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Week of 20 January, 2013
Sunday - 1/20
9:00 AMCamp Santanoni Winter Weekends
http://www.aarch.org/
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518-834-9328

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).



Monday - 1/21
9:00 AMCamp Santanoni Winter Weekends
http://www.aarch.org/
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518-834-9328

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).



Tuesday - 1/22
7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Pride Solvents and Chemical Co. Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center, 28 Wyandanch Ave., Wyandanch, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Pride Solvents and Chemical Co. Site (Babylon). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through January 30, 2013.



Wednesday - 1/23
 Special Snow Goose Season Opens Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For season details and hunting zone descriptions visit the link above.


10:00 AMKnee-High Naturalists
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Want to get out of the house with your young child? Join our fun series just for them! Each hour-long session will feature a variety of activities, such as stories, games, crafts and snacks. Participants must register for the entire series. For children ages 3 to 5. Materials fee = $20.00 per child; $10.00 per child for Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959


6:30 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html
Contact  Arturo Garcia-costas
718-482-7287

Representatives of community organizations and other members of the public interested in the 2012-2013 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants are invited to attend the Grant Outreach Workshops hosted by the Office of Environmental Justice throughout New York State during January and February 2013. These workshops will provide an overview of the grant application process and useful information for potential applicants. For questions about these workshops, contact the Office of Environmental Justice by phone at (518) 402-8556 or by e-mail at ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Brooklyn Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough President's Office
Borough President's Conference Room
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Thursday - 1/24
10:30 AMClimate Smart Communities Webinar: Climate Action Planning
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This webinar provides a recommended approach for creating a Climate Action Plan, including the stakeholders that should be involved, outreach techniques, sample outlines and how to put it into action.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet. To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 

Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.



4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
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.



6:00 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html
Contact  Arturo Garcia-costas
718-482-7287

Representatives of community organizations and other members of the public interested in the 2012-2013 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants are invited to attend the Grant Outreach Workshops hosted by the Office of Environmental Justice throughout New York State during January and February 2013. These workshops will provide an overview of the grant application process and useful information for potential applicants. For questions about these workshops, contact the Office of Environmental Justice by phone at (518) 402-8556 or by e-mail at ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Manhattan Workshop

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Manhattan Borough President's Office
One Centre Street
19th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10007

Additional workshops for applicants to the 2012 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants will be scheduled in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Newburgh, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo in January and February 2013. Please check this page again later for updates of workshop schedules and locations.



Friday - 1/25
7:00 PMFamily Fun: Full Moon Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an outdoor foray under the light of the full moon to learn more about the sounds and sights of a winter’s night. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Tuesday, January 22 to register.



Saturday - 1/26
9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: Project WILD
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WILD is an award-winning national interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, January 23.



1:00 PMWinter Wonderland in the Woods
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Discover the woods in winter! Try snowshoes or cross-country skis for free, go on a winter scavenger hunt, take a winter wildlife tour, make snow sculptures and more!  Kids can create nature-related winter crafts. Refreshments for sale. Call 716-683-5959 for more information. No registration required for this event.



2:00 PMThe Natural History of Empty Nests
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The leafless landscape of winter reveals a host of summer’s secrets. Join center staff as we scour the puckerbrush for abandoned bird nests to study who might have made them and who might have moved in since! A cursory winter inspection of some of the center’s bluebird boxes may also prove revealing. Plans and tips for making and erecting bird houses will be provided.



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