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Week of 8 September, 2019
Sunday - 9/8
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Monday - 9/9
 Proposed Cleanup - Queens Animal Shelter/Care Center(Ridgewood) 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 remedy to address contamination related to the Queens Animal Shelter and Care Center Site #C241230 (Ridgewood), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 9, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library at Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(718) 821-4770

Queens Community Board District 5
61-23 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385
(718) 366-1834



 Proposed Cleanup - Sendero Verde Redevelopment Project (Manhattan) Comment End
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 remedy to address contamination related to the Sendero Verde Redevelopment Project - Parcel B Site #C231128 (Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 9, 2019.

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 - Aguilar
Branch
174 East 110th Street
New York, NY 10029
(212) 534-2930

Borough Community Board #11
1664 Park Avenue,
New York, NY 10035
(212) 831-8929



Tuesday - 9/10
9:00 AMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Erie 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 Erie County is from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on September 10th at the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214

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



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 - 9/11
9:00 AMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Livingston 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 Livingston County is from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on September 11th at the DEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. Avon NY 14414

 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.



Thursday - 9/12
 Proposed Cleanup-Cottage-Garden Auto Repair Site (N. Rochelle) 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Cottage-Garden Auto Repair Site (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 13, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Liberty Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914-632-7878



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.



10:30 AMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Onondaga 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 Onondaga County is from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on September 12th at Dewitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Dr. East Syracuse NY 13057

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



4:30 PMFive Rivers - 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

Thursdays, September 12 through October 24, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? 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. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

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.



7:30 PMReinstein Woods: Moonlit Forest Bathing
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

Discover the latest—and oldest—in health trends. This walk will focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Friday - 9/13
 Brownfield App. - Fmr. Sylvania Electric Site (Oyster Bay) 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 the Former Sylvania Electric Products Incorporated Facility, site ID #C130040. This site is located in the Town of Oyster Bay, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 70-140 Cantiague Rock Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 13, 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:

Town of Hicksville Public Library
169 Jerusalem Ave.
Hicksville, NY, 11801



 No Further Action Proposed-23-10 Queens Plaza S. (L.I. City) 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 proposal for no further action related to the 23-10 Queens Plaza South Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 13, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (information in English y Español).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library - Court Square
2501 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-937-2790

--and--

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th St.
Woodside, NY 11377
718-533-8773



 Proposed Cleanup - Fmr. Boyle Auto Wreckers (Bronx) 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Former Boyle Auto Wreckers Site (Blondell Ave., Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 13, 2019.

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
Westchester Square Branch
2521 Glebe Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461
718-792-6744

--and--

Bronx Community Board #11
1741 Colden Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462
718-892-6262



Saturday - 9/14
 Brownfield App./Cleanup Plan - 542 W. 29th St. Site (Manhattan) 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 and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as 542 West 29th Street, site ID #C231136. This site is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan within the County of New York and is located at 538-542 West 29th Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by September 14, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

New York Public Library – Muhlenberg Branch
209 West 23rd Street
NY, NY 10011

-- and --

Manhattan Community Board 4
330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor
NY, NY 11106



11:00 AMBrooklyn Bridge Park Free Fishing Clinic
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
718-482-4022

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Fishing Clinic on:

  • September 14th, 2019 at Pier 5 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC’s Fishing License webpage.



1:00 PMScience on the River
https://www.hrnerr.org/science-on-the-river-september-14-20...
Contact  Maija Niemisto
maija.niemisto@dec.ny.gov 845-889-4745 x107
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve will celebrate the beginning of National Estuaries Week during our “Science on the River” open house. Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be on hand to answer questions about and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson River. Free and family friendly!

Each presentation will feature demonstrations and activities for young and old alike, including:

  • Enjoying a live birds of prey program with wildlife rehabilitator Annie Mardiney;
  • Catch live fish in the Hudson waters;
  • Learning how organisms living in a stream indicate its health;
  • Tie your own fly for fishing;
  • Canoe on the estuary and tributaries;
  • See local high school and college student research poster presentations; and
  • Collect and analyze samples of microplastics pollution from the Hudson River

Young visitors will also be able to explore the river in the wet classroom, through a variety of crafts and hands-on activities.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: World Water 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

Citizen Science: WORLD WATER MONITORING

Tiny critters in our ponds and streams, called macroinvertebrates, need certain conditions to survive. Come help Five Rivers observe these invertebrates and collect data on water quality to determine the health of our waters. Close-toed shoes that can get wet and muddy are required. Please no flip-flops.

Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, September 11 to register.

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



8:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Full Moon Walk
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: FULL MOON WALK

See Five Rivers in a new light! Join us for a guided nature walk under the light of the moon to explore some nighttime creatures. Bring your headlamps, flashlights, your best listening ears and dress for the weather.

Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, September 11 to register.

This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

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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