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Week of 1 September, 2019
Sunday - 9/1
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 9/2
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 9/3
9:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



Wednesday - 9/4
12:30 PMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Suffolk County
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html
Contact  Urban and Community Forestry Program
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The NYS Urban and Community Forestry program is pleased to present information sessions in preparation for the Round 15 grant. Funding for urban forestry grants will be available from the Environmental Protection Fund for projects throughout the state.

 The application for funding is expected to be available in Fall 2019. Project categories include planting, maintenance, tree inventories, forest management plans and education programs.

To assist potential applicants, information sessions have been scheduled at locations around the state. This information session for Suffolk County is from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM on September 4th at the DEC Region 1 Offices, 50 Circle Rd. Stony Brook 11790

 If you're planning on attending this information session, please let us know by completing the form here: http://tinyurl.com/UCFGrantInfo



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Amphenol Facility (Sidney) - No Further Action Proposed
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Sidney Civic Center, Board Room, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney, NY 13838

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about DEC's proposal for "no further action" for the Amphenol Facility, (Sidney, Delaware Co.). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through September 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Sidney Memorial Public Library
8 River Street
Sidney, NY 13838
607-563-1200



Thursday - 9/5
 Draft Investigation Plan-Charcoal Tablet Mill Site (Peekskill) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Charcoal Tablet Mill Site (Peekskill, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through September 5, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave.
Peekskill, NY 10566
914-737-1212



7:30 AMFive Rivers - I BIRD NY- Early Birders
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS - Thursdays through September at 7:30 am

Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary.

In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled.

For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



9:30 AMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Queens County
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html
Contact  Urban and Community Forestry Program
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The NYS Urban and Community Forestry program is pleased to present information sessions in preparation for the Round 15 grant. Funding for urban forestry grants will be available from the Environmental Protection Fund for projects throughout the state.

The application for funding is expected to be available in Fall 2019. Project categories include planting, maintenance, tree inventories, forest management plans and education programs.

To assist potential applicants, information sessions have been scheduled at locations around the state. This information session for Queens County is from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM on September 5th at the DEC Region 2 Offices, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City NY 11101. The meeting will be on the 8th floor.

Parking is extremely limited. For public transportation take the 7 or G train to the 21st Street station.

 If you're planning on attending this information session, please let us know by completing the form here: http://tinyurl.com/UCFGrantInfo



Friday - 9/6
 Brownfield App. - 291 Richardson St. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 291 Richardson Street, site ID #C224292. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 291 Richardson Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 6, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Brooklyn Public Library
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11211

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11211



 Brownfield App. - Crannell Square Site (C. Poughkeepsie) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Crannell Square, site ID #C314130. This site is located in the City of Poughkeepsie, within the County of Dutchess, and is located at 35 Catharine Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 6, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Poughkeepsie Public Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601



 Draft Investigation Plan - G.W. Lisk Site (Clifton Springs) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the G.W. Lisk Company, Inc. Site (Clifton Springs, Ontario Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through September 6, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Clifton Springs Public Library
4 Railroad Ave.
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
315-462-7371



 Proposed Cleanup - 2 Ingraham St. Site (E. Williamsburg) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 2 Ingraham Street Site (East Williamsburg, Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 6, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-230-2100

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-389-0009



9:30 AMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Broome County
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html
Contact  Urban and Community Forestry Program
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The NYS Urban and Community Forestry program is pleased to present information sessions in preparation for the Round 15 grant. Funding for urban forestry grants will be available from the Environmental Protection Fund for projects throughout the state.

 The application for funding is expected to be available in Fall 2019. Project categories include planting, maintenance, tree inventories, forest management plans and education programs.

To assist potential applicants, information sessions have been scheduled at locations around the state. This information session for Broome County is from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM on September 6th at the the Broome County Library, 185 Court St. Binghamton NY 13901

The grants information session will be followed by an i-Tree Eco training session from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

 If you're planning on attending this information session, please let us know by completing the form here: http://tinyurl.com/UCFGrantInfo



5:00 PMNYS Implementation Plan Revision for Regional Haze: Second Implementation Period
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/117697.html
Contact  Amanda Chudow
dar.sips@dec.ny.gov

DEC is providing a 30-day period for the public to comment on the proposed revision to the Regional Haze SIP or to request a hearing.

Written comments or request for public hearing should be submitted by 5:00 PM on September 6, 2019 to:

Ms. Amanda Chudow
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 11th Floor
Albany, New York, 12233-3251
Email: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov

Ms. Chudow can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding the proposed SIP revision.



Saturday - 9/7
 Proposed Cleanup - 1777 E. Henrietta Rd. Site (Henrietta) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 1777 East Henrietta Road Site (Henrietta, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 7, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Henrietta Public Library
455 Calkins Road
Henrietta, NY 14623
585-334-3401



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Trail Steward Saturday
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Volunteer to help keep Reinstein Woods’ trails healthy and clean! We’ll remove invasive plants, pick up trash and do whatever else is needed.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Nature Guide’s Choice
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Our Invasive World
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Citizen Science: OUR INVASIVE WORLD

The northeast has become home to many invasive plants and animals. Come learn about some of the invasive flora and fauna at Five Rivers and how these new species are affecting the habitat and the native critters that live in it. We will also go over the various signs that these invaders are among us, as early detection by local residents is a great way to curb their spread and keep diversity in our habitat

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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