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Week of 10 June, 2018
Sunday - 6/10
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Monday - 6/11
9:30 AMSouthern Tier Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/southern-tier/events/consol...
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:

Binghamton University
Innovative Technologies Complex
85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850



Tuesday - 6/12
 Comment Deadline-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 Comment on the Proposed Rulemaking

The public comment period commences on March 21, 2018. Written statements may be submitted to

NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3500
Attention: Michelle Tompkins or by email to BeachRule@dec.ny.gov

Written statements must be submitted to NYS DEC by midnight on June 12, 2018.

Public information Sessions and Public Hearing date and times for this Notice can be found by following the link above.



8:00 AMUrban Forestry: Trees Matter
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

This is a workshop for professional arborists, landscapers, municipal staff, foresters and tree enthusiasts. The workshop includes several lectures discussing the benefits of trees, planting specifications, porous surface alternatives, and grant opportunities available through the NYS DEC Urban Forestry Program. 3.75 ISA and 6 CNLP credits.



Wednesday - 6/13
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.




 Mohawk Valley Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/mohawk-valley/events/mohawk-...
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:

Fulton-Montgomery Community College
2805 New York 67
Johnstown, NY 12095



Thursday - 6/14
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 - 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.



5:30 PMElmira High School Public Availability Session
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/102390.html
Contact  Maria Katchmar
maria.katchmar@dec.ny.gov

ATTEND AN UPDATE on the ongoing cleanup actions on portions of the Elmira High School property related to the Former Sperry Remington Site from the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health (DEC, DOH) along with representatives from the Unisys Corporation and the Elmira City School District.

LOCATION: Elmira High School Gymnasium, 777 South Main Street, Elmira, NY

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the Former Sperry Remington Site is available on DEC's website or the Elmira City School District website.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, you are encouraged to send comments and questions related to the project to: Timothy Schneider, PE at DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, or emailed to timothy.schneider@dec.ny.gov or by calling 585-226-5480.

SEND YOUR SITE-RELATED HEALTH QUESTIONS to: Dawn Hettrick, PE at DOH's Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Room #1787, Albany, NY 12237, emailed to BEEI@health.ny.gov or by calling (518) 402-7860.



Friday - 6/15
 BCP App. & Inv. Plan - 1485-1491 Niagara St. Site (Buffalo) 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 1485 - 1491 Niagara Street, site ID #C915330. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1485 - 1491 Niagara Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 15, 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 and other relevant documents are available at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Niagara Branch, 280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201.



 BCP App. & Inv. Plan - Canal St. Manufacturing Site (Rochester) 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Canal Street Manufacturing Site, site ID #C828206. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 67 & 89 Canal Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 15, 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 and other relevant documents are available at: City of Rochester Public Library - Rundel Building, 115 South Avenue, Rochester 14604.



 BCP Application - 242 Nevins St. Site (Brooklyn) 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 for a site known as 242 Nevins Street, site ID #C224273. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 242 Nevins Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by June 15, 2018.

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: Brooklyn Public Library - Pacific Branch, 25 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn 11217  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 6, 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn 11201.



Saturday - 6/16
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Darting Dragonflies
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: DARTING DRAGONFLIES 

Join us indoors to learn about these beautiful insects and how they maneuver through our wetlands. Crafts for the whole family will be included. Then we’ll go outside to explore our ponds as we search for nymphs and adult dragonflies. Wear rubber boots or old shoes that can get wet. No open-toed shoes please. Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 13 to register.

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



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Intro to Forest Bathing
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

Discover the latest--and oldest--in health trends. This walk will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk: Summer Sounds
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 to listen for sounds of the season. No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - New York State Path Through History: Five Rivers Through the Year
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

New York State Path through History: 

FIVE RIVERS THROUGH THE YEARS 

From forest to farmland to game farm and now an environmental education center, our site has seen many changes over the years. Join us for a walk highlighting Five Rivers’ history, with special attention paid to the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Delmar Experimental Game Farm

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



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birding 101: Class #6
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 - Map

Which woodpecker am I? Learn how to identify the different woodpeckers found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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