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Week of 25 May, 2014
Sunday - 5/25
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 5/26
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/27
6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
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.

7:00 PMPalmer Lake Meetings
Contact  Karen Stainbrook

Meeting for the Palmer Lake community to learn about their lake and how we can work together to improve the lake. This meeting will be held at Kent Town Hall, Kent Town Center-25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY.

Wednesday - 5/28
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 5/29
7:30 AMCitizen Science: Early Birder
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.

10:00 AMStroller Strut
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children age 3 and under. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
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 - 5/30
 Jay Mountain Wilderness UMP Draft Amendment Comment Period Ends
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests

The Department invites public comment on the draft amendment to the Jay Mountain Wilderness UMP.  The intent and purpose of this amendment is to: (1) recognize that the 2013 Constitutional amendment implicitly repeals the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan guidelines for Wilderness that would otherwise prohibit NYCO's mineral sampling operations; (2) make the UMP consistent with the 2013 Constitutional amendment; and (3) note that detailed terms and conditions governing NYCO's mineral sampling operations will be set forth in a Temporary Revocable Permit issued by the Department. 

Comments will be accepted through May 30, 2014 and may be submitted to Peter J. Frank, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254

 NYCO Minerals Inc. Draft TRP Public Comment Period Ends
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests

The Department is offering a 30 day public comment period on the draft Temporary Revocable Permit for NYCO Minerals Inc. to conduct exploratory drilling for minerals in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area as authorized by the 2013 Constitutional Amendment.  Comments will be accepted through May 30, 2014 and may be submitted to Kris Alberga, NYS DEC, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977 or at r5ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Saturday - 5/31
 Turkey Season Final Day - Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

10:00 AMFungi with a Fun Gal
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Dive into the mysterious world of mushrooms! A short indoor presentation on the basics of mushroom identification will be followed by a guided fungus foray in the woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 Watchable Wildlife: Macroinvertebrates
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Join us for a detailed program about some fascinating aquatic insects of the Vlomankill. During this indoor presentation, we’ll look at three species of macroinvertebrates: mayfly, stonefly, and caddisfly. An in-depth discussion will be followed by an opportunity to view live specimens under a digital microscope. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, May 28 to register.

2:00 PMGuided Walk: Vlomankill Trail
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Join a Five Rivers naturalist as we explore this picturesque trail, tracing the Vlomankill through a hemlock-shaded ravine. Towering trees, elevated views and exposed bedrock create a sense of the primeval. The trail has some stairs and steep grades over woodchip surfaces.

May - 2014
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