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Week of 14 April, 2019
Sunday - 4/14
9:00 AMTurkey Hunt for Youth ages 12 to 15 - Jefferson County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/116504.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 Sunday, April 14th 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.

Use the link in the Additional Information section to find out how to sign-up.

Location:
Sackets Harbor Sportsman's Club
17500 Salt Point Road
Watertown, NY 13601



Monday - 4/15
 Comment End - Water Quality Standards Regs and the Upper and Lower NY Bay
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190227_not0.html
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3500, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: BeachRule@dec.ny.gov

Revised Rule Making to Amend Water Quality Standards Regulations and the Classification of Upper and Lower New York Bay

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposed a rule making on March 21, 2018 to amend Parts 700, 703, and 890 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) to adopt new standards for enterococci and E. coli to meet the requirements of federal law and to upgrade the classifications of certain surface waters in New York Harbor.

Public Comment on the Revised Rule Making

The public comment period commences on February 27, 2019 and is open for 45 days. Written statements may be submitted to NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3500, attention: Michelle Tompkins or by email to BeachRule@dec.ny.gov. Written statements must be submitted to NYS DEC by midnight on April 15, 2019.



Tuesday - 4/16
9:00 AMThe NYS Community Risk and Resiliency Act: Implementation and Challenges
https://www.nyfloods.org/
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association 2019 Annual Conference

Topic:  The New York State Community Risk and Resiliency Act: Implementation and Challenges 

Location:  Crown Plaza Suffern

 
Mark Lowery will describe status of CRRA Flood Risk Management Guidance and remaining challenges to implementation of CRRA on April 16.

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more details about registration and agenda



2:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council - East Setauket
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

MRAC meets 6 to 8 times per year. The meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may address the Advisory Council on marine resources issues.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - ExxonMobil Greenpoint Site (Brooklyn) - Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: PS 110 Monitor Elementary School, 124 Monitor St., Brooklyn, NY 12222

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to a portion of the ExxonMobil Greenpoint Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Petroleum Remediation Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through May 11, 2019.

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:

Greenpoint Public Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-349-8504

--and--

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone: 718-230-2762

--and--

Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-349-0150



Wednesday - 4/17
 Comment End - Applications Accepted 16th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190403_not0.html
Contact  Marna Posluszny, NYS DEC - Pollution Prevention Unit
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7253, Phone: (518) 402-9469, E-mail: awards@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC is now accepting applications for the 2019 NYS Environmental Excellence Awards program (Press Release). The awards program recognizes businesses, institutions, governments, and organizations for their outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and economic viability.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Award winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in November, 2019. At that time, winners will have an opportunity to present and display information about their award-winning project or program.



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Senior Stroll
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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



7:00 PMOur Mother's Future: Youth and the Environment
Contact  terry.belke@wgrz.com

An evening discussing the future of our planet through the eyes of three young stewards.

Speakers:

  • Grace Kress -  Political Activist
  • Mary Ronan – NYS DEC Environmental Educator
  • Josh Klostermann – Young Naturalist

Wednesday April 17, 2019
Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203

7:30PM start, doors open 7PM
Free to the public 



Thursday - 4/18
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 4/19
7:30 PMReinstein Woods: Full Moon Walk
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 us for a walk on the trails to view nocturnal wildlife and the full moon.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Saturday - 4/20
 Proposed Cleanup - 2002-2024 Cropsey 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 proposal to address contamination related to the 2002-2024 Cropsey Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 20, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment. It will take you to a fact sheet--versions in English, Chinese, and Urdu.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New Utrecht Branch Library
1743 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
phone: 718-236-4086

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 11
2214 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
phone: 718-266-8800



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

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for a walk through the varied habitats of Five Rivers as we explore fields, ponds, woodlands, and marshes. More than forty bird species can be observed on a favorable day in mid-April. Be prepared for wet trails. Meet at 7:30 AM 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 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoor Explorers' Treasure Hunt
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: OUTDOOR EXPLORERS’ TREASURE HUNT  

Follow a map and some playful clues to find some nature fun at Five Rivers on this guided outing. Your young outdoor explorers will help us read the map and hints along the way, so those who enjoy a quest are encouraged to join us on this expedition!

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



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Stories in the Woods
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

Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods.

For children ages 3 to 7.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Spring Things
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 to search for signs of spring.

No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail
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

Guided Walk: BEAVER TREE TRAIL

Join a Five Rivers naturalist for a guided walk around Beaver Pond. We'll watch for signs of activity from beavers and their neighbors as we enjoy a leisurely stroll along the trail.

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: Animal Superpowers
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

They may not be faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but many animals have abilities beyond those of humans.

On this guided walk, you will learn about some of these amazing residents of the woods.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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