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Week of 28 May, 2017
Sunday - 5/28
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 5/29
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/30
 Comment Deadline-Revs to 6 NYCRR Pt 218 Motor Vehicles & Pt 200 Gen Provisions
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170426_not0.html
Contact  Robert D. Bielawa, NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC plans to submit 6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines, and attendant revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, as adopted on September 15, 2016, to US EPA as a SIP revision.

NYS DEC is providing a 30 day period for the public to comment on the proposed SIP revision or to request a hearing. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be submitted by May 30, 2017

Click on the link above for more information.



6:30 PMMeeting on Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/86060.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Town of Knox, Albany County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. The availability session will begin at 6:30 and the presentation at 7:00. The plan can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/86060.html.

 Meeting Location:

Thacher Park Center
830 Thacher Park Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186

For more information, contact Selinda Brandon at 607-652-2302.  



 Reinstein Woods: Citizen Science Research - Project Budburst Training
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/109307.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Reinstein Woods is involved in monitoring specific tree and plant species each year to record their phenophases (annual life cycle of plants) throughout the seasons. If you are a college student or have an interest in Budburst, then this training is for you.

Recordings needed April to November, days and times are flexible.

This project is for adults only.

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call (716) 683-5959.



Wednesday - 5/31
 2017 Turkey Season - Final Day: Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8366.html
Contact  Division of Fish and Wildlife
FW.Information@dec.ny.gov

9:00 AMDEC Region 6 Participates in Dune Fest, May 31, 2017
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110257.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
information.R6@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC Region 6 Wildlife staff, along with DEC Region 7 fisheries staff, New York State Parks Office of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation, and New York Sea Grant, will be conducting the annual ‘Dune Fest’ on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Southwicks Beach State Park (Jefferson County).

Dune Fest educates local students from Belleville-Henderson Central School (Jefferson County) and Sandy Creek Central School (Oswego County) about the area’s fragile dune system and the flora and fauna that depend on it. 



Thursday - 6/1
 Draft Investigation/Cleanup - South Island Apts (Green Island) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft investigation and remedial measures work plan to address contamination related to the South Island Apartments Site (Green Island, Albany Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 1, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Village of Green Island Offices, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, NY 12183; phone: 518-273-2201.



4:30 AMReinstein Woods: After-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (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 each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Date/Time: Thursdays, April 27 through June 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Family Fun: Outdoors after School

Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.



Friday - 6/2
 BCP Application for 68 Tonawanda St. Site (Buffalo) - Public Comment Deadline
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170503_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as the 68 Tonawanda Street Site, site ID #C915316. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, Erie County, at 68 Tonawanda Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Click the web link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo, NY 14207.



 Comment Deadline - DEC Releases Draft Conceptual Plan for Adirondack Rail Trail
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/109965.html
Contact  Senior Forester Steve Guglielmi, NYSDEC Region 5
P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977 or sent by e-mail to: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

A Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Conceptual Plan outlining the general design and features of the future 34-mile, multi-use recreational trail on the bed of the former railway between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has been released for public review and comment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

"The Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Conceptual Plan is an important step in developing a unique, world class outdoor recreation trail like no other in the Adirondacks, New York State, or the nation," said DEC Commissioner Seggos. "The rail trail will connect the villages of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid, providing visitors and residents with new opportunities to walk, hike, and bike in three seasons, and cross-country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile in winter, boosting local economies in surrounding communities all year long."

Public comments will be accepted until close of business June 2, 2017. Written comments may be mailed to the contact listed above.

Click on the link above for more information.



 Draft Investigation Plan - Kimball Residences Site (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft work plan to investigate contamination related to the Kimball Residences Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 2, 2017. Click the web link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Yonkers Public Library, Attn: Edward Falcone, 16 Thompson Street, Yonkers, NY 10707; phone: 914-779-3774.



10:00 AMDEC Region 6 Opens Accessible Trail on Tug Hill
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
information.r6@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC Region 6 is opening the newly accessible John Young Trail located within the Tug Hill State Forest at Barnes Corners. 

Date:  June 2, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Directions: From Watertown, take U.S. Interstate 81 south to Exit 42. Make a left onto State Rt. 177 east and proceed 10 miles. Turn left onto Williams Road. The trail is 1.6 miles down Williams Road on the right. From Lowville Take State Rt. 177 west through Barnes Corners. Turn right onto Williams Road. The trail is 1.6 miles down Williams Road on the right.      



Saturday - 6/3
9:00 AMReinstein Woods: Educator Workshop Series
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: GROWING UP WILD
This program provides early childhood educators with an activity guide featuring 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities for indoor and outdoor fun. Activities incorporate art, music, reading, math and more. For educators of students ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: AQUATIC WILD
This interactive, hands-on workshop provides K-12 educators with an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on aquatic wildlife and ecosystems. Participants receive a curriculum guide full of activities that are correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards - English Language Arts. For educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Fit and Fun: Hike the Wild Turkey Trail
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

Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM

Fit and Fun: HIKE the WILD TURKEY TRAIL

This 2-mile trail takes visitors along the edge of Five Rivers’ largest field and into the forest. We’ll look for deer, bobolinks and eastern bluebirds along the way. Sturdy shoes recommended.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk: Nature Guide's Choice
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (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.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Eco-Art: Exploring Andy Goldsworthy
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover the artist Andy Goldsworthy while creating ephemeral art along the trails of Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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