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Week of 12 January, 2014
Sunday - 1/12
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 1/13
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 1/14
2:00 PMCornell Webinar Series - Pesticides - Using Biological Control I
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/nursery_ghouse/resistance_mgm...
Contact  Bureau of Pest Management
R1Pesticides@gw.dec.state.ny.us

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Parking is located in the front of the building. Participants need to check in at the reception desk. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the Webinar start time. Bring applicator certification card to receive NYSDEC recertification credits.

Managing pests in enclosed structures can be challenging but these upcoming programs can help growers of all sizes. We will offer practical lessons and tips you can use to better manage pests.

This project was initiated because in greenhouses, pesticide resistance can lead to over-use of pesticides, as well as a reduction in yields and crop quality due to poor pest control. The topic of resistance management can be complex; we hope this interactive webinar series will help provide the information greenhouse growers can use to manage pesticide resistance.



6:00 PMFull Moon Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy the winter woods by the light of the full moon. Snowshoe rental = $5.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00/person. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



Wednesday - 1/15
10:00 AMKnee-High Naturalists
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Want to get out of the house with your young child? Join our fun series that’s just for them! Each hour-long session will feature a variety of activities, such as stories, games, crafts and snacks. Participants must sign up for the entire series. For children ages 3 to 5. Materials fee = $25.00 per child; $15.00 per child for Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



6:30 PMFull Moon/Moonlight Cross-Country Ski Tour
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a leisurely, guided cross-country ski tour through the preserve. For experienced skiers, ages 10 and up. Ski rental = $5.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



Thursday - 1/16
 Proposed Cleanup of Frmr. Hampshire Chemical Corp (Waterloo) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Hampshire Chemical Corp Facility (Waterloo). Comments regarding the cleanup proposal may be submitted until January 16, 2014.

An informal availability session about the proposal will be held at 7pm (followed by a public meeting at 8pm) on December 17, 2013. Location: Seneca County office Building, Heroes Conference Room - 3rd Floor, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY,

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet.



4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



 Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for 365 Bond St. Site (Brooklyn)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: P.S. 32 Samuel Sprole School Library, 317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

The public is invited to an informal public meeting ("availability session") to learn about cleanup activities being proposed within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program to address contamination related to the 365 Bond Street Site, located in Brooklyn. Drop in anytime during this informal session to ask questions and discuss the upcoming site activities.

Public comments also are welcome at the session, and during a public comment period that runs through January 30, 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: Brooklyn Public Library (attn: Ms. Molly Pudner), Carroll Gardens Branch, 396 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231; (718) 596-6972.



Friday - 1/17
7:00 PMNIGHT LIFE
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many animals in our area begin to stir only as night falls. Join us for an evening walk to learn more about the creatures of the night. We will discuss which nocturnal animals are active in New York’s winter months and how they survive in their dark, cold realm. In the event of deep snow, this walk will be done on snowshoes. 



Saturday - 1/18
 Draft Documents for 1050-1088 Niagara St. Site (Buffalo) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/94915.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft investigation work plan and a draft cleanup measures work plan to address contamination related to the 1050-1088 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo, Erie County), under New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposals may be submitted through January 18, 2014.

To learn about the proposals and how to comment, click the link at "Additional Information" above.



 Proposed Cleanup of Silvercup West-Parcel D Site (L.I. City) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Silvercup West-Parcel D Site (Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments regarding the cleanup proposal will be accepted through January 18, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet.



9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: PROJECT WILD
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WILD is an award-winning international interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This hands-on, participatory workshop will introduce educators to lessons and activities which integrate wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of hands-on activities which support NYS learning standards. Participants should dress for outdoor activity. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, January 15.



2:00 PMBirding 101 - Class 1
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a bird identification adventure. This program will help you identify common birds and learn how to properly use binoculars. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.


 Family Fun: WALKING in WINTER
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many animals get around in winter by walking on top of the snow. Snowshoes help us do the same. During this basic introduction, we’ll learn how to walk using snowshoes and discover first-hand how they help us move more easily when snow is deep. We’ll try our new-found skills on a guided tour along Five Rivers’ trails. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, January 15 and to reserve snowshoes if you don’t have your own.


 Winter Wonders Walk
Contact  James Herrington
845-889-4745 x109

Did you ever wonder why someone would want to go for a walk in winter? Now is your chance to find out! Besides just enjoying the crisp winter air we may see anything from snow fleas to eagles on this easy two mile walk.

Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, Dutchess County.



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