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Week of 8 July, 2018
Sunday - 7/8
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 7/9
 Proposed Cleanup-Northern Blvd & Steinway St. Site (L.I. City) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 Northern Blvd and Steinway Street Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 9, 2018.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment. (Available in English, Espanol, Hindi, and Bengali).

Project documents are available for review at: Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103; phone: 718-721-2462  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-626-1021.



Tuesday - 7/10
10:00 AMCWM Issues Conference
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20161228_reg9.html#929340002200049
Contact  region9@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of the issues conference is to identify substantive and significant issues, if any, that require adjudication with regard to the June 2017 draft SPDES permit and the December 2017 draft ASF permit. Please note that participation at the issues conference on July 10, 2018 is limited to Department staff, applicant, and those persons who file either new petitions for full party status or amicus status, or supplements to previously filed petitions, consistent with the requirements outlined in 6 NYCRR part 624.

Board Room of the Community Resource Center
4011 Creek Road
Youngstown, New York 14174 



 Reinstein Woods: Fairy Houses at Amherst State Park
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
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 to create a house to attract nature's fairies. Once you learn how, you can make one anywhere. For children age 5 to 10.

Note: This program takes place at Amherst State Park.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



6:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council CANCELLED
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

This meeting has been cancelled.



Wednesday - 7/11
10:00 AMCWM Issues Conference
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20161228_reg9.html#929340002200049
Contact  region9@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of the issues conference is to identify substantive and significant issues, if any, that require adjudication with regard to the June 2017 draft SPDES permit and the December 2017 draft ASF permit. Please note that participation at the issues conference on July 10, 2018 is limited to Department staff, applicant, and those persons who file either new petitions for full party status or amicus status, or supplements to previously filed petitions, consistent with the requirements outlined in 6 NYCRR part 624.

Board Room of the Community Resource Center
4011 Creek Road
Youngstown, New York 14174 



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science- Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.




4:00 PMBOEM Offshore Wind Fisheries Stakeholder Meeting - Montauk
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/113971.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location:
Montauk Community Playhouse, ADC Room
240 Edgemere Street, Montauk, New York, 11954

In collaboration with the State of New York (Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), BOEM is convening 2 public comment sessions to help ensure that BOEM is aware of the questions or concerns of New York’s fishing community and other stakeholders. BOEM will present information regarding the NY Bight Call for Information and Area Identification process and characterization of NY Bight fisheries. 

If you are unable to attend a meeting, or if you prefer to submit written comment to BOEM electronically, comments may be submitted by July 30, 2018. To submit comments online or get information on how to mail in comments, please visit the Regulations website and in the search bar, enter ‘BOEM-2018-0004.’



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.


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
http://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

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.



Thursday - 7/12
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Jewels of the Sky at Billy Wilson Park
http://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

On this guided walk we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight. Note: This program will be held at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



4:00 PMBOEM Offshore Wind Fisheries Stakeholder Meeting - Hampton Bays
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/113971.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location:
Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock Office
333 Beach Road (aka Dune Road), Hampton Bays, NY 11946
*Located at the Shinnecock Fishing Station on the Hampton Bays side of the Shinnecock Inlet

In collaboration with the State of New York (Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), BOEM is convening 2 public comment sessions to help ensure that BOEM is aware of the questions or concerns of New York’s fishing community and other stakeholders. BOEM will present information regarding the NY Bight Call for Information and Area Identification process and characterization of NY Bight fisheries.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, or if you prefer to submit written comment to BOEM electronically, comments may be submitted by July 30, 2018. To submit comments online or get information on how to mail in comments, please visit the Regulations website and in the search bar, enter ‘BOEM-2018-0004.’



6:00 PMReinstein Woods: Invasive Plants Work Day
http://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

Help remove invasive plants from Reinstein Woods and learn alternative native species to plant instead. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Friday - 7/13
 BCP App. & Work Plan-Former Central Dry Cleaners Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Former Central Dry Cleaners, site ID #C915332. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 169 West Utica Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo 14203.



 BCP App. - 14 Le Count Standard Printing Site (New Rochelle) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 14 Le Count Standard Printing, site ID #C360176. This site is in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 14 LeCount Pl, 207-211 North Ave, 455-463 Main St. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

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:
New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801.



 BCP App. - American Cleaners Middletown Site (Middletown) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as American Cleaners Middletown, site ID #C336091. This site is located in the City of Middletown, within the County of Orange, and is located at 360 Route 211 East. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

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:
Middletown Thrall Library
11-19 Depot Street
Middletown, NY 10940.



 BCP App. - Hawkeye Trade Center & Residences - 1A (Rochester) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences - 1A, site ID #C828207. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1447 St Paul St. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

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:
Lincoln Branch Library
851 Joseph Ave
Rochester, NY 14621.



 BCP Application - Hamilton Hill II Site (Schenectady) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Hamilton Hill II - Target Area 1 Site, site ID #C447052. This site is located in the City of Schenectady, within the County of Schenectady, and is located at 302-310 Craig St. and 811-831 & 820-840 Albany St. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

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:
Schenectady County Public Library, Central Library
99 Clinton St.
Schenectady, NY 12305.



Saturday - 7/14
10:00 AMFive Rivers - LIVING SIMPLY
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 SIMPLY

In honor of Thoreau’s birthday, July 12, we will discuss ways of living a simpler life. With so many options, from community sharing websites to recycling your neighbors’ trash, we can all find a simpler and more sustainable way to live. Come prepared to ask questions and be engaged in the conversation. You will get a to-do list pad to take home as an example of what a little effort can do to decrease waste in landfills and simplify your life.



 Beach Seinig at Norrie Point
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/92349.html
Contact  Ashawna Abbot
Ashawna.Abbot@dec.ny.gov
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

Join NYDEC scientist in a hands on experience beach seining at Norrie Point. This is a great introduction into learning about many incredible fish that live in our very own Hudson River. Waders provided, just bring your friends and your love for the river! This program is FREE and open to the public.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Citizen Science Training: The Search for Monarchs
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn how to search for and record monarchs at Reinstein Woods or in your own backyard. For adults and children 12 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: INSECTS AROUND
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: INSECTS ABOUND!

Join us for a guided walk to look for insects and their homes. Insects are essential pollinators and a primary food source for many animals here at Five Rivers. Bring your explorer tools if you have them. You never know what we might find.

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: Aliens!
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals that have been introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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