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Week of 1 September, 2013
Sunday - 9/1
 Comment Period for Great Lakes Action Agenda Closes
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  NYSDEC Great Lakes Program
glakes@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC's Great Lakes Program seeks input on New York's draft Great Lakes Action Agenda. The action agenda is available as a PDF document on DEC's Great Lakes Action Agenda webpage.

Please email your comments to glakes@gw.dec.state.ny.us by September 1, 2013.



 Crow Hunting Season Opens Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Crow hunting is allowed only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.


 Early Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens in Many Areas of NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.


 Snipe, Rail and Gallinule Hunting Season Opens Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.


 Squirrel Season Opens - Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29460.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt in September 2013.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


Monday - 9/2
10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


Tuesday - 9/3
 Early Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - Lake Champlain, Central and Eastern LI
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.


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 - 9/4
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 9/5
7:30 AMCitizen Science: The Early Birder
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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.


Friday - 9/6
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 9/7
10:00 AMFungi with a Fun Gal
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Fall is the best time of year to enjoy the beauty of wild mushrooms. Celebrate National Mushroom Month with an indoor presentation and a guided outdoor fungus foray. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 Bears
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

These big and burly animals can be found in many parts of the world, including New York’s  suburban areas. Learn more about the lives of black bears at an indoor presentation and on an outdoor walk to look for signs of these animals and their relatives. Best-practice advice on reducing unwanted bear/human interactions will be discussed. This program is free and open to the public.


2:00 PMFamily Fun: Nature Walk for Kids
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

On this outdoor walk, we will use games and interactive activities to teach children about a variety of nature subjects. We will take a casual stroll on Five Rivers’ gentle trails, stopping along the way to learn about the cool plants and animals that live here.  This program is free and open to the public.


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