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Week of 29 December, 2013
Sunday - 12/29
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Monday - 12/30
 Proposed Cleanup of Olean Redevelopment Parcels (Olean) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/65746.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Olean Redevelopment Parcel 1, Parcel 2 and Parcel 3 sites, within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. The sites are located at 1404-1470 Buffalo Street, Olean, NY 14760. Comments regarding the cleanup proposal must be submitted no later than December 30, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the proposed remedy and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at the Olean Public Library, 134 North Second Street, Olean, NY 14760  (716) 372-0200.



Tuesday - 12/31
 Big Game Season Final Day in Westchester County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Black Sea Bass Season Final Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources
631-444-0430 or fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Deer Season Final Day in Suffolk County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Pheasant Season Final Day in Long Island/NYC and portions of Central/Western NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Porgy (Scup) Season Final Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources
631-444-0430 or fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Proposed Cleanup of National Grid Troy (Liberty Street) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the National Grid Troy (Liberty Street) Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site. Comments regarding the cleanup proposal may be submitted until December 31, 2013.

A public meeting about the cleanup proposal also will be held: December 19, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm at the Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, 2nd Floor, Troy, NY.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet.



 Quail Hunting Final Day in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29447.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:30 AMNew Year’s Eve Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Take a guided snowshoe walk through the winter woods on the last day of the year. Snowshoe rental = $5.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00/person. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



Wednesday - 1/1
 Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season Opens in Portion of Western and Central NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29451.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, seasons, license information and more.


9:00 AMCitizen Science: New Year’s Day Bird Count
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join bird experts from the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and Audubon Society of the Capital Region for our 33rd annual New Year’s Day survey. Seventy-one different species have been found at Five Rivers on Albany’s “First Morning,” and the composite checklist of this long-term study shows interesting range changes for many species. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. Dress warmly. If severe weather is forecast, call the center at 518-475-0291 on Tuesday, December 31 before 4:30 PM to confirm.



Thursday - 1/2
4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



Friday - 1/3
 Comment Period Ends - Part 41, Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands Regulation
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html#Part41p
Contact  Gina M. Fanelli
NYSDEC, 205 N. Belle Meade Rd., Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733

This rulemaking is necessary to reclassify underwater lands to prohibit the harvest of shellfish. Comments will be accepted from November 20, 2013 through January 3, 2014.



10:00 AMCornell Webinar Series - Pesticides - Cultural and Sanitation Techniques
Contact  Bureau of Pest Management
R1Pesticides@gw.dec.state.ny.us

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Parking is located in the front of the building. Participants need to check in at the reception desk. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the Webinar start time. Bring applicator certification card to receive NYSDEC recertification credits.

Managing pests in enclosed structures can be challenging but these upcoming programs can help growers of all sizes. We will offer practical lessons and tips you can use to better manage pests.

This project was initiated because in greenhouses, pesticide resistance can lead to over-use of pesticides, as well as a reduction in yields and crop quality due to poor pest control. The topic of resistance management can be complex; we hope this interactive webinar series will help provide the information greenhouse growers can use to manage pesticide resistance.

For more information:
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/nursery_ghouse/resistance_mgmt_webinars/



Saturday - 1/4
10:00 AMNew Year in Nature
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Start the first weekend of the New Year off right by joining us on a walk through the woods. Discover how animals survive the harsh conditions of winter. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



 Snowshoe Walk: WILD TURKEY in WINTER
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

A hike along the Wild Turkey Trail in winter gives us an opportunity to put our snowshoes to the test across fields and into the woods. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Participants should dress for outdoor winter activity. If there is insufficient snow, staff will conduct a field foray on foot. In the event of severe winter weather, the program may be cancelled. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Thursday, January 2 to register or for more information.



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