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Week of 17 June, 2018
Sunday - 6/17
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/18
 Comment Deadline - Prop Reg Part 40 Summer Flounder and Scup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106216.html
Contact  Rachel Sysak
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

This rulemaking is necessary to make New York's scup and summer flounder regulations less restrictive and is in compliance with the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council.


 Comment Deadline - Prop Reg Part 40 Tautog
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106216.html
Contact  Rachel Sysak
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

This rulemaking is necessary to satisfy the latest reduction in harvest of tautog as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.


 Expedited Cleanup - Morse Industrial Corp. (Ithaca) Comment Period Extended
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Note: the comment period for the proposed site cleanup activities has been extended. A public availability session also has been scheduled.

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to a portion of the Morse Industrial Corporation Site (Ithaca, Tompkins Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comment about the proposed expedited cleanup will now be accepted through June 18, 2018.

An informal availability session also has been scheduled to discuss the cleanup and answer questions: Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the South Hill Elementary School Cafeteria, 520 Hudson Street, Ithaca, NY. Stop in anytime.

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

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



2:00 PMLong Island Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/redc/events/suffolk-county-...
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:

Stony Brook University
Charles B. Wang Center
400 Circle Road
Stony Brook , NY 11790



Tuesday - 6/19
10:30 AMNew York City Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/new-york-city/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:

New York Genome Center
Main Auditorium
101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013



Wednesday - 6/20
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Senior Stroll
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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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.




 Five Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Monarch Larva Monitoring Introduction
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

National Pollinator Week

MONARCH LARVA MONITORING INTRODUCTION

Monarch butterflies are declining at an alarming rate. These migrating pollinators face many perils on their trip to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pesticides and other factors are also contributing to their decline. Come join DEC staff to learn more about this decline through an indoor presentation. Then join us outdoors to count these insects in support of the Citizen Science Monarch Larva Monitoring Program.

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



2:00 PMCentral New York Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/central-new-york/events/cfa...
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:

Cayuga Community College, Auburn Campus
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021



6:30 PMLake Erie & Niagara River Angler Outreach Meeting
Contact  Don Einhouse, Lake Erie Unit Leader
(716) 366-0228

Location:
Woodlawn Beach State Park
S-3580 Lakeshore Rd
Blasdell, NY 14219

This free seminar will take place at Woodlawn Beach State Park’s Lodge, and will begin with an informal discussion and poster exhibits. This will be followed by a series of presentations on Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries topics, including an opportunity for discussion on a variety of fisheries management activities. This year’s meeting will share emerging results from several ongoing studies exploring seasonal movement patterns of several prominent Lake Erie species including walleye, lake trout, lake sturgeon and muskellunge.



 Reinstein Woods: Birdwatching Walk
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

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Thursday - 6/21
4:30 PMReinstein 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.



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

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.

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



Friday - 6/22
 BCP Application - 19, 21 & 23 Academy St. Site (Poughkeepsie) 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 19, 21, & 23 Academy Street, site ID #C314126. This site is located in the City of Poughkeepsie, within the County of Dutchess, and is located at 19, 21, & 23 Academy Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by June 22, 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: Poughkeepsie Public Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.



 BCP Application - Rockfarmer 37th Avenue Site (Jackson Heights) 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 Rockfarmer 37th Avenue, site ID #C241212. This site is located in the Neighborhood of Jackson Heights, within the County of Queens, and is located at 82-13 37th Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by June 22, 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: Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 37th Avenue, Queens 11372  --and--  Queens Community Board 3, 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 606, Jackson Heights 11372.



7:30 PMFive Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Watchable Wildlife: Bats for Kids
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

National Pollinator Week

Watchable Wildlife: BATS FOR KIDS

Not everyone loves bats, but did you know they provide very important functions. Bats around the world disperse seeds, catch insects and pollinate many plants that provide food we like to eat. Come and learn more about these amazing animals through a presentation, games and crafts. If weather permits, we will then head outside to count the bats as they emerge from Five Rivers’ very own bat barn.

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



Saturday - 6/23
 Proposed Cleanup - 107-02 Queens Blvd. Site (Queens) 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 107-02 Queens Boulevard Site (Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 23, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library - Forest Hills Branch
108-19 71 Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-268-7934 

--and-- 

Queens Community Board 6
104-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-263-9250.



9:30 AMChestnut Ridge County Park: 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 Chestnut Ridge Park is a cooperative fishing education event provided by DEC, Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. 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:
Chestnut Ridge County Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127




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

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. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 21 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.



 Reinstein Woods: Stories in the Woods: Pollinators
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

Celebrate National Pollinator Week by enjoying a pollinator-themed nature story, followed by a guided walk to look for local pollinators. For children ages 3 to 7.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:30 AMReinstein Woods: Backyard Beekeeping
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

Join a local beekeeper to learn tips on how to start your own bee hive.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Bees and Bugs and Lots of Fun
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

National Pollinator Week

BEES AND BUGS AND LOTS OF FUN!

Did you know nature made your lunch? Come and engage in fun bee and insect crafts and games while learning about the important jobs they do as pollinators, including pollinating much of the food we eat. While you are at the Visitor Center, we will check out the honey bees in the observation hive.

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



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