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Week of 10 May, 2020
Sunday - 5/10
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 5/11
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/12
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.



Wednesday - 5/13
4:30 PMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Wild Wednesday
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5.

No registration required.



Thursday - 5/14
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 5/15
 Application Deadline -- Annual Environmental Excellence Awards
https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 15, 2020.

DEC is accepting applications for the 17th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Environmental Excellence Awards recognize businesses, institutions, municipalities, and organizations for outstanding commitments to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and economic viability.

Visit DEC's website for more information about the Environmental Excellence Awards and how to apply.



 Brownfield App. & Work Plan-500 Main St. Laundry (N. Rochelle) 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 Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 500 Main Street Laundry Site, site ID #C360199. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 500, 506 and 510 Main Street and 12 Church Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by May 15, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360199/.



 Brownfield App/Work Plans - Allied Healthcare (T. Stuyvesant) 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, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Allied Healthcare Products Site, site ID #C411020. This site is located in the Town of Stuyvesant within the County of Columbia and is located at 46 New Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by May 15, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C411020/



 Comment Period Ends -- 6 NYCRR Part 248
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/119230.html

Comment Period Ends -- May 15, 2020 -- for 6 NYCRR Part 248, Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and Best Available Retrofit Technology for Heavy Duty Vehicles

DEC cancelled the previously scheduled public hearing for the following proposed rulemakings and extended the comment period for these rulemakings for 30 days -- until Friday, May 15, 2020.

Visit DEC's website for more information on the proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 248.



 Proposed Removal - Buffalo River: Tainting of Fish/Wildlife BUI Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/98943.html
Contact  Michael Kuzia-Carmel
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to remove the Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) for Buffalo River AOC (Buffalo, Erie County). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through close of business, Friday, May 15, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/98943.html and at: https://bnwaterkeeper.org/projects/buffalo-river-projects/the-buffalo-river-area-of-concern/ 



 Sale Ends -- DEC Nursery's Spring Sale
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7127.html


DEC's Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery's annual seedling sale ends May 15th. During the sale, dozens of tree and shrub species are available for purchase for conservation plantings across New York State. You can browse this year's selection on our website, and we recommend placing your order by phone for the most up-to-date species availability information. The sale runs through May 15th, and seedlings are shipped mid-April through May.

Need some convincing? Planting trees creates so many (countless!) benefits to our planet. Here are just a few of our favorites:
  • Trees fight climate change by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • Trees keep us healthy by providing fresh air.
  • Trees cool cities by shading homes and streets.
  • Trees can help you lower your heating and cooling bills by acting as wind blocks in winter and shade suppliers in summer.


5:00 PMComments End Proposed Subpart 225-1 and Part 248
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Mike Jennings (Subpart 225-1); James Bologna (Part 248)
air.regs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

Requests for information and comments related to proposed Subpart 225-1 may be obtained from Mike Jennings, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone, (518) 402-8403; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Requests for information and comments related to proposed Part 248 may be obtained from James Bologna, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3255, telephone, (518) 402-8292; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revisions may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.



Saturday - 5/16
11:00 AMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice
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

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.



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