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Thursday January 10, 2019
 
10:30 AM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

During this webinar, speakers will discuss an approach to assessing the resilience of multi-family buildings and identify ways to reduce risks through actionable resilience strategies aimed at improving individual building systems. The presenters will provide an overview of resilience assessment tools such as B-READY and FloodHelpNY, resources available through NYSERDA on climate-related hazards, and case study findings from recent pilot projects.

Speakers:
     • Jim Leahy (Senior Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Communities, DNV GL)
     • Nick Rajkovich (PhD, AIA, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo)
     • Laurie Schoeman (Senior Program Director, Resilient Communities and Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Community Partners)

Learning Objectives:
     • Understand the need for better protecting vulnerable populations in local communities.
     • Learn about the basic approach for assessing resilience in buildings.
     • Understand strategies multi-family building owners can adopt to minimize the impact from hazardous events.

Please see the URL under “Additional information” for more detail on how to register and join the webinar on January 10th. For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487. Alternatively, you may visit https://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/?language=en-us and select or search for the WebEx topic that you need help with.


Friday January 11, 2019
 
 
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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 12 Franklin Street, site ID #C224286. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 12 Franklin Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by January 11, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library-Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211


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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Remedial Investigation / Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as 1155 Main Street, site ID #C915341. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1155 Main Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by January 11, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, work plan, and other relevant documents are available at:

Buffalo & Erie County Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY, 14203


 
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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 714 Baldwin LLC, site ID # C808041. This site is located in the City of Elmira, within the County of Chemung, and is located at 714 Baldwin Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 11, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Steele Memorial Library
101 E. Church St.
Elmira, NY 14901


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 145-65 Wolcott Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 11, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Red Hook Library
7 Wolcott Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
phone: 718-935-0203

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
phone: 718-624-3027


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

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Former Kenneth Trading Corp. Facility Site #C241215 (Astoria, Queens) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 11, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library at Astoria
14-01 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11102
phone: 718-278-2220

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard
LL Suite 125
Astoria, NY 11105
phone: 718-626-1021


Saturday January 12, 2019
 
10:00 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

Explore the world of winter plants and see where next summer’s wildflowers will bloom. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


Sunday January 13, 2019
 
10:00 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

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental: $8/$5 for Friends members Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


Tuesday January 15, 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 .


Wednesday January 16, 2019
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Former Kenwood Cleaners Site (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 16, 2019.

A public meeting also will be held: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Phyllis Bornt Branch Library, 948 State St., Schenectady, NY 12307.

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


10:00 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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


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 Hike: THE WELL TRAVELED PATH 
Looking to learn a new trail at Five Rivers? Join a center naturalist as we explore one of our eight major trails on this guided hike. Consensus from the group chooses the trail we walk.

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


Thursday January 17, 2019
 
 
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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 Semet Residue Ponds Site (Geddes, Onondaga Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 17, 2019.

A public meeting also will be held: January 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Martha Eddy Room in the Art and Home Center, New York Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13209. An Open House will be held before the public meeting, at 5:00 PM.

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

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


10:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/115742.html
Contact  Dave Adams
isinfo@dec.ny.gov

The newly consolidated Invasive Species Grant Program will combine previous opportunities, such as the Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention and the Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Early Detection/Rapid Response grants, to create a single grant program designed to support projects that target both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. In addition, the Invasive Species Grant program will allow applications for two new categories: Lake Management Planning and Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Research. Applications are due Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

We are offering a webinar on the grant program on Thursday, January 17th from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. During the webinar, staff from NYSDEC's Invasive Species program will describe grant program requirements, eligible project types, application evaluation and scoring. Staff from Grants Reform will also demonstrate how to apply for the grant using the Grants Gateway.

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Meeting information
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  1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m970bf93182749e4dfd31cbc715e275a3 
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: GG2019 
  4. Click "Join".
  5. After you join the webinar, you will see a button to join the audio conference from your phone.

NOTE: The phone conference may be muted when you join and you may not hear any sounds until the presenter begins at 10:00am. For assistance: please contact the Grants Gateway help desk at grantsgateway@its.ny.gov or 518‐474‐5595


Friday January 18, 2019
 
 
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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 180 East 132nd Street, site ID #C203118. This site is located in the Borough of The Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 180 East 132nd Street, 10451. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 18, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454

--and--

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455


9:00 AM
Contact  Maria Katchmar
maria.katchmar@dec.ny.gov

Please join the NYS DEC, Division of Materials Management, in a stakeholder meeting to discuss upcoming changes in pesticide regulations. This meeting will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the University at Albany, Health Sciences Campus, School of Public Health Auditorium located at One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144. You may also attend at one of the regional DEC offices noted below, or remotely, using Web Ex. Registration is required. 

To participate at the Rensselaer location, please register with Eventbrite link below:

Eventbrite: 

https://eventbrite.com/e/nys-pesticides-regulation-stakeholder-meeting-51728179377

To participate in the meeting remotely, please register using the Web Ex link below. You can add the meeting to your calendar now and follow the instructions to join the meeting when it takes place on January 18, 2019.

Web Ex: 

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m4031c41b6b4e6bd35baddb8d2b2ff887 

Feel free to share the Web Ex link above with association members or others that may be interested in participating remotely online.

Regional Office Locations (Please register with location contact noted below):

1. DEC Region 1, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Contact:  Eileen Kosiorowski at 631-444-0340 or R1Pesticides@dec.ny.gov

2. DEC Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Contact:  Claudette Ojo at 718-482-4994 or pesticidesr2@dec.ny.gov

3. DEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
Contact: Cathy Ahlers at 845-256-3097 or catherine.ahlers@dec.ny.gov

4. DEC Region 6, 317 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601
Contact:  Cameron Bishop at 315-785-2513 or cameron.bishop@dec.ny.gov

5. DEC Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd, Avon, NY 14414
Contact:  Mike Burel at 585-226-5424 or michael.burel@dec.ny.gov

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the NYSDEC by email at: Pestregs@dec.ny.gov


Saturday January 19, 2019
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 37-24 & 37-28 30th Street Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 19, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library - Long Island City
37-44 21st Street
Queens, NY 11101
phone: 718-752-3700

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Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 1025
Astoria, NY 11105
phone: 718-626-1021


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  David Winchell
Ray Brook Press Office | R5.Info@dec.ny.gov | (518) 897-1200

Winter Weekend events will be held for the sixth consecutive year at Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretative displays. Visitors can enjoy the wilderness surroundings while being immersed in the rich cultural history of the Adirondacks.

Reservations are not required. Contact AARCH at 518-834-9328 for more information on the Winter Weekends.


10:00 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

Celebrate “Get a Balanced Life Month” with the latest--and oldest--in health trends. This walk will focus on using the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress.  Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


1:00 PM
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 to search for winter-active animals. 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

ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE 
This in-depth program will investigate the physiological and psychological ways scientists measure intelligence. Come learn which animals score the highest worldwide. We will then learn about some of the brightest of our local wildlife and how they rank on the intelligence scales and why. This indoor program will feature some live brilliant local birds.

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


Sunday January 20, 2019
 
 
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Workshops






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