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Week of 3 June, 2018
Sunday - 6/3
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/4
10:00 AMCapital Region Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/capital-region/events/capit...
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:

Proctors Theater
432 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305



Tuesday - 6/5
9:00 AMMid-Hudson Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/mid-hudson/events/cfa-works...
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:

Westchester Community College, Gateway Center
75 Grasslands Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595



2:00 PMPublic Hearing - Prop Reg Water Quality, and Upper & Lower NY Bay Classification
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180321_not0.html
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8233, E-mail: BeachRule@dec.ny.gov

Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Water Quality Standards Regulations and the Classification of Upper and Lower New York Bay

The purpose of the proposed rulemaking is to amend Parts 700, 703, and 890 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) to adopt new standards for enterococci and E. coli to meet the requirements of federal law and to upgrade the classifications of certain surface waters in the New York Harbor. 

Public Hearings Time and Location

NYS DEC will hold public hearings at the following dates, times, and locations:

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
8th Floor Conference Room 834
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

The purpose of the public hearings is to accept oral and written comments on the proposed rulemaking.



Wednesday - 6/6
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.




3:00 PMFinger Lakes Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/finger-lakes/events/flredc-...
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:

SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
MacVittie College Union
Geneseo, NY 14454



Thursday - 6/7
 Comment Deadline - Notice of Completed App for General Permit GP-7-18-003
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180523_not7.html
Contact  Kevin Balduzzi
NYS DEC Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7493, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov

Notice of Complete Application for General Permit GP-7-18-003, Lower Salmon River Restoration and Enhancement Projects

The New York State of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 7 Office proposes to issue General Permit GP-7-18-003, Lower Salmon River Restoration and Enhancement Projects. The General Permit (GP) covers a group of common activities, undertaken by NYS DEC, pertaining to in-stream channel restoration, stream bank stabilization, angler access trail development, and the construction of parking areas.

The draft General Permit is available at the NYS DEC Region 7 office in Syracuse. Comments must be submitted to the contact person in writing no later than June 7, 2018 or 15 days after the publication of this notice, whichever is later. Comments can be submitted to the contact listed above.



1:30 PMWestern New York Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/western-new-york/events/wes...
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:

Buffalo State College
Bulger Communication Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222



2:00 PMPublic Hearing - Prop Reg Water Quality, and Upper & Lower NY Bay Classification
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180321_not0.html
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8233, E-mail: BeachRule@dec.ny.gov

Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Water Quality Standards Regulations and the Classification of Upper and Lower New York Bay

The purpose of the proposed rulemaking is to amend Parts 700, 703, and 890 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) to adopt new standards for enterococci and E. coli to meet the requirements of federal law and to upgrade the classifications of certain surface waters in the New York Harbor.

Public Hearings Time and Location

NYS DEC will hold public hearings at the following dates, times, and locations: 

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
8th Floor Conference Room 834
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

The purpose of the public hearings is to accept oral and written comments on the proposed rulemaking.



 Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands Unit Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/111401.html
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests
R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host two public meetings to provide information, answer questions, and accept public input for updates to the Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands Unit Management Plan (UMP). A highlight of the update is development of an accessible trail to view Upper Carpenter Falls in the town of Niles, Cayuga County.

DEC will open the 60-day comment period with two public information sessions on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Road, Moravia, NY 13118.

DEC will accept comments on the plan until Tuesday, August 7, 2018 and invites the public to attend one of the two meetings on June 7 to share ideas about what they would like to see included in the UMP.



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  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

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

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.



5:00 PMAvailability Session - Proposed Cleanup - Morse Industrial Corp. Site (Ithaca)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location: South Hill Elementary School, Cafeteria, 520 Hudson Street, Ithaca, NY.

DEC invites the public to this informal session to discuss a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the Morse Industrial Corporation Site (Ithaca, Tompkins Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Stop by anytime between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Public comments also are welcome at the session, and during a public comment period that has been extended through June 18, 2018.

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

Project documents are available for review at: Tomkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; phone: 607-272-4557.



6:00 PMHewitt-Cayuga Highlands Unit Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/111401.html
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests
R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host two public meetings to provide information, answer questions, and accept public input for updates to the Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands Unit Management Plan (UMP). A highlight of the update is development of an accessible trail to view Upper Carpenter Falls in the town of Niles, Cayuga County.

DEC will open the 60-day comment period with two public information sessions on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Road, Moravia, NY 13118.

DEC will accept comments on the plan until Tuesday, August 7, 2018 and invites the public to attend one of the two meetings on June 7 to share ideas about what they would like to see included in the UMP.



7:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Bat Count Training
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: BAT COUNT TRAINING

Bats in New York State are suffering from White-nose Syndrome, which has caused the decline of many different species of bats. This area of the state was where this syndrome was discovered. Now the disease is in over half of US states and is still spreading. Five Rivers’ Jones barn is home to a colony of one of the bat species that was hardest hit by the syndrome. Join us for this indoor training and the first bat count of the season. Please call ahead to pre-register for this event at 518-475-0291 . This event will be postponed in the event of weather that does not meet the survey protocol.

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



Friday - 6/8
 BCP App. & Draft Work Plans - Jamestown Brewery (Jamestown) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application; Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and a Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as Jamestown Brewery, site ID #C907047. This site is located in the City of Jamestown, within the County of Chautauqua, and is located at 115-121 West Third Street and 200-210 Washington Street, 14701. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be received by June 8, 2018.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan, Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

James Prendergast Library
509 Cherry Street,
Jamestown, NY 14701.



10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Climate Smart Communities Grant Program
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

The Climate Smart Communities Grant program provides 50/50 matching grants to counties (and NYC boroughs), cities, towns, and villages of the State of New York for eligible climate-change adaptation and mitigation projects. The 2018 round is now open through the Consolidated Funding Application. Applications are due by 4:00 PM, Friday, July 27, 2018.

During the webinar, DEC’s Office of Climate Change  staff will describe grant program requirements, eligible project types, application evaluation and scoring, and information sources. Time will be reserved for staff to answer participant questions.

Attendance at this event is only available online.  Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for details on how to use your computer to connect the webinar.



Saturday - 6/9
 Draft Investigation Plan - ENRX Annex Site (Buffalo) 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 ENRX Annex Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 9, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.



9:30 AMTifft Nature Preserve: Free Teach-Me-To-Fish Clinic
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Mike Todd
region9@dec.ny.gov

The Teach-Me-To-Fish clinic at Tifft Nature Preserve is a cooperative fishing education event provided by DEC, Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Tifft Nature Preserve. Runs from 9:30am to 1pm. No fishing license needed by anyone. Great opportunity for families to learn about fish identification, fishing skills and tackle. Fishing rods are available to borrow or can bring your own. Bait provided. Contact DEC at 716-851-7010 to pre-register.

Location:
Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14203



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Outdoor Day
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

OUTDOOR DAY 

Five Rivers will host DEC's second annual Outdoor Day with a celebration of family-friendly activities and presentations. The 445-acre site has long been a destination for area families who enjoy exploring the 10 miles of walking trails through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Five Rivers staff and volunteers have planned outdoor activities for visitors to try first-hand, such as hiking, bird watching, fishing, and pitching a tent. Five Rivers' Outdoor Day will emphasize connecting to nature through hands-on experiences. We encourage anyone interested to spend the day enjoying the outdoors and trying a new skill

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



 Outdoors Day - Mount Loretto Unique Area, SI
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113380.html
Contact  Rob McDonald
robert.mcdonald@dec.ny.gov

Celebrate Outdoor Day with DEC staff at Mount Loretto Unique Area in Staten Island. Throughout the day, staff will highlight activities that can be done outdoors to inspire visitors to visit public lands and reconnect with nature through hands-on experiences. Activities include: fresh and saltwater fishing, hiking, bird watching, outdoor safety, paddling, campsite setup and archery.

We hope you can join us for this free open house-style event.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
TIME: 10am-3pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10309



 Reinstein Woods: Outdoors Day
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 Reinstein Woods and the towns of Cheektowaga and Amherst for a day of outdoor fun. Learn a new skill, including archery, camping, birdwatching or geocaching. Kids can enjoy face painting, nature play stations and games. Nature walks, food trucks, and more! No registration required for this free event. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959.



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