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Week of 15 March, 2020
Sunday - 3/15
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 3/16
6:30 PMPOSTPONED - Public Meeting - NYSEG - Auburn Green St. MGP Site Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Meeting Location: Memorial City Hall, 24 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the NYSEG - Auburn Green St. MGP Site (Auburn, Cayuga County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 27, 2020.

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 online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/706009/

And at:

Seymour Library
176 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 252-2571



7:00 PMPOSTPONED - Proposal for NFA at State Superfund Site on Neptune Ave., Brooklyn
https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/224047nfaprop.pdf
Contact  John Miller
(518) 402-9589

This meeting has been postponed.

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through March 27, 2020.

NYSDEC also has scheduled a public meeting on March 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Temple Beth Abraham, 301 Sea Breeze Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224 to discuss the proposed remedy and accept public comments. Please see fact sheet for details.

This link opens a fact sheet that invites the public to comment on a "no further action” remedy proposed for the K-Dangman Park MGP Site #224047 (Brooklyn) within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Program:

https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/224047nfaprop.pdf



 POSTPONED Public Meeting - K-Dangman Park MGP Site (Brooklyn)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

This public meeting has been postponed indefinitely and will be rescheduled for a later date.

DEC had originally scheduled the meeting to discuss a proposal for no further action related to the K-Dangman Park MGP Site (Neptune Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Program.

A public comment that had been scheduled to run through March 27, 2020 also has been postponed indefinitely and will be rescheduled at a later date.



Tuesday - 3/17
10:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



6:30 PMPOSTPONED - Public Meeting - K&K Stripping Site (Lima) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Meeting Location: NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the K&K Stripping Site (Lima, Livingston County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 26, 2020.

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 online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/826021/

And at:

Lima Public Library
1872 Genesee Street
Lima, NY 14485
(585)582-1311

--and--

NYSDEC, Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
By Appointment Only
M-F 8:30 am – 4:45 pm



Wednesday - 3/18
10:00 AMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Senior Stroll
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



3:00 PMPOSTPONED - Public Availability Session - Friedrichsohn Coop. Site (Waterford)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

This availability session has been postponed indefinitely and will be rescheduled for a later date.

DEC had originally scheduled the session to discuss the upcoming site remediation activities about to begin at Friedrichsohn Cooperage Site (Waterford), within New York's State Superfund Program.



6:30 PMOnline Public Meeting - 2020 Chinook Salmon Stocking Strategy
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m8e94b08c21e5ce9...
Contact  Steve LaPan
fwfishlo@dec.ny.gov or 315-654-2147

The online meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 18. Participants can use the following link to join the meeting: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m8e94b08c21e5ce9a816c88c5238c2725. Participants are directed to use the meeting number 647 538 274, password: Chinook2020.

Upon joining the meeting, participants will be prompted to connect to audio using their computer. To connect to audio via phone, use the following call-in information: toll free number 1-844-633-8697 and access code: 641 790 213.

Stocking information presented at the meeting will be posted on the DEC’s website the day of the meeting. Questions regarding this meeting can be directed to Steve LaPan, Great Lakes Fisheries Section Head, at 315-654-2147 or fwfishlo@dec.ny.gov.



 POSTPONED - Public Meeting- Former Silver Cleaners Site (Roch.) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Silver Cleaners Site (Rochester, Monroe County), 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, 2020.

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

Project documents can be accessed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/828186/ and at:

NYS DEC Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
 Avon, New York 14414
585-226-2466



7:00 PMPOSTPONED - Public Presentation - Friedrichsohn Coop. Site (Waterford)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

This public presentation has been postponed indefinitely and will be rescheduled for a later date.

DEC had originally scheduled the public presentation to discuss the upcoming site remediation activities about to begin at Friedrichsohn Cooperage Site (Waterford), within New York's State Superfund Program.



Thursday - 3/19
 Comment End - Croghan Tract Cons. Easement Draft Recreation Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20200219_not6.html
Contact  Matthew Nowak
NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Suboffice, 7327 St Rt 812 Lowville, NY 13367 - Map

Lewis County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Croghan Tract Conservation Easement Draft Recreation Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYS DEC has completed a Draft Recreation Management Plan for the Croghan Tract Conservation Easement. The plan proposes public motor vehicle use of existing roads, snowmobile routes and public use of foot trails, campsites, and parking areas on the easement property. Some existing facilities and uses have already been opened to the public with landowner permission. Existing facilities will be designated and maintained for public use. New parking areas, hiking trails, a snowmobile trail, snowmobile trail re-route, and up to two campsites will be constructed. In addition, several roads will be improved and opened to public motor vehicles. To minimize the need for tree cutting and new construction, proposed travel corridors and facilities will utilize existing infrastructure such as old log landings and forest management trails, wherever possible.

Written comments will be accepted by mail or e-mail by the contact person through March 19th, 2020. The Draft RMP is posted on the web at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8086.html#Planning

The Draft RMP is also available for public review at NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office. Copies are available in electronic format for distribution on compact disc as requested.




6:30 PMPOSTPONED - Public Meeting - Rolling Plains Development Site Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Meeting Location: NYSDEC Region 8 Office, 6274 Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Rolling Plains Development Site #828138 (Mendon, Monroe County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 27, 2020.

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 online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/828138/

And at:

NYSDEC
Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, New York 14414
585-226-2466



7:00 PMPOSTPONED - Public Meeting - Nassau Works MGP Site (Brooklyn) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

This public meeting has been postponed indefinitely and will be rescheduled for a later date.

DEC had originally scheduled the meeting to discuss a proposed cleanup related to the Nassau Works MGP Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Program.

A public comment that had been scheduled to run through March 29, 2020 also has been postponed indefinitely and will be rescheduled at a later date.



Friday - 3/20
 Comm. Deadline - Cleanup Proposal for Hollenbeck St., Roch.
https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/828188cuprop.pdf
Contact  Frank Sowers, Project Manager
585-226-5357, frank.sowers@dec.ny.gov

The public is invited to comment on a remedy being proposed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to address contamination related to the OBI, LLC site (“site”) located at 255 Hollenbeck Street, Rochester, Monroe County. Please see the map for the site location. The estimated cost to implement the remedy is $1,700,000. The remedy will be funded and conducted by OBI, LLC (“remedial party”) with oversight provided by NYSDEC.

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through March 20, 2020. 

View the fact sheet for information on the proposal here (PDF)

How to Comment: NYSDEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan, called a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) through March 20, 2020.



Saturday - 3/21
 Prop. Cleanup - 240-260 Lakefront Blvd Site (Buffalo) 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 address contamination related to the 240-260 Lakefront Boulevard Site #C915340 (Buffalo, Erie County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 21, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915340/

And at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Central
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)858-8900



10:00 AMPOSTPONED - Reinstein Woods - Dare to Repair Cafe
https://www.facebook.com/events/172552620687250/ or http://...
Contact  info@thetoollibrary.org
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Dare to Repair Cafes are monthly events where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, small electronics, vacuums, toys, etc.) to the repair cafe and have volunteer “fixers” try to repair the item alongside them for free!

We’re reducing waste by connecting those with a need to those with the know-how. Save money and help save the planet in the process!

Note: Repairs are not guaranteed and all participants will be required to sign a waiver. Replacement parts are limited, so bring ‘em if ya got ‘em! 



11:00 AMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.


1:30 PMCANCELLED: 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

CANCELLED - visitor center and restrooms closed, all programs at Five Rivers cancelled through March

ENJOY THE SWEETER SIDE OF FIVE RIVERS
MAPLE SUGAR OPEN HOUSES

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28
 1:30 to 3:30 PM
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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