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Week of 9 March, 2014
Sunday - 3/9
11:00 AMDEC Booth at the Western NY Sport and Travel Expo
http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/WNY/Default.aspx
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hamburg Fairgrounds Agricenter

Thursday & Friday 12-8 p.m.
Saturday 10-8 p.m.
Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Stop by DEC's booth at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo!



Monday - 3/10
 Proposed Cleanup Activities for RG&E MGP Site (Brockport) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed cleanup activities to address contamination related to the RG&E -Brockport MGP Site (Brockport), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 10, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 4, 2014 at 7pm at Brockport Village Hall, 49 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420 (snow date: March 5, 2014).

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the following locations: Brockport-Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport, NY 14420; Drake Memorial Library, SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420; Brockport Village Hall, 49 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Ronkonkoma Wallpaper Site (Ronkonkoma)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about a remedy being proposed to address contamination related to the Ronkonkoma Wallpaper Site (Ronkonkoma, Suffolk Co.), within New York's Envirionmental Restoration Program. Public Comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 28, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the Sachem Public Library at the location identified above, tel. (631) 588-5024.



Tuesday - 3/11
7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for Farmingale Plaza Cleaners (Farmingdale)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Farmingdale Village Hall, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Farmingdale Plaza Cleaners Site (Farmingdale, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 24, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Farmingdale Public Library, Attn: Mr. Stuart Schaeffer, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735; (516) 249-9090.



 Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for Former Albany Laboratories Site (Albany)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, Room 129A, Albany, NY 12233 (identification is required to enter the building).

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Albany Laboratories Site (Albany, Albany 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, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Albany Public Library, Main Branch, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210; (518) 427-4300.



Wednesday - 3/12
 Amended Cleanup Proposal for LAPP Insulator Site (LeRoy) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about the amended remedy being proposed to address contamination related to the LAPP Insulator Company Site (LeRoy, Genesee County), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 12, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: March 4 from 6pm to 8pm at the Village of LeRoy Village Hall, 3 West Main  St., LeRoy, NY 14482.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Woodward Library, 7 Wolcott Street, LeRoy, NY 14482; (585) 768-8300.



 No Further Action Proposed for Utica St. Site (Hamilton) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about "no further action" being proposed related to the Utica St./Hamilton Site (Hamilton, Madison County), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 12, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: February 25, 2014 at 6pm at the Village of Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Village of Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346; (315) 824-3060.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup of Paragon Term. & Apollo St. Cr. Parcels (Brooklyn)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37550.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Warsaw at the Polish National Home, 261 Driggs Avenue (between Eckford St. & Leonard St.), Brooklyn, NY 11222.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Paragon Oil Terminal & Apollo Street Creek Parcels (Brooklyn), within New York's Petroleum Remediation program. (Presentation and Q&A at 7:00pm.) Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 30, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information" and scroll down to the Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED Former Doro Dry Cleaners Site (Cheektowaga)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/87493.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Because of inclement weather, the public meeting scheduled for March 12, 2014 about the proposed cleanup of the Former Doro Dry Cleaners Site has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled as follows:

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30pm.

Public Meeting Location: Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Doro Dry Cleaners Site (Cheektowaga, Erie 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, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information", which contains electronic versions of project documents.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Cleanup of Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Hillburn)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Hillburn, Rockland 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 30, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut St., Spring Valley, NY; Village of Hillburn Village Hall, 31 Mountain Ave., Hillburn, NY; and Town of Ramapo, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY.



Thursday - 3/13
 No Further Action Proposed for 312 Broadway Site (Schenectady) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37564.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about "no further action" being proposed by DEC related to the 312 Broadway Site (Schenectady), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 13, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: February 18, 2014 at 6pm at the Schenectady Public Library, 99 Clinton St., Schenectady, NY.

Click the link at "Additional Information" above to read the complete proposal and how to comment. Project documents also can be reviewed at the Schenectady Library identified above.



10:30 AMClimate Smart Communities Webinar: Support for Local Greenhouse Gas Inventories
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This webinar will provide an overview of the Climate Smart Communities Local Government Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool as well as a brief training on how New York’s Climate Smart Communities can best use this tool to complete their local government operations greenhouse gas inventories.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted.

Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323. In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.



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 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for Granville Former MGP Site (Granville)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Granville Municipal Offices, 51 Quaker St., Granville, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Granville Former MGP Site (Granville, Washington Co.), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 26, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Pember Library, 33 Main St., Granville, NY 12832; (518) 642-2525.



 State of Lake Ontario Meeting
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Cornell Cooperative Extension Building,
4487 Lake Avenue,
Lockport, NY,
Niagara County

The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sport fishery Development Board. Biologist will update the public with the status of Lake Ontario's fisheries.



 Public Meeting - Proposed Cleanup of Former Paulsen-Holbrook Site (Guilderland)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Town of Colonie Community Center (Youth Bureau), Room 8, 1653 Central Ave., Colonie, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Paulsen - Holbrook Site (Guiderland, Albany 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 26, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; (518) 458-9274.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for NM-Cohoes MGP Site (Cohoes)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Cohoes Senior Center, 10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the NM-Cohoes MGP Site (Cohoes, Albany Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 29, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Cohoes Public Library, 169 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047; (518) 235-2570.



 Public Meeting - Proposed Cleanup of O&R-Suffern MGP Site (Suffern)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Suffern Village Hall, 61 Washington Avenue, Suffern, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the O&R - Suffern MGP Site (Suffern, Rockland 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 27, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901; (845) 357-1237.



Friday - 3/14
 No Further Action for Mechanicville Coons Crossing Site (Stillwater) Comment End
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37562.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposal for "no further action" in relation to the Mechanicville Coons Crossing Deposit Site (Stillwater, Saratoga Co.), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 14, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Stillwater Senior Center, 178 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information". Project documents also can be reviewed at: Mechanicville Public Library, 190 Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118; (518) 664-4646.



 Proposed Cleanup for Yaphank (LIRR) Site (Yaphank) EXTENDED Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note: Public comment period has been extended from February 22, 2014 until March 14, 2014.

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Yaphank (LIRR) Site, located in Yaphank, Suffolk County. Comments regarding the cleanup proposal now will be accepted through March 14, 2014.

A public meeting about the cleanup proposal also will be held: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30pm at Dowling College's Brookhaven Campus, 1300 William Floyd Parkway, Building B, Room 201, Shirley, NY 11967.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents may be reviewed at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley-Community Library, Attn: Reference Librarian, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967; (631) 399-1511.



Saturday - 3/15
 Beaver Trapping Season Final Day in Southern Portion of Western NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 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.


 Proposed Cleanup of Former Cibro Petroleum Site (Island Park) Comment Period End
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Cibro Petroleum Terminal Site (Island Park), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 15, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Island Park Public Library, 176 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558; (516) 432-0122.



 Proposed Cleanup of Huxley Envelope Site (Greenpoint) 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 Huxley Envelope Industrial Site (Greenpoint, Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the cleanup proposal may be submitted through March 15, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents may be reviewed at the Brooklyn Central Library, Attn: Richard Reyes Gavilian, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238; (718) 230-2100.



 Camp Santanoni Winter Weekend
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  David Winchell
dtwinche@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the town of Newcomb and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's Adirondack Interpretive Center host three Winter Weekend events at historic Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

Camp Santanoni provides a 9.8-mile round trip cross-country ski excursion. The trail traverses from the Gate Lodge Complex, past the Farm Complex, to the remote lakeside Main Camp Complex, providing a moderate ski and a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. For those who don't have their own skis or snowshoes, the Adirondack Interpretive Center provide snowshoes free of charge to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

During the Winter Weekend events 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, is open as a warming hut. Visitors can warm themselves by the woodstove and enjoy coffee, tea or hot chocolate - you are encourage to bring your own cup.



10:00 AMNature’s Zombies
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

As nature awakens this spring, learn about some creatures that really do come back from the dead! 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

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar

Join us each Saturday afternoon in March for an introduction to 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 offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups are welcome but should call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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