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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
 
 
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 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.


 
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 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.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
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


 
https://www.facebook.com/recyclebuffalo/photos/a.1627199294...
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
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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
 
 
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 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.


 
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 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.


 
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 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.


 
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 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.


Tuesday January 16, 2018
 
6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9323.html
Contact  Erik Latremore, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone: 315-785-6457, email: yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

Meeting on Habitat Management Plans for Mohawk Valley Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on four recently completed habitat management plans for Rome WMA, Utica Marsh WMA, Oriskany Flats WMA, and Plantation Island WMA located in the Mohawk Valley towns of Rome, Utica, Whitestown, and German Flatts, respectively.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plans and future management at these WMAs. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:00 and a formal presentation at 6:30. The plans for each WMA can be viewed at the links above.

Meeting Location:
Utica State Office Building, Conference Room A
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

Free parking is available on streets surrounding the building. Please bring a photo ID.

For more information, contact Erik Latremore at 315-785-6457.


Thursday January 18, 2018
 
4:30 PM
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:
Howe Library
105 Schuyler Street (use Broad Street entrance)
Albany, NY

6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/86068.html
Contact  Selinda Brandon, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - 607-652-2302, email - yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in the town of Berne, Albany 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 PM and a formal presentation at 7:00 PM. 

Meeting Location:
Berne Community and Senior Services Center
1360 Helderberg Trail
Berne, NY 12023

For more information, contact Selinda Brandon at 607-652-2302.


Saturday January 20, 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

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) helps teachers use water to teach English language arts, science, math and more! Participants receive a standards-based interdisciplinary curriculum guide that includes lessons covering water’s physical and chemical properties, cultural connections to water and water resource management. For formal and non-formal educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


9:30 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

I Bird NY: KIDS WINTER BIRD COUNT

Birds are one of the most visible winter wildlife here at Five Rivers. Come join us to learn who’s here at the feeders and in the fields and woods. A few binoculars are available for loan, but are not required.

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.


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

Learn how to identify local trees after they lose their leaves. No registration required.


2:30 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

Join us for a bird identification adventure! Learn to identify common birds and how to properly use binoculars. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Monday January 22, 2018
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171122_not5.html
Contact  McCrea Burnham, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

Draft Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Design and Layout of Primitive Tent Sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve

The project involves a proposal by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt BMPs to address roadside camping as it pertains to primitive tent sites outside of Intensive Use Areas. This includes walk-in sites, and walk-in sites with a single-lane parking area. These BMPs also address large groups, camping permits, size limits, improvements, and regulation changes for primitive tent sites. Additionally, this document provides the accessibility standards that apply to primitive tent sites.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until January 22, 2018.


Tuesday January 23, 2018
 
2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
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 January 24, 2018
 
6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/106386.html
Contact  Cathy McGlynn
isinfo@dec.ny.gov, 518-402-9425

Where: 2nd floor meeting room, Village of Croton Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Topics Include:

  • Brief summary of project history
  • 2017 season project results
  • Modifications to the NYSDEC Five Year Management Plan
  • Plans for 2018 season
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection plans to address the New Croton Reservoir Hydrilla infestation

The aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata was discovered in the Croton River in October 2013 and later found in Croton Bay during a site survey in 2014.  This survey also revealed that Hydrilla is well-established in the Croton River and Reservoir.  Hydrilla grows and spreads rapidly in areas where it has become established, often resulting in considerable economic and ecological impacts.  While Hydrilla remains in the Croton River and the Croton Bay, it threatens the recreation, ecology, and water quality in both the Croton River and the Hudson River and its tributaries.  In 2017, NYSDEC and its contractor treated the Croton River with a low concentration of the herbicide fluridone for almost four months while monitoring the Village of Croton drinking water.  Learn about the results of this field season and plans for the next.  Please note this meeting will be televised.

Additional information about the project can be found on the NYSDEC website at the following address: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/106386.html


Thursday January 25, 2018
 
4:30 PM
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Workshops






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