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Week of 27 July, 2014
Sunday - 7/27
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 7/28
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 7/29
9:00 AMSummer Institute: Schoolyard Habitats
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Explore new and exciting ways to reach your curriculum goals, while enjoying the most under-used “classroom” at your school—the schoolyard! Learn outdoor classroom management techniques, how to identify common species, and effective ways to incorporate the outdoors into your curriculum. Each participant will receive a Project WILD activity guide with more than 120 standards-based lesson plans. Activities presented in the workshop are correlated to Common Core math and ELA standards. Please note: Participants must attend both days. For educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



10:00 AMSummer Family Fun
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 Family Fun” is a four-day program for children ages 2-8. Three identical sessions are offered this summer: July 29-August 1, August 5-8, and August 12-15. Each day begins with the reading of a story from nature. Hands-on activities follow from the theme of the story. Each day includes exploration, discovery, games and crafts. Fridays are spent by the and in the stream.

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 $40 for members of the Friends of Five Rivers, $50 for non-members. $5 for each additional registered child.



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.



7:00 PMLake Carmel Meeting
Contact  Karen Stainbrook
karen.stainbrook@dec.ny.gov

Meeting location: Kent Town Hall, Kent Town Center, 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY 10512

Public meeting with Lake Carmel watershed residents to talk about the lake's water quality and the development of a plan to limit the amount of nutrients entering the lake.



8:30 PMCitizen Science: Moths
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

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 Thursday, July 24.



Wednesday - 7/30
9:00 AMSummer Institute: Schoolyard Habitats
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Explore new and exciting ways to reach your curriculum goals, while enjoying the most under-used “classroom” at your school—the schoolyard! Learn outdoor classroom management techniques, how to identify common species, and effective ways to incorporate the outdoors into your curriculum. Each participant will receive a Project WILD activity guide with more than 120 standards-based lesson plans. Activities presented in the workshop are correlated to Common Core math and ELA standards. Please note: Participants must attend both days. For educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



6:00 PMRE-SCHEDULED Meeting - No Further Action for 508 West Liberty St. Site (Rome)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note that this public meeting has been re-scheduled from July 24 to July 30, 2014

Meeting Location: Rome City Hall, 198 North Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the "no further action" remedy being proposed by DEC related to the 508 West Liberty Street Site (Rome, Oneida Co.), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a comment period that runs through an extended public comment period deadline of August 15, 2014.

To learn about the remedy and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Rome City Hall, 198 North Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440, phone (315) 339-7643; and Jervis Public Library, 613 North Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440, phone (315) 336-4570.



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 - 7/31
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 8/1
 BCP Application for 744 Bedford Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Public Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140702_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield CLeanup Program (BCP) application from Bedford Roth Holding LLC for a site known as 744 Bedford Avenue, site ID #C224193. This site is located in Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 742 - 760 Bedford Avenue. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than August 1, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Marcy Library, 617 Dekalb Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216.



 BCP Application for Former Cascade Laundry Site (Brooklyn) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140702_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application with Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP) from 553 Marcy Avenue Owner LLC for a site known as the Former Cascade Laundry, site ID #C224194. This site is located in Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 835 Myrtle Avenue. Comments regarding the application and RIWP must be submitted no later than August 1, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Marcy Library, 617 Dekalb Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216.



 BCP Application for Mt. Olive Former LILCO Site (N. Hempstead) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140702_not1.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from GG Acquisitions, LLC for a site known as the Mt. Olive Former LILCO Site, ID #C130182. The site is located in the Hamlet of Manhasset in the Town of North Hempstead within the County of Nassau, and is located at 43 High Street. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than August 1, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Manhasset Public Library, 30 Oderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY 11030.



 Diamondback Terrapin Hunting Season Opens - Downstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 All of Long Island, New York City, and the lower Hudson River north to the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

A valid diamondback terrapin license is required to take diamondback terrapin. Follow the directions on the Application and License web page to submit your form. 

Diamondback terrapin may only be taken using dip nets, hand capture, seine nets, and traps. The traps must be capable of capturing diamondback terrapin alive, and the trap must be marked with a tag bearing the name and address of the licensee and must be checked daily.

   Possession of a diamondback terrapin on the waters or shores of New York State during the closed season is prohibited. Diamondback terrapin legally taken during the open season may be sold throughout the year only if they were killed and processed for consumption prior to May 5. 


Saturday - 8/2
10:00 AMFamily Freshwater Fishing Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89362.html
Contact  I FISH NY-Long Island
IfishNY@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Pre-registration required.

Spend the day with the family fishing and learning about the aquatic environment. This event starts with education stations and follows with open fishing. A children’s casting contest is held throughout the day.

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

Date: Saturday, August 2nd

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Hempstead Lake State Park

Age: All

Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Passport

Event Limit: 150 participants

Directions: Take exit 18 off Southern State Parkway. Follow the drive into the Park. Make your second right into the ticket booths. Make an immediate left after the booths. Follow to the end of the parking lot. Walk along the path to MacDonald and South Ponds.



 Creature Feature: Marvelous Monarchs
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Unlike most other insects in our area, monarch butterflies cannot survive winter, so they migrate. Monarchs are the only butterflies to make this long round trip—up to 3,000 miles—every year. Critical threats to the monarch are climate change and habitat loss. Join a Five Rivers naturalist to discuss their incredible journey, life cycle, habitat and threats, and learn about monarch-related research that has been going on at Five Rivers for more than 10 years.



2:00 PMGuided Walk: Eagle Pass and Woodlot Trail
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar



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