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Week of 7 July, 2019
Sunday - 7/7
 Prop. Amended Remedy-Navy Grumman Groundwater Plume (Bethpage)-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 Amended Remedy (known as an Amended Record of Decision, or "AROD") to address the Navy Grumman Groundwater Plume (Bethpage, Nassau Co.). Public comments about the proposed AROD will be accepted through July 7, 2019.

An informal availability session and a public meeting also will be held to discuss the proposed AROD: Monday, June 10, 2019 at Bethpage High School, 10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714. The availability session will begin at 5:00 PM and the public meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

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

Project documents can be reviewed by clicking on the web link above. 



Monday - 7/8
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 - 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.



Tuesday - 7/9
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.



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.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Fairy Houses at Amherst State Park
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Amherst State Park, Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221 - Map

Join a naturalist from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in creating a house to attract nature's fairies. Once you learn how, you can make one anywhere. For children ages 5 to 10. Note: this program takes place at Amherst State Park.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:00 PMHazardous Waste Revisions Under Consideration: General Webinar
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  RCRA Compliance and Technical Support section
Phone - (518) 402-8652 Email - HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC will host a webinar to provide a general overview of the federal rules included in a new hazardous waste rulemaking. This webinar will include a presentation and NYS DEC will be soliciting comment on these potential revisions. These revisions include provisions from several federal rules, including the e-Manifest Rules, Definition of Solid Waste Rule (as amended 2015), Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, and Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. For more information, please see NYS DEC's Hazardous Waste Revisions Under Consideration webpage.

You must register for this webinar in order to attend.


6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Commercial Licensing Assessment Review
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/114231.html

DEC will hold its first meeting to announce outcomes of the Commercial Licensing Assessment Review generated by marine fisheries consultant George LaPointe on July 9, 2019, 6:00pm at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center, located at 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794 - Google Maps (link leaves DEC website).

The live audio from this meeting will be available for the public. Please see the website above for instructions on how to join.

In August 2019, DEC will host two additional meetings in both Suffolk and Nassau county for stakeholders to review the report, ask questions, and provide verbal and written comments. Information about these meetings will be available as date and locations are determined.

DEC encourages all stakeholders to review this document and provide written comments by e-mail to FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov with the subject line "GLP Permits," or by mail to Maureen Davidson, NYSDEC, 205 Belle Mead Road, Suite #1, East Setauket, New York 11733. Comments will be accepted until September 30, 2019.



Wednesday - 7/10
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.



 Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures
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

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University
What: Wonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: July 10–11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a light dinner provided on Thursday during our wrap up
Cost: $50.00 for resources and refreshments

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.



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.



5:30 PMTown of Brookhaven Summer Family Fishing at Lake Ronkonkoma
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

The Town of Brookhaven is co-sponsoring this event. 


The event will take place at the Town of Brookhaven Beach, south end of Lake Ronkonkoma, Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park.


This event is geared towards all anglers ages 10 and up who wish to learn about freshwater fishing on Long Island. Loaner rods and bait will be available. Participants are welcome to bring their own fishing gear.
Pre-Registration is Required.
Contact DEC at (631) 444-0283 to register  


6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session. Note: this program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.

Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register for one or more sessions.



Thursday - 7/11
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.



 Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures
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

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University
What: Wonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: July 10–11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a light dinner provided on Thursday during our wrap up
Cost: $50.00 for resources and refreshments

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.



2:00 PMReinstein Woods: Butterfly Super Senses
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

Take a close-up look at real butterfly and moth specimens, and learn how their super-vision, super-smell and internal GPS actually work. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Friday - 7/12
 Brownfield App./Work Plan-Radium & Uranium Site (Mt. Kisco) Comment EXTENDED
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Please note: The comment period that originally was to end on May 24, 2019 has been extended.

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and draft Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Interim Measures Work Plan from Kisco Kommercial Properties, LLC, for a site known as the Former Canadian Radium & Uranium Site, site ID #C360179. This site is located in the Village of Mount Kisco, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 95 and 107 Kisco Avenue. All comments must now be submitted by July 12, 2019.

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:

Mount Kisco Public Library
100 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549.



 Draft Inv. Plan-Church-Division St, Tower A Site (New Rochelle) 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 Church-Division St, Tower A Site (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 12, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New Rochelle Public Library
One Library Plaza
New Rochelle NY, 10801
(914) 632-7878



 Draft Investigation Plan - 400 Food Center Drive Site (Bronx) 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 400 Food Center Drive Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 12, 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:

New York Public Library – Woodstock Branch
761 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 665-6255

--and--

Bronx Community Board 2
1029 East 163rd Street, Room 202
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 328-9125



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 - 7/13
 Proposed Cleanup - L.I. City Center Site (Queens) 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 Long Island City Center Site (24th St., Long Island City), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 13, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Public Library - Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
phone: 718-937-2790

--and--

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, NY 11377
phone: 718-533-8773



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 - I Bird NY : Cool Facts about Common Birds
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

I Bird NY: COOL FACTS ABOUT COMMON BIRDS
 
Join us for a leisurely walk on Five Rivers flat trails. During this walk around ponds and through fields and forests we will look and listen for some of the common local birds. Learn about distress calls and territorial songs and other interesting aspects of these species lives. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

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: Trail Steward Saturday
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 13 - Celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week by exploring Reinstein Woods’ wetlands and helping to remove a pesky plant called Phragmites that has invaded them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

August 3 - Volunteer to help keep Reinstein Woods’ trails healthy and clean! We’ll remove invasive plants, pick up trash, and do whatever else is needed. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Vlomankill Trail
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

Guided Walk: VLOMANKILL TRAIL

This lovely trail follows the banks of the Vlomankill stream through towering hemlocks. It is one of the coolest trails on the property especially on a hot day. On this walk we will travel about a mile and will encounter some small hills. We hope to see wildflowers and squirrels and listen for birds along the way.

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



8:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Night Hike
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: NIGHT HIKE

Join a Five Rivers naturalist for an unusual guided hike! Enjoy the light of the waxing moon as we take a walk to learn about the nocturnal wildlife living here at Five Rivers. We will stop a few times along the trail to put our senses to the test with nocturnal games. All ages welcome.

Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 10 to register. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.

 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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