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Week of 21 July, 2013
Sunday - 7/21
 Hudson River Days
http://hudsonriverdaysny.org/Home.aspx
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
Email: hrep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hudson River Days is the annual celebration of the Hudson River estuary and its watershed. Hudson River Days events are organized by a diverse set of stakeholders to focus on the environment, bringing public attention to the river's scenery, ecology and recreational uses, as well as the people, organizations, businesses and entities that work to promote environmental stewardship and restoration, public access and recreation. Hudson River Days celebrate the progress made in revitalizing the Hudson River and its watershed with a focus on the five themes of the 2010-2014 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda: Clean Water, Habitat, River Access, Climate Change and Scenery. Hudson River Days activities range from sails and swims to music and visual art inspired by the natural beauty of the region. To find an event near you, see the website above.



Monday - 7/22
 DEC Booth at the Chautauqua County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has a booth in the Conservation Building! Stop by the booth to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Chautauqua County Fair - July 22 to 28
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Dunkirk, NY



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

Come join us for a walk through the woods as we look for nocturnal critters and planets before the Thunder Moon rises. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Tuesday - 7/23
 DEC Booth at the Chautauqua County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has a booth in the Conservation Building! Stop by the booth to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Chautauqua County Fair - July 22 to 28
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Dunkirk, NY



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

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.



Wednesday - 7/24
 DEC Booth at the Chautauqua County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has a booth in the Conservation Building! Stop by the booth to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Chautauqua County Fair - July 22 to 28
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Dunkirk, NY



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 take place at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library at 1030 Losson Road in Cheektowaga. For more information and to sign up, contact the library at 716-668-4991.


 Oneida Hills Draft UMP public meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/83216.html
Contact  DEC, Herkimer Lands and Forests
r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

A public meeting to accept comments on the draft Oneida Hills Unit Management Plan (UMP) will be held Wednesday, July 24 in the Steuben Town Hall, 9458 Soule Rd, Steuben, (Turn west off of State Route 12 at Remsen onto Starr Hill Road, turn left on Fuller Road then continue to Soule Road). The first half hour will be an open house format which provides time for the public to informally discuss the draft plan with DEC Lands and Forest staff. Beginning at 7 p.m., DEC staff will briefly present highlights of the draft plan. Following the presentation, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the plan.

Public comments are being accepted until August 1.



Thursday - 7/25
 DEC Booth at the Chautauqua County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has a booth in the Conservation Building! Stop by the booth to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Chautauqua County Fair - July 22 to 28
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Dunkirk, NY



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

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children ages 3 and under. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Friday - 7/26
 DEC Booth at the Chautauqua County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has a booth in the Conservation Building! Stop by the booth to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Chautauqua County Fair - July 22 to 28
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Dunkirk, NY



8:00 PMCitizen Science: Moth Census
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Moths are suckers for sugar—literally! Join us for a close look at these beautiful and fascinating insects as we begin our first moth census. After a brief indoor overview of the natural history and ecological importance of moths, we’ll venture afield to monitor the action at sugared “bait stations.” Flashlights are helpful but not necessary. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Tuesday, July 23.  This program is free and open to the public.


Saturday - 7/27
 DEC Booth at the Chautauqua County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has a booth in the Conservation Building! Stop by the booth to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Chautauqua County Fair - July 22 to 28
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Dunkirk, NY



10:00 AMHow To Do It: What is That Tree?
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

We’re not going to tell you! Join us for a guided “tour de forest” and learn how to identify common trees, using field guides and dichotomous keys. Staff naturalists will also discuss the ecological and socio-economic import of tree species you should know. After this workshop, you will be able to branch out on your own and identify trees without getting stumped!  This program is free and open to the public.


10:30 AMScratch and Sniff Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Discover what Reinstein Woods has to offer your senses of touch and smell during this hands-on hike. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


2:00 PMKeep Cats Indoors!
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Free-roaming cats kill hundreds of millions of birds and more than a billion small mammals in the U.S. every year! An outdoor cat can be expected to live for only 2-5 years, while an indoor cat may live for 15 years or more. Find out what you can do to help preserve our native wildlife from cat predation and how to nurture happy, healthy indoor cats. This program is free and open to the public.


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