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Week of 3 March, 2019
Sunday - 3/3
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 3/4
7:00 PMFive Rivers -HMBC Speaker Series: INTRODUCTION TO eBIRD
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: INTRODUCTION TO eBIRD

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by John Kent, are at https://hmbc.net/content/introduction-ebird

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



Tuesday - 3/5
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Spring Family Fun Program
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.

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

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



 480-a Forest Tax Law Stakeholder Meeting at NYS Fairgrounds
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov

DEC Lands and Forests staff will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state. These events are open to the public.

This March 5th meeting will be held at:
NYS Fairgrounds
Martha Eddy Room
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209



Wednesday - 3/6
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Spring Family Fun Program
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.

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

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



5:00 PMPublic Meeting - NESE Project Permit Application
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190213_not2.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Division of Environmental Permits
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE Project) is a 26-inch diameter pipeline proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC (Transco) that would transport natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, travelling underwater in the Raritan Bay and Lower New York Bay to approximately three miles offshore of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens Borough. Approximately 23.5 miles of underwater pipeline will be installed, of which approximately 17.4 miles would be in New York State waters.

A supplemental Public Comment Hearing will be held on March 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at:

Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park, New York 11694
(718) 734-3280

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to notify NYS DEC in advance to speak at the public comment hearing. Equal weight will be afforded to both oral and written statements. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. The presiding Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may set reasonable time limits for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. The hearings are fully accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services will be made available to the hearing impaired at no charge upon written request to Molly T. McBride, ALJ, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9003 no less than one week prior to the hearing.

Individuals and parties may file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed above or may submit comments electronically at NESEproject@dec.ny.gov.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting-Former Elite Vogue Dry Cleaners Site (Rochester) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Rochester City Hall, Room 208A, 30 Church St., Rochester, NY 14604.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination at the Former Elite Vogue Dry Cleaners Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also will be accepted at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 15, 2019.

Click the web link above to learn about the proposal, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Monroe County Library System
Monroe Branch Library
809 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
phone: 585-428-8202



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Former Garden Photoengraving Site (Mineola) - Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY 11501

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Garden Photoengraving Site (Mineola, Nassau 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 March 28, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Mineola Public Library
195 Marcellus Road
Mineola, NY 11501
phone: 516-746-8488



Thursday - 3/7
6:00 PM480-a Forest Tax Law Stakeholder Meeting at SUNY Plattsburgh
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov

DEC Lands and Forests staff will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state. These events are open to the public.

This March 7th meeting will be held at:
SUNY Plattsburgh
Cardinal Lounge-Angel College Center
Rugar Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901



6:30 PMState of Lake Ontario Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/116193.html
Contact  Christopher Legard
(315) 654-2147

Thursday, March 7: 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Building
4487 Lake Ave.
Lockport, Niagara County

The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board. Staff from DEC and the United States Geological Survey will make a number of presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries in the lake and its tributaries, forage fish, and stocking programs.

The meetings will provide ample time at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to ask questions and interact with the presenters. Information about DEC's Lake Ontario fisheries assessment programs can be found on DEC's website.



Friday - 3/8
 Brownfield App. - Centre Ave. Development- South (New Rochelle) Comment Deadline
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 for a site known as Centre Avenue Development - South, site ID #C360182. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 33 Centre Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by March 8, 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:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801



 Brownfield Application - 281-301 Warner Ave Site (Roslyn) Comment Deadline
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 for a site known as 281-301 Warner Ave LLC, site ID #C130238. This site is located in the Village of Roslyn in the Town of North Hempstead, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 281-301 Warner Ave. Public comments about the application must be submitted by March 8, 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 Bryant Library
2 Paper Mill Rd.
Roslyn, NY 11576



 Delete Alliance Plastics Site (Gates) from Superfund Registry - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to delete the Alliance Precision Plastics Site (Town of Gates, Monroe Co.) from the State Superfund Registry. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 8, 2019.

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



 Draft Investigation Plan-Williamsbridge Gardens Site (Bronx) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 Williamsbridge Gardens Site (E. 212th St., Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 8, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New York Public Library - Wakefield Branch
4100 Lowerre Place
Bronx, NY 10466
phone: 718-652-4663

--and--

Bronx Community Board 12
4101 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
phone: 718-944-3300



 Draft Investigation Plans - HPS Parcel Sites (L.I. City) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about draft plans to investigate contamination related to two nearby sites in Long Island City, within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program:

  • HPS Parcel F Site (Center Blvd. between 56th Ave. and 57th Ave.)
  • HPS Parcel G Site (2nd St.)

Public comments about the proposals will be accepted through March 8, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Public Library
Court Square
25-01 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
phone: 718-937-2790

--and--

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street
Woodside, NY 11377
phone: 718-533-8773



 Prop. Cleanup-Robert Moses Parkway South Site (Niagara Falls) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination at the Robert Moses Parkway South Site (Niagara Falls, Niagara Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 8, 2019.

DEC also has scheduled a public meeting: February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM at De Veaux Woods State Park Office Building, Room 104, 3180 De Veaux Woods Drive East, Niagara Falls, NY 14305

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:

De Veaux Woods State Park
3180 De Veaux Woods Drive East
Niagara Falls, NY 14305



Saturday - 3/9
1:30 PMFive Rivers - Enjoy the Sweeter Side of Five Rivers- Maple Sugar Open House
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

Join us for an introduction to maple sugaring, from tap and sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace and bit, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling in our evaporator and take the maple syrup taste test challenge. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups, please call to register.

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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