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Tuesday August 14, 2018
9:00 AM
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

Living Environment Institute: MARVELOUS MIGRATIONS

Dates: Tuesday, August 14 – Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY

Cost: $60.00

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), as we explore Marvelous Migrations on land, water and air. Migration is a relevant topic for educators everywhere. It is an exciting topic for students and teachers alike. For three days, LEI participants will explore a wide variety of migrants, including where they live and where they go. We’ll even become field scientists as we spend a day participating in ongoing projects at Norrie Point Environmental Center on the Hudson River.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the marvels of migration. Participants will gain valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We’ll do this with the guidance of experts like nationally recognized Chris Bowser, recipient of US EPA’s Environmental Quality Award for his creation of the American Eel Project, as they share expert techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Visit Annual Teachers Institutes and Academies page on the DEC website for more information.

6:00 PM
Contact  Maria Katchmar

A public hearing to accept comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The applicant, Warren W. Fane, Inc., seeks the necessary permits to expand the life of mine area at the Hemstreet Park Mine from 165 acres to 270.5 acres to accommodate aggregate mining, intra-mine haulage roads and stormwater control features. The project would impact approximately 225 linear feet of two Class C(T) streams and approximately 0.3 acres of federal wetlands.

Hearing Location:  Schaghticoke Town Hall, 290 Northline Drive, Melrose, NY 12121

Time: 6:00 PM

Written statements and comments on the application are encouraged, and may be filed prior to, or at the hearing, but no later than the deadline for written comments, which is August 24, 2018.

Written comments must be submitted to the attention of:

Nancy Baker, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306. Persons wishing to review the application, the Draft EIS, and all other relevant materials should contact Nancy Baker at the NYS DEC at 518-357-2452 or by email at R4DEP@dec.ny.gov or visit The Region 4 Environmental Notice Bulletin page for more information.

This hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Translator services shall be made available, at no charge, upon written request to the ALJ. All requests must be made to the NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, ALJ McBride, 625 Broadway, First Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-1550, Phone (518) 402-9003. The request must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 8, 2018. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to the ALJ at the address listed above by August 8, 2018.

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