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Week of 2 June, 2019
Sunday - 6/2
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/3
7:00 PMFive Rivers - HMBC SpeakerSeries: Weather and Birding
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

HMBC Speaker Series: WEATHER AND BIRDING


Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by meteorologist Jason Gough, are at https://hmbc.net/event-3253289.

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



Tuesday - 6/4
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 6/5
9:00 AMHudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/46924.html
Contact  Nancy Beard
hrep@dec.ny.gov
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

The Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee (HREMAC) was established in 1987 under Section 11-0306 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the Hudson River Estuary Management Act. The committee's volunteer members are appointed by the DEC Commissioner and represent a variety of interests including commercial fishing, recreational uses, research, education, conservation, local government, marine trades and industry. The committee meets three times per year and provides a forum where the views and opinions of committee members can be shared with state resource managers. Contact hrep@dec.ny.gov for a meeting agenda one week prior to the meeting.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
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. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

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



Thursday - 6/6
10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Climate Smart Communities Grant Program
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on June 6th.

The Climate Smart Communities Grant program provides 50/50 matching grants to local governments of the State of New York for projects focused on climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation outside of the power sector. The eligible entities are cities, towns, villages, and county governments, including boroughs of New York City.

The 2019 round is now open through the Consolidated Funding Application. Applications are due by 4:00 PM, Friday, July 26, 2019.

In 2019, $11 million is available for implementation projects related to flood risk reduction, extreme event preparation, reduction of vehicle miles travelled (VMT), reduction of food waste, reduction of landfill methane leakage, and reduction of hydrofluorocarbons emissions from refrigeration and other air conditioning equipment.

In addition, $700,000 is available for planning, inventory, and assessment projects that are part of a strategy to achieve Climate Smart Communities Certification. This year there are 15 eligible project types that align with the requirements of 15 specific Climate Smart Communities certification actions.

DEC’s Office of Climate Change will provide a webinar on this grants program on Thursday, June 6 from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. During the webinar, staff will describe grant program requirements, eligible project types, application evaluation and scoring, and useful information sources. Time will be reserved for staff to answer questions from the audience.



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 is where this syndrome was first 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 little brown bats, one of the 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. This event will be postponed in the event the weather 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 - 6/7
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 767 East 133rd Street Site (Bronx) - Comment End
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 Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan from MARKLAND 745 LLC for a site known as 767 East 133rd Street, site ID #C203123. This site is located in the Port Morris neighborhood, in the County of Bronx, and is located at 767 East 133rd Street. All comments must be submitted by June 7, 2019

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

New York Public Library Mott Haven Branch
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454

The Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455.



 Brownfield App. - 301 Connecticut Street Site (City of Buffalo) - Comment End
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 from 301 Connecticut LLC and D' Youville College for a site known as 301 Connecticut Street, site ID #C915345. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 301 Connecticut Street. All comments must be submitted by June 7, 2019

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch
280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201.



 Brownfield App. - Hamilton Hill II - Target Area 1 (Schenectady) - Comment End
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) Amendment application from Hamilton Hill II Limited Partnership for a site known as Hamilton Hill II - Target Area 1 Site, site ID #C447052. This site is located in the City of Schenectady, within the County of Schenectady, and is located at 830, 831 and 834 Albany Street. All comments must be submitted by June 7, 2019

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305



 Brownfield App. - Jay Dry Cleaners Site (Bronx) - Comment End
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 from Suhak Lee for a site known as Jay Dry Cleaners, site ID #C203119. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 840 East 233rd Street. All comments must be submitted by June 7, 2019

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

New York Library
Wakefield Branch
4100 Lowerre Place
Bronx, NY 10466

The Bronx Community Board 12
4101 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466.



 Brownfield Exp Cleanup. - Red Hook Smith Street Site (Brooklyn) - Comment End
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites public comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the Red Hook Smith Street Site #C224163 (Brooklyn, Kings Co.), within New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program All comments must be submitted by June 7, 2019

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



 Comment End - Draft Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190410_not0.html
Contact  Lauren A. Townley, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3508, E-mail: waterlog@dec.ny.gov

This notice announces the availability of a Draft Watershed Implementation Plan proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to meet requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Total Daily Maximum Load (TMDL). 

Public comment on this document will be accepted through June 7, 2019. Comments can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact listed above.

Information: The draft Watershed Implementation Plan can be found on the NYS DEC website.



3:00 PMCommunity Smart Growth Grant - Applications Due
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/103864.html
Contact  Dylan Walrath
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

DEC, in cooperation with the Department of State and Adirondack Park Agency, is soliciting Smart Growth Grant applications from Adirondack Park and Catskill Park communities and organizations. These grants are intended for projects that link environmental protection, economic development and community livability within the Parks.

Approximately $1,050,000 in grant funding is available from the Environmental Protection Fund for eligible projects in the Adirondack Park, and approximately $400,000 in grant funding is available for eligible projects in the Catskill Park. For more detailed information, visit the Community Smart Growth Grant page.



Saturday - 6/8
 Brownfield App. - Betances VI Site (Bronx) 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 Remedial Action Work Plan and Final Investigation Report from Betances VI Partners, LLC for a site known as Betances VI, site ID #C203122. This site is located in the Borough of The Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 472-474 Willis Avenue. All comments must be submitted by June 8, 2019

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY, 10454

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10455



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Fun for All: 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

Fun for All: OUTDOOR DAY


Five Rivers will host DEC's 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 on walking trails through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Staff and volunteers have planned outdoor activities for visitors to try first-hand, such as hiking, bird watching, fishing, and pitching a tent. 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.



 New York State Outdoors Day Fishing Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

Location of Event: Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.,000 trout by DEC and State Parks. The freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers age 16 and older has been suspended for this event.


 Celebrate Outdoors Day at Mount Loretto Unique Area
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113380.html
Contact  Adanna Roberts
718-482-4966

Celebrate Outdoors 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: freshwater fishing, hiking, paddling and campsite setup.

We hope you can join us for this free open house-style event.
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th, 2019
TIME: 10am-3pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10309



 Reinstein Woods: National Get Outdoors Day
https://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

This year's event includes a food truck rally and a basket raffle to support Reinstein Woods! Explore a new outdoor skill like archery, birdwatching, geocaching or orienteering. Enjoy hikes, nature photography, face painting, nature play stations, Leave-No-Trace games and more!

No registration required for this free event. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959.



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