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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
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.


Friday April 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 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.


 
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 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.


 
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 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.


 
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 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
 
 
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 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.


 
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 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.


Tuesday May 1, 2018
 
2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180321_not0.html
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8233, E-mail: BeachRule@dec.ny.gov

Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Water Quality Standards Regulations and the Classification of Upper and Lower New York Bay

The purpose of the proposed rulemaking is to amend Parts 700, 703, and 890 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) to adopt new standards for enterococci and E. coli to meet the requirements of federal law and to upgrade the classifications of certain surface waters in the New York Harbor.

Public Information Meetings Time and Location

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will hold public information meetings at the following dates, times, and locations: 

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
8th Floor Conference Room 834
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

NYS DEC will present an overview of the proposed rulemaking at both meetings. Note that these are information meetings only, and no public comments will be accepted at these meetings.


 
http://www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov/capital-region/events/ca...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on the specific funding programs available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.

Location:

Hudson Valley Community College
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Troy, NY 12180


Wednesday May 2, 2018
 
6:30 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview (Banquet Room), 760 E. Water St., Elmira, NY

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed upcoming expedited cleanup of a portion of the Former Sperry Remington Property - North Portion, otherwise known as the Elmira High School, located at 777 South Main Street, Elmira, Chemung County.

Details will be presented about soil cleanup activities to be completed prior to the Elmira City School District replacement of the parking lot and bus loop for the school this summer.

Click the web link above at Additional Information" to learn about the proposed expedited cleanup and the public meeting. You can also learn where to review project documents.


Thursday May 3, 2018
 
7:30 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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS 

Thursdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

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


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180321_not0.html
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8233, E-mail: BeachRule@dec.ny.gov

Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Water Quality Standards Regulations and the Classification of Upper and Lower New York Bay

The purpose of the proposed rulemaking is to amend Parts 700, 703, and 890 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) to adopt new standards for enterococci and E. coli to meet the requirements of federal law and to upgrade the classifications of certain surface waters in the New York Harbor. 

Public Information Meetings Time and Location

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will hold public information meetings at the following dates, times, and locations:

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
8th Floor Conference Room 834
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

NYS DEC will present an overview of the proposed rulemaking at both meetings. Note that these are information meetings only, and no public comments will be accepted at these meetings.


 
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/new-york-city/events/consol...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The workshop includes an overview of the application and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process followed by informational breakout sessions on specific funding available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.

Location:

Jet Blue Building
41-21 27th Street

Queensboro Room

Long Island City, NY 11101

4:30 PM
 
6:30 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Holiday Inn, 1777 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, NY 13413

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the SMC Brownfield Site (New Hartford, Oneida Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through May 14, 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: New Hartford Public Library, 2 Library Lane, New Hartford, NY 13413.


Friday May 4, 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 19, 21, & 23 Academy Street, site ID #C314126. This site is located in the City of Poughkeepsie, within the County of Dutchess, and is located at 19, 21, & 23 Academy Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 4, 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: Poughkeepsie Public Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie 12601.


 
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 the Gerard Avenue and East 146th Street Site, site ID #C203111. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 417 and 445 Gerard Avenue and 440 Maj Wm Deegan Blvd. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 4, 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: Mott Haven Library, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx 10454  --and--  Bronx Community Board 1, 3024 Third Avenue, Bronx 10455.


Saturday May 5, 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 3500 Park Avenue Apartments Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 5, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library, Morrisania Branch, 610 East 169th St., Bronx, NY 10456; phone: 718-589-9268  -- and --  Bronx Community Board 3, 1426 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456; phone: 718-378-8054.


 
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 Former NY Cleaning & Dyeing Site (Flushing Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 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: Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-302-3485  -- and --  Brooklyn Community Board 3, 1360 Fulton Street, Room 202, Brooklyn, NY 11216; phone: 718-622-6601.


9:00 AM
Contact  Theresa.Draves@dec.ny.gov or 716-363-2052

Location: Parking lot on the corner of Lewis and Ruttenbur roads, Charlotte NY

Project 1:
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Help Chautauqua County Equestrian Trails by tidying up the horse trails for spring. This will include raking and picking up sticks and debris on the trail. Tidying up the parking area of garbage and debris. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, pruner shears, rakes and a snack.
Project 2:
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Volunteers for this project will be assisting the Cherry Creek Sno Goers snowmobile club with fixing a portion of wet snowmobile trail with geocloth and gravel materials. Volunteers will help shovel and rake out gravel on the trail surface. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack, shovel, and garden rake.
Project 3:
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Help the Boutwell Hill Ski Club tidy up their trails and perform general trail maintenance. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, pruner shears, rakes and a snack.

We can accommodate: Large Groups, Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts


10:00 AM
https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day/find-event
Contact  Rob McDonald
robert.mcdonald@dec.ny.gov

Show New York State Lands Some Love!
Volunteers from across the state participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites each year on the first Saturday in May. Come volunteer at Mount Loretto Unique Area on May 5th and be a part of this exciting statewide event and bring visibility to the entire state land and park system.To sign up for the event, please visit the I Love My Park Day page:

https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day/find-event

WHEN: Saturday, May 5th, 2018
TIME: 10am-1pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10309
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Invasive species removal, beach clean-up and tree planting


 
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

Keep the Earth Day spirit alive by caring for Reinstein Woods' trails on I Love My Park Day. Volunteers will help rake trails and line them with logs, trim back or remove invasive plants, and pick up trash. We may also plant some native seedlings. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, and snack.

Scout groups and other organizations welcome. Refreshments provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 
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 LOVE MY PARK DAY

I Love My Park Day is an annual event that brings together thousands of volunteers to celebrate and enhance New York's parks, historic sites, and public lands. Five Rivers Environmental Education Center has 10 miles of trails used for passive recreation, environmental education, and wildlife viewing. Projects will include trail clean-up, light maintenance, tree planting and invasive species removal. All ages welcome.


 
https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day/find-event
Contact  Bill Fonda
bill.fonda@dec.ny.gov

Join us for a fulfilling day where participants can beautify Twin Lakes Preserve through litter pickup and educate fellow park goers by posting fishing information signs. This event is ideal for scout groups or other supervised groups of children. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, and snack.

To sign up for the event, please visit the I Love My Park Day page.

We can accommodate: Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: (631) 444-0350
Email: bill.fonda@dec.ny.gov

 
Contact  region9@dec.ny.gov, (716) 363-2011

All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack, rake, shovel, hand clippers or loppers, and please wear boots.

Project 1: Branch and limb pick up along the Overland trail. This may include clipping some branches hanging in the trail.

Project 2: Clipping and lopping on the closest 3 loops to the parking area.

Project 3: We have a few other projects that include some clearing of trails and common areas that could be made more desirable.

Meet at Harris Hill Extension Parking Lot

Parking lot along Harris Hill Road (north of 28th Creek Road and south of Gerry Ellington Road)

Event Partner: WNYMBA - Western New York Mountain Bike Association


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 walk to look for patterns in the natural world. No registration required.


Monday May 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 remedy to address contamination related to the Kimball Residences Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 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: Yonkers Public Library, Attn: Edward Falcone, 16 Thompson St., Yonkers, NY 10707; phone: 914-779-3774.


Tuesday May 8, 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.


1:30 PM
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/western-new-york/events/con...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on the specific funding programs available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.


Location:
SUNY Fredonia
Williams Center
280 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063


Wednesday May 9, 2018
 
9:00 AM
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/mid-hudson/events/cfa-works...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on the specific funding programs available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.

Location:
Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall
330 Powell Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550


5:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/39663.html
Contact  James Herrington
Hudson River Research Reserve 845-889-4745 x109
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

Want to try your hand at fishing in the Hudson? Join our family-friendly angling program. Sponsored by the DEC Hudson Reserve & I Fish NY. Free. All equipment provided. Angling is wheelchair accessible.


7:00 PM
http://www.asmfc.org
Contact  Gregg Kenney
Gregg.Kenney@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Offices, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

Since the implementation of Addendum IV in 2014, states have raised several concerns about the current management program. Currently, the yellow eel fishery is managed to an annual coastwide landings cap (referred to as the coastwide cap) of 907,671 pounds and evaluated against two management triggers: (1) the coastwide cap is exceeded by more than 10% in a given year; or (2) the coastwide cap is exceeded in two consecutive years, regardless of the percent overage. If either of these triggers are met, state-by-state quotas are required to be implemented. 2016 landings exceeded the coastwide cap by less than 10%. If landings in 2017 exceed the coastwide cap, state-by-state quotas will need to be implemented. These current management provisions are concerning to some jurisdictions given uncertainty in the landings data.

The Board initiated Draft Addendum V to address these concerns and consider a number of changes to the current management program. Specifically, changes are being considered for the coastwide cap, management triggers, state-by-state allocations, and quota transfer provisions for the yellow eel commercial fishery; as well as the current Maine glass eel commercial quota and the aquaculture provisions of the plan.

If approved, the proposed alternatives to the current management program would be implemented starting in the 2019 fishing season. Since the four management issues related to the yellow eel fishery are linked (e.g., coastwide cap, management trigger, state-by-state allocations, quota transfers), the public is encouraged to specify their preferred alternatives for each issue.

The Draft Addendum is availableon the Commission website, www.asmfc.org, under Public Input. Fishermen and other interested groups are encouraged to provide input on the Draft Addendum either by attending state public hearings or providing written comment. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 PM (EST) on June 15, 2018 and should be forwarded to Kirby Rootes-Murdy, Senior FMP Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N, Arlington, VA 22201; 703.842.0741 (FAX) or at comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Draft Addendum V). 

Thursday May 10, 2018
 
 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113223.html
Contact  David Lemon
Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045 fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

The Salmon River is New York State's premier, year-round angling destination for lake-run trout and salmon and is one of the most intensely used fisheries in the nation. NYS DEC recently acquired 1,700 acres adjacent to the lower Salmon River now designated as the Lower Salmon River State Forest.

NYS DEC will accept public comments on the draft plan until May 10, 2018. To comment on the plan, send an e-mail with the subject line "Lower Salmon River Restoration Plan" to fwfish7@dec.ny.gov or send written comments to the contact listed above.


7:30 AM
9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

This workshop is open to beginners and professionals alike looking to expand their knowledge of safety surrounding tree care. Safety specific reviews will include chainsaw safety, chipper protocols, and tree-climbing precautions. ISA, CNLP and planning and zoning credits will be available.


10:30 AM
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will describe some updates to the CSC Certification Program and new tools to streamline the application process for local governments. (Attendance at this event is only available online.)

To join the webinar on May 10th, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on this link:https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e18313ce096ecf3725f8a325514fdd115
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password:NYSDEC1
  4. Click "Join".
  5. Audio by phone: Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to have the system call you. Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the Event Number:648 929 913, followed by your Attendee ID(which will be displayed on your screen in the Event Info tab) to join the audio portion. (The Attendee ID is recommended but not required.)
  6. Audio via computer: To listen via your computer's built-in audio or via VoIP, go to the Audio menu and select "Call Using Computer".

For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487, or visit https://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/?language=en-us and select/search for WebEx topic that you need help with.

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

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: PROJECT LEARNING TREE ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 

This curriculum helps early childhood educators engage young children in outdoor exploration. Attendees receive a curriculum guide and music CD that incorporate investigations of nature with art, literature, math, music and movement. 3 CTLE hours provided. For formal and non-formal educators of students ages 3-6. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


4:30 PM
 
Friday May 11, 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 Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 37-11 30th Street, site ID #C241211. This site is located in Long Island City within the Borough of Queens, and is located at 37-11 30th Street and 30-14 37th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by May 11, 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 Long Island City, 37-44 21st St, Queens, NY 11101  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11106.


 
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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 Greenpoint Ferry Site, site ID #C224272. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 127-141 West Street (aka 14-28 India Street and 1-45 Java Street). Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 11, 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: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn 11238  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board No. 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn 11211.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180425_not0.html
Contact  James J. Eldred
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750; Phone: (518) 402-9167; E-mail: SEQRA617@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Revised Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (R-DGEIS) on the proposal to amend the regulations that implement the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR, Part 617 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR Part 617)

NYS DEC is seeking comments on the revisions, which can be submitted on or before May 11, 2018 to the e-mail or physical address listed above. If comments are submitted by US Mail, they must be post marked no later than May 11, 2018.


Saturday May 12, 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 Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as 836-841 5th Avenue, site ID #C224271. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 836-841 5th Avenue and 471 36th Street. Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by May 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 Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library-Sunset Library Branch, 5108 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 7, 4201 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232.


6:00 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: BIRDS AND BREAKFAST

Join members of the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club as they welcome the arrival of spring with an early morning bird walk. With the varied habitats at Five Rivers, you can expect to see and hear many resident and migrant species, including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and orioles, along with a few waterfowl and herons. A typical year results in about 70 species. The earliest party will meet in the parking lot at 6:00 AM. Additional groups will leave at 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. You may join one of these groups or go out on your own, as we try to find as many species as possible. We’ll rally at the new Visitor Center at 10:30 AM for coffee, doughnuts, bagels, fresh fruit and a list compilation. The breakfast is free, but donations are welcomed! 

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


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

Bring your starter kit back to class and we will see how well your worms are composting. We will construct larger bins to transfer your worms and compost. Cost for bin materials $25, Friends or Reinstein Woods member $20. (Class 3 on June 30) 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

I Bird NY: 100 YEARS OF PROTECTING BIRDS

Is it OK to collect a blue jay feather?  If another species starts a nest in my bluebird box can I remove it? This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).  The MBTA makes it illegal to “pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill,” or “sell” a migratory bird or any of its parts, including nests, eggs, and feathers. It has helped to save billions of birds. This presentation will examine the history of the MBTA, its implementation, and proposed changes under the current administration.

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

Join us as we learn about and look for migrating warblers, often called the butterflies of the bird world. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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