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Week of 30 June, 2019
Sunday - 6/30
 FREE Fishing Weekend
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries - 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233 - 518-402-8890

As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, June 29-30, 2019 has been designated as a free fishing weekend.

The requirement for a fishing license is waived during this period. This is a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time or for experienced anglers to take friends fishing for the first time.

Some ideas for FREE Fishing Weekend:

  • Try fishing for the first time.
  • Haven't fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
  • Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
  • Invite a friend to New York to fish.
  • Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
  • Take the family fishing...and don't forget the grandparents!

Learn more about fishing in New York State >>



 Proposed Cleanup - 37-11 30th St. Site (L.I. City) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 37-11 30th Street Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 30, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (information in English y Español).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library at Long Island City
37-44 21st Street
Long Island City, NY, 11101
(718) 752-3700

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard
Queens, NY 11106
(718)- 626-1021



Monday - 7/1
 Comment Deadline - Proposed Rulemaking to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 40, Marine Fish
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190501_not0.html
Contact  Gina Fanelli
Phone: (631) 444-0482, E-mail: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov add subject: Commercial Scup
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

NYS DEC is filing a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40, Marine Fish. This new rule will increase the incidental catch limit for scup to 2,000 pounds for commercial fishers in the small-mesh net fishery from April 15 through June 15. This rule will allow commercial fishers to retain and sell scup that are inadvertently caught and killed in the small mesh squid fishery. The rule will provide economic benefit to New York State commercial fishers, prevent the waste of scup caught as bycatch, and allow New York regulations to remain consistent with federal regulations.

This notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated May 1, 2019. There will be a 60 day public comment period ending July 1, 2019. For more information please contact the person listed above.



 Comment Deadline for Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22563.html
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests
R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov

Proposed management actions on Tioughnioga Unit lands include:

  • Conserve rare and endangered plants species on the unit;
  • Maintain 216 acres of early successional habitat including mowed fields and shrublands ;
  • Promote the development of late successional forest on 1,648 acres;
  • Harvest 2,155 acres of timber over the next 20 years;
  • Construct the Nelson Swamp Trail;
  • Reconstruct Stoney Pond Boat Launch to provide universal access; and
  • Install two new kiosks, one each on Morrow Mountain and DeRuyter State Forests.

The public is invited to comment on the draft UMP, available on DEC's website, until Monday, July 1, 2019. There are several means to request more information and formally comment on the plan:

  • Attend a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to share information, answer questions, and accept comments.
  • Call, email, or send by US Postal mail before July 1, 2019. Please contact:
    NYSDEC
    Gregory Owens, Senior Forester
    2715 State Route 80
    Sherburne, NY 13460
    (607) 674-4017
    r7.ump@dec.ny.gov


 Proposed Cleanup - 837 Bailey Ave. Site (Buffalo) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 837 Bailey Avenue Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 1, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Erie County Public Library
East Clinton-Bailey Branch
1929 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Phone: 716-823-5626



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monday Funday Explorers
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

Get outside and explore Five Rivers! Meet us in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week we will have a different theme and explore a new trail. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome

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



5:00 PMFive Rivers - Introduction to WAVE Training
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

Citizen Science:  WAVE TRAINING
Have you ever wondered about the cleanliness of a stream? Be a part of the WAVE as a Water Assessment Volunteer Evaluator! Did you know that we can easily determine the water quality of our streams by sampling for animals? Join us for a 45-minute presentation indoors, and then a hands-on sampling demonstration on the Vlomankill. Be prepared to walk the stream and get your hands wet! Close-toed shoes required. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Tuesday July 1, 2019 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.



Tuesday - 7/2
9:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



Wednesday - 7/3
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
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. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

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



Thursday - 7/4
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



Friday - 7/5
 Brownfield App & Work Plans - Weber-Knapp Co. Site (Jamestown) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan, and draft Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Alternatives Analysis Work Plan for a site known as Weber-Knapp Company, site ID #C907048 This site is located in the City of Jamestown, within the County of Chautauqua, and is located at 441 Chandler Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by July 5, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, Draft Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Alternatives Analysis Work Plan, and other relevant documents are available at:

Prendergast Library
509 Cherry Street
Jamestown, NY, 14701



 Brownfield App. & Work Plans - 204 4th Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 204 4th Avenue, site ID #C224295. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings and is located at 204 4th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by July 5, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Pacific Branch
25 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



 Draft Investigation Plan - 2840 Atlantic Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 2840 Atlantic Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" (information in English y Espanol) to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Arlington Branch - Brooklyn Public Library
203 Arlington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5
404 Pine St., 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207



 Inv.&Expedited Cleanup Plans-4435-4445 Military Rd. Site (Niagara) Comment Ends
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about draft plans to investigate and clean up contamination related to the 4435-4445 Military Road Site (Niagara), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plans will be accepted through July 5, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Niagara Falls Public Library
Earl W. Brydges Building
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
716-286-4894



 Proposed Cleanup - 31 Tonawanda St. Site (Buffalo) - Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed plan to address contamination related to the 31 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 5, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Riverside Branch Library
820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716)875-0562



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



Saturday - 7/6
 Proposed Cleanup - 805-825 Atlantic Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 805-825 Atlantic Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 6, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library -
Clinton Hill Branch
380 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-398-8713

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 2
350 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-5410



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: HERP SEARCH
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

Watchable Wildlife: HERP SEARCH
 
Join us for a reptile and amphibian exploration! We will hike the trails and search for the elusive herpetofauna living here at Five Rivers. Along the way, we will learn some of the cool adaptations that help these animals survive, and some of the threats they face.

Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 3 to register.



 Reinstein Woods: Summer Wildflowers
https://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

Search for seasonal wildflowers and learn about their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk
https://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

July 6, The Secret Life of Trees - Join a guided nature walk to meet our local trees. No registration required.

August 3, Nature Guide's Choice - Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Annual Butterfly 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

Citizen Science:  ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT
If you like “coppers” and “blues,” you’re either inside watching police dramas or outside watching butterflies. And what a show these “flying flowers” can be! Join us for a close-up look at common butterflies of the Capital District as we continue our annual bio-assay. Nets (for catch and release) or binoculars are welcome.

Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 3 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.



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