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Week of 13 July, 2014
Sunday - 7/13
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Monday - 7/14
 Proposed Cleanup Activities for Unisys Corp. Site (Lake Success) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97617.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed cleanup activities to address onsite and offsite contamination related to the Unisys Corporation Site (Lake Success, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposals will be accepted through July 14, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposals also will be held: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY 11020.

To learn about the proposals and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information". Project documents can be reviewed at that web page, and at Great Neck Public Library, Attn: Ms. Laura Weir, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023, (516) 466-8055; and Hillside Public Library, Attn: Ms. Charlene Noll, 155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, (516) 355-7850.



 Proposed Cleanup of 600 River Rd. Apts. Site (N. Tonawanda) 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 contamination related to the 600 River Road Apartments Site (North Tonawanda, Niagara Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 14, 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: North Tonawanda Public Library, Attn: Margaret Waite, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120; (716) 693-4132.



9:30 AMSummer Days Together
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Each summer, in partnership with DEC, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. “Summer Days Together” is a five-day program for children ages 9-12, and runs July 14 through 18. Each day's activities will involve the adult and child exploring together in the natural world. Journals will be kept by all participants. Activities will include animals, plants, water studies, orienteering and geocaching. Friday will be spent by and in the water.

A parent or caregiver must participate with the child(ren). Go to the Friends of Five Rivers web page for complete information, including a registration form.

Fee for one adult plus one child is $55 for members of the Friends of Five Rivers, $65 for non-members. $10 for each additional registered child.



Tuesday - 7/15
 Snapping Turtle Hunting Season Opens - Statewide
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

A small game hunting license is required to take snapping turtles. The only legal implement for taking snapping turtles is a firearm or a bow.

If you choose to eat snapping turtles, you should carefully trim all fat and discard fat, liver, and eggs prior to cooking to reduce exposure to contaminants. For information on this health advisory, call 1-800-458-1158 or visit the New York State Department of Health website in the right column

For more information, see our Reptile and Amphibian Hunting Seasons page.



4:00 PMCreating Solar-Friendly Cites - SUNY-Orange
http://www.sustainhv.org/
Contact  Melissa Everett
everett@sustainhv.org

This meeting which will be held at SUNY-Orange, Kaplan Hall, 1 Washington Center, Newburgh, NY will showcase the empowering resources available to communities from our networks and New York State's excellent new technical assistance programs. These partners are prepared to help communities become solar friendly through streamlined permitting and free zoning reviews, as well as guidance on financing and marketing strategies. DEC's Mark Lowery will present "Climate Smart Communities-Reaching for the Sun."



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.



 Study Area, City of Corning, Steuben County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97180.html
Contact  DEC Avon Office
585-226-2466

This is the first of two informational meetings to keep the public informed.

Place: Radisson Hotel, 125 Dennison Parkway East

Representatives of NYSDEC, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and Corning Incorporated will present general information regarding the Study Area Characterization.

Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97180.html to review the fact sheets and work plan.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17th. There will be an afternoon and an evening session. See the July 17th listing for details.



Wednesday - 7/16
 Oyster Toadfish Season Opens
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources
fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For size and possession limits, visit the link above.

Saltwater anglers (ages 16 and older) must enroll in the free recreational marine fishing registry prior to fishing for any saltwater or migratory fish species.


 Proposed Cleanup Activities for 23-01 42nd Road Site (L.I. City) Comment Ends
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 23-01 42nd Road Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 16, 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: Queens Library - Court Square, 2501 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; (718) 937-2790.



1:00 PMCWM Landfill Public Comment Hearing
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/97603.html
Contact  James T. McClymonds
CWMRMU2@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Two hearings are scheduled onJuly 16, 2014, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Lewiston-Porter High School, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174.

The comment period has been extended and written comments will be accepted until September 5, 2014.



6:30 PMFamily 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 - 7/17
 22nd Urban Forestry Releaf Conference - "Standing Up for Long Island's Trees"
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Mary Kramarchyk/Lands and Forests 518-402-9425
mckramar@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Workshops and tours will be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.  These workshops and tours will educate urban forestry professionals, shade tree committees and volunteers.  This annual conference brings together interested parties from the state's nine regions to share experiences, ideas and new information.  Planning board and Zoning Board credits will be offered as well as professional credits in the following disciplines:  SAF, ISA, DEC Pesticide Credits, CNLP and LA. Standing Up for Long Island's Trees will showcase best management practices to help communities recover from storms, manage invasives and promote healthy canopy cover to combat climate change.



3:00 PMStudy Area, City of Corning, Steuben County -2 Meetings
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97180.html
Contact  NYS DEC Avon Office
585-226-2466

There are two meetings planned for Thursday, July 17.

Both will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 125 Dennison Parkway East. These sessions are for home owners and other interested individuals in the Study Area to speak one-on-one with State and/or Corning Incorporated officials regarding their concerns. The afternoon meeting will run from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. The evening session will run from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97180.html to review the fact sheets and work plan documents.


7:00 PMCayuga Lake Modeling Project
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/88250.html
Contact  Susan Van Patten
waterlog@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Tompkins County Water Resources Council will host the next in a series of public meetings to discuss progress with the Cayuga Lake Modeling Project on Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Space @ GreenStar, 700 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca.  Representatives from New York State DEC will lead the meeting, which will include an update on the overall project status followed by review of the technical findings to date. 

Research scientists from the Upstate Freshwater Institute will discuss the preliminary results of their extensive 2013 water quality monitoring program of Cayuga Lake and the tributary streams, with a focus on phosphorus sources and impacts.  Cornell Professor Todd Walter will review the progress of the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering's Soil and Water Lab in constructing the Cayuga Lake watershed model.  His research team is exploring approaches to incorporating site-specific processes, such as stream bank erosion and farming practices, on phosphorus transport from the watershed to the lake. 

The NYSDEC representatives will moderate questions and lead an open discussion of the Cayuga Lake Modeling Project.  All are welcome to attend.



Friday - 7/18
 22nd Urban Forestry Releaf Conference - "Standing Up for Long Island's Trees"
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Mary Kramarchyk/Lands and Forests 518-402-9425
mckramar@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Workshops and tours will be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.  These workshops and tours will educate urban forestry professionals, shade tree committees and volunteers.  This annual conference brings together interested parties from the state's nine regions to share experiences, ideas and new information.  Planning board and Zoning Board credits will be offered as well as professional credits in the following disciplines:  SAF, ISA, DEC Pesticide Credits, CNLP and LA. Standing Up for Long Island's Trees will showcase best management practices to help communities recover from storms, manage invasives and promote healthy canopy cover to combat climate change.



 Proposed Cleanup Activities for 154 S. Ogden St. Site (Buffalo) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/90016.html
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 154 South Ogden Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 18, 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: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Attn: Mary Jean Jakubowski, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; (716) 858-8900.



 Proposed Cleanup Activities for 4630 River Road Site (Tonawanda) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/81931.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed activities to address contamination related to the 4630 River Road Site (Tonawanda, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 18, 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: Tonawanda Library, 333 Main Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150.



 Proposed Deletion of 1083 Route 32 Site (Rosendale) from Registry Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140618_not3.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposal to delist the 1083 Route 32 Site #356031 (Rosendale, Ulster Co.) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. Comments about the proposal to delete the site from the Registry may be submitted until July 18, 2014.

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



 Public Comment Period for the Essex Chain Lakes Management Complex Draft Unit Ma
Contact  Josh Clague
lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Plan can be viewed online at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/97474.html  


 Public Comment Period for the Multiple-Use Community Connector Trail Plan
Contact  Josh Clague
lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Plan can be downloaded at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22587.html



 Public Comment Period for the Revised Draft North Country National Scenic Trail
Contact  Josh Clague
lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The plan can be viewed online at:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/39658.html.



 Upper Hudson Woodlands Easement Draft RMP Public Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/97209.html
Contact  Allison Buckley
r5ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Department invites public comments on the Upper Hudson Woodlands ATP Conservation Easement Draft Public Access Recreation Management Plan (RMP). The draft RMP contains facilities and improvements including the opening of eight miles of public fishing corridors; designating or constructing several small gravel parking areas - including parking for persons with disabilities; boat launches, car top boat launches, including launches for persons with disabilities and privies and fishing piers for persons with disabilities. Additionally, three separate Public Use Areas (PUAs) will be opened to provide approximately 4,529 acres of land for year-round non-motorized access such as hunting, fishing, trapping and boating opportunities.

Comments will be accepted through July 18, 2014 and may be submitted to Allison Buckley, NYS DEC Lands & Forests, P.O. Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134-1316.>



Saturday - 7/19
 22nd Urban Forestry Releaf Conference - "Standing Up for Long Island's Trees"
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Mary Kramarchyk/Lands and Forests 518-402-9425
mckramar@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Workshops and tours will be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.  These workshops and tours will educate urban forestry professionals, shade tree committees and volunteers.  This annual conference brings together interested parties from the state's nine regions to share experiences, ideas and new information.  Planning board and Zoning Board credits will be offered as well as professional credits in the following disciplines:  SAF, ISA, DEC Pesticide Credits, CNLP and LA. Standing Up for Long Island's Trees will showcase best management practices to help communities recover from storms, manage invasives and promote healthy canopy cover to combat climate change.



10:00 AMProject wildTrek
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectWildTrack
Contact  Tim Watson
(518) 623-1240 or tmwatson@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Volunteer citizen scientists needed!

Project wildTrack is a new initiative by NYSDEC to survey small carnivores (primarily American martens and fishers) in the Adirondack region of New York. 

Our first Project wildTrack training workshop will be hosted at the SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb on Saturday, July 19. Please sign-up for one of two workshop sessions offered on that day: 10:00 am – 12:00 or 1:00-3:00 pm (lunch provided for both sessions).



10:30 AMPond Life for Kids
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Bring your kids for a fun activity at the pond! Use nets to scoop for pond animals and learn how to identify aquatic insects. For children of all ages. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:00 PMProject wildTrek
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectWildTrack
Contact  Tim Watson
(518) 623-1240 or tmwatson@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Volunteer citizen scientists needed!

Project wildTrack is a new initiative by NYSDEC to survey small carnivores (primarily American martens and fishers) in the Adirondack region of New York. 

Our first Project wildTrack training workshop will be hosted at the SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb on Saturday, July 19. Please sign-up for one of two workshop sessions offered on that day:  10:00 am – 12:00 or 1:00-3:00 pm (lunch provided for both sessions).



2:00 PMLet's Go Pond Hopping
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Join us for a refreshing visit to 11 of the ponds on Five Rivers’ property. On our way, we will look and listen for signs of wildlife and wildlife activity.



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