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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
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 7/9
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.



Wednesday - 7/10
9:00 AMFive 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 - 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
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 7/13
10:00 AMReinstein 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.



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