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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
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.


6:30 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
 
 
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 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.


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as 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.


Monday May 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the SMC Brownfield Site (New Hartford, Oneida Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 14, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: May 3, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn, 1777 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

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; phone: 315-733-1535.


9:30 AM
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/southern-tier/events/southe...
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:
Hotel Ithaca
222 South Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850


Tuesday May 15, 2018
 
6:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Jared Reed
Phone: 518-402-4890. E-mail: jared.reed@dec.ny.gov

The trustees are holding public meetings on May 15 and 16 in St. Lawrence County to share information about restoration projects in the St. Lawrence River Environment as part of the ongoing Natural Resource Injury Restoration process. The public may choose to attend either meeting date.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Massena Public Library
41 Glenn Street
Massena, NY 13662

For more information please contact the person listed above


Wednesday May 16, 2018
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

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/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 to count hummingbirds sipping nectar at feeders and flowers. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


3:00 PM
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/finger-lakes/events/flredc-...
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 Brockport
3 50 New Campus Drive
Liberal Arts Building
Brockport, NY 14420


6:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Barbara Tarbell, ACR Program Manager for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Phone: 518-333-0222

The trustees are holding public meetings on May 15 and 16 in St. Lawrence County to share information about restoration projects in the St. Lawrence River Environment as part of the ongoing Natural Resource Injury Restoration process. The public may choose to attend either meeting date.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Office for the Aging
29 Business Park Road
Akwesasne, NY

For more information please contact the person listed above


6:30 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

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday May 17, 2018
 
7:30 AM
1:00 PM
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mohawk-valley-redc-cfa-worksho...
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:
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Dr
ACC 116
Utica, NY 13501


4:30 PM
 
6:30 PM
http://www.asmfc.org
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

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 websitewww.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).


Saturday May 19, 2018
 
9:00 AM
http://www.ovfish.org/fishing-heritage-day-2018
Contact  Region 7 Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Trout Unlimited’s Chenango Valley Chapter will conduct a Free Family Fishing Clinic on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the South Otselic Fish Hatchery, located on County Route 26 in Chenango County during the 10th Annual South Otselic Fishing Heritage Day.

No fishing license is required during the event. Spincasting rods and bait will be provided. Children under age 16 must be supervised.

There will also be tours of the South Otselic Fish Hatchery during the day along with numerous other community events. Parking for all activities is available at the hatchery across from the town park. Admission to all activities is free. More information is available online at www.ovfish.org/fishing-heritage-day-2018.

DEC sponsors several free fishing clinics throughout the state where possession of a fishing license is not required. Details available on DEC's website.


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

TICK TALK WITH TODD GIOMBETTI, MD FAAP

As warm weather arrives, it's time to think about protecting yourself and your family from tick-borne illnesses. Local pediatrician from Giombetti and Brady Pediatrics will share tips on how to prevent tick bites, spot signs of tick-borne illness, when to call your doctor, and what to expect with testing and treatment. There will also be time for Q&A with the doctor. After the talk, enjoy a self-guided walk on 445 acres of preserved fields, forests, and wetlands.

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


12:30 PM
http://www.ovfish.org/fishing-heritage-day-2018
Contact  Region 7 Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Trout Unlimited’s Chenango Valley Chapter will conduct a Free Family Fishing Clinic on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the South Otselic Fish Hatchery, located on County Route 26 in Chenango County during the 10th Annual South Otselic Fishing Heritage Day.

No fishing license is required during the event. Spincasting rods and bait will be provided. Children under age 16 must be supervised.

There will also be tours of the South Otselic Fish Hatchery during the day along with numerous other community events. Parking for all activities is available at the hatchery across from the town park. Admission to all activities is free. More information is available online at www.ovfish.org/fishing-heritage-day-2018.

DEC sponsors several free fishing clinics throughout the state where possession of a fishing license is not required. Details available on DEC's website.


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 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

Watchable Wildlife: WILDLIFE WALK

This outdoor walk is suitable for people of all ages. Join us on Five Rivers trails to look and listen for signs of wildlife on this mile-long walk on relatively flat trails. We hope to encounter birds, turtles and mammals. Please bring binoculars 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.


Sunday May 20, 2018
 
9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Who’s that singing deep in the forest or way up in the trees? Learn to identify local birds by their calls and songs. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday May 22, 2018
 
6:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/57340.html
Contact  Region 7 Wildlife
R7Wildlife@dec.ny.gov

DEC will host an open house to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the Town of Lysander, Onondaga County.

Come join us Tuesday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. The open house will begin at 6:00 and the presentation at 6:30. The plan can be viewed at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/57340.html.

Meeting Location:
Belgium Cold Springs Fire Department
7920 River Rd
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 with any specific requests for accommodations.


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

Public Meeting Location: Haverstraw Village Hall, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about upcoming activities to address contamination related to the ORU-Haverstraw Clove and Maple Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (Haverstraw, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the upcoming cleanup activities and the public meeting.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Haverstraw Kings Daughters Library, Rosman Center - 10 West Ramapo Rd., Garnerville, NY 10923; phone: 845-786-3800.


Wednesday May 23, 2018
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Tate Connor
NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. The amendment includes a River Area Management Plan, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Opalescent River.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

Copies of the draft UMP amendment will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC - Headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC - Region 5 Office in Ray Brook, NY and NYS DEC - Region 5 Sub Office in Warrensburg, NY.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Robert Ripp
Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. The amendment includes River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Hudson River and Opalescent River.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY


1:30 PM
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/north-country/events/cfa-wo...
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:

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Room 175
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699


5:00 PM
6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Tate Connor
NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. The amendment includes a River Area Management Plan, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Opalescent River.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

Copies of the draft UMP amendment will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC - Headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC - Region 5 Office in Ray Brook, NY and NYS DEC - Region 5 Sub Office in Warrensburg, NY.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Robert Ripp
Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. The amendment includes River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Hudson River and Opalescent River.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY


Thursday May 24, 2018
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113188.html
Contact  Ricky Silvestro
r9.ump@dec.ny.gov

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 AreaEast Otto State Forest and Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Area are included in the Niagara Frontier Unit.

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


7:30 AM
9:30 AM
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/central-new-york/events/cfa...
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:

Onondaga Community College – Academic II/Performing Arts Center
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215


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

Availability Session Location:

DEC Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street, 8th Floor Conference Room
Long Island City, NY 11101.

DEC invites the public to this informal session to discuss upcoming activities to address contamination at the Former Pratt Oil Works Site (Review Ave., Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Petroleum Remediation Program. Drop in anytime during the session to ask questions and discuss the cleanup effort.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site, the upcoming cleanup, and the availability session.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 718-990-0700 

--and-- 

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: 718-533-8773.


Friday May 25, 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 Carillon Dry Cleaners, site ID #C152252. This site is located in the Town of Huntington, within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 327 Main Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 25, 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: Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, 11743.


 
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 Western New York Workforce Training Center Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 25, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-858-8900.


Saturday May 26, 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 Former U-Haul Facility Site (West 22nd St., Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 26, 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 York Public Library - Muhlenberg Branch, 209 West 23rd St., New York, NY 10011; phone: 212-924-1585.


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

Creature Feature: TURTLES OF FIVE RIVERS

In celebration of World Turtle Day (annually on May 23), come learn about the turtles of Five Rivers. After a brief introduction, we’ll head outside to the Beaver Pond to look for resident turtles and discover what they’re up to this time of year.

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

This Memorial Day, discover the hidden talent and passion for nature of military leaders throughout history. 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

Guided Walk: HABITAT HIKE

World Biodiversity Day takes place on May 22 each year. At Five Rivers, we’ll mark the occasion by following trails crisscrossing a variety of habitats. Join us as we explore wetlands, fields and forests, enjoying the biodiversity of plants and animals they support.

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

Summer resident birds only! Learn why some birds stay just for the summer and which species to look for during the upcoming summer season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday May 29, 2018
 
6:00 PM
https://colonielibrary.libcal.com/event/4233213
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

The forests of New York State and those of the nation play a critical role in our well being and have undergone remarkable and multiple changes since the arrival of Europeans. Today, the nature and scale of those changes is like nothing we have faced in the past. Join Jerry Carlson, DEC's chief of Forest Protection and Health as he discusses what the future may hold for our forests and what is being done to protect them.


Wednesday May 30, 2018
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests

NYS DEC Urban and Community Forestry Grant Information Session. Location: Brooklyn, NY. 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/email Mary Kramarchyk to reserve a seat.


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

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.



 
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/redc/events/nassau-county-c...
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:

Hofstra University
David S. Mack Student Center Room 360
Hempstead, NY 11549


Thursday May 31, 2018
 
 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180328_not0.html
Contact  Doug Ashline, NYSDEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Email WBCinfo@dec.ny.gov (Reference "ANPP for WBHC General Permit Comments" in the subject)

Advanced Notice of Proposed Permit for Discharges of Winery, Brewery and Hard Cidery Wastewater to Groundwater

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is soliciting stakeholder input regarding the potential issuance of a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit that would provide coverage for wastewater discharges to groundwater from licensed wineries, breweries and hard cideries in New York State through this industry survey known as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Permit (ANPP).

NYS DEC will accept comments on the ANPP from April 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018. Comments must be submitted in writing by mail or e-mail to the contact listed above


7:30 AM
4:30 PM
 
6:45 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180516_not8.html
Contact  Regina Willis, NYS DEC Division of Lands and Forests
Region 8 Bath Sub Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (585) 226-5324, E-mail: r8.ump@dec.ny.gov


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed the Draft Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan (UMP). Properties in this UMP include: eight State Forests - Burt Hill, Cameron, Cameron Mills, Canacadea, Greenwood, Rock Creek, Tracy Creek and Turkey Ridge, and two Wildlife Management Areas - Helmer Creek and West Cameron in the Towns of Howard, Cameron, Hornellsville, Greenwood, Rathbone, and Jasper in Steuben County, New York. The UMP covers approximately 7,727 acres.

Major proposals in the plan include: implement the Young Forest Initiative on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA); install new identification signs, and new gates that will be open most of the time; create two new parking areas; monitor invasive exotic plants and animals, which may include prescribed burns, biological controls, pesticide and mechanical removals; construct an accessible fishing pier and/or hunting blind on Cameron State Forest; and add two routes to the state wide Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities list.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on May 31, 2018, at 6:45 p.m. at the Valley Elementary School, 6786 County Route 119, Cameron Mills, NY 14820.

A 30 minute presentation on the draft plan will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by a question and answer period. Staff will be available until 8:45 p.m. to accept comments. The school is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Regina Willis at (585) 226-5324 for any further specific accommodations.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until July 2, 2018Copies of the draft UMP are posted on the NYS DEC website


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* 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.