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Week of 24 March, 2013
Sunday - 3/24
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 3/25
10:00 AMDEC Summer Camps Registration Opens
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html
Contact  518-402-8014

The DEC summer camps NEW online registration system will begin accepting camper reservations on Monday, March 25th at 10 AM. To make a reservation visit the camps page and click on the link for online registrations. Payment for camp may now be made by credit card or electronic check.


6:00 PMNYSP2I Green Homes for Cleaner Lakes Workshop- Safer Household Products
http://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/sites/rit.edu.affiliate...
Contact  Adam Wingate
arwp2i@rit.edu

What do cookware, food storage containers, light bulbs, and furniture have in common? All may affect your health and the environment! Learn more about these and other everyday products,your options, and how to limit your exposure. Make better choices without sacrificing your budget!


Tuesday - 3/26
2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing Parts 203, 621 & 200; State Implement. Plan Revisions
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130206_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8401 airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the 1997 & 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan for the NY Metropolitan Area; and Repeal of 6 NYCRR Part 203, Indirect Sources of Air Contamination

Location:  NYSDEC Region 2 Office, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834, Long Island City, NY  11101

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130206_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice.



7:00 PMOpen Space Meeting in Erie County
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County 
Tuesday, March 26th at 7 p.m. 
Woodlawn Beach State Park
S-350 Lakeshore Road 
Blasdell, NY 14219 

More info... 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), co-lead agencies of New York's Open Space Conservation Plan, are hosting a meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St. in Jamestown, to solicit input regarding the update of the NYS Open Space Conservation Plan.

This plan serves as a blueprint for the State's land conservation efforts to increase protection of the State's significant natural, scenic, recreational, historic and cultural resources. The Open Space Plan was last updated in 2009 and New York State Law requires that the plan be revised every three years to adapt to shifting conservation priorities. The Open Space Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), which has multi-disciplinary regional representation that includes the Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, is required to review and update their regional portion of the plan and submit an update in mid-2013. This meeting is among many that will hosted by the State throughout the region between now and late May.

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide input and identify projects, processes, and collaborations in Chautauqua County that would assist the State in preserving and promoting treasured open spaces.

Interested residents who are unable to attend the meeting can also send their suggestions to the DEC by email at region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

In addition, there are several meetings upcoming for other counties in Region 9.  

Allegany County 
April 10, 2013 at 7 p.m.  
Crossroads Commerce & Conference Center
6087 NYS Route 19 
Belmont, NY 14813 

Cattaraugus County 
April 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. 
303 Court St.
Little ValleyNY 14755

Niagara County
Last week of April; date and location to be determined



7:30 PMFull Moon Nature Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a moonlit walk through the woods as we look for nocturnal critters during the first full moon of spring. Bring binoculars if you have them. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Wednesday - 3/27
10:00 AMDerby Hill Hawk Watch Van Trip
http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
(315) 365-3580

Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel in the Montezuma Audubon Center van to witness hundreds and perhaps thousands of bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, turkey vultures and many more! If weather conditions do not cooperate, the program will be moved to Thurs-day, March 28. This program is offered in cooperation with the Onondaga Audubon Society. Pack a lunch.

Fee: $15/child; $20/adult.



7:30 PMFamily Full Moon Nature Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a moonlit walk through the woods as we look for nocturnal critters during the first full moon of spring. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Thursday - 3/28
10:00 AMDabbling with the American Black Duck
http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
315-365-3588

Once considered to be the “king” of waterfowl, the American Black Duck is in severe decline. Participants will explore the reasons for this decline through games and activities. Then, we’ll take a trip to explore another birding hotspot in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and participate in an American Black Duck survey. Fee: $7/child.



10:30 AMCSC Webinar; Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/44992.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Green infrastructure provides additional capacity to handle stormwater runoff.  This webinar will present NYS climate change projections, green infrastructure options, case studies, and an evaluation matrix to help communities decide on what green infrastructure might work best in their community.

 Additionally at this webinar, information will be provided on how communities can apply for NYSDEC’s 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards.

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.



4:00 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.



Friday - 3/29
 Public Comment Ends for CWM Chemical Services Draft Haz. Waste Management Permit
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/49051.html
Contact  DEC Region 9 Headquarters, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-7220

NOTE: Extension of public comment period.

DEC is encouraging public comment on a renewed draft State Hazardous Waste Management Permit for CWM Chemical Services, LLC's facility in Model City, New York. The public comment period began on November 28, 2012 and the last day to comment has been extended through March 29, 2013.

Click the web link above to access an electronic copy of the draft permit.

DEC also has scheduled a Legislative Public Hearing to provide an additional opportunity for the public to comment on the draft permit and a Public Availability Session to answer related questions. These meetings are scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013. The availability session is scheduled from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and the public hearing is scheduled in two sessions that will begin at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively. All meetings will be held at the Lewiston-Porter High School, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY. Click the web link above to access a fact sheet for more information.



10:00 AMDabbling with the American Black Duck
http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
315-365-3588

Once considered to be the “king” of waterfowl, the American Black Duck is in severe decline. Participants will explore the reasons for this decline through games and activities. Then, we’ll take a trip to explore another birding hotspot in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and participate in an American Black Duck survey. Fee: $7/child.



1:00 PMDabbling with the American Black Duck
http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
315-365-3588

Once considered to be the “king” of waterfowl, the American Black Duck is in severe decline. Participants will explore the reasons for this decline through games and activities. Then, we’ll take a trip to explore another birding hotspot in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and participate in an American Black Duck survey. Fee: $7/child.



Saturday - 3/30
9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: Project Learning Tree/Pre-K
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This hands-on workshop will introduce Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, forest-themed instructional activities geared for ages 3-6, which integrate nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement. Participants will receive a free PLT Environmental Experiences Activity Guide full of activities correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards and the Head Start Domains. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, March 27.



10:30 AMBunny Basics
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hop along with us as we share eastern cottontail rabbit facts, make a craft and search for rabbits on the trail. For children age 9 and under. 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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