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Sunday December 30, 2018
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment on a proposed remedy to address contamination at a portion of the K-Wythe Ave. Station Site (Brooklyn), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 30, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Bushwick Inlet Park Headquarters, Kent Ave. and N. 9th St., Brooklyn.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone: 718-302-3485

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board #1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-389-0009


Monday December 31, 2018
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Please note that the public comment period originally scheduled to end on December 15, 2018 has been extended through December 31, 2018.

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 1101 Prospect Avenue Site (Westbury, Nassau Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will now be accepted through December 31, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Westbury Memorial Public Library
445 Jefferson Street
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-330-0176


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Create colorful artwork using real and replica fish in the style of gyotaku, the Japanese method of fish printing. Paper will be provided but participants can also bring a white shirt or bandanna. Materials fee: $3/free for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/108006.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

To submit your photography and/or artwork please complete artist information form (PDF, 41 KB), and send it with your artwork attached to arborday@dec.ny.gov.

Tuesday January 1, 2019
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112174.html
Contact  adventure@dec.ny.gov

What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start torching off those holiday calories in the great outdoors. Join one of the dozens of sponsored hikes held each New Year's Day on public lands across the Empire State. Staff from DEC and State Parks, along with volunteers at many sites, lead these family-friendly walks and hikes, which range from one to five miles depending on the location and conditions. Check out the great hikes available.


9:00 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

Citizen Science: NEW YEAR’S BIRD COUNT
Join local bird experts for our 38th annual New Year’s Day survey. Seventy-one different species have been found at Five Rivers on Albany’s “First Morning,” and the birds found over the decades of this long-term study show interesting range changes for many species. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress warmly. If severe weather is forecast, call on Monday, December 31 to confirm the event will be held.


11:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Ring in the New Year with a snowshoe hike led by a DEC Forest Ranger, who will discuss how to prepare for any outdoor adventure. We will hike even if there is no snow. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


Friday January 4, 2019
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20181205_not2.html
Contact  Edward Hampston, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Downstate Compliance Section, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506
Phone: (518) 402-9660, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: edward.hampston@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Public Comment Period for the 2018 Citywide LTCP Modification to Order on Consent between the City of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), DEC Case # CO2-20110512-25, a.k.a. NYC CSO Order.

Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx (Bronx) and Queens.

The NYC CSO Order includes various milestones and projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows within New York City. Pursuant to Paragraphs XVI.A and D.3 of the 2005 NYC CSO Order, the NYS DEC is required to publicly notice "[i]n the event of a substantive and significant modification to the construction compliance schedules provided for in this Order." The 2018 Citywide Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) Modification to the NYC CSO Order consists of change to the following Appendix A milestone VIII. City-Wide LTCP, A. Submit Approvable City-Wide LTCP.

Public Comment Period: The 30 day comment period commences on December 5, 2018 and concludes on January 4, 2019. Comments may be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact listed above.


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Greenpoint Marina Site (West and Oak Streets, Greenpoint, Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 4, 2019.

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

Project documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library
Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone: 718-486-6006

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board No. 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11101
phone: 718-389-0009


Saturday January 5, 2019
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications and Draft Remedial Action Work Plans for two nearby sites, located in the neighborhood of Flushing, within the County of Queens:

  • 131-10 Avery Avenue, site ID #C241228 (located at 131-10 to 131-18 Avery Avenue)
  • 131-24 Avery Avenue, site ID #C241229 (located at 131-24 to 131-32 Avery Avenue)

Public comments about the applications and draft work plans must be submitted by January 5, 2019.

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

Copies of the applications, Draft Remedial Action Work Plans and other relevant documents are available at:

Queens Public Library
41-17 Main St.
Flushing, NY 11355

--and--

Queens Community Board 7
133-32 41st Rd.-Suite 3B
Flushing, NY 11355


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

A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-holiday blahs! Teams of kids will compete to see who can find the most birds during 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instruction and refreshments provided. For more information call 716-683-5959. Registration required, register online at http://reinsteinwoods.org/cbc4kids

10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Family Fun: FROSTY THE BIRD FEEDER 
At Five Rivers, we put up bird feeders in winter to help our wild birds, and to attract them for people to watch. Come learn about the benefits of feeding the birds and build a snowman bird feeder. Space is limited; call to register by Thursday, January 3.


11:00 AM
https://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, and learn about animals’ winter survival adaptations. No registration required.


11:30 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

AMC Hudson Mohawk Chapter: SOCIAL, MEETING, AND OUTING
Following a potluck lunch, there will be a discussion and display of outdoor equipment. Depending on snow cover, a guided snowshoe or walk will begin around 1:30 PM. At least six inches of snow is required for rented snowshoes. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, including winter-traction cleats, if needed. Snowshoe rental $5, free for Friends members. The public is welcome to attend any part of this event.

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


Tuesday January 8, 2019
 
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

WHO: Programs are for adults and pre-school children.

WHAT: Adults (parent, grandparent, or guardian) and children (ages 2-4) together will take part in exploring the natural world during different seasons of the year. Each 1 ½ hour session will begin with the sharing of a story book on a nature topic. Participants will take part in an outdoor activity that is suggested by the book. After their guided walk, they will return indoors to take part in a craft or take-home project.

WHEN: Each session will take place over a 4 week period. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Sessions run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for as many sessions as you like.

EXTRA: Participants will keep an age-appropriate record of their nature adventures and will be sent an e-mail before each meeting day. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of what that week's adventure will be.

SNOW DATES: Feb 12 or Feb 13

COST: 4 week Session: Basic session fee = $25.00 + Material fee per child per session of $10.00

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .


6:30 PM
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch Library, 948 State St., Schenectady, NY 12307

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about the proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Former Kenwood Cleaners Site #447032 (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.) within New York’s State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting and during a public comment period that runs through January 16, 2019.

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:

Phyllis Bornt Branch Library
948 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12307
phone: 518-372-4393


Wednesday January 9, 2019
 
10:00 AM
4:30 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.


6:00 PM
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public meeting location: Martha Eddy Room in the Art and Home Center, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13209

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Semet Residue Ponds Site (Geddes, Onondaga Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through January 17, 2019.

Before the public meeting, DEC will hold an informal Open House starting at 5:00 PM at the same location.

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:

Onondaga County Public Library - Syracuse Branch
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
phone: 315-435-1800

--and--

Solvay Public Library
615 Woods Road
Solvay, NY 13209
phone: 315-468-2441


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