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Week of 27 May, 2018
Sunday - 5/27
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Monday - 5/28
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/29
6:00 PMThe Future of Our Forests
https://colonielibrary.libcal.com/event/4233213
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

The forests of New York State and those of the nation play a critical role in our well being and have undergone remarkable and multiple changes since the arrival of Europeans. Today, the nature and scale of those changes is like nothing we have faced in the past. Join Jerry Carlson, DEC's chief of Forest Protection and Health as he discusses what the future may hold for our forests and what is being done to protect them.



Wednesday - 5/30
10:00 AMUrban Forestry: Grant Information Session
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests

NYS DEC Urban and Community Forestry Grant Information Session. Location: Brooklyn, NY. These information sessions aim to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call/email Mary Kramarchyk to reserve a seat.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science- Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
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

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.




 Long Island Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/redc/events/nassau-county-c...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on the specific funding programs available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.

Location:

Hofstra University
David S. Mack Student Center Room 360
Hempstead, NY 11549



Thursday - 5/31
 Comment End - Proposed Permit for Wastewater Discharges
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180328_not0.html
Contact  Doug Ashline, NYSDEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Email WBCinfo@dec.ny.gov (Reference "ANPP for WBHC General Permit Comments" in the subject)

Advanced Notice of Proposed Permit for Discharges of Winery, Brewery and Hard Cidery Wastewater to Groundwater

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is soliciting stakeholder input regarding the potential issuance of a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit that would provide coverage for wastewater discharges to groundwater from licensed wineries, breweries and hard cideries in New York State through this industry survey known as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Permit (ANPP).

NYS DEC will accept comments on the ANPP from April 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018. Comments must be submitted in writing by mail or e-mail to the contact listed above



7:30 AMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders
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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS 

Thursdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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

Family Fun: OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an 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.




 Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
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.



6:45 PMPublic Meeting - Draft Unit Management Plan for the Canisteo River Basin
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180516_not8.html
Contact  Regina Willis, NYS DEC Division of Lands and Forests
Region 8 Bath Sub Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (585) 226-5324, E-mail: r8.ump@dec.ny.gov


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed the Draft Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan (UMP). Properties in this UMP include: eight State Forests - Burt Hill, Cameron, Cameron Mills, Canacadea, Greenwood, Rock Creek, Tracy Creek and Turkey Ridge, and two Wildlife Management Areas - Helmer Creek and West Cameron in the Towns of Howard, Cameron, Hornellsville, Greenwood, Rathbone, and Jasper in Steuben County, New York. The UMP covers approximately 7,727 acres.

Major proposals in the plan include: implement the Young Forest Initiative on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA); install new identification signs, and new gates that will be open most of the time; create two new parking areas; monitor invasive exotic plants and animals, which may include prescribed burns, biological controls, pesticide and mechanical removals; construct an accessible fishing pier and/or hunting blind on Cameron State Forest; and add two routes to the state wide Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities list.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on May 31, 2018, at 6:45 p.m. at the Valley Elementary School, 6786 County Route 119, Cameron Mills, NY 14820.

A 30 minute presentation on the draft plan will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by a question and answer period. Staff will be available until 8:45 p.m. to accept comments. The school is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Regina Willis at (585) 226-5324 for any further specific accommodations.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until July 2, 2018Copies of the draft UMP are posted on the NYS DEC website



Friday - 6/1
 Draft Investigation Plan - 250 E. Main St. Site (Bay Shore) 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 plan to investigate contamination related to the 250 East Main Street Site (Bay Shore, Suffolk Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 1, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, attn: Michael Squillante, Reference Director, 1 S. Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718.



 Draft Investigation Plan-71 New St. Site (Huntington) - Public 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 plan to investigate contamination related to the 71 New Street Site (Huntington, Suffolk Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 1, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Huntington Public Library, Attn: Teresa Schwind, 388 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.



8:00 AMUrban Forestry: Back to Basics Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Learn to choose the best stock and how to plant properly to give your trees the best chance to thrive. Pruning and proper post-planting care go a long way to extend the life of any tree. Attending this workshop will enhance and build your tree care knowledge. ISA, CNLP and planning and zoning credits will be available. Early registration is due by May 25th.



5:00 PMComment period ends for draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/265.html
Contact  Invasive Species Coordination Section
518-402-9425, isinfo@dec.ny.gov

The draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan can be downloaded at DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/265.html.

Comments may be sent to isinfo@dec.ny.gov or via mail to NYS DEC, Invasive Species Coordination Section, 625 Broadway, Floor 5, Albany, NY 12233-4253. Comments are due by Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 5 PM.



Saturday - 6/2
9:30 AMFree Family Fishing Clinic at Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113763.html
Contact  Region 7 Fisheries
fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

Participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and technique, aquatic invertebrates, and how to cook and clean fish during four, 15-minute instructional sections presented by DEC staff. During the second half of the session the group will split time between casting practice and fishing in a trout pond.

The event is free, and no fishing license is required to fish during the program. Fishing rods, tackle, bait and educational materials will be provided. The event is catch and release only. Children under age 16 must be supervised.

DEC sponsors several free fishing clinics throughout the state where possession of a fishing license is not required. Details on Free Fishing Clinics are available on DEC's website.

Location
Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery
County Route 321, Elbridge



10:00 AMFive Rivers - National Trails Day Watchable Wildlife: 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

 Five Rivers - National Trails Day Watchable Wildlife: 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

National Trails Day

Watchable Wildlife: WALK THE WILD TURKEY TRAIL   

This two-mile hike takes visitor's along the edge of Five River's largest field and the forest. We'll look for deer, bobolinks and eastern bluebirds along the way. Sturdy shoes recommended.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



 Reinstein Woods: Green and Clean Home Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

Location:
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
93 Honorine Dr.
Depew, NY 14043

Discover simple ways to clean your home and body without toxins at this interactive workshop. Make lip balm and multipurpose disinfectant spray to take home.

Materials fee $7; Friends of Reinstein Woods members $5.
Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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



2:00 PMFive Rivers - National Trails Day Watchable Wildlife: Walk the Service Loop
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

National Trails Day

Watchable Wildlife: WALK THE SERVICE LOOP  

This 1.5-mile dirt road traverses forest, field, and wetlands. We’ll look for rabbits, waterfowl, warblers, and flowers as we explore. Bring your binoculars. There are a few pair available at the visitor center on a first come first serve basis.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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