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Week of 8 April, 2018
Sunday - 4/8
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Monday - 4/9
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Tuesday - 4/10
11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Medicinal Herb Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the medicinal values of the wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Wednesday - 4/11
10:00 AMUrban Forestry Grant Information Session
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Location: DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse NY, 13057. 

This information session is aimed to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call Mary Kramarchyk to reserve a seat.



4:00 PMReinstein Woods: Educator Workshop - Earth Day in the Classroom
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day in your classroom with this hands-on workshop from Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). Take home a standards-based curriculum guide with 64 field-tested activities and experience a selection of Earth Day favorites. 3.5 CTLE hours provided. For formal and non-formal educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting RE-SCHEDULED - Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Ramapo)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR THE PUBLIC MEETING

Public Meeting Location: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about the proposal for no further action related to the Ramapo Paint Sludge Site (Ramapo, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that now runs through April 25, 2018.

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 at: Town of Ramapo, Attn: Town Clerk, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901; phone: 845-357-5100  --and--  Village of Hillburn, Village Hall, 31 Mountain Ave., Hillburn, NY 10931; phone: 845-357-2036  --and--  Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut St., Spring Valley, NY 10977; phone: 845-352-5700.



Thursday - 4/12
3:00 PMPublic Availability Session - Status of Waterpointe-Whitestone Site (Queens)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Availability Location: Moakyang Presbyterian Church, 12-25 Clintonville St., Whitestone, NY

DEC invites the public to drop in anytime for informal discussion at either of two public availability sessions being held at the location above on April 12, 2018:

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DEC staff will be on hand to discuss the achievement of cleanup standards to address contamination at the Waterpointe-Whitestone Site.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the completion of the cleanup project and the public availability sessions.



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun Outdoors After School
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

Family Fun: OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.




 Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  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 different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



6:00 PMPre-draft Niagara Frontier UMP public meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113188.html
Contact  Ricky Silvestro
r9.ump@dec.ny.gov

Gowanda Fire Hall 

230 Aldrich St.
Gowanda, NY 14070

The Niagara Frontier Unit includes approximately 4,500 acres of forest land in the towns of Newstead, Collins, Persia, Otto, and East Otto. Onondaga Escarpment Unique Area, East Otto State Forest and Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Area are included in the Niagara Frontier Unit.

The pre-draft meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, at the Gowanda Fire Hall at 230 Aldrich St.; Gowanda, NY 14070 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This meeting is designed to help establish short and long-range goals and objectives for management of these lands. In addition to the meeting, public comments can be submitted by email and mail to:

Ricky Silvestro
NYS DEC
182 E. Union Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
email: r9.ump@dec.ny.gov



 2018 State of Lake Erie
http://www.southtownswalleye.com/events
Contact  (716) 649-8202

Location: Southtowns Walleye Clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg NY 14075

DEC Fisheries staff presenting: Jim Markham and Jason Robinson



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 Loop 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.



Friday - 4/13
 BCP App. & Inv. Plan - 3-60 Beach 79th St. Site (Far Rockaway) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 3-60 Beach 79th Street, site ID #C241207. This site is located in the neighborhood of Far Rockaway, within the County of Queens, and is located at 3-60 Beach 79th Street. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than April 13, 2018.

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: Queens Library - Peninsula Branch, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach 11693  -- and --  Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue-Room 311, Far Rockaway 11691.



 BCP Application & Inv. Plan - 1675 Apts. Site (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 1675 Apartments, site ID #C203107. This site is located in the Bronx, at 1675-1679 Westchester Avenue. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than April 13, 2018.

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: New York Public Library-Clason’s Point Branch, 1215 Morrison Ave., Bronx, NY 10472  --and--  Bronx Community Board 9, 1967 Turnbull Ave., Bronx, NY 10473.



Saturday - 4/14
 Draft Inv. Plan - 6200-6390 Niagara Falls Blvd. Site (N. Falls) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 6200-6390 Niagara Falls Boulevard Site (Niagara Falls, Niagara Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 14, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Niagara Falls Public Library, Earl W. Brydges Blg. - 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY 14305; phone: 716-286-4894.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Welcoming Back the Early Spring Migrants
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: WELCOMING BACK THE EARLY SPRING MIGRANTS 

While mid-May brings waves of returning warblers and other songbirds, “spring” migration begins much sooner. We will watch for birds that typically return at the end of March or the beginning of April to breed at Five Rivers (e.g., Wood Duck, Killdeer, American Kestrel, and Tree Swallow). We may also see birds who are passing through early because they still have miles to go before they breed (e.g., Palm Warblers or northern-breeding waterfowl). Bring binoculars if you have them. A limited supply will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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



 Reinstein Woods: Citizen Science Training - Project Budburst
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Become a volunteer and learn how phenology (a plant’s natural life cycle) affects wildlife and is affected by climate change. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Do you have a question? Come ask a naturalist
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

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Did you find or see or hear something interesting at Five Rivers or home and want to know more about it?  Ask a Naturalist!  A Five Rivers educator will be on hand in the visitors center’s exhibit hall to answer, or help find answers to questions you may have. Bring pictures if you have them.

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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