D E C banner

Events and Important Dates

Go to:    Calendar Home (full calendar for current month)  |   Mobile View (opens in new window)  |   View Events by Region (list at bottom of page)
(Use the drop-down boxes below to show only certain event types, or to change the date period. See color legend below calendar.)

Full Calendar

More
Select View
Year
Month
Week
Day
Planner View
Thursday February 1, 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 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.


 
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.


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.


Wednesday February 7, 2018
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180124_not0.html
Contact  David Adams
NYS DEC Invasive Species Coordination Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9149

A joint meeting of the NYS Invasive Species Council and Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Peebles Island State Park Visitor Center, located at 1 Delaware Ave No., Cohoes, NY 12047.

Once finalized, the meeting agenda will be posted to the following web page: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6989.html


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/112351.html
Contact  Charles Cranston, Division of Environmental Permits
Phone: 716-379-6415; E-mail: R9DEP@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will hold a public hearing on permit applications received for the Sealand Waste, LLC proposed project located at 309 Dodge Road in Frewsburg, NY 14738.  The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the following meeting location:

Frewsburg Middle/High School Auditorium
26 Institute Street
Frewsburg, NY

Any person interested in making a comment is encouraged to attend the public hearing on February 7, 2018.
Written statements can be submitted by mail to the attention of: Charles Cranston, NYSDEC Environmental Permits, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328 or by E-mail to R9DEP@dec.ny.gov  Deadline for written comments is Monday, February 12, 2018.

The Draft DEIS can also be accessed through the applicant's website at: www.sealandwaste.com/application-documents

Note: In the event the Frewsburg School District closes for the day or closes early due to weather, the hearing will be rescheduled to Thursday, February 8, 2018.


Thursday February 8, 2018
 
10:30 AM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Would you like to support the expansion of green businesses in your community? Local leaders can play a key role in helping green businesses thrive in their communities through planning, outreach, and incentives. Two programs available in New York to support businesses in becoming more sustainable are DEC’s New York Green Business program and the Green Business Partnership.

This Climate Smart Communities webinar will describe the benefits of promoting and participating in these two programs. Speakers will discuss how local governments can leverage these programs to support the growth of green businesses in their communities.

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 the webinar.


4:30 PM
Friday February 9, 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 820 Linden Ave Site, site ID #C828200. This site is located in the Town of Pittsford, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 820 Linden Ave.

Comments about the application and draft investigation work plan must be submitted no later than February 9, 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: Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street, Pittsford, 14534.


 
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 proposed expedited cleanup activities to address contamination related to the Ever Nu Metal Site (20th St., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 9, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Park Slope Library, Attn: Stephanie Brueckel, 431 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215; phone: 718-832-1853  --and-- Brooklyn Community Board 7, 4201 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232; phone: 718-854-0003.


 
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 proposed cleanup activities to address contamination related to the South Island Apartments Site (Osgood Ave., Green Island), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 9, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Village of Green Island Offices, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, NY 12183; phone: 518-273-2201.


Saturday February 10, 2018
 
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

Family Fun: FUR, FLUFF AND FUN!

How do animals keep warm in the cold winter? Where is the bear? How about the hare? And the Blue Jay, does she go away? Beaver, coyote, rabbit or deer, what is the warmest pelt you’ve ever felt? Come check out some of the furs we have at Five Rivers and see who’s at the bird feeders too!

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/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

Got a Question?

Did you find, see or hear something cool outside and want to know more about it? Ask a Naturalist! A Five Rivers educator will be on hand in the Visitor Center’s Exhibit Hall to answer, or help find answers to questions you may have.

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.


 
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

Discover the woods in winter! Try snowshoes or cross-country skis for free, go on a winter scavenger hunt, and make snow art. Enjoy ice-fishing demonstrations, winter crafts for kids, and more! Refreshments for sale. For more information, visit www.reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959. No registration required.


LegendDeadlines Five Rivers Meetings Reinstein Woods Workshops






View all of our events in your region of the state:


*** Not sortable by event type ***

Region 1 (Long Island)    |   Region 2 (New York City)   |   Region 3 (Lower Hudson Valley)   |   Region 4 (Capital Region/Northern Catskills)   |   Region 5 (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain)   |   Region 6 (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario)   |   Region 7 (Central New York)   |   Region 8 (Western Finger Lakes)   |   Region 9 (Western New York)   |   All Regions Together


* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

We would appreciate receiving feedback from our users. Please let us know if you encounter any difficulties viewing or using this calendar by sending an email to the DEC webmaster.