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Week of 6 July, 2014
Sunday - 7/6
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Monday - 7/7
 Bear Hunting Regulations - Public Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html
Contact  Jeremy Hurst
518-402-8883; WildlifeRegs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This rulemaking is necessary to expand bear hunting opportunities and increase harvest to help stabilize or reduce populations.

Written comments will be accepted through July 7, 2014.

See the text of the proposed regulation and information on how to comment



 Comment Period Ends - Part 1 Section 1.31 Hunting Black Bear
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html#Part1Sect131p
Contact  Jeremy Hurst
NYSDEC 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-4754

This proposed rulemaking is necessary to expand bear hunting opportunities and increase harvests to help stabilize or reduce populations.

Comments will be accepted through July 7, 2014.



Tuesday - 7/8
8:30 AMWater Chestnut Pull
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Invasive Species Awareness Week: WATER CHESTNUT PULL

Water chestnut, an invasive aquatic plant, is taking over the surface of some of the ponds at Five Rivers. This invasive aquatic plant crowds out native flora and can result in changes to the water chemistry and composition of the ponds. Removal is a labor-intensive process, requiring many hands. If you would like to assist in the effort, bring your own kayak or canoe, PFD, paddle, and gloves. Those without a watercraft can assist with disposal on land. Expect to get wet and dirty. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult to be on the water. Insect repellent is strictly prohibited for those who will be on or near the water. Hat and sunscreen are suggested.

Participants are invited to drop in any time between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM to help pull water chestnuts.

This activity will be repeated on Friday, July 11.



6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Trail Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from April through August from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

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.



7:30 PMCitizen Science: FrogWatch
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Throughout the world, amphibians are disappearing for many different reasons. Join us to learn why frogs and salamanders are in trouble, and help us monitor how the frogs in our area are doing. Participants will learn to identify species by their calls and then venture out to survey the number of species heard and the intensity of their calls. Flashlights and waterproof footwear are recommended. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 for more information.



Wednesday - 7/9
6:00 PMLakeside Fishing Clinic on Lake Ronkonkoma
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89362.html
Contact  I FISH NY-Long Island
IfishNY@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Pre-registration required.

Take a break from the blistering summer sun and try some cool, evening fishing. Geared to families, basic instruction focuses on fish identification, techniques, regulations and stewardship practices. Open fishing to follow.

I FISH NY-LI provides loaner rods and free bait at every event.

Date: Wednesday, July 9th

Time: 6p – Dark

Location: Lake Ronkonkoma-Town of Brookhaven Beach

Age: All

Cost: Free

Event Limit: 50 participants

Directions:

From the East: Take 495 to exit 60 Ronkonkoma Avenue. Continue on service road until Pond Road. Make a right onto Pond Rd/Lake Shore Rd. Follow about 1.3 miles; make a left into the Park.

From the West: Take 495 to exit 59 Ocean Avenue. Follow service road to second light. Make a left onto Pond Road/Lake Shore Rd. Follow about 1.3 miles; make a left into the Park.



6:30 PMBirding 101: Class #5
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Introduction to the thrush family — how many varieties do we have at Reinstein Woods? Learn to identify them by sight and sound, as we walk through the Woods. Bring field guides and binoculars, if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



 Family Nature Hour
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate nature together on a different topic each session. Please note: This program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library at 1030 Losson Road in Cheektowaga. Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register.



Thursday - 7/10
 Proposed Cleanup for CE - Pemart Ave-Peekskill MGP Site Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed cleanup activities to address on-site and off-site contamination related to the CE - Pemart Ave-Peekskill MGP Site (Peekskill, Westchester Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 10, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Peekskill Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566; (914) 737-1212.



6:00 PMEmerald Ash Borer
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Invasive Species Awareness Week: EMERALD ASH BORER

Join us to learn more about the emerald ash borer (EAB). The program will start with an indoor presentation about the background and biology of this invasive beetle. Afterward, we’ll visit the Woodlot Trail to see first-hand the signs and symptoms of an infestation and learn what is being done to manage the pest at Five Rivers. An EAB activity will be available for children during the indoor presentation, separate from the adult program.



Friday - 7/11
 BCP Application for 2002-2024 Cropsey Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140611_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 2002 Cropsey Associates LLC for a site known as the 2002-2024 Cropsey Avenue Site, ID #C224169. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 2002-2024 Cropsey Avenue. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than July 11, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: New Utrecht Branch Library, 1743 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214.



 Draft Investigation Plan for South Shore Outdoor Site (Bay Shore) Comment Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the South Shore Outdoor Site (Bay Shore, Suffolk Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 11, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Brentwood Public Library, 34 2nd Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717; (631) 273-7883.



 Draft Investigation Plan for the 5140 Site (Yorkville) Public Comment Period End
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 5140 Site (Yorkville, Oneida Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 11, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Mills Library, 399 Main Street, New York Mills, NY 13417; (315) 736-5391.



 Proposed Cleanup Activities for Frmr. Ogilvie Foods Site (Watertown) Comment End
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed cleanup activities to address contamination related to the Former Ogilvie Foods Company Site (Watertown, Jefferson Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 11, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: City Hall, 245 Washington Avenue, Watertown, NY 13601; (315) 785-7730.



8:30 AMWater Chestnut Pull
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Invasive Species Awareness Week: WATER CHESTNUT PULL

Water chestnut, an invasive aquatic plant, is taking over the surface of some of the ponds at Five Rivers. This invasive aquatic plant crowds out native flora and can result in changes to the water chemistry and composition of the ponds. Removal is a labor-intensive process, requiring many hands. If you would like to assist in the effort, bring your own kayak or canoe, PFD, paddle, and gloves. Those without a watercraft can assist with disposal on land. Expect to get wet and dirty. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult to be on the water. Insect repellent is strictly prohibited for those who will be on or near the water. Hat and sunscreen are suggested.

Participants are invited to drop in any time between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM to help pull water chestnuts.



2:00 PMFree Sportfishing Clinic - Fish Creek Campground
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24466.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries- I FISH NY Program, 518-402-8891
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC's I FISH NY Program will be offering a free sportfishing clinic at DEC's Fish Creek Campground in Saranac Lake every other Friday  in July to the second week in August. A freshwater fishing license is not required to participate in this event. Staff will be on hand to teach fishing basics and fish species identification. Loaner roads and bait will also be available for use.



8:30 PMFull Buck Moon Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a walk in the woods, as we look for whitetail deer growing new velvety antlers during this full moon. Bring binoculars and flashlights, if you have them. A stroller or wagon is recommended for children under age 6. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Saturday - 7/12
10:00 AMWatchable Wildlife: Bluebirds
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Learn all about New York’s state bird, the Eastern Bluebird. Discover the challenges that have faced this species and the successful efforts to aid its recovery. We will discuss the ideal habitat and conditions for this species to survive. This presentation begins indoors, then we’ll venture out to learn more about Five Rivers’ own bluebird box trail.



10:30 AMSummer Wildflowers
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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



12:00 PMI FISH NY Free Fishing Event, Hunts Point Landing, Bronx, NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
(718) 482-4022

Fishing with Rocking the Boat, Hunt's Pt. Landing at Farragut St.

This event is open to the public and has been designated a Free Fishing Event, meaning a fishing license is not required for the duration of the event.



2:00 PMHelping Hands: Volunteer Training
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

If you are interested in helping at Five Rivers’ programs and events and you are at least 12 years old, consider becoming a Student or Assistant Naturalist. Naturalists help us with a variety of jobs, including setting up and removing exhibits, passing around animal skulls and pelts at programs, and occasionally assisting the public with activities at events. If you are interested in this type of volunteer opportunity and would like to sign up for this training, please call Five Rivers at 475-0291 by Tuesday, July 8.



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