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Sunday April 1, 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Queen City Landing Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 1, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Attn: Carol Ann Batt, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-858-7191.


Monday April 2, 2018
 
1:30 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

Discover the fun side of science as we harness the power of the sun to bake, create art, and more! For children ages 8 and up. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


7:00 PM
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY

DEC invites the public to discuss the proposed amended cleanup remedy for the Perfection Plating Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through April 6, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.


Tuesday April 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

The coyote has been called many different names throughout history, brush wolf, American jackal, shapeshifter, barking dog, city wolf and many more. This animal has been revered and reviled by many. Let’s take a trip to discover more about this animal and how the coyote has thrived in a modern world while some other animals have declined. Have they adapted to us or have we adapted to them?


1:30 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

Explore how you can use your smartphone to enhance your nature experience. For children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Wednesday April 4, 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

Family Fun:  WONDERFUL WETLANDS

Wetlands are incredibly diverse habitats that provide so much for both humans and wildlife. In this program, we will talk about what makes a wetland, as well as how we benefit from their existence! We will learn about a few cool native plants and get to try a wetland treat.

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.


1:30 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

Incorporate technology with birding and learn about eBird and the Merlin bird ID app. For children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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:  WETLAND WALK

Many plants and animals live in wetlands and some can only be found in wetlands. Let's take a walk and explore our native wetland ecosystems and the unique plants and animals that call Five Rivers home. Bring a bottle of water, good trail shoes and a sense of adventure.

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.


Thursday April 5, 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

Family Fun:  SQUIRRELS FOR KIDS

Join us for this event, including an indoor presentation, a craft project and games to learn about the squirrels in our area. If weather permits, we will head outside for a walk to look for signs of these animals and perhaps find the animals themselves. This program is geared toward children ages 5-10. Please sign up by Monday April 2 to attend as space is limited.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


1:30 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

Participants will learn how to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and use the handheld GPS units to find hidden eggs in the preserve. For children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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:  LEAVE IT TO BEAVERS!

As winter fades away and spring arrives, come learn about the incredible New York State mammal - the beaver! We will talk about the special adaptations that beavers have in order to survive the winter and take a walk around our Beaver Pond to see if we can see signs of this wonderful animal

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


Friday April 6, 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 Former Designs for Leisure, site ID #C360163. This site is located in the Village of Mt. Kisco, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 41 Kensico Drive. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than April 6, 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: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, 10549.



 
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/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as Former ANSCO Camera Factory, site ID #C704059. This site is located in the Town of Binghamton, within the County of Broome, and is located at 9 and 16 Emma Street. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than April 6, 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/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Note: the public comment period about the Perfection Plating Site Cleanup Remedy is extended to April 6, 2018

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Perfection Plating Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2018.

A public meeting also is scheduled: April 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233; phone: 518-402-9813.


 
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 255 Randolph Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206; phone: 718-602-1348  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-389-0009.


 
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 PolyChrome Manufacturing Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: City of Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701; phone: 914-337-1500.


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

Family Fun:  THE WORLD OF WORMS

Why are worms so slimy? Why does the early bird get the worm? Join us to learn all about worms and the soil they help make. We will observe earthworms in different environments, take a short outdoor walk, and make our very own worm jars. We will provide some jars, but bring your own if possible.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


1:30 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

Design a wind mill with your children, then we will test your skills to see which design generates the most power to make electricity. A prize will be given to the winner. Information on wind power for homes will be available for parents. For children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Saturday April 7, 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 expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 166 Chandler Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 7, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: North Park Library, Attn: Paul Guminski, 975 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216.


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

JOHN BURROUGHS: THE MAN, THE LEGEND

Join us for this indoor presentation on John Burroughs (April 3 1837 - March 29, 1921). He was born in the Catskills and was a naturalist and nature essayist, and was active in the U.S. conservation movement.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Location: 832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554. This information session is aimed to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call Mary Kramarchyk to reserve a seat.


 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

This event has been officially canceled due to expected adverse weather conditions.

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

Celebrate International Beaver Day by taking a guided walk to learn about these amazing rodents, who are also our official New York State mammal. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

Join a guided nature walk to look for spring in 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

Watchable Wildlife: EARLY EMERGERS

Join us for a guided walk to look for the early emerging insects that are both frontline pollinators and an early food source for many animals here at Five Rivers.


Tuesday April 10, 2018
 
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.


Wednesday April 11, 2018
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Location: DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse NY, 13057. 

This information session is aimed to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call Mary Kramarchyk to reserve a seat.


4:00 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

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day in your classroom with this hands-on workshop from Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). Take home a standards-based curriculum guide with 64 field-tested activities and experience a selection of Earth Day favorites. 3.5 CTLE hours provided. For formal and non-formal educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


7:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR THE PUBLIC MEETING

Public Meeting Location: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about the proposal for no further action related to the Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Ramapo, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that now runs through April 25, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Town of Ramapo, Attn: Town Clerk, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901; phone: 845-357-5100  --and--  Village of Hillburn, Village Hall, 31 Mountain Ave., Hillburn, NY 10931; phone: 845-357-2036  --and--  Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut St., Spring Valley, NY 10977; phone: 845-352-5700.


Thursday April 12, 2018
 
3:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Availability Location: Moakyang Presbyterian Church, 12-25 Clintonville St., Whitestone, NY

DEC invites the public to drop in anytime for informal discussion at either of two public availability sessions being held at the location above on April 12, 2018:

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DEC staff will be on hand to discuss the achievement of cleanup standards to address contamination at the Waterpointe-Whitestone Site.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the completion of the cleanup project and the public availability sessions.


4:30 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

Family Fun: OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.



 
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/press/113188.html
Contact  Ricky Silvestro
r9.ump@dec.ny.gov

Gowanda Fire Hall 

230 Aldrich St.
Gowanda, NY 14070

The Niagara Frontier Unit includes approximately 4,500 acres of forest land in the towns of Newstead, Collins, Persia, Otto, and East Otto. Onondaga Escarpment Unique Area, East Otto State Forest and Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Area are included in the Niagara Frontier Unit.

The pre-draft meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, at the Gowanda Fire Hall at 230 Aldrich St.; Gowanda, NY 14070 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This meeting is designed to help establish short and long-range goals and objectives for management of these lands. In addition to the meeting, public comments can be submitted by email and mail to:

Ricky Silvestro
NYS DEC
182 E. Union Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
email: r9.ump@dec.ny.gov


 
http://www.southtownswalleye.com/events
Contact  (716) 649-8202

Location: Southtowns Walleye Clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg NY 14075

DEC Fisheries staff presenting: Jim Markham and Jason Robinson


7:00 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

Watchable Wildlife: WOODCOCK WALK

We’ll begin indoors with a brief talk about the American Woodcock and its management at Five Rivers. Then we’ll stroll on the Service Road Loop through managed areas and feeding swales to watch and listen for woodcock. Bring binoculars and a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


Friday April 13, 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 3-60 Beach 79th Street, site ID #C241207. This site is located in the neighborhood of Far Rockaway, within the County of Queens, and is located at 3-60 Beach 79th Street. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than April 13, 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: Queens Library - Peninsula Branch, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach 11693  -- and --  Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue-Room 311, Far Rockaway 11691.


 
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 1675 Apartments, site ID #C203107. This site is located in the Bronx, at 1675-1679 Westchester Avenue. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than April 13, 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: New York Public Library-Clason’s Point Branch, 1215 Morrison Ave., Bronx, NY 10472  --and--  Bronx Community Board 9, 1967 Turnbull Ave., Bronx, NY 10473.


Saturday April 14, 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 6200-6390 Niagara Falls Boulevard Site (Niagara Falls, Niagara Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 14, 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: Niagara Falls Public Library, Earl W. Brydges Blg. - 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY 14305; phone: 716-286-4894.


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

Watchable Wildlife: WELCOMING BACK THE EARLY SPRING MIGRANTS 

While mid-May brings waves of returning warblers and other songbirds, “spring” migration begins much sooner. We will watch for birds that typically return at the end of March or the beginning of April to breed at Five Rivers (e.g., Wood Duck, Killdeer, American Kestrel, and Tree Swallow). We may also see birds who are passing through early because they still have miles to go before they breed (e.g., Palm Warblers or northern-breeding waterfowl). Bring binoculars if you have them. A limited supply will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


 
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

Become a volunteer and learn how phenology (a plant’s natural life cycle) affects wildlife and is affected by climate change. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Did you find or see or hear something interesting at Five Rivers or home and want to know more about it?  Ask a Naturalist!  A Five Rivers educator will be on hand in the visitors center’s exhibit hall to answer, or help find answers to questions you may have. Bring pictures if you have them.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


Monday April 16, 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 Qualitrol Company LLC Site (Fairport, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 16, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport, NY 14450.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport, NY 14450; phone: 585-223-9091.


Tuesday April 17, 2018
 
8:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

This workshop will provide a certificate of training that satisfies requirements for one major OSHA standard for individuals working 10 feet or closer to energized conductors. It will NOT satisfy EHAP certification. ISA, CNLP and planning and zoning credits will be available. Registration is due by April 5th. Location: Rochester, NY.


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 April 18, 2018
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180328_not8.html
Contact  Kelly Lewandowski
NYS DEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 11th Fl, Albany, NY 12233-7020, Email: kelly.lewandowski@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Petition for the reclassification of the Loohns Corning site (#851028), from a Class 2 to a Class 4 on the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. The site is located at 37 East Pulteney Street in the City of Corning, New York. 

Additional information about this site can be found via a Remedial Site Database Search on DEC's website.

Written public comments on the proposed reclassification must be submitted by April 18, 2018 to the contact listed above.

Questions for specific information on the site can be addressed to:

Matthew Dunham
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7017
E-mail: matthew.dunham@dec.ny.gov


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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Bring a lunch if you want to eat indoors after the tour. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/265.html
Contact  Invasive Species Coordination Section
518-402-9425, isinfo@dec.ny.gov

The draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan can be downloaded at DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/265.html

Comments may be sent to isinfo@dec.ny.gov or via mail to NYS DEC, Invasive Species Coordination Section, 625 Broadway, Floor 5, Albany, NY 12233-4253. Comments are due by Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 5 PM.


3:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5091.html
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
hrepGrants@dec.ny.gov
7:00 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

Enjoy an evening walk under the stars and interactive quiz along the trail to discover the compatibility of your nocturnal spirit animals. For adults ages 18 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday April 19, 2018
 
1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

These information sessions aim to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call Mary Kramarchyk 518-402-9412 to reserve a seat.


4:30 PM
 
5:30 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

If you enjoy getting outside and want to help maintain healthy wetlands at Reinstein Woods, join our Strike Team! Volunteers are needed to monitor and remove Phragmites australis, an invasive plant also known as common reed. Team members will learn monitoring protocols and removal techniques. Monitoring will take place throughout the spring and summer. No experience needed. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Friday April 20, 2018
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180321_not0.html
Contact  David Lemon
NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Invites the Public to Comment on Salmon River (Oswego County) Fisheries Management Plan.

The purpose of this fisheries management plan is to guide efforts and resources toward enhancing the Salmon River's status as New York State's premier, year-round angling destination for lake-run trout and salmon (salmonids) over the next 15 years (2018-2033).

NYS DEC will accept public comments on the draft plan until April 20, 2018. To comment on the plan, send an e-mail with the subject line "Salmon River Fishery Management Plan" to fwfish7@dec.ny.gov or send written comments to the contact listed above.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

These information sessions aim to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call Mary Kramarchyk 518-402-9412 to reserve a seat.


Saturday April 21, 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 shredding company, Lincoln Archives, will shred and recycle papers brought by the public.

9:30 AM
http://www.villageofkinderhook.org/
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Kinderhook Climate Smart Community Task Force

“Your Foodprint: Thinking Globally, Eating Locally” – Mark Lowery, DEC Office of Climate Change Presentations on sustainable food and agriculture. Fun, hands-on learning for kids and teens.

Meeting location: Van Buren Hall, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook, NY


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

Family Fun: NATURE JOURNALS FOR KIDS

April 21 marks the 180th anniversary of the birth of John Muir, noted naturalist and author, and April 22 is Earth Day. We’ll celebrate both by reading a picture book about John Muir, going for a walk, and starting our own nature journal to take home, just as he did.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


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 to search for the early wildflowers of spring. 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

Guided Walk: VOLMANKILL TRAIL AND FORDHAM’S CROSSING

Join us as we explore this stunning ravine, following the path of the Vlomankill from the trailhead to where it flows into Heron Pond. Along the way, we’ll keep our eyes open for early wildflowers and other springtime treasures.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


 
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

Stop in with your old t-shirts and plastic bags and we’ll help you transform them in to reusable bags and holders for all your shopping needs. No registration required, call 716-683-5959 for more information.


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

Who’s in the pond? Who’s flying over the pond? And who’s hiding in the reeds? Learn about the ducks and wetland birds of Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday April 24, 2018
 
6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31111.html
Contact  Mike Palermo, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - 585-226-5383, email - yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on recently completed habitat management plans for Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the town of Richmond, Ontario County and Conesus Inlet WMA located in the town of Conesus, Livingston County.

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 6:30 and a formal presentation at 7:00. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Mike Palermo at 585-226-5383 with any specific requests for accommodations.

Meeting Location:
DEC Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

For more information, contact Mike Palermo at 585-226-5383.


Wednesday April 25, 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 proposal for no further action in relation to the Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Ramapo, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 25, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Town of Ramapo, Attn: Town Clerk, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901; phone: 845-357-5100  --and--  Village of Hillburn, Village Hall, 31 Mountain Ave., Hillburn, NY 10931; phone: 845-357-2036  --and--  Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut St., Spring Valley, NY 10977; phone: 845-352-5700.


Thursday April 26, 2018
 
10:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6989.html
Contact  Invasive Species Coordination Section
518-402-9425, isinfo@dec.ny.gov

Location: Peebles Island Visitor Center, 1 Delaware Ave, Cohoes, NY 12047.

The agenda is available at the URL provided.


3:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113223.html
Contact  Region 7 Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced the release of the Draft Lower Salmon River Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Plan to guide management of the newly designated Lower Salmon River State Forest, part of the acquisition of more than 6,000 acres of protected land in Oswego County announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2017.

The draft Lower Salmon River Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Plan is currently available on DEC's website. DEC will accept comments until May 10, 2018 and staff will be available to answer questions and explain the plan during an open house on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The public is welcome to stop by any time from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DEC's Salmon River Fish Hatchery, 2133 County Route 22, Altmar, NY 13302.

4:30 PM
 
Friday April 27, 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 Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as 650 Waring Avenue, site ID #C203068. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 650 Waring Avenue. Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by April 27, 2018.

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

The application, Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library - Van Nest Library, 2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx 10462  --and--  Bronx Community Board 11, 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 27-01 Jackson Avenue, site ID #C241209. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 27-01 Jackson Avenue. Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by April 27, 2018.

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

The application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Queens Library at Court Square, 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City 11101  --and--  Queens Community Board No. 2, 43-22 50th Street, Room 2B, Woodside 11377.


 
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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 Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences, site ID #C828203. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1405 St. Paul Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 27, 2018.

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

The application and other relevant documents are available at: Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Avenue, Rochester NY, 14261.


 
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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 Gateway Lofts Supportive Apartments, site ID #C907046. This site is located in the City of Jamestown, within the County of Chautauqua, and is located at 31 Water Street, 14704. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 27, 2018.

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

The application and other relevant documents are available at: James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown NY, 14701.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180411_not6.html
Contact  Richard McDonald
Phone: (315) 785-2263, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Offices, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 - Map

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendment for the Cranberry Lake Boat Launch. Major proposals in the amendment include: construction of four accessible parking spaces; the installation of a floating dock; and the creation of an accessible route connecting the parking spaces and the docks/launch area.

Written comments be accepted until April 27, 2018. To comment on the plan please email or mail your comments to the contact listed above.


Saturday April 28, 2018
 
 
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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 RPC Core Area Site (Orangetown, Rockland Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 28, 2018.

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

Project documents are available at: Orangeburg Library, 20 South Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962; phone: 845-359-2244.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to delist the McKesson Envirosystems (Inland Site) (Syracuse, Onondaga Co.), from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Registry). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 28, 2018.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn why DEC is making this recommendation, and how to comment.


9:30 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

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program featuring an interdisciplinary, hands-on curriculum that uses the forest as a window on the world. All activities are correlated to Common Core math and ELA standards. 6 CTLE hours provided. For formal and non-formal educators of students in grades Pre K-8. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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

I Bird NY: AUDUBON’S BIRDS

Celebrate the birth of ornithologist and painter John James Audubon. His Birds of America is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. It inspired an interest in birds that continues to this day. We’ll observe birds in the field and compare them to their images in Audubon’s paintings

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


 
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 Role Playing Guided Walk as our party journeys into the legendary forest, utilizing animal adaptions to restore balance to our ecosystem. For adults and children age 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/49580.html
Contact  Ashawna Abbot
Norrie Point Environmental Center 845-889-4745x 107
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

 
Learn about the life history of this fascinating migratory fish and the citizen science program that is helping to restore the eel population. Then join staff on a walk to a local stream and check a net for eels.

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

Guided Walk: OLD FIELD TRAIL

Join us for a hike through the meandering wilds of the Old Field Trail, visiting forest, shrub, fields and pond habitats while enjoying the spring weather. Trail distance is about one mile. Trail may be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


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

Learn about the vireos that migrate to and through Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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