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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
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