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Week of 27 April, 2014
Sunday - 4/27
 Youth Conservation Program
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/ycyapp.pdf
Contact  NYSDEC Sportsman Education
(631) 444-0255

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. Preperation homework will be required prior to the 1st day of the program.

The program is free of cost.

Application deadline April 1. Each class is limited to 30 participants selected by the Youth Conservation Program committee and based on a 75-word application.



 Youth Hunt for Wild Turkey
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27836.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Youth Wild Turkey Hunt is an excellent opportunity for junior hunters (ages 12-15) to spend time afield with experienced adult hunters gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to become safe and responsible members of the hunting community. We look forward to the great stories and pictures we receive from young hunters and their adult companions and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable hunt.


12:00 PMI FISH NY Fishing Clinic at Prospect Park Audubon Center, Brooklyn, NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
(718) 482-4022

Join NYSDEC staff for some fishing at the Prospect Park Audubon Center in celebration of Earth Day.

The focus will be on low-impact fishing to fish & wildlife.

This is a Free Fishing Event and is open to the public. A fishing license is not required for the duration of the event.



Monday - 4/28
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 4/29
 Draft Investigation Plan for 89 LaSalle Ave. Site (Buffalo) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/96246.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 89 LaSalle Avenue Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. DEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through April 29, 2014.

To learn about the draft plan and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information". Project documents can be reviewed at: East Delavan Branch Library, 1187 East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215; phone: 716-896-4433.



 Webinars on Streamlined Process for Environmental Assessment Forms
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/96062.html
Contact  Division of Environmental Permits
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This series of webinars will help instruct agencies and the public on how to use the streamlined and revised Environmental Assessment Forms (EAF).  The new forms, guidebooks, and a software mapping program called EAF Mapper were designed as web-based tools.  The webinar will demonstrate how these three tools work together to speed the completion of the EAFs by both project sponsors and reviewing agencies.  Registration is required and is limited to 100 people at each webinar.  To reserve a spot at a webinar, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nysdec-environmental-assessment-form-webinar-series-tickets-10515689711 and select a date and time.  Registrants will receive further information on how to join the webinar after they sign up.  For additional information, contact DEC's Division of Environmental Permits & Pollution Prevention at 518-402-9167 or send an e-mail to:  depprmt@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 - 4/30
 Diamondback Terrapin Hunting Season Final Day - Downstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/80305.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Diamondback Terrapin Season Final Day - Downstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Open Area: All of Long Island, New York City, and the lower Hudson River north to the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

A valid diamondback terrapin license is required to take diamondback terrapin. Follow the directions on the Application and License webpage to submit your form. 

Diamondback terrapin may only be taken using dip nets, hand capture, seine nets, and traps. The traps must be capable of capturing diamondback terrapin alive, and the trap must be marked with a tag bearing the name and address of the licensee and must be checked daily. 

Possession of a diamondback terrapin on the waters or shores of New York State during the closed season is prohibited. Diamondback terrapin legally taken during the open season may be sold throughout the year only if they were killed and processed for consumption prior to May 5.


 Draft Investigation Plan for Troy Belting Site (Colonie) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Troy Belting and Supply Company Site (Colonie, Albany Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. DEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through April 30, 2014.

To learn about the draft plan and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: William K. Sanford Town Library, Attn: Richard Naylor, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; (518) 458-9274.



 Proposed Cleanup of ALCO-Maxon Site Parcels A, B, C (Schenectady) Comment Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposals to address contamination related to the ALCO-Maxon Site Parcels A, B, and C (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposals will be accepted through April 30, 2014.

To learn about the proposals and how to comment, use the email address above to request fact sheets. Project documents can be reviewed at: Schenectady County Public Library, Attn: Marianne Warner, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305; (518) 388-4500.



Thursday - 5/1
 Turkey Season Opens - Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

7:30 AMCitizen Science: Early Birder
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. This outdoor survey will begin at 7:30 AM. Beginners always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.


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 - 5/2
 BCP Application for Queens Plaza Res. Dev. - Site B (L.I. City) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140402_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from TST LIC Development, L.L.C. for a site known as the Queens Plaza Residential Development--Site B, site ID #C241151. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 28-10 Jackson Avenue. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than May 2, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Queens Library -- Court Street Branch, 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.



Saturday - 5/3
10:00 AMFamily Fun: Vertebrate Hunt
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Spring is one of the best seasons for hearing and seeing vertebrates. Join us at this family-friendly presentation to learn all about animals that have a backbone. Discover which animals are vertebrates and learn about different types of vertebrates through interactive games and activities. Then, with our newfound knowledge, we will look and listen for vertebrates on the trail.


 Earth Day in May
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Help us clear debris from our trails and prepare them for summer and plant native wildflowers. Families, scout groups and students needing service hours are welcome. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes if you have them. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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