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Thursday August 15, 2019
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.

2:00 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Plein air is about leaving the indoors and experiencing drawing outdoors. Let nature inspire you on this guided art session in the woods. For adults and children ages 5 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

5:30 PM
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

The Town of Brookhaven is co-sponsoring this saltwater clinic. As summer winds down, come out and join us for some snapper fishing and crabbing.  Loaner rods and free fishing bait will be provided. This clinic will focus on both snapper fishing & crab fishing techniques, fish biology, and stewardship. Crabbing participants are encouraged to bring an uncooked package of chicken (drumsticks/legs work well), as event supply may be limited. Important items to bring: string, crab net, crab trap, and a bucket. Anglers may certainly bring their own saltwater fishing gear. There will be limited crab traps and nets to borrow if needed.

Location: Corey Beach Fishing Pier, Blue Point, NY 11715

Directions: I-495 (LIE) exit 62. Nicolls Road south to end. Left onto Montauk Hwy. Right onto Atlantic Avenue. Right onto Middle Road. Left onto Corey Ave. Continue to end, turn right on Curtis Road to the end parking lot.

6:30 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover solar power programs and incentives available for your home and community. Explore home energy efficiency programs and learn practical tips for saving money by conserving energy. Door prizes and refreshments provided.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

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