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Week of 10 September, 2017
Sunday - 9/10
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 9/11
7:00 PMFive Rivers - HMBC Speaker Series: Birding Eastern Gondwana, Pt 1: New Zealand
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

HMBC Speaker Series: Birding Eastern Gondwana, Part 1: New Zealand

Monday, September 11, 7:00 to 9:00 PM join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen, are at https://hmbc.net/content/birding-eastern-gondwana-part-1-new-zealand.



Tuesday - 9/12
2:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  John Maniscalco
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

The Marine Resources Advisory Council meeting will be held at:

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS),
Stony Brook University - Endeavour Hall, Room 120

Directions to Endeavour Hall at SoMAS:

Take Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) to exit 62 (Nicolls Road/County Route 97). Go North on Nicolls Road for about 9 miles. After crossing Route 347 take a left at the 2nd traffic light (South Entrance of Stony Brook University's Campus) onto South Drive. At the next light, turn right onto Marburger Drive. Less than 1000' turn right into Marine & Atmospheric Sciences entrance and immediately bear right. Follow the road to the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences and Endeavour Hall. You may park in the lot in front of the building.



Wednesday - 9/13
6:30 PMTrout Stream Management Meeting - Ballston Spa
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

4H Training Center
556 Middleline Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020



Thursday - 9/14
7:30 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: Early Birder
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

I Bird NY

Citizen Science: Early Birders

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.

Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7:30 AM



10:30 AMBuilding Flood Resiliency at the Local Level
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

Building Flood Resiliency at the Local Level: A Climate Smart Communities Webinar
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The frequency of heavy downpours in the Northeast U.S. increased by 71 percent between 1958 and 2012. The costs associated with flood damage are rising across the nation and in New York State. Local governments have a key role in protecting their communities against flooding. In this webinar, participants will learn about how one New York town lowered its flood insurance premium rates by participating in the federal Community Rating System. Speakers will also discuss community flood resiliency in general and a project in Monroe County that is seeking to reduce flood-related problems, in partnership with the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and The Nature Conservancy.

Please provide us with your name and community affiliation, either via email or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8448. In the event that we cancel or postpone this webinar, respondents will be notified.

To join the webinar on September 14th, follow these steps:

1.   First, click on this link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php? MTID=e07b1b1f21f345df5ba61a065ec1b782d
2.    Enter your name and email address.
3.    Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
4.    Click "Join".
5.    Audio by phone: Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to have the system call you. Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the Event Number: 645 179 573, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your screen in the Event Info tab) to join the audio portion. (The Attendee ID is recommended but not required.)
6.   Audio via computer: Listen via your computer's built-in audio, or via VoIP, by going to the Audio menu and selecting Call Using Computer. For more details, review this short video: https://help.webex.com/videos/1290


For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487. This webinar can be accessed using an Android mobile phone, an iPhone, an iPad, or other computer running a Windows or Mac operating system.

Note that you may have to download the WebEx plug-in and/or restart your browser to connect to the webinar, especially if you are using a Mac computer. Please join the webinar at least five minutes early to allow yourself some time to get connected.

Two days before webinar, test the computer you plan to use by clicking on the following link: http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

Important Notice: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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

Family Fun: Outdoors After School

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? It's time to get your wiggles out!  Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 14 through October 26, 4:30 to 5:30 PM



6:00 PMMeeting on Connecticut Hill WMA Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9331.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Towns of Hector, Catharine, and Cayuta, Schuyler County; Towns of Enfield and Newfield, Tompkins County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:00 and a formal presentation at 6:30. The plan can be viewed on the Connecticut Hill WMA webpage.

Meeting Location:
Newfield Fire Department
77 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

For more information, contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 x240.



Friday - 9/15
 BCP Apps. & Work Plans - Cottage Place Gardens Sites (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plans for two adjacent sites in the City of Yonkers, Westchester County:

  • Cottage Place Gardens Phase 4 Parcel Site, site ID #C360160. This site is located at 8 Cottage Place and 170, 172 & 174 Warburton Avenue;
  • Cottage Place Gardens Phase 5 Parcel Site, site ID #C360161. This site is located at 8 Cottage Place and 178 Warburton Avenue.

Comments about the applications and draft investigation work plans must be submitted no later than September 15, 2017.

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

The applications, draft work plans and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701.



 Comment Deadline - Proposed Amendment to Freshwater Wetland Maps
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not1.html
Contact  Daniel Lewis, NYS DEC - Region 1 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife
50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, Phone: (631) 444-0278, E-mail: Daniel.lewis@dec.ny.gov.

Proposed Amendment to Freshwater Wetland Maps

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to amend Suffolk County Freshwater Wetland Map 13 of 39 to amend the boundary of an existing wetland.

Comments on the accuracy of the proposed changes may be mailed to the person listed above through September 15, 2017.



 Proposed Cleanup - 509 West 34th Street Site (Manhattan) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about proposed cleanup measures to address contamination related to the 509 West 34th Street Site (Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 15, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library, Attn: John Balow, 188 Madison Ave. at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016; phone: 917-275-6975  --and--  Manhattan Community Board 4, 330 West 42nd Street, Suite 2618, New York, NY 10036; phone: 212-736-4536.



 Proposed Cleanup - Silos at Elk St. Site (Buffalo) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about proposed cleanup measures to address contamination related to the Silos at Elk Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 15, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-851-8900.



Saturday - 9/16
10:00 AMReinstein Woods - 17th Annual Fall Festival
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68006.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more! Call 716-683-5959 or see http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68006.html/ for more information. No registration required.



11:00 AMFire Island Surfcasting Clinic
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

Fire Island National Seashore is co-sponsoring this saltwater fishing clinic with DEC. Fishing will follow instruction and education protion on saltwater fish identification, fishing regulations and surfcasting techniques.

Ages 12 years and above are welcome.

Cost: A parking fee is charged by the county. Check with Suffolk County Parks for details.

Location: Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center (County Rd 46, Shirley, NY 11967)

Parking: Park at Smith Point County Park

Directions: Take Southern State Parkway to exit 68, William Floyd Parkway south to the end. (Or Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) to exit 58, William Floyd Parkway south to end.) FINS Wilderness Visitor Center is located on your right. Parking is to the left at Smith Point County Park.

No Saltwater Fishing Registry is needed during the hours of this event.



12:00 PMFive Rivers - Five Rivers Fall Festival
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

36th Annual Five Rivers Fall Festival

Join us on Saturday, September 16th from 12:00 - 4:00 PM for a family-oriented environmental celebration featuring hands-on educational activities, interactive exhibits, interpretive walks and more. Enjoy opportunities to meet live hawks, owls, snakes and turtles up close and personal. Meet Smokey Bear, cast for “backyard bass,” and enjoy staffed exhibits from a wide range of local conservation partners...all absolutely free of charge! There will also be live music from local band Cautiously Optimistic, and sales of refreshments, plants and birdseed.



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