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Week of 23 June, 2013
Sunday - 6/23
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/24
9:00 PMFamily Full Moon Nature Walk
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a walk through the woods as we look for nocturnal critters and planets before the Super Full Moon rises. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Tuesday - 6/25
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.

9:30 PMFull Moon Nature Walk
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a walk through the woods as we look for nocturnal critters and planets before the Strawberry Moon rises. Bring binoculars if you have them. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Wednesday - 6/26
8:00 AMWilson Hill Goose Drive
Contact  Region 6 Bureau of Wildlife

An annual event where geese are rounded up by people in canoes and kayaks and herded into holding pens for banding and release. A fun family event and everyone can get to carry live geese.

Thursday - 6/27
10:00 AMMinibeast Adventure
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Minibeasts such as spiders, insects and slugs are all around us—lurking in logs, swimming in swamps, and digging in dirt. Let’s get out in the woods and look for them! Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

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

Town of Greenburgh Meeting Hall, Greenburgh, NY

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.

Friday - 6/28
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 6/29
 Free Fishing Weekend
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries

During this special weekend, anglers are not required to have a license while enjoying the weekend of fishing in New York State. The free fishing weekend is for both saltwater and freshwater fishing.

Anglers must abide by fishing regulations, including size and daily possession limits, which are available on DEC's Statewide Freshwater Angling Regulations or Saltwater Fishing Regulations webpages.

In addition to the free fishing weekend, there are a number of free fishing day clinics offered in New York State. You can check the list of available New York Free Fishing Events for 2013 online.

9:30 AMEducator Workshop: Great Lakes Institute
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This workshop helps teachers incorporate study of the Great Lakes into their classroom through standards-based, hands-on lesson plans and in-depth instruction in local Great Lakes issues. Participants will receive Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides. For educators of students in grades 6-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

10:00 AMFamily Fun: CATCH a FISH
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join a-fish-ionado Fran Martino for a parent-and-child catch-and-release clinic as we celebrate Free Fishing Weekend. You’ll learn everything you need to know about fishing gear, 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. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Friday, June 21 to register or for more information.

10:30 AMSummer Wildflowers
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Search for seasonal wildflowers, and learn their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a hand-held GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver or a GPS-enabled mobile phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Learn how to get started with a basic introduction followed by an outdoor search for a few geocaches at Five Rivers. There are currently 15 caches at Five Rivers and 500 caches within nine miles! The program is open to the public free of charge but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, June 26.  We have a limited supply of GPS units, so register early if you need one.

May - 2013
June - 2013
July - 2013
LegendGeneral Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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