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Week of 5 May, 2013
Sunday - 5/5
 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


7:00 AMEarly Bird Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The early birder catches the early birds! Search for spring migrants in the morning. Bring binoculars if you have them. For adults and children age 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Monday - 5/6
 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


 Comment Period Ends on Proposed Changes to Part 173 - Falconry Regulations
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html#part173p
Contact  Joseph Therrien
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-4752

This rulemaking is necessary to implement changes to New York State's falconry regulations.

Comments will be accepted from March 20, 2013 through May 6, 2013.



8:00 AMNY Federation Conference
www.nyfederation.org
Contact  Russ Rutkowski
RRutkowski@monroecounty.gov

The Federation Spring Conference and Trade Show is the annual premier northeast event on materials management. It attracts over 700 public and private sector solid waste and recycling professionals to a technical program with 90 presentations and an expanded Trade Show that is supported by 120 major exhibitors.

Who Should Attend?

Solid Waste Directors
Recycling Professionals
Landfill Operators
Plant Engineers
Public Educators
Finance Managers
Engineers
Health & Safety Professionals
Planning Officials
Regulators


6:00 PMNYSP2I Green Homes for Cleaner Lakes Workshop- Hazardous Waste @ Home- Buffalo
http://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/sites/rit.edu.affiliate...
Contact  Adam Wingate
arwp2i@rit.edu

Tuesday - 5/7
 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


 NY Federation Conference
www.nyfederation.org
Contact  Russ Rutkowski
RRutkowski@monroecounty.gov

The Federation Spring Conference and Trade Show is the annual premier northeast event on materials management. It attracts over 700 public and private sector solid waste and recycling professionals to a technical program with 90 presentations and an expanded Trade Show that is supported by 120 major exhibitors.

Who Should Attend?

Solid Waste Directors
Recycling Professionals
Landfill Operators
Plant Engineers
Public Educators
Finance Managers
Engineers
Health & Safety Professionals
Planning Officials
Regulators


6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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.



7:00 PMRochester Embayment AOC BUI Removal Meeting: Fish Tumors & Other Deformities
http://www.monroecounty.gov/parks-ellison.php
Contact  Bureau of Water Resource Management
518-402-8086

Meeting location: Hazelwood Lodge in Ellison Park, Penfield, NY.

The Rochester Embayment Remedial Action Plan Oversight Committee and DEC will host a public meeting to discuss and seek feedback on the proposal to remove the Fish Tumors and Other Deformities Beneficial Use Impairment affecting the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern.


Wednesday - 5/8
 NY Federation Conference
www.nyfederation.org
Contact  Russ Rutkowski
RRutkowski@monroecounty.gov

The Federation Spring Conference and Trade Show is the annual premier northeast event on materials management. It attracts over 700 public and private sector solid waste and recycling professionals to a technical program with 90 presentations and an expanded Trade Show that is supported by 120 major exhibitors.

Who Should Attend?

Solid Waste Directors
Recycling Professionals
Landfill Operators
Plant Engineers
Public Educators
Finance Managers
Engineers
Health & Safety Professionals
Planning Officials
Regulators


 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


Thursday - 5/9
 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


7:30 AMCitizen Science: The EARLY BIRDER
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be cancelled. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.



10:30 AMCSC Webinar - Climate Smart Waste Management
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Climate Smart Municipal Waste Management will include an overview of state policies and recommendations related to organic-waste management, and presentations by representatives of three New York State communities that are working to divert organic waste from the waste stream for the benefit of their residents.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 
 
Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.



4:00 PMFamily Fun: Outdoors After School
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for our weekly after-school outings for gradeschool children. A brief indoor introduction to the season will be followed by an outdoor exploration along Five Rivers’ trails, searching for signs of the season. Each week will feature a different nature theme, with a strong emphasis on direct interaction with the outdoors. These programs are free of charge, but space is limited. Registration for any date is required by the preceding Tuesday. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. In the event of inclement weather, outings will be cancelled. To register or 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.



8:00 PMDark Sky Stroll
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Learn how light affects our night sky and animal behavior as we look for constellations and planets. After an indoor introduction, we will take a walk outside to look at the night sky. Bring binoculars if you have them. If it is cloudy, we will look for animals; if it is rainy, we will stay indoors. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Friday - 5/10
 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


 Comment period ends for ALCOA/Reynolds Consent Decree
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-10/html/2013-08278....
Contact  US Department of Justice

7:30 PMWatchable Wildlife: SNIPE HUNT
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The snipe hunt is one of America’s most celebrated forays into futility. Join us as we search field and fen for a rumor of snipe, the whisper of woodcock and other things that go bump in the night. Bring your own “snipe trap,” and dress for outdoor fun. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.



Saturday - 5/11
 Annual Water Week Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/53991.html
Contact  Procurement, Communication and Partnership Section
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Division of Water, residents, organizations, and schools, have been celebrating Water Week in New York since 1985. During Water Week, DEC encourages you to help protect, restore and conserve the waters in New York for the future. The theme for this year’s Water Week is “The Power of Water”.


9:30 AMEarly Bird Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by searching for the birds of spring on a guided walk in the Woods. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



10:00 AMHow To Do It: TIPS FOR GREEN LAWNS AND GARDENS
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

May is a great time to green up the lawn and garden. There are alternatives to conventional pesticides that will help to promote healthy lawns and gardens and reduce pest infestations, while keeping chemicals out of ground and surface waters. Join us for an indoor study on how you can use non-chemical means to promote a healthy landscape and make your green lawn greener. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.



1:00 PMFamily Fishing at Norrie
Contact  Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, Dutchess County
845-889-4745 x109

Want to try your hand at fishing in the Hudson? Join our family-friendly seining and angling program. Sponsored by the DEC Hudson River Research Reserve & I Fish NY. Free. All Equipment provided. Angling is wheelchair accessible.



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