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Week of 18 June, 2017
Sunday - 6/18
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/19
10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Pollinator Power
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Help us kick off Pollinator Awareness Week as we transform a trail into an outdoor exhibit on the importance of local pollinators. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Tuesday - 6/20
6:30 PMTautog Public Meeting
http://www.asmfc.org/species/tautog
Contact  John Maniscalco
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

The states of Massachusetts through Virginia have scheduled hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Tautog. The New York meeting will be held at NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources in East Setauket, NY.



 Public Meeting -No Further Action Proposed - Ithaca Falls Overlook Site (Ithaca)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: City of Ithaca, City Hall - Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal for no further action at the Ithaca Falls Overlook Site (Ithaca, Tompkins Co.), within New York's Environmental Remediation Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through July 17, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; phone: 607-272-4557.



Wednesday - 6/21
10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Senior Stroll
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Bring a lunch if you want to eat outdoors after the tour. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



7:00 PMFive Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Flowers of the Solstice
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

Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 PM

National Pollinator Week: Flowers of the Solstice

On the shortest night of the year, join us for a walking tour of the natural and cultural history of wildflowers. Many plants that immigrants introduced to the New World were valued not for their food or medicinal uses but because of their reputed supernatural powers. Come learn about the lore and magic of these flowers.



Thursday - 6/22
4:30 AMReinstein Woods: After-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
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.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Monarch Larva Monitoring Intro.
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

Date/Time: Thursday, June 22, 1:00 PM

National Pollinator Week: An Introduction to the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

Discover how you can participate in this citizen science project involving volunteers in monarch research. The main 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. Learn to look for eggs, caterpillars, pupae and adults. Contributions from volunteers aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Help us to monitor monarchs at Five Rivers, or monitor them at your home. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn more about the project.



5:00 PMPublic Information Session - Onondaga Lake Plan
Contact  Stephanie Webb
(315) 426-7441

Public Input on Proposals to Restore Wildlife Habitat and Recreation on Onondaga Lake.

Syracuse Community Connections - Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204, in the Clover Corner Room.



6:00 PMPublic Comment Session - Onondaga Lake Plan
Contact  Stephanie Webb
(315) 426-7441

Public Comment on Proposals to Restore Wildlife Habitat and Recreation on Onondaga Lake.

Syracuse Community Connections - Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204, in the Clover Corner Room.



 Public Meeting - Draft RMP for the Cedarlands Conservation Easement
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170614_not5.html
Contact  Steven Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
1115 NYS Route 86, P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Proposals in the Draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) include improved access to water locations for persons with disabilities, accessible parking, campsites, and motor vehicle access for persons with disabilities under the CP-3 program. The Draft RMP proposes the construction of nine campsites, water access, and several foot trails. Mountain bikes will be allowed on some of the trails. One lean-to, in addition to the existing one, may be built on the property. Winter recreation on the property will include a cross-country ski trail and ice fishing.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will be holding a public meeting on the Draft RMP Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until July 14, 2017.



Friday - 6/23
 2017 Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/genericcfa/2017-cfa-worksho...
Contact  Regional Economic Development Council

As part of Governor Cuomo’s plan to improve the state’s economic development model, the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) streamlines and expedites the grant application process. It offers a single entry point for access to funding from multiple state agencies for economic development, community revitalization, and environmental improvements.

As part of the 2017 CFA, a series of workshops is offered across the state to provide potential applicants with additional information on individual funding programs offered, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and discuss project ideas with program representatives. Workshops are being held during May and June.

The workshop schedule is available here: https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/genericcfa/2017-cfa-workshops.

NYSDEC is offering the following funding programs through the 2017 CFA:



 Proposed Cleanup-Fmr. Hygrade Polishing Site (L.I. City) 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 proposed activities to address contamination related to the Former Hygrade Polishing and Plating Co. Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 23, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (fact sheet available in English, Espanol, Hindi, and Bangladeshi).

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library, Long Island City Branch, Attn: Tienya Smith, 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; phone: 718-752-3700  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, Attn: Florence Koulouris, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 125, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.



7:30 PMFive Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Bat Count
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

Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 7:30 PM

National Pollinator Week: Bat Count

Did you know that bats are important pollinators of many plants, including peaches and bananas? Join us for an indoor presentation on bats and this special service they provide. Afterwards, we’ll head outdoors to help count the colony of bats as they emerge from Five River’s own bat barn.



Saturday - 6/24
 Proposed Cleanup - 198 E. 135th St. Site (Bronx) - 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 198 East 135th Street Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 24, 2017. Click the web link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library - Mott Haven Branch, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY 10454; phone: 718-665-4878  -- and --  Bronx Community Board 1, 3024 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455; phone: 718-585-7117.



9:30 AMTeach-Me-To-Fish Clinic
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110335.html
Contact  Michael Todd
716-851-7010, region9@dec.ny.gov

Free fishing education clinic for youth and families in the Buffalo area.

Participants visit 5 fishing education stations, before practicing basic fishing skills in Lake Kirsty. This clinic is one of two long running cooperative fishing education events provided by DEC and Erie County Federation of Sportsmen Club.

Location - Chestnut Ridge County Park



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Fishing
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

Date/Time: Saturday, June 24, 10:00 AM

Family Fun: Fishing

Celebrate New York State’s annual free fishing weekend by joining us for a parent and child catch-and-release fishing clinic. Volunteers from the Albany County Conservation Alliance will share information about fishing equipment, techniques, regulations, consumption advisories and good places to fish. Bring gear if you've got it; we have a limited number of rods and reels available for loan. Parents and children must accompany each other. Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 21 to register or for more information.



 Reinstein Woods: Stories in the Woods
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods. For children ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



 Five Rivers - Visitor Center 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

Join us for a day of outdoor fun for the whole family. Check out the exhibits in the new visitor center and learn about the habitats at Five Rivers, get reacquainted with the turtles, marvel at the restoration work on Wayne Trimm's mural, and enjoy a variety of programs and activities for all ages. We'll have staff and volunteers at the visitor center, at the Guided School Program building, and out on the trails to answer your questions.

This event marks DEC's first Outdoor Day, where visitors will have the opportunity to try outdoor activities first-hand, such as hiking, bird watching and fishing. Activities are being finalized, and include a catch-and-release fishing clinic (registration required - see separate calendar listing), guided walks, information displays, kids' crafts, a wildlife rehabilitator with rescued animals, an ECO K9 unit, and a visit by Smokey Bear. Watch this space for updates!



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birding 101: Class #6
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
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 to sign up.



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