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Week of 30 March, 2014
Sunday - 3/30
 Coyote Hunting Final Day Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28945.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For more details, visit DEC's Furbearer Hunting webpage.


 Crow Season Final Day Statewide (except NYC)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Prop. Cleanup - Paragon Terminal & Apollo St. Cr. Parcels (Brooklyn) Comment End
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37550.html
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 Former Paragon Oil Terminal and Apollo Street Creek Parcels (Brooklyn), within New York's Petroleum Remediation Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 12, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Warsaw at the Polish National Home, 261 Driggs Avenue (between Eckford St. & Leonard St.), Brooklyn, NY 11222 (presentation and Q&A at 7:00pm).

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



 Proposed Cleanup of Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Hillburn) 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 Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Hillburn, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 12, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901.

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: 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 10901.



Monday - 3/31
 Coyote Hunting Final Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28945.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For more details, visit DEC's Furbearer Hunting webpage.


 Proposed Cleanup for Beacon Terminal Site (Beacon) 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 Beacon Terminal Site (Beacon, Dutchess Co.), within NY's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 31, 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: Beacon Terminal Associates, LP; Attn: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508; phone (845) 831-1134.



Tuesday - 4/1
 2014 Youth Conservation Program Application Deadline
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/ycyapp.pdf
Contact  NYSDEC Sportsman Education
(631) 444-0255

Application Deadline for the 2014 Youth Conservation Program.

The Program is sponsored by DEC's Sportsman Education Program, NYS Conservation Officers Association and the Peconic River Sportman's Club.

A 2-day hands-on program for the purpose of introducing 12-16 year olds to the basic principles of conservation, sportsman education and general outdoorsmanship. Classes will take place on April 26 & 27.

Open to all interested boys and girls ages 12-16, who have not yet taken their Hunter Education course. Preparation homework will be required prior to the 1st day of the program.

The program is free of cost.



 Trout, Landlocked Salmon and Kokanee Fishing Opens Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31421.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Trail Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from April through August from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with! Refreshments provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Wednesday - 4/2
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 4/3
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 - 4/4
 BCP Application and Work Plan for 441 Ohio St. Site (Buffalo) Comment Period End
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140305_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 441 Ohio Street, LLC for a site known as the 441 Ohio Street Site, site ID #C915285. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 9 South Street. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than April 4, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.



 BCP Application for Former Marble Quarry Landfill (Tuckahoe) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140305_not3.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Bilwin Development Affiliates, LLC for a site known as the Former Marble Quarry Landfill, site ID #C360143. The site is located in the Village of Tuckahoe, Town of Eastchester, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 109-125 Marbledale Road, 10707. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than April 4, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Tuckahoe Public Library, 71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.



 BCP Application/Work Plan or Former Belle Cleaners Site (Rye) Comment Period End
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140305_not3.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application with Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 38-40 Purchase Corp. for a site known as the Former Belle Cleaners, site ID #C360086. This site is located in the City of Rye, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 38-40 Purchase Street. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than April 4, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580.



Saturday - 4/5
9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: Project WET
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an award-winning interdisciplinary program that uses activity-based learning to instruct children on the importance, properties and effects of water in the world around us. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to stimulating water-themed activities which support New York State learning standards. Participants will receive the Project WET 2.0 Curriculum and Activity Guide. Please contact the NY Project WET coordinator by Wednesday, April 2 to register. E-mail projwet@gw.dec.state.ny.us or phone 518-402-8015.



10:00 AMHow to Do It: Map and Compass
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Can’t see the forest for the trees? Knowing how to use a map and compass is essential for safe way-finding in the woods. Forest Ranger Karen Glesmann will demonstrate how to read and understand a map and use a compass for direction, distance, scale and detail. Bring a compass if you have one, and dress for the outdoors. Space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, April 2 to register.



 Tivoli North Bay Walk
Contact  James Herrington
845-889-4745 x109

This 1.5 mile guided walk will follow Stony Creek to the edge of Tivoli North Bay on the Hudson River and return to Kidd Lane. On this easy to moderate walk we will experience the smells and sounds of mature woods, waterfalls, open fields, and a tidal marsh.

Meet at the Kidd Lane parking area, beside the bridge crossing Stony Creek, off of route 9G, south of the village of Tivoli.



 Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89362.html
Contact  I FISH NY-Long Island
IfishNY@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Kick-off the spring season with a day of fishing for the whole family! NYSDEC also stocks Belmont Lake with over 1,000 trout for the event. Children’s activities include: inflatable slide, environmental exhibits, and “Spring Fling” casting contest.

I Fish NY-LI provides loaner rods and free bait at every event.

Date: Saturday, April 5th

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Belmont Lake State Park

Age: All

Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Passport

Directions: Take Southern State Parkway to exit 38 or take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to Belmont Avenue exit 38. Follow to signs to park, ticket booths. Belmont Lake is on your left.



10:30 AMKnee-High Naturalists
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a variety of nature-themed activities with your young child, such as stories, games, crafts and snacks. For children ages 3 to 5. Materials fee = $4.00 per child; $2.00 per child for Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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