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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
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/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
Saturday January 27, 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 Action Work Plan for a site known as Parkway Plaza Cleaners Site, site ID #C835028. This site is located in the City of Canandaigua, within the County of Ontario, and is located at 47, 51 and 57 Eastern Boulevard.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Remedial Action Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 27, 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 Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.


 
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 Action Work Plan for a site known as 262 Green, site ID #C224265. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 262-276 Green Street and 263 Huron Street.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Remedial Action Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 27, 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 Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library – Williamsburgh Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 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 invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 477 Gerard Ave. Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposed remedy will be accepted through January 27, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library, Mott Haven Library, Attn: Jeanine Thomas-Cross, 321 East 140th St. at Alexander Ave., Bronx, NY 10454; phone: 718-665-4878.


 
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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to a portion of the ExonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 27, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, NY 14210; phone 716-823-4707 -or- 716-823-8299.


10:00 AM
http://www.thetoollibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DT...
Contact  uhtl@ourheights.org
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

The Dare to Repair Cafe is a community event where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, toys, etc.) to the repair cafe and have volunteer “fixers” try to repair the item alongside them for free! While there is no guarantee that an item can be fixed, participants are sure to learn something new and have fun along the way. It’s not just about fixing things, it’s about reducing waste and building community!


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: WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION

To identify a tree, we often look to their leaves for clues to their identification. But what about when there are no leaves? If you look closely, you can find all the information you need to confidently name the tree. We will use the Winter Tree Finder as our guide. Bring one, borrow one, or buy one at the Visitor Center.

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 January 28, 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

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental $8.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members $5.00/person. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Monday January 29, 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Kristal Auto Mall Site (Kings Highway, East Flatbush, Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 29, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch, 1000 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203; phone: 718-566-0054  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 18, 1097 Bergen Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234-4841; phone: 718-241-0422.


1:00 PM
Contact  John Henkes
Phone: (518) 402-8403 or email: air.regs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

The NYSDEC Division of Air Resources invites stakeholders and interested parties to participate in a meeting to discuss plans to amend 6 NYCRR Part 226 ‘Solvent Metal Cleaning Processes’ and add a new subpart to address industrial cleaning solvents.

The meeting will be held on January 29, 2018 at 1:00pm, 625 Broadway, Albany.


Tuesday January 30, 2018
 
7:30 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

CANCELED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT SNOW
(See February 28 for Moonlit Walk, instead)

Outdoor Fun: MOONLIT SNOWSHOE

We’ll explore Five Rivers’ trails at a relaxed pace, enjoying the moonlit snowy scene. Arrive by 7:15 if you need to borrow snowshoes or to quickly review snowshoeing techniques. Snowshoe rental is $5 per pair; free for Friends members. Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Saturday, January 27 to register. This program will be canceled if snow depth is insufficient. Call to confirm conditions.

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.


Wednesday January 31, 2018
 
7:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/112382.html
Contact  Dan Gaidasz
518-357-2351

Date and time: 1/31/18, 7-8pm

Location: Board Room of the Glenville Municipal Center at 18 Glenridge Rd

Oak wilt has been found in two new locations in Glenville. DEC will hold a public meeting to discuss the eradication plan and answer questions.


 
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 forest under the light of the second full moon this month. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday February 1, 2018
 
4:30 PM
Friday February 2, 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 related to the Former Globe Woolen Mills Site (Utica, Oneida Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through February 2, 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: Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501; phone: 315-735-2279.


 
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 and take remedial measures to address contamination related to the 1550 Harlem Road Site (Cheektowaga, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 2, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: East Clinton Branch Library, 1929 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206; phone: 716-823-5626.


Saturday February 3, 2018
 
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

GROUNDHOG DAY: THE HISTORY, THE CELEBRATION, THE RODENT

The history of Groundhog Day goes back thousands of years and was created from many cultures. Join us for this indoor presentation and outdoor walk to learn about this fascinating history, as well as how this unofficial holiday is celebrated throughout North America today. We will also delve into the natural history of this unassuming rodent.

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

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

Family Fun: GROUNDHOG DAY FOR KIDS

Join us indoors to learn more about the legendary groundhog through interactive games, activities and crafts. Then, if weather permits, we will venture outside for an easy stroll to look for signs of this amazing rodent and its relatives. This program is most suitable for children ages 6-10. Please call the Center at 518-475-0291 by February 1 to register.

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.


Monday February 5, 2018
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171206_not0.html
Contact  Debra A. Barnes
NYSDEC 205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733-3400 Telephone: (631) 444-0477 E-mail: FW.marine@dec.ny.gov

DEC has filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 49 to clarify the current size limit provisions in regulation for the taking of bay scallops. This proposal will amend Section 49.1 to clarify the legal-size limit in regulation for the taking of bay scallops which requires that only those scallops measuring no less than 2 ¼ inches from the middle of the hinge to the middle of the bill and having an annual growth line may be taken.

This rule making will be subject to a 45-day public comment period.

For further information please contact the person listed above.

Published Notices in the December 6, 2017 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, indicated that public comment would be received until 45 days after publication of the Notices. The public comment periods for these Notices have been extended until February 5, 2018.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180124_not0.html


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171206_not0.html
Contact  Mark Lowery, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail climatechange@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC is proposing a new 6 NYCRR Part 492, Climate Smart Community Projects, describing "clean vehicle projects" and "climate adaptation and mitigation projects," authorized by Environmental Conservation Law §§ 54-1511, 54-1521, and 54-1523.

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Part 492 through February 5, 2018. Written comments can be submitted to the contact listed above.

Published Notices in the December 6, 2017 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, indicated that public comment would be received until 45 days after publication of the Notices. Please note that the public comment periods for these Notices have been extended until February 5, 2018. http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180117_not0.html


 
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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Schmuckler's Dry Cleaners Site (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 5, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Liberty Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801; phone: 914-632-7878.


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