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Thursday May 2, 2019
 
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 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 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. Bring binoculars if you have them. 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
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/103864.html
Contact  Dylan Walrath
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

DEC, in cooperation with the Department of State and Adirondack Park Agency, is soliciting Smart Growth Grant applications from Adirondack Park and Catskill Park communities and organizations. These grants are intended for projects that link environmental protection, economic development and community livability within the Parks.

DEC invites interested applicants to attend a webinar on Thursday, May 2nd from 2pm-4pm, where we will describe how to apply to the grant program. 

-----------------------------------Meeting information---------------------------------

  1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m2ca2bdda411877c933fde657e156657b
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: SG2019
  4. Click "Join".
  5. After joining the webinar, you will be presented with options to connect to the audio conference.

NOTE: The phone conference may be muted when you join and you may not hear any sounds until the presenter begins at 2pm. 


7:00 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

AMPHIBIAN SEARCH

Learn more about these animals that breathe through their skin. We will start with an indoor program to teach you more about these creatures and how they are doing worldwide. We will then focus on the animals in our area and learn about identifying them by their calls. Then we will head outside on Five Rivers’ trails to look and listen for these amazing animals. Please call ahead to register for this free event. Space is limited.

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


Friday May 3, 2019
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Final Investigation Report for a site known as the Former Tiffen Manufacturing Facility, site ID #C130239. This site is located in the Hamlet of Roslyn Heights, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 41-71 Jane Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 3, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Final Investigation Report, and other relevant documents are available at:

Bryant Library
2 Paper Mill Road
Roslyn, NY, 11576


Saturday May 4, 2019
 
9:00 AM
https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day
Contact  Theresa Draves
theresa.draves@dec.ny.gov

Registration: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/z10ya3ij0oie47n/

Parking Instructions: parking area located on the corner of Lewis and Ruttenbur road.
Ages for all projects: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #1: Equestrian Trails spring cleanup. CCETS volunteers
Please bring: Garden gloves, water, snack, loppers, rakes, sturdy shoes
Start time: 9am
End time: 12pm
Meeting Location: Lewis and Ruttenbur parking area

Volunteer Project #2: Planting trees along the overland hiking trail by Boutwell Hill Ski Club.
Please bring: Garden gloves, shovels, water, snack
Start time: 9am
End time: 12pm
Meeting Location: Lewis and Ruttenbur parking area


Volunteer Project #3: Filling in a wet location on the snowmobile trail, Cherry Creek Snow goers
Please bring: Garden gloves, metal landscaping rake, shovel, water, snack
Start time: 12:30pm
End time: 3:30pm 
Meeting Location: TBD

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

Questions?
Call: 716-363-2052
Email: theresa.draves@dec.ny.gov

10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/109545.html
Contact  Adanna Roberts
718-482-4966

I Love My Park Day!

Give back to the places you love on May 4th, 2019!

From 11:00am – 1:00pm, join DEC Region 2 staff as they plant trees and do a beach clean up at Mt. Loretto Unique Area.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
TIME: 10am-1pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10309

Project 1: Tree planting. Meet at the kiosk by the main entrance. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Project 2: Meet at the Mt. Loretto Pavilion near the beach entrance for a beach cleanup. All ages welcome, please bring water

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. DEC has events at a variety of locations - from trails in the Forest Preserve to popular campgrounds to urban escapes - providing many opportunities for New Yorkers to help clean up, restore, and enhance these special places.


 
https://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

keep the Earth Day spirit alive by caring for Reinstein Woods' trails on I Love My Park Day. Scout groups and other organizations welcome. Refreshments provided.

Registration required; 716-683-5959.


 
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
Join us for this 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.

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


1:00 PM
https://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

Join a guided walk to search for the insects that are out in the early spring season.

No registration required.


2:00 PM
Contact  (845)889-4745 x-114
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

Project Description: Brush clearing around environmental center and its waterfront access. ( Appropriate for ages 13 and up) Trash and debris cleanup along shoreline, trails, and parking lot of Norrie. (Appropriate for all ages) Painting and staining tables, railings, and outdoor displays. (Appropriate for ages 13 and up) Please bring own gear. Desired gear includes garden gloves, loppers, rakes, wheelbarrows, snacks, and water. Volunteers can take a break and join I FISH NY where they can go angling with experts from the NYSDEC. Poles, bait, and tackle all provided on site.

2:30 PM
https://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 what a monarch butterfly waystation is, why they're important and how to make your own. Provide a habitat for butterflies and other wildlife, and register your garden to a nation-wide map! For adults and children age 12 and older.

Registration required; call 716/683/5959.


Monday May 6, 2019
 
11:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Ona Papageorgiou
(518) 402-8396, air.regs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing the addition of Subpart 227-3, "Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines." The primary goal of this proposal is to lower allowable NOx emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. The lower emissions from these sources will help to address CAA requirements, ozone nonattainment and protect the health of NYS residents. This proposal is only applicable to simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines. This is not a mandate on local governments. It applies to any entity that owns or operates a subject source. Further, DEC proposes to submit Subpart 227-3 to EPA as a revision to the SIP for NYS.

DEC is revising 6 NYCRR Part 205 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings," and Part 200, "General Provisions." AIM coatings, such as paint, are applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances at the site of installation, portable buildings at the site of installation, pavements, or curbs. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions from AIM coatings by reducing the VOC content limits for some coating categories. In addition, this revision removes the quart exemption.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility.

5/6/2019, 11:00 a.m.
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

5/13/2019, 11:00 a.m.
SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Room B02, Stony Brook, NY 11790

5/14/2019, 11:00 a.m.
1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYS DOT, Long Island City, NY 11101

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC -Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm May 20, 2019.


7:00 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

HMBC Speaker Series: THE THIRD NEW YORK BREEDING BIRD ATLAS


Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by Julie Hart, are at https://hmbc.net/event-3253291.

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


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