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Week of 16 June, 2013
Sunday - 6/16
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/17
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 6/18
6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with! Refreshments provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 Availability Session - Upcoming Cleanup of Far Rockaway Former MGP Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

Availability Session Location: P.S. 253, 1307 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

The public is invited to the availability session to discuss and ask questions about the approved construction plan for the cleanup of the former Far Rockaway Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (Far Rockaway, Queens County). Representatives from DEC, the New York State Department of Health, National Grid and its contractor will present and discuss the selected site remedy and construction plan.

Wednesday - 6/19
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 6/20
10:30 AMStroller Strut
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children ages 3 and under. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

1:00 PMConstruction & Demolition Debris Processing Industry Forum - SUNY Old Westbury
Contact  Solid Waste Bureau

SUNY Old Westbury Campus Center
Wenwood Drive, Old Westbury, NY 11568

Construction and demolition (C&D) debris is a large segment of the solid waste generated in New York State, and the processing and recycling of C&D debris is a vital component of the State’s solid waste management infrastructure and State Solid Waste Management Plan.

Compliance with Department’s regulations is critical for C&D debris Processing Facility operators and utilizing the NYSDEC as a resource to keep in compliance should be a tool used by every operator.

This forum is intended to provide an opportunity to meet with the Department’s Materials Management staff and to discuss the concerns of both the regulated community and the Department. But most importantly, it is designed to encourage you to utilize the Department, its staff, and its knowledge base as a resource to maintain compliance with Department regulations while enhancing your business.

The Department’s aim is to ensure compliance and consistency in operation while supporting the success of solid waste management facilities. The success of the recycling industry is critical for achievement of the State’s solid waste management goals and objectives.

In order to maximize the value of the forum, we highly encourage you to bring along staff that are familiar with your facility’s day-to-day operations. Your facility operations staff and DEC’s inspectors and monitors represent the primary link between your business and our agency. Strengthening that link is a primary objective of this forum.

4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.

6:30 PMSummer Solstice Stroll
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come join us for a walk on the longest day of the year, and enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Friday - 6/21
 Comment Period ends for Draft Policy on Volunteer Stewardship Agreements
Contact  S. McCrea Burnham
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254

This policy provides the manner in which the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) may enter into Volunteer Stewardship Agreements with individuals, groups and organizations for providing stewardship activities that help preserve, maintain, and/or enhance lands and facilities under the Department’s jurisdiction.

Public comments will be accepted through Friday, June 21 and may be submitted to S. McCrea Burnham, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254 or via email at lflands@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

 Final Day for Catch and Release Black Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth) Season
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries

Check Special Freshwater Fishing Regulations by County to determine if regulations in waterbodies near you differs from statewide regulations

Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a walking tour of the natural and cultural history of wildflowers on this, the shortest night of the year. Many of the plants which immigrants introduced to the New World were brought not for their food or medicinal uses but because of their reputed supernatural powers. Come learn about the lore and magic of the flowers of the solstice.

Saturday - 6/22
9:30 AMDEC/Erie Federation Youth Fishing Clinic
Contact  East Aurora Boys and Girls Club (716) 652-4180

DEC/Erie Federation Youth Fishing Clinic
Chestnut Ridge Park - Orchard Park, NY
Saturday, June 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration: East Aurora Boys and Girls Club (716) 652-4180

Several free fishing clinics will be held in Western New York throughout late May and June, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. These family-friendly events offer free instruction on basic fish identification, aquatic ecology, fishing equipment and techniques to anglers of all ages.

Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an in-depth presentation on hiking and backpacking safety. This indoor program will cover basic equipment, tips on map reading, how not to get lost—and what to do if you do, and other advice about safety on the trail. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 19 to register.

2:00 PMHow to Do It: LET’S GO CAMPING
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a hands-on primer on everything you need to know about tent camping in celebration of Great American Backyard Campout Day. Participants will help select a site, pitch a tent, set up for a fire and more. This clinic will discuss basic equipment, safety, hygiene and wildlife pests, as well as best places to go tent camping. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 19 to register.

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LegendDeadlines Five Rivers General Meetings Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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