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Week of 31 March, 2019
Sunday - 3/31
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 4/1
 Brownfield App.-Fmr. NuHart East Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline EXTENDED
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Former NuHart East, site ID #C224287. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 22-32 Clay Street and 67-93 Dupont Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 1, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburg Branch
240 Division Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11211

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 11211



Tuesday - 4/2
1:00 PM480a Forest Tax Law Stakeholder Meeting at Sidney Memorial Public Library
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5236.html
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov

DEC Lands and Forests staff will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss proposed changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state. These events are open to the public.

The April 2nd meeting will be held at:
Sidney Memorial Public Library
SMART Community Room
8 River Street
Sidney, NY 13838

More information about the 480-a Forest Tax Law.



6:30 PMFive Rivers - The Future of Moose: A View from Vermont
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

THE FUTURE OF MOOSE: A VIEW FROM VERMONT

The moose, the largest mammal to walk in the Northeast since the mastodon, was eliminated from much of the region, including all of New York, before the Civil War. Even as a regional recovery was underway in the 1970s and 1980s, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, from hunters to hikers, celebrated their return, an ominous storm was forming on the horizon. Join Scott Darling, Big Game Director for Vermont Fish and Wildlife, as he tells the story of moose in Vermont and what this storm means across the region and the country.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Wednesday - 4/3
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 4/4
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 4/5
 Proposed Cleanup - MOD-PAC 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the MOD-PAC Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 5, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - North Park
975 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
phone: 716-875-3748



8:30 AMBuilding Awareness, Resilience, & Power in the Age of Climate Change Disruption
https://www.albany.edu/nonprofit/ei18.shtml
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Topic:  Leading Green: Building Awareness, Resilience, and Power in the Age of Climate Change Disruption

Meeting location: Rockefeller College, Milne 200, 135 Western Ave., Albany

Mark Lowery and Marna Posluszny (DMM) will be guest speakers and panelists at this event focused on the impact climate change will have on local nonprofits and the populations they serve, and steps for what organizations can do to address it.



10:00 AM480a Forest Tax Law Regulation Reform - Webinar
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5236.html
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov

DEC Lands and Forests staff are meeting with stakeholders (landowners, cooperating foresters, etc.) to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state this spring. These events are open to the public. For those who are unable to attend in person, we are offering a webinar.

The webinar will be held on Friday, April 5th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. During the webinar, staff from DEC's Bureau of Forest Resource Management will describe the Forest Tax Law as it exists today and proposed regulation changes, as well as gather input from webinar attendees. 

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Meeting information
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  1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m8296a0068d712236fd55f73c1e040a5a
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: CBTgv3pZ
  4. Click "Join"
  5. After you join the webinar, you will see a button to join the audio conference from your phone. 

OR

Join by phone:

  • 1-844-633-8697 US Toll Free
  • 1-518-549-0500 Local
  • ACCESS CODE: 645 952 248

NOTE: The phone conference may be muted when you join and you may not hear any sounds until the presenter begins at 10:00 am.



Saturday - 4/6
 Draft Investigation Plan - Chestnut Commons Site (Brooklyn) 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Chestnut Commons Site (Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through April 6, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Branch
203 Arlington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
phone: 718-277-6105

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5
404 Pine Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
phone: 718-482-4778



 Proposed Cleanup - 207th St./9th Ave. Site (Manhattan) Public 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 207th Street / 9th Avenue Site (Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (English y Espanol).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New York Public Library - Inwood Branch
4790 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
phone: 212-942-2445

--and--

Manhattan Community Board #12
530 West 166th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
phone: 212-568-8500



9:00 AMFive Rivers - NYS Bluebird Society Walk and Program
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

NYS BLUEBIRD SOCIETY WALK AND PROGRAM

The New York State Bluebird Society will sponsor a free public bluebird workshop. There will be an optional bird walk (weather permitting) at 9:00 AM followed by two presentations. The first presentation will be by John Ruska—past president and lifetime director of the Bluebird Society—will present on the life history of the Eastern Bluebird. This talk will appeal to both novice and experienced birders. Next, Montana Stone—past Albany County Bluebird Ambassador—will talk about her research on the Javan rhinoceros—the most threatened of the five rhino species, with only 58–68 individuals that live exclusively in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



10:00 AMSpring Family Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/116486.html
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

Enjoy a day of fishing with the whole family! Event activities include fishing
instruction, fish cleaning services, environmental exhibits, and the "Spring Fling" children's casting contest. Loaner rods and free bait will be available to participants throughout the day. Prior to the event, Belmont Lake will be stocked with close to 4,000 trout by DEC and State Parks. The freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers age 16 and older has been suspended for this event.

Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Pass  


10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Family Nature Quest - Busy Beavers
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Celebrate International Beaver Day with a short guided walk to visit a beaver lodge and look for clues of active beaver. Try out your engineering skills as you build and test your own beaver dam.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Nature Guide's choice
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods.

No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Outdoor Fun: Vernal Pool Exploration
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

Outdoor Fun:  VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION

After a long winter under the snow and mud, the salamanders, frogs, and insects are ready to emerge. Come to Five Rivers and wander along Vlomankill Trail to learn about life in a vernal pool, and the importance of these seasonal habitats. We’ll also discuss native species like mole salamanders, northern spring peepers, wood frogs, and more. Make sure to wear your rain boots.

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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