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Week of 10 March, 2013
Sunday - 3/10
 Canada Goose Season Final Day in South Goose Hunting Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:00 AMDEC Booth at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo
http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/WNY/Default.aspx
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come visit DEC's booth at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo.

Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY
Agricenter

Show hours and dates:
Thursday, March 7 - 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8 - 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Monday - 3/11
8:00 AMNY Wildfire and Incident Management Academy March Makeup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1939.html
Contact  NY Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (631) 769-1556

The 2012 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy was able complete nine of its 16 course offerings due to Hurricane Sandy.

Academy staff are rescheduling four of the classes that were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy in March 2013.

Course dates are:

  • I-300 - Intermediate Incident Command System with NIMS - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • I-400 - Advanced ICS with NIMS - March 14 - March 15, 2013
  • S-230 - Single Resource Crew Boss - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • S-231 - Engine Boss - March 14, 2013 (Extended Day).

All courses will be held at Brookhaven National Lab and housing will be at Brookhaven Lab. Individuals interested in housing should contact BNL at (631) 344-2541 or (631) 344-2551.

Individuals interested in the above four courses should submit their applications by March 1, 2013.

If you have any questions about the class schedule listed above or the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, you may e-mail the Academy at fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or nywima@pb.state.ny.us or call directly at call at 631-769-1556.



Tuesday - 3/12
 NY Wildfire and Incident Management Academy March Makeup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1939.html
Contact  NY Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (631) 769-1556

The 2012 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy was able complete nine of its 16 course offerings due to Hurricane Sandy.

Academy staff are rescheduling four of the classes that were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy in March 2013.

Course dates are:

  • I-300 - Intermediate Incident Command System with NIMS - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • I-400 - Advanced ICS with NIMS - March 14 - March 15, 2013
  • S-230 - Single Resource Crew Boss - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • S-231 - Engine Boss - March 14, 2013 (Extended Day).

All courses will be held at Brookhaven National Lab and housing will be at Brookhaven Lab. Individuals interested in housing should contact BNL at (631) 344-2541 or (631) 344-2551.

Individuals interested in the above four courses should submit their applications by March 1, 2013.

If you have any questions about the class schedule listed above or the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, you may e-mail the Academy at fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or nywima@pb.state.ny.us or call directly at call at 631-769-1556.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Former Canada Dry Plant (Endicott)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37558.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: George F. Johnson Memorial Library, 1001 Park Street, Endicott, NY 13760

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Canada Dry Plant Site (Endicott, Broome County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 30, 2013.



 Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for the 210 Sconondoa Street Site (Oneida)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: City of Oneida Municipal Building, 109 N. Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the 210 Sconondoa Site (Oneida). Public comments also are welcome at the public meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 27, 2013.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - No Further Action Remedy Proposed for Alexander Schmigel Site
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37564.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Town Hall, New York State Armory, 80 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the "no further action" remedy proposed in relation to the Alexander Schmigel Property Site (Hoosick, Rensselaer County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 30, 2013.



 Public Meeting - Site Management Remedy Proposed for Former Jones & Laughlin Ore
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: The Ranger School, 254 Ranger School Road, Wanakena, NY  13695

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the site management remedy being proposed by DEC related to the Former Jones & Laughlin Ore Processing Site (Clifton). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 29, 2013.



7:00 PMSports License Restructure - Q&A
Contact  Paul McKeown
region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Informational Meeting on the sports license fee restructuring.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043


 State of Lake Ontario Meetings
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/89509.html

Carlson Auditorium, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, Monroe County
The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board.

Other meetings:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
DEC Training Academy
24 County Route 2A, Pulaski (the former Portly Angler Motel), Oswego County
The meeting is co-hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Building
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, Niagara County
The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board.

The annual State of Lake Ontario public meetings will be held in Oswego, Monroe and Niagara counties during March, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.

"In recent years, Lake Ontario anglers have experienced outstanding fishing on Lake Ontario and its tributaries, based on DEC's science-based management of the fisheries," said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. "DEC's goal is to maintain Lake Ontario's high-quality angling opportunities and associated economic benefits. The State of Lake Ontario meetings provide an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the lake to interact with the scientists who study its fisheries."

Lake Ontario and its embayments and tributaries support thriving populations of fish, including a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch and panfish. New York's Lake Ontario waters comprise more than 2.7 million acres. A 2007 statewide angler survey estimated more than 2.6 million angler days were spent on Lake Ontario and major tributaries. The estimated value of these fisheries exceeded $112 million to the local New York economy.



 Public Meeting - Amended Cleanup Proposal for Scobell Chemical Site (Brighton)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37556.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Brighton Town Hall Auditorium, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about an amendment being proposed by DEC to the remedy selected to address contamination related to the Scobell Chemical - NYSDOT Site (Brighton, Monroe County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 29, 2013.



 Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Former Rome Cable Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Rome Common Council Chambers, 198 North Washington Street, Rome, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Rome Cable Site (Rome). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 29, 2013.



Wednesday - 3/13
 NY Wildfire and Incident Management Academy March Makeup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1939.html
Contact  NY Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (631) 769-1556

The 2012 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy was able complete nine of its 16 course offerings due to Hurricane Sandy.

Academy staff are rescheduling four of the classes that were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy in March 2013.

Course dates are:

  • I-300 - Intermediate Incident Command System with NIMS - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • I-400 - Advanced ICS with NIMS - March 14 - March 15, 2013
  • S-230 - Single Resource Crew Boss - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • S-231 - Engine Boss - March 14, 2013 (Extended Day).

All courses will be held at Brookhaven National Lab and housing will be at Brookhaven Lab. Individuals interested in housing should contact BNL at (631) 344-2541 or (631) 344-2551.

Individuals interested in the above four courses should submit their applications by March 1, 2013.

If you have any questions about the class schedule listed above or the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, you may e-mail the Academy at fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or nywima@pb.state.ny.us or call directly at call at 631-769-1556.



10:00 AMMassena Remedial Advisory Committee Meeting
Contact  Stephen Litwhiler
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us, (315) 785-2252

This meeting of the Massena Remedial Advisory Committee will be held in the Massena Town Hall at 60 Main Street in Massena. Full committee meeting will begin at 1 PM. There will be presentations on Massena area wetland studies and native freshwater mussel studies. Technical Committee meets at 10 am. The public is welcome to attend.



1:00 PMWestern Finger Lakes Open Space Conservation Regional Advisory Committee
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/317.html
Contact  Randy Nemecek
585-226-5411

NYS DEC Region 8 HQ
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Tee-Bird Country Club Site (Moreau)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Moreau Town Hall, 61 Hudson Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Tee-Bird Country Club Site (Moreau, Saratoga County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 28, 2013.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Barthelmes Manufacturing Site (Rochester)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37556.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Barthelmes Manufacturing Site (Rochester, Monroe County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 28, 2013.



 Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for NYSEG-Binghamton Court St. MGP Site
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37558.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Conklin Fire Department, Station 1, 1034 Conklin Road, Conklin, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the NYSEG-Binghamton Court St. MGP (Manufactured Gas Plant) Site (Binghamton, Broome County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 28, 2013.



 Public Meeting - No Action Remedy Proposed for Levey Property Site (Copiague)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Copiague Middle School Auditorium, 2650 Great Neck Road, Copiague, NY 11726

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the "no action" remedy being proposed by DEC related to the Levey Property Site (Copiague). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 27, 2013.



Thursday - 3/14
 NY Wildfire and Incident Management Academy March Makeup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1939.html
Contact  NY Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (631) 769-1556

The 2012 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy was able complete nine of its 16 course offerings due to Hurricane Sandy.

Academy staff are rescheduling four of the classes that were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy in March 2013.

Course dates are:

  • I-300 - Intermediate Incident Command System with NIMS - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • I-400 - Advanced ICS with NIMS - March 14 - March 15, 2013
  • S-230 - Single Resource Crew Boss - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • S-231 - Engine Boss - March 14, 2013 (Extended Day).

All courses will be held at Brookhaven National Lab and housing will be at Brookhaven Lab. Individuals interested in housing should contact BNL at (631) 344-2541 or (631) 344-2551.

Individuals interested in the above four courses should submit their applications by March 1, 2013.

If you have any questions about the class schedule listed above or the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, you may e-mail the Academy at fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or nywima@pb.state.ny.us or call directly at call at 631-769-1556.



4:00 PMFamily Fun: Outdoors After School
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for our weekly after-school outings for gradeschool children. A brief indoor introduction to the season will be followed by an outdoor exploration along Five Rivers’ trails, searching for signs of the season. Each week will feature a different nature theme, with a strong emphasis on direct interaction with the outdoors. These programs are free of charge, but space is limited. Registration for any date is required by the preceding Tuesday. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. In the event of inclement weather, outings will be cancelled. To register or for more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.



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.



6:30 PMHemlock-Canadice Draft UMP Public Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/68822.html
Contact  Bureau of State Land Management
r8ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

You are invited to attend public an informational session at the Springwater Fire Hall, 8145 S. Main St. Springwater, NY. We encourage you to review the draft UMP and provide us with comments on the proposed plan.

Doors will open for an informational open house at 6:30pm. Display stations will be set up and committee members will be available for discussion. A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a comment session. Staff will be available until 9:00 pm to accept comments. The Fire Hall is accessible; for additional accommodations please contact the DEC Bath office.



 Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Old Upper Mountain Road Site (Lockport)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/62847.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Council Chambers, Lockport Municipal Building, One Locks Plaza, City of Lockport, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Old Upper Mountain Road Site (Lockport, Niagara County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 28, 2013.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - No Further Action Remedy Proposed for Former AFMC Facility
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Village of Sackets Harbor Office, 112 North Broad Street, Sackets Harbor, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the "no further action" remedy being proposed by DEC related to the Former AFMC Facility Site (Sackets Harbor Village). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 29, 2013.



Friday - 3/15
 NY Wildfire and Incident Management Academy March Makeup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1939.html
Contact  NY Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (631) 769-1556

The 2012 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy was able complete nine of its 16 course offerings due to Hurricane Sandy.

Academy staff are rescheduling four of the classes that were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy in March 2013.

Course dates are:

  • I-300 - Intermediate Incident Command System with NIMS - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • I-400 - Advanced ICS with NIMS - March 14 - March 15, 2013
  • S-230 - Single Resource Crew Boss - March 11 - March 13, 2013
  • S-231 - Engine Boss - March 14, 2013 (Extended Day).

All courses will be held at Brookhaven National Lab and housing will be at Brookhaven Lab. Individuals interested in housing should contact BNL at (631) 344-2541 or (631) 344-2551.

Individuals interested in the above four courses should submit their applications by March 1, 2013.

If you have any questions about the class schedule listed above or the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, you may e-mail the Academy at fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or nywima@pb.state.ny.us or call directly at call at 631-769-1556.



 Beaver Trapping Season Final Day in southern portion of Western New York
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Final Day for N. Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge and Walleye Fishing Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31421.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Check special regulations by county to determine if regulations in your area differs from statewide regulations.


 Ice Shanties Must Be Removed From Waterbodies Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31416.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Shanties must be removed from all waters by the end of the day to prevent them from falling through the ice and becoming navigational hazards.


10:00 AMLong Island Open Space Conservation Regional Advisory Committee
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/317.html
Contact  Heather Amster
631-444-0300

Childs Mansion
19 Shore Drive
East Setauket, NY 11733



Saturday - 3/16
 Hudson River Striped Bass Fishing Opens
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31421.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Waters on the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge are open to striped bass fishing only. Marine and coastal striped bass fishing opens on April 15. Visit the link above for season details.


8:00 AM2013 Youth Conservation Program - Bow Hunting Safety Course
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.html
Contact  Region 1 Sportsman Education Program
(631) 444-0255

DEC's Sportsman Education unit will be holding a hands-on youth program on bow hunter safety on March 16 at the Peconic River Sportsman's Club in Manorville.

Each class is limited to 30 participants and selections are made by a panel that reviews a 75-word application.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive their Bow Hunter Education Training Certificate.

Enrollment in the class is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who have not yet taken either their Bow Hunter Education course.

For more information or to register for the session, contact the NYSDEC Sportsman Education Office at (631) 444-0255.



9:00 AMCamp Santanoni Winter Weekends
http://www.aarch.org/
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518-834-9328

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).



10:30 AMGrowing Garden Series for Kids: Plants from Seeds (Part 1 of 3)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In our first session, we will learn how plants grow from seeds and then make three recycled seed starters to plant vegetable and flower seeds. You can take one home to watch your seed grow and bring it back for the next session. Participants are encouraged but not required to register for all three sessions (Part 2 on April 27; Part 3 on May 18). For children ages 6 to 8. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:30 PMFamily Fun: Maple Sugar Open House
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a cook’s tour of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace drill, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow in our sugarbush, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling down in our evaporator and take the maple taste test. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and to offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups are welcome but are asked to please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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