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Week of 4 May, 2014
Sunday - 5/4
9:00 AMDEC Lifeguard Exam @ SUNY Delhi
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/726.html#Lifeguard_Positions
Contact  (518) 457-2500, lifeguardinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Are you looking for Summer employment?? Do you love the outdoors? Can't get enough of DEC Campgrounds?? Well then...Come and take our Lifeguard Exam Sunday, May 4th at SUNY Delhi, 2 Main Street, Delhi (Konsela Hall) at 9:00am. You must preregister for the exam by calling 518-457-2500 Please visit our website (listed above) for more info about lifeguarding with the NYS DEC



Monday - 5/5
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/6
 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



8:00 AMDischarge Monitoring Reports (Northern New York)
Contact  Robert Wither
rewither@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The training will be held at the Adirondack Education Center, 711 NYS Route 3, Saranac Lake. This training program is coordinated through the New York Rural Water Association.  Attendees will learn proper discharge monitoring reporting completion and updates on EPA's electronic reporting rule.



12:00 PMWebinar: The Why's, How's and 'What's in it for me' of watershed management
http://efc.syracusecoe.org/efc/events.html?skuvar=68
Contact  DEC Great Lakes Program
glakes@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This is the first of three webinars designed to provide communities and organizations in New York's Great Lakes watershed with background knowledge, funding sources and proper tools for securing funds and resources that aid the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other federal and DEC programs focused on restoring and protecting the Great Lakes watershed.

Details about the webinar and instructions for registering are available at the website listed above.

This webinar series is provided by DEC, the Natural Heritage Trust and the Syracuse Environmental Finance Center.



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 - 5/7
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 5/8
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.


10:30 AMClimate Smart Communities Webinar: Sustainable Municipal Fleet Management
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/86246.html
Contact  Kim Farrow
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Information will be provided on NYSERDA fleet-funding programs and municipal fleet analysis.



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 - 5/9
 BCP Application and Workplan for Frmr. Union Wire Site (L.I. City) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140409_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Ganesh Management, LLC for a site known as the Former Union Wire Die Corp., site ID #C241163. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 39-40 30th Street. Comments regarding the application and workplan must be submitted no later than May 9, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Long Island City Library, 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. 



 BCP Application for 470 Kent Avenue Site (Brooklyn) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140409_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 470 Kent Avenue LLC for a site known as 470 Kent Avenue, site ID #C224053. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 470 Kent Avenue. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than May 9, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.



 BCP Application for 87 Kent Avenue Site (Brooklyn) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140409_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Ronit Realty LLC for a site known as 87 Kent Avenue, site ID #C224188. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 56 North 9th Street (aka 87 Kent Avenue). Comments regarding the application must be submitted by May 9, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint Branch, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.



 Environmental Excellence Awards Application Deadline
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html
Contact  Division of Environmental Permits & Pollution Prevention
eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us or call (518) 402-9469

The New York Environmental Excellence Awards recognize and give visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. Eligible applicants include businesses, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, facilities, government agencies (except DEC), and individuals implementing innovative, sustainable actions or working in creative partnership to improve and protect New York's environmental resources and contribute to a viable economy. Winners are honored each year at an awards ceremony. Completed Applications must be submitted by May 9, 2014.  For additional information, contact the Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention at eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us or by calling (518) 402-9469.



10:00 AMRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Operating Plan Stakeholder Meeting
Contact  Mark Lowery
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This meeting will be held at DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, Albany, PA-129. Review of proposed programs and budgets for use of proceeds from sale of RGGI carbon dioxide emissions allowances, and opportunity for comment.



 Teacher Workshop: Project WILD Facilitator Training
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

If you have participated in a Project WILD workshop and would like to present training workshops for others, this is the workshop for you. During this two-day train-the-trainer program, participants will learn how to present Project WILD and Aquatic WILD workshops to groups of educators. Registrants must participate for the entire time on both days to complete the program successfully. The program is free, but space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Friday, May 2 to register.




Saturday - 5/10
 Teacher Workshop: Project WILD Facilitator Training
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

If you have participated in a Project WILD workshop and would like to present training workshops for others, this is the workshop for you. During this two-day train-the-trainer program, participants will learn how to present Project WILD and Aquatic WILD workshops to groups of educators. Registrants must participate for the entire time on both days to complete the program successfully. The program is free, but space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Friday, May 2 to register.




6:00 AMWatchable Wildlife: Birds and Breakfast
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Join members of the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club as they welcome the arrival of spring with an early morning bird walk. The earliest party will meet in the parking lot at 6:00 AM. Others are invited to gather at the center at 6:45 AM to organize into birding groups which will head out at 7:00 and 8:00 AM. At 10:30 AM, groups will return to the center to tally and compare their results, and to share breakfast. (Food provided by HMBC; donations appreciated.) Please call the center at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, May 7 to register.


9:00 AMDEC Lifeguard Exam @ Queensbury Elementary School
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/726.html#Lifeguard_Positions
Contact  (518) 457-2500 lifeguardinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Are you looking for Summer employment?? Do you love the outdoors? Can't get enough of DEC Campgrounds?? Well then...Come and take our Lifeguard Exam Saturday, May 10th at Queensbury Elementary School,431 Aviation Road, Queensbury at 9:00am. You must preregister for the exam by calling 518-457-2500. Please visit our website for more info about lifeguarding with the NYS DEC.



10:30 AMWatchable Wildlife: Birds
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Did you know Reinstein Woods is a designated Watchable Wildlife destination? Search for spring migrant birds on a guided walk in the Woods. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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