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Week of 7 April, 2019
Sunday - 4/7
 Draft Investigation Plan - Hamilton Green Site (White Plains) - 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 Hamilton Greens Site (White Plains, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through April 7, 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:

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
phone: 914-422-1400



Monday - 4/8
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 4/9
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 4/10
4:30 PMReinstein Woods: Wild Wednesday
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K through 5.

No registration required.



Thursday - 4/11
 Comment End - Revision to the Unit Manag. Plan for the Pepperbox Wilderness
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190206_not6.html
Contact  Matt Nowak, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests
Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Suboffice, 7327 St Rt 812 Lowville, NY 13367 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is asking the public for input prior to developing a revision to the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan (UMP). The wilderness is comprised of approximately 22,560 acres in in the western Adirondack foothills in the Town of Watson in Lewis County, New York, and the Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. The area is scattered with numerous small ponds, streams and wetland systems. 

Written comments are also welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above from February 27, 2019 through April 11, 2019. Additionally, an online survey is available for the public to provide input.



 Proposed Cleanup - 1675 Apartments Site (Bronx) - 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 1675 Apartments Site (Westchester Ave., Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 11, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Clason's Point Library
1215 Morrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
phone: 718-842-1235

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Bronx Community Board 9
1967 Turnbull Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
phone: 718-823-6461



 Revisions to Pepperbox Wildnerness UMP - Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/51342.html
Contact  Matthew Nowak
r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

Public comments on the revisions to the Pepperbox Wilderness UMP must be submitted by April 11, 2019.

Comments can be sent to Matthew Nowak, DEC Environmental Program Specialist, at the NYSDEC Lowville address, or by email r6.ump@dec.ny.gov or by phone (315) 376-3521

Click the link in "Additional Informatiom" to learn more about the Pepperbox Wilderness UMP.



10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Building Community Networks through Stewardship
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on March 11th.

Topic: Building Community Networks through Stewardship

Over the past 12 years, scientists at the USDA Forest Service's New York City Urban Field Station have created and implemented a methodology, known as STEW-MAP, to help understand these stewardship groups and their capacity. This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will provide an overview on how stewardship strengthens communities' ability to deal with various stressors, share selected case studies of stewardship groups' work in post-disturbance contexts, and will share approaches for identifying and connecting to existing stewardship networks.



4:00 PMReinstein Woods: Educator Workshop - Great Lakes Basin Bins
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 an interactive, hands-on workshop by NYSDEC and NY Sea Grant that provided K-12 educators with an introduction to the resources and classroom activities included in the Great Lakes Educator Ecosystem Exchange (GLEEE) Basin Bins.

Participants will receive a $50 stipend for attending and refreshments will be provided. For educators of students in grades K-12.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



7:00 PMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Woodcock Walk
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

Watchable Wildlife: WOODCOCK WALK

We’ll begin indoors with a brief talk about the American Woodcock and its management at Five Rivers. Then we’ll stroll on the Service Road through managed areas and feeding swales to watch and listen for woodcock. Bring binoculars and a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather.

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



 State of Lake Erie Meeting
https://seagrant.sunysb.edu/Images/Uploads/PDFs/LakeErie-St...
Contact  jml78@cornell.edu

Southtowns Walleye Association Club House
5895 Southwestern Boulevard
Hamburg, NY

NY Sea Grant and NYS DEC will present the annual State of Lake Erie Meeting, open to the public.

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

Status of the Cold Water Fish Communities
Jim Markham, NYSDEC Aquatic Biologist

Status of the Warm Water Fish Communities
Jason Robinson, NYSDEC Lake Erie Unit Leader

Update on Barotrauma in Lake Erie Yellow Perch
Jesse Lepak, New York Sea Grant

Inspiring Environmental Leadership and Stewardship
Sandy Smith, Nichols School Faculty



Friday - 4/12
 Brownfield App. - 4435-4445 Military Rd. Site (T. Niagara) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 4435-4445 Military Road Site, site ID #C932174. This site is located in the Town of Niagara within the County of Niagara and is located at 4435-4445 Military Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 12, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305



 Brownfield App. - Ekonol Polyester Resins Site (Niagara Falls) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Ekonol Polyester Resins, site ID #C932173. This site is located in the City of Niagara Falls, within the County of Niagara, and is located at 6600 Walmore Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 12, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303



 Superfund Proposal - Tract II Highland Ave. Site (N. Falls) - 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 delist a portion of the following State Superfund Site from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, and reclassify the remainder of the site because it no longer represents a significant threat to public health and/or the environment:

Tract II Highland Ave. Site #932136 (Niagara Falls, Niagara Co.)

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 12, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Doris W. Jones Resource Center
3001 9th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
phone: 716-285-5374



Saturday - 4/13
 Brownfield App./Work Plan - 561 Greenwich St. Site (Manhattan) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Remedial Investigation Report and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as 561 Greenwich Street, site ID #C231129. This site is located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in the County of New York and is located at 561 Greenwich Street.  Public comments about the application and other documents must be submitted by April 13, 2019.

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

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

New York Public Library – Hudson Park Branch
66 Leroy St.
New York, NY 10014

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Manhattan Community Board 2
3 Washington Square Village #1A
New York, NY 10012



 Proposed Cleanup - 702 Nostrand Ave. 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 702 Nostrand Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 13, 2019.

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

Project documents are available for review at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Brower Park Branch
725 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
phone: 718-773-7208

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Brooklyn Community Board 8
1291 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
phone: 718-467-5574



 Turkey Hunt for Youth ages 12 to 15 - St. Lawrence County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/116505.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
information.r6@dec.ny.gov

The Environmental Conservation Officers of the DEC are again offering the opportunity for youth ages 12-15 the opportunity to participate in the Youth Turkey Hunt.

The hunt is a two-day event that will begin on Saturday, April 13th with an educational portion at 9a.m. The hunting day will be on Saturday, April 20th with the time to be determined.

Any interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game license and have valid turkey tags.

Location:
Massena Rod and Gun Club
155 Patterson Road, Massena, NY 13662


7:30 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: HMBC Field Outing- Early Migrants I
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

I Bird NY:  HMBC FIELD OUTING – EARLY MIGRANTS I

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for a three-mile walk throughout the Five Rivers property. We will explore fields, ponds and marshes, portions of the service road, the Vlomankill corridor, and finish with a loop around Beaver Pond. More than forty bird species can be observed on a favorable day in mid-April. Be prepared for wet trails. Meet at 7:30AM in the parking lot.

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 AMReinstein Woods: Natural Products Workshop
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

Learn to make natural cleaning and beauty products, and make your own natural cleaner and lip balm to take home.

Materials fee: $8/$5 for Friends members.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Vireos for Beginners
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

Learn more about the vireos that migrate to and through Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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