after an indoor presentation on tracking, we will go out to decipher the clues that give us a glimpse of where animals have been and what they have been doing.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.


Sunday December 31, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171129_not1.html
Contact  Joe Jones, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-9625, E-mail: Guy.Bobersky@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID # 130043E, known as the Tishcon Corporation site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites

This site is located in the City of New Cassel, within the County of Nassau, located at 31-33 Brooklyn Avenue and 30-36 New York Avenue.

Comments regarding this action can be sent to the contact listed above and must be submitted no later than December 31, 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 the proposed deletion of the Tishcon Corporation Site (New Cassel, Nassau Co.) from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Site Registry). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 31, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site, why DEC is proposing the deletion of the site, and how to comment.


Monday January 1, 2018
 
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

Citizen Science & I Bird NY: New Year's Bird Count

Join local bird experts on Monday, January 1, 2018, 9:00 AM for our 37th annual New Year’s Day survey. Seventy-one different species have been found at Five Rivers on Albany’s “First Morning,” and the birds found over the decades of this long-term study show interesting range changes for many species. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. Dress warmly. If severe weather is forecast, call the Center at 518-475-0291 on Saturday, December 30 to confirm if the event will be held.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.


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

Ring in the New Year with a walk to look for birds! Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday January 4, 2018
 
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.


Friday January 5, 2018
 
 
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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 Kew Gardens Main Street, site ID #C241205. This site is located in the neighborhood of Kew Gardens, within the borough of Queens, and is located at 68-14 to 68-50 Main Street. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than January 5, 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: Queens Library at Kew Garden Hills, 71-34 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367  --and--  Community Board 8, Queens, 197-15 Hillside Ave, Hollis, NY 11423.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about draft work plans to investigate and take measures to address contamination related to the 113-117 Clinton North Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plans will be accepted through January 5, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604; phone: 585-428-7300.


 
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Contact  Lands & Forests
arborday@dec.ny.gov

The Arbor Day Committee is now accepting original photography and/or artwork to be considered for the State Arbor Day Poster. Submissions deadline is January 5, 2018.


4:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/25420.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The theme for the 2018 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest is "Trees for Bees." 5th graders are invited to submit original artwork incorporating this theme to help celebrate Arbor Day.


Saturday January 6, 2018
 
9:00 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

A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-Christmas blahs! Teams of kids compete to see who can find the most birds on 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instruction and refreshments provided.
For more information call 716-683-5959.
Register online at: http://reinsteinwoods.org/cbc4kids


 
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Contact  716-851-5014

Mark your calendars for the Annual After the Holidays Recycling Event! January 6th from 9-2PM at the City's Engineering Garage. You can recycle E-Waste, white styrofoam, Xmas lights and even your Christmas Tree! And take home a bag of mulch!

City of Buffalo Engineering Garage
1120 Seneca Street
Buffalo NY 14210

11:45 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

AMC Hudson Mohawk Chapter: SOCIAL, MEETING AND OUTING 

 The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) will be hosting their winter event at Five Rivers. Please arrive with a dish to share a little before 11:45 AM, to allow for setup. After lunch, we will discuss topics related to encouraging member diversity and young members. An AMC hike leader will lead a hike on snowshoes or not depending on snow cover. At least 6 inches of snow is required. The hike will start around 1:30 PM. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, including winter-traction cleats, if needed. Snowshoe rentals are $5 per pair; free for Friends members. The public is welcome to attend any part of this event.


1:00 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

Explore the world of winter plants and see where the summer wildflowers will bloom. No registration required.


Tuesday January 9, 2018
 
10:00 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

Ease into the holiday season with this program based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. The walk will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


6:00 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

Make a leather sheath, hair barrette, bracelet or other small leather project. Learn how to tool, dye and hand sew leather. Material fee $10/per person. Adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


6:30 PM
http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/1/2018/NY-Hearing-on-Lobster-...
Contact  James Gilmore
james.gilmore@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map
Wednesday January 10, 2018
 
6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/108978.html
Contact  Joan Kennedy
joan.kennedy@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8005

DEC will give an update on the air monitoring study that's going on in the Albany South End. There will be a question and answer period after the update.

Location:
Ezra Prentice Community Room
625 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY

Thursday January 11, 2018
 
 
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 draft plan to investigate contamination at the 31 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 11, 2018.

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

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


10:30 AM
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Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

New York State has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels). Broad, community-level participation is critical in meeting these goals. How can local governments engage their communities and inspire a grassroots response to climate change? This Climate Smart Communities webinar will offer guidance on facilitating inclusive, community-driven planning processes and creating local climate action plans that reflect community priorities. 

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.


4:30 PM
6:00 PM
http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/1/2018/NY-Public-Hearing-on-B...
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

Note: The draft addendum is not yet released, but it will be available through the above link. The draft addendum considers alternative regional management approaches for the recreational fishery including options for regional allocation of the recreational harvest limit (RHL) based on historical harvest and exploitable biomass.

Friday January 12, 2018
 
 
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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 1500 Astor Avenue, site ID #C203105. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 2300-2314 Eastchester Road.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 12, 2018. 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: The New York Public Library – Eastchester Branch, 1385 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx 10469  --and--  Community Board #11 Bronx, 1741 Colden Avenue, Bronx 10462.


 
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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 34 Berry Street, site ID #C224268. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 34 Berry Street.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 12, 2018. 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 – Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board District 1, 435 Graham Avenue, 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 for a site known as 3901-3913 8th Avenue, site ID #C224267. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 3901 and 3913 8th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232.

Comments about the application must be submitted no later than January 12, 2018. 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: Brooklyn Public Library’s Sunset Park Library Branch, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220  --and--  Community Board #12, 5910 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219.


 
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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 at the 53 Putnam Street Site (Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 12, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; phone: 518-584-7860.


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 January 13, 2018
 
10:00 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

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.


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

Mini-lesson: An Introduction to Snowshoeing

Drop in for a 30-minute mini-lesson as we go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk and turn. We’ll practice outdoors, on the Visitor Center lawn, so dress for the weather. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to try out your new skills on Five Rivers’ trails.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.


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

Mini-lesson: AN INTRODUCTION to SNOWSHOEING

Drop in for a 30-minute mini-lesson as we go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk and turn. We’ll practice outdoors, on the Visitor Center lawn, so dress for the weather. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to try out your new skills on Five Rivers’ trails.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.


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