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Week of 26 April, 2020
Sunday - 4/26
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 4/27
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 4/28
10:30 AMCANCELED - Five Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
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

CANCELLED - In response to Covid-19 concerns, our visitor center and restrooms are closed, and all programs at Five Rivers canceled until further notice.

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



5:30 PMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Phragmites Strike Team Training
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join this team to help monitor and remove an invasive plant threatening Reinstein Woods' wetlands. No experience needed, just a love of nature and a desire to help.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 4/29
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 4/30
 Application Deadline Extended to April 30 for Capacity Building Grants
https://www.weact.org/grants/
Contact  Matt Dean
1854 Amsterdam Ave., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10031

In 2019, DEC awarded WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) a $1,000,000 grant to help build administrative, technical and programmatic capacity of grassroots and community-based-organizations working in low-income communities, communities of color, or underserved communities across the state. WE ACT will award 18 grants -- $50,000 each, for a total of $900,000 -- to eligible groups throughout New York State's nine DEC regions.

Due to the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, WE ACT has extended the deadline for applications to 11:59 p.m. EST April 30, 2020.

Submit applications online or mail to the following:
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Attention:  Matt Dean
1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10031

Visit WE ACT's website for additional information and to view the request for applications.



Friday - 5/1
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 5/2
10:00 AMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Earth Day in May / I Love My Park Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

This event has been cancelled.

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 is required; register online at: https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day



11:00 AMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Biomimicry
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Take a guided walk to learn about ideas we "borrow” from nature.

No registration required.



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