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Week of 28 April, 2019
Sunday - 4/28
1:00 PMFree Earth Day Fishing Clinic
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
718-482-4022

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Earth Day Fishing Clinic in New York City on

  • April 28th, 2019 at the Prospect Park Audubon Center (Prospect Park Lake), Brooklyn from 1:00PM - 4:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC’s Fishing License webpage.



Monday - 4/29
 Prop. Cleanup - Katzman Recycling (Granville) Comment Deadline EXTENDED
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Please Note Comment Period Has Been Extended Through April 29, 2019

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Katzman Recycling Site (Granville, Washington Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 29, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Granville Municipal Building
42 Main Street
Granville, NY 12832
phone: 518-642-1500



Tuesday - 4/30
12:00 PM480a 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 met 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. For those who were unable to attend in person, we are offering a webinar.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 12pm-2pm. 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.

To access the webinar, you will need to pre-register ahead of time. Get your registration ID and login instructions at: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FoD3_HQ2T4md20-c7gfUgg. If prompted for a password, use "Cornell". Keep your registration email to access the webinar day-of. 



7:00 PMNYSDEC to Hold Public Meeting About Cleanup Proposal Regarding Evans St. Batavia
http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/819019cuprop.pdf
Contact  William Wu, Project Manager NYSDEC
518-402-9662
Location  Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, New York 14020 - Map

NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Cleanup Proposal for State Superfund Site on Evans St., Batavia; Public Meeting Scheduled

The above link (URL) opens a fact sheet that invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Batavia MGP site #819019 (Batavia, Genesee County), within New York's State Superfund Program.

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through May 22, 2019

NYSDEC also has scheduled a public meeting on April 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY  14020 to discuss the proposed remedy and accept public comments.  Please see fact sheet for details about the proposed remedy, meeting, and comment period.

For Project-Related Questions:  William Wu, Project Manager NYSDEC (518) 402-9662

william.wu@dec.ny.gov



Wednesday - 5/1
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 5/2
7:30 AMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders
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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

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



2:00 PMCommunity Smart Growth Grant Webinar
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/103864.html
Contact  Dylan Walrath
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

DEC, in cooperation with the Department of State and Adirondack Park Agency, is soliciting Smart Growth Grant applications from Adirondack Park and Catskill Park communities and organizations. These grants are intended for projects that link environmental protection, economic development and community livability within the Parks.

DEC invites interested applicants to attend a webinar on Thursday, May 2nd from 2pm-4pm, where we will describe how to apply to the grant program. 

-----------------------------------Meeting information---------------------------------

  1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m2ca2bdda411877c933fde657e156657b
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: SG2019
  4. Click "Join".
  5. After joining the webinar, you will be presented with options to connect to the audio conference.

NOTE: The phone conference may be muted when you join and you may not hear any sounds until the presenter begins at 2pm. 



7:00 PMFive Rivers - Amphibian Search
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

AMPHIBIAN SEARCH

Learn more about these animals that breathe through their skin. We will start with an indoor program to teach you more about these creatures and how they are doing worldwide. We will then focus on the animals in our area and learn about identifying them by their calls. Then we will head outside on Five Rivers’ trails to look and listen for these amazing animals. Please call ahead to register for this free event. Space is limited.

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



Friday - 5/3
 Brownfield App.& Report - Former Tiffen Mfg. (Roslyn Heights) 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 and Final Investigation Report for a site known as the Former Tiffen Manufacturing Facility, site ID #C130239. This site is located in the Hamlet of Roslyn Heights, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 41-71 Jane Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 3, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Final Investigation Report, and other relevant documents are available at:

Bryant Library
2 Paper Mill Road
Roslyn, NY, 11576



Saturday - 5/4
9:00 AMI Love My Park Day - Boutwell Hill State Forest
https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day
Contact  Theresa Draves
theresa.draves@dec.ny.gov

Registration: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/z10ya3ij0oie47n/

Parking Instructions: parking area located on the corner of Lewis and Ruttenbur road.
Ages for all projects: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #1: Equestrian Trails spring cleanup. CCETS volunteers
Please bring: Garden gloves, water, snack, loppers, rakes, sturdy shoes
Start time: 9am
End time: 12pm
Meeting Location: Lewis and Ruttenbur parking area

Volunteer Project #2: Planting trees along the overland hiking trail by Boutwell Hill Ski Club.
Please bring: Garden gloves, shovels, water, snack
Start time: 9am
End time: 12pm
Meeting Location: Lewis and Ruttenbur parking area


Volunteer Project #3: Filling in a wet location on the snowmobile trail, Cherry Creek Snow goers
Please bring: Garden gloves, metal landscaping rake, shovel, water, snack
Start time: 12:30pm
End time: 3:30pm 
Meeting Location: TBD

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

Questions?
Call: 716-363-2052
Email: theresa.draves@dec.ny.gov


10:00 AMI Love My Park Day - Mt Loretto Unique Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/109545.html
Contact  Adanna Roberts
718-482-4966

I Love My Park Day!

Give back to the places you love on May 4th, 2019!

From 11:00am – 1:00pm, join DEC Region 2 staff as they plant trees and do a beach clean up at Mt. Loretto Unique Area.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
TIME: 10am-1pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10309

Project 1: Tree planting. Meet at the kiosk by the main entrance. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Project 2: Meet at the Mt. Loretto Pavilion near the beach entrance for a beach cleanup. All ages welcome, please bring water

I Love My Park Day is an annual event that brings together thousands of volunteers to celebrate and enhance New York's parks, historic sites, and public lands. DEC has events at a variety of locations - from trails in the Forest Preserve to popular campgrounds to urban escapes - providing many opportunities for New Yorkers to help clean up, restore, and enhance these special places.



 Reinstein Woods: Earth Day in May/I Love My Park Day
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

keep the Earth Day spirit alive by caring for Reinstein Woods' trails on I Love My Park Day. Scout groups and other organizations welcome. Refreshments provided.

Registration required; 716-683-5959.



 Five Rivers - I Love My Park Day
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 LOVE MY PARK DAY
Join us for this annual event that brings together thousands of volunteers to celebrate and enhance New York's parks, historic sites, and public lands. Five Rivers Environmental Education Center has 10 miles of trails used for passive recreation, environmental education, and wildlife viewing. Projects will include trail clean-up, light maintenance, tree planting, and invasive species removal. All ages welcome.

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



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Insects in Spring
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 walk to search for the insects that are out in the early spring season.

No registration required.



2:00 PMI Love My Park Day/ Norrie Point Environmental Center
Contact  (845)889-4745 x-114
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

Project Description: Brush clearing around environmental center and its waterfront access. ( Appropriate for ages 13 and up) Trash and debris cleanup along shoreline, trails, and parking lot of Norrie. (Appropriate for all ages) Painting and staining tables, railings, and outdoor displays. (Appropriate for ages 13 and up) Please bring own gear. Desired gear includes garden gloves, loppers, rakes, wheelbarrows, snacks, and water. Volunteers can take a break and join I FISH NY where they can go angling with experts from the NYSDEC. Poles, bait, and tackle all provided on site.


2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Gardening for Migrating Monarchs
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 what a monarch butterfly waystation is, why they're important and how to make your own. Provide a habitat for butterflies and other wildlife, and register your garden to a nation-wide map! For adults and children age 12 and older.

Registration required; call 716/683/5959.



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