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Week of 19 January, 2020
Sunday - 1/19
 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo
https://niagarafishingexpo.com/
Contact  region9@dec.ny.gov

GREATER NIAGARA FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPO
101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

JANUARY 2020
17, 18, 19

Friday 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 8 pm
Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

In addition to its annual informational booth at the event, DEC will host abbreviated versions of the fisheries “State of the Lake” meetings for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario that are typically held in March and May. Meetings will feature emerging results about walleye movement, creel survey results, habitat work, prey base, and record catch rates. Key members of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario fisheries management and research community will present information on management and assessment activities for prominent lake and tributary sport fisheries.

Meeting times are:

  • State of Lake Ontario Fisheries meeting – 6-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • State of Lake Erie Fisheries meeting – 7-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17

Billed as a top attraction at this year’s expo, DEC will host a unique “open house” program from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, during which time expo attendees can talk one-on-one with subject matter experts on a variety of the state’s fisheries management topics.



Monday - 1/20
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 1/21
10:30 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.



2:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council - East Setauket
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

The Advisory Council's Bulletins, which summarize actions taken at each meeting, are available to the public at the Marine Advisory Council's web site (leaving DEC's website). The live audio from this meeting will be available for the public.

To join the online meeting:

  1. Click on January MRAC Meeting. (leaves DEC's website)
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Click "Join".

Alternatively, you can join the meeting by calling:

  • 1-518-549-0500 (Local) or
  • 1-844-633-8697 (Toll Free)
Then entering the Meeting ID # 640 792 669


Wednesday - 1/22
1:00 PMPublic Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered: Generator Rule
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  HWRegs@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

DEC is holding public workshops on the hazardous waste revisions that DEC is considering, including the Generator Improvements Rule, state-initiated changes regarding secondary containment requirements and the creation of uniform LQG requirements, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. 

During this workshop staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering, including an in-depth discussion of EPA's Generator Improvements Rule. This discussion will also focus on state-initiated changes including expanded secondary containment requirements for the storage of liquid hazardous waste and the creation of uniform large quantity generator (LQG) requirements that would apply statewide. DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>

DEC expects to announce dates for workshops in the Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island areas in the near future.



1:30 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Guided Walks:Talk 'N' Trek: Nature in Winter
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

Now Offering Guided Walks for Adults
Come Wonder as We Wander Five Rivers

Exploring Winter Activity: Stokes’ Guide to Nature In Winter
Winter is a wonderful time to explore the lives of insects, birds, mammals, mushrooms and weeds.  With Donald W. Stokes’ A Guide to Nature In Winter as our escort, let’s head outdoors to discover life under, in and above the snow.  Each week we will select a chapter and read its general information section, usually 2 to 3 pages, to prepare us for our walk.  Once outside, we will hunt for examples of the subject matter and, once found, delve into its unique characteristics, natural history and finally its identity.
Participants should dress in layers, wear sturdy walking shoes/boots, and pack a snack.  Meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.
Time:  1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays (January 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12)
Fee:  $35 for Friends’ Members; $55 for non-members
Registration:  Contact Nancy Conway by email at gsp5rivers@outlook.com.
Maximum Participants:  10 Adults
Deadline for registration:  January 10, 2020

This program fills quickly - register today!



3:00 PMPublic Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  HWRegs@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

DEC is holding public workshops on the hazardous waste revisions that DEC is considering, including the Generator Improvements Rule, state-initiated changes regarding secondary containment requirements and the creation of uniform LQG requirements, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. 

During this workshop staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering, including an in-depth discussion of EPA's Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>

DEC expects to announce dates for workshops in the Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island areas in the near future.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Starlite Dry Cleaners Site (Medina) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Lee-Whedon Library, 620 West Ave., Medina, NY.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination at the Starlight Dry Cleaners Site (Medina, Orleans County), within New York's State Superfund Program. Your comments about the proposal also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 4, 2020.

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

Project documents can be accessed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/837016/ and at Lee-Whedon Library at the address above.



Thursday - 1/23
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 138 Bruckner Blvd. Site (Bronx) 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 138 Bruckner Boulevard, site ID #C203127. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx and is located at 138 Bruckner Boulevard / 107 Saint Ann’s Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by January 23, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203127/

And at these locations:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY, 10454

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10455



 Brownfield Application - Top Hat Cleaners 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 Top Hat Cleaners, site ID #C224208. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 152 Graham Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 23, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224208/

And at these locations:

Brooklyn Public Library Bushwick
340 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11206

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



Friday - 1/24
 Proposed Expedited Cleanup - Red Hook 3 Properties (Brooklyn) 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 draft plans to clean up contamination related to the Red Hook 3 Properties, site ID #C224213 (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plans will be accepted through January 24, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224213/

And at:

Red Hook - Brooklyn Public Library
7 Wolcott Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-935-0203

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-643-3027



Saturday - 1/25
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Winter Homes
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: WINTER HOMES
Have you ever wondered where animals live to survive the winter? Come learn about the different kinds of winter homes and who uses them. Join us for fun presentations, activities, and a walk around the grounds. This program is open to all ages, families are encouraged. Please call to register by Wednesday, January 22.

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



 Reinstein Woods: Learn To Cross-Country Ski
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

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental: $8/$5 for Friends members.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Grafton Lakes State Park 35th 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
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Family Fun: GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK 35th ANNUAL WINTER FESTIVAL
Join us for games at Grafton Lakes State Park for their 35th Annual Winter Fest! The event is fun for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Stop by Five Rivers’ table to see what “show” we’ve 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.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Winter Walk on the Service Loop
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:  WINTER WALK ON THE SERVICE LOOP

The Service Loop has lots of interesting things happening along the trail, even in winter. The walk is a flat 1.5 miles that passes ponds, wetlands, mature forest, and grassland. See who is out and about with a Five Rivers educator. Bring your curiosity, questions, and warm footwear!

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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