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Week of 16 March, 2014
Sunday - 3/16
 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.



 Proposed Deletion of Silversmiths Sites (Sherrill) from Registry Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140212_not6.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposal to delist the Oneida Limited Silvermiths Site #633004 and the Oneida Ltd. Silversmith Treatment Pond Site #633005 (both in Sherrill, Oneida Co.) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. Comments about the proposal to delete the sites from the Registry  may be submitted until March 16, 2014.

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



 Varying (Snowshoe) Hare and Cottontail Final Day in Northern Areas
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29451.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monday - 3/17
 BCP Application for Silver Star Motors Site (L.I. City) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140129_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application with Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) from 36 Street QDP LLC for a site known as the Silver Star Motors Site, site ID #C241156. This site is located in Long Island City within the County of Queens, and is located at 37-14 36th Street. Comments regarding the application and RAWP must be submitted no later than March 17, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Queens Library, Court Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.



 Proposed Cleanup of 546 Hempstead Turnpike Site (Elmont) 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 Elmont-546 Hempstead Turnpike-aka-Elmont Welding Site (Elmont, Nassau Co.), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Comments about the cleanup proposal may be submitted through March 17, 2014.

A public meeting about the cleanup proposal also will be held: February 11, 2014 at 7pm at the Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003-2366.

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 Elmont library identified above, telephone (516) 354-5280.



7:30 PMSt. Patrick’s Day Family Full Moon Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Celebrate the night with a walk in the woods as we look for wildlife preparing for spring. Bring binoculars and small flashlights if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Tuesday - 3/18
6:30 PMPublic Meeting - No Further Action Proposed for 1201 E. Dominick St. Site (Rome)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Rome City Hall, 198 N. Washington St., Common Council Chambers, Rome, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the "no further action" remedy being proposed by DEC related to the 1201 East Dominick Street Site (Rome), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 24, 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 Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., Rome, NY 13440; (315) 336-4570.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - No Further Action Proposed for Kingsbury Landfill Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Kingsbury Town Hall, 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the proposal for "no further action" made by DEC in relation to the Kingsbury Landfill Site (Kingsbury, Washington 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: Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839; (518) 747-6406.



Wednesday - 3/19
6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for Former Doro Dry Cleaners (Cheektowaga)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/87493.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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

Note that this meeting was rescheduled from its original date of March 12, 2014.

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 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 - Cleanup Proposed for Ronhill Cleaners Site (Glen Cove)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Glen Cove City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Ronhill Cleaners Site (Glen Cove, 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, 2014.

To learn more about the remedy and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 676-2130; and Glen Cove City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 676-3357.



Thursday - 3/20
 Proposed Cleanup of 1318 Niagara St. Site (Buffalo) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58015.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 1318 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Comments about the cleanup proposal will be accepted through March 20, 2014.

A public meeting about the cleanup proposal also will be held: February 12, 2014 at 6:15pm at the Niagara Branch Library--Meeting Room, 280 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201.

Click the link at "Additional Information" above to read the complete proposal and how to comment. Project documents can be reviewed at the Buffalo and Erie Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; (716) 858-8900.



 Proposed Cleanup of C and F Plating Site (Albany) 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 C and F Plating Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 20, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7pm at the DEC Headquarters, Room 129A, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY.

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: Albany Public Library - North Albany Branch, 616 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204; (518) 463-1581.



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.



6:00 PMSpring Equinox Hike
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wave goodbye to winter and celebrate the official arrival of spring on this guided hike through the woods and wetlands. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Friday - 3/21
7:00 PMWatchable Wildlife: Is it Spring?
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 for our annual evening walk to look for signs that spring is on its way. We will listen for wood frogs and spring peepers as they begin to call for mates. We also hope to observe the amazing courtship ritual of the American woodcock, a bird which is in decline over most of New York State. A unique characteristic of this bird is its upside-down brain, perhaps an adaptation to better probe the ground for food.



7:30 PMSnowy with a Chance of Salamanders
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

With the return of spring, we will explore the spring pools and search under logs for spotted salamanders. This is the time of year for them to lay their eggs and a chance to get a rare glimpse of this secretive creature. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Saturday - 3/22
10:30 AMMarch Migrations
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Woodland ponds and wetlands are important habitat for migrating wildlife. Join us on this guided walk as we search for migrating ducks, geese and salamanders. 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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