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Week of 20 January, 2019
Sunday - 1/20
 Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  David Winchell
Ray Brook Press Office | R5.Info@dec.ny.gov | (518) 897-1200

Winter Weekend events will be held for the sixth consecutive year at Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretative displays. Visitors can enjoy the wilderness surroundings while being immersed in the rich cultural history of the Adirondacks.

Reservations are not required. Contact AARCH at 518-834-9328 for more information on the Winter Weekends.



Monday - 1/21
 Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  David Winchell
Ray Brook Press Office | R5.Info@dec.ny.gov | (518) 897-1200

Winter Weekend events will be held for the sixth consecutive year at Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretative displays. Visitors can enjoy the wilderness surroundings while being immersed in the rich cultural history of the Adirondacks.

Reservations are not required. Contact AARCH at 518-834-9328 for more information on the Winter Weekends.



Tuesday - 1/22
2:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council - East Setauket
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

MRAC meets 6 to 8 times per year. The meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may address the Advisory Council on marine resources issues.



6:00 PMMeeting on Deer Creek Marsh WMA Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68686.html
Contact  Adam Perry, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone: 607-753-3095 x240, email: yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the town of Richland, Oswego County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future habitat 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.

Meeting Location:
Oswego County Federal Credit Union
5828 Scenic Avenue
Mexico, NY 13114

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 x240 with any specific requests for accommodations.



6:30 PMNYS Ocean Acidification Task Force Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/114877.html
Contact  Division of Marine Resources
FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov

Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
Ceremonial Chamber - 2nd Floor
1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, NY 11501

The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts.

All are invited to observe and participate in this process.



7:00 PMReinstein Woods: Adult Full Moon Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk by the light of the full moon. For adults only. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



 Public Meeting - Al Tech Specialty Steel (Watervliet) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about proposed remedies to address contamination related to the Al Tech Specialty Steel Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposals also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 2, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189
phone: 518-274-4471



7:30 PMFive Rivers - Outdoor Fun: Moonlit Snowshoe
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

Outdoor Fun: MOONLIT SNOWSHOE
We’ll explore Five Rivers’ trails at a relaxed pace, enjoying the moonlit snowy scene. Arrive by 7:15 PM to rent snowshoes or review snowshoeing techniques. Snowshoe rental $5, free for Friends members. Space is limited; call to register by noon, Tuesday, January 22. This program will be canceled if there is insufficient snow. Call to confirm conditions.

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



Wednesday - 1/23
 Proposed Cleanup - Former Designs for Leisure Site (Mt. Kisco) 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 Former Designs for Leisure Site (Mount Kisco, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 23, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Mount Kisco Public Library
100 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
phone: 914-666-0935



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Hike: The Well Traveled Path
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

Guided Hike: THE WELL TRAVELED PATH 
Looking to learn a new trail at Five Rivers? Join a center naturalist as we explore one of our eight major trails on this guided hike. Consensus from the group chooses the trail we walk.

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



Thursday - 1/24
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 1/25
 Brownfield App. - 12 Spencer St. (Brooklyn) - Public 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 12 Spencer Street, site ID #C224282. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 12 Spencer Street. All comments must be submitted by January 25, 2019.

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

Brooklyn Public Library – Williamsburg Branch
240 Division Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 3
1360 Fulton Street, Rm. 202
Brooklyn, NY 11216



 Brownfield App./Draft Inv. Plan - 674 Ninth Ave. (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 Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 674 Ninth Avenue, site ID #C231125. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 674 Ninth Avenue. All comments must be submitted by January 25, 2019.

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

New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY, 10018



 Comment Deadline: Upper Cattaraugus Creek Fish Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/115520.html
Contact  Jason Robinson
fwfishle@dec.ny.gov

Saturday - 1/26
 Brownfield App/Draft Cleanup Plan-480 Flushing 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 and a Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as 480 Flushing, site ID #C224259. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 480 Flushing Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by January 26, 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:

Brooklyn Public Library – Marcy Branch
617 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 3
1360 Fulton Street, Rm 202
Brooklyn, NY 11216



10:00 AMFive Rivers - How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe
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

How to Do It:  LEARN TO SNOWSHOE
Never tried snowshoeing before? Now is your chance! We'll go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk and turn. We'll go outside to put our new skills to work on a short walk. Snowshoe rental fees are waived. Please register by Wednesday, January 23. The outdoor portion of this program will be conducted on foot if there is insufficient snow.

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



 Five Rivers - Family Fun: Grafton Lakes State Park 34th Annual Winter Festival
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Family Fun: GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK 34TH ANNUAL WINTER FESTIVAL
Join us for games at Grafton Lakes State Park for their 34th Annual Winter Fest! The event is fun for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Stop by Five Rivers’ table to see what “show” we have taken on the road.

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



12:30 PMReinstein Woods: Volunteer Orientation and Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

If you are new volunteer or want to become a volunteer then this program is for you! Learn who we are, what we do and why we do it. We will do a short snowshoe walk after, weather permitting. Must be 18 years or older to volunteer, or have a parent/guardian volunteer with you. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - The Importance of Being Antlered
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

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANTLERED
Join us for a look at what antlers are made of, how they are used, and their importance to different deer species, especially New York State's white-tailed deer. During this indoor presentation, Allen Lindsay, long-time Five Rivers naturalist, will share his expertise, based on published studies and personal observations, including some made at Five Rivers.

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



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birding 101
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

1/26/19, CLASS #1
Join us for a bird identification adventure! Learn how to identify common birds and how to properly use binoculars. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2/23/19, CLASS #2
Join us for a bird identification adventure. This is a continuation of class #1 in January, but new participants are welcome. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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