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Week of 29 September, 2013
Sunday - 9/29
 Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.

Youth hunters, ages 12-15, must possess a junior hunting license and be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. Only junior hunters are allowed to possess a firearm or harvest birds during the special youth hunt weekend.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage for information on release sites in your area.



 Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Lake Champlain and Southeast Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Youth Days are additional days for Junior Hunters only. Young hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, Canada geese, and brant on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits for ducks are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 2 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult may not shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open. Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.


 Summer Flounder (Fluke) Season Final Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources
631-444-0430 or fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:00 AMNational Hunting and Fishing Days
Contact  Randy Nemecek
rxnemece@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monday - 9/30
 Early Canada Goose Hunting Season - Final Day Central and Eastern Long Island
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Final Day for Carp Bowfishing
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7914.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Frog Hunting Season Final Day - Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31339.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Snapping Turtle Hunting Season Final Day - Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31339.html#Snapping
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

8:30 AMSchools and Day Care Centers Grounds and Pest Management Training
http://nyturftraining.com
Contact  Division of Materials Management
518-402-8652

The NYSDEC is sponsoring a free full day workshop on grounds and pest management with alternatives to pesticides at schools and day care centers. Grassroots Environmental will provide introductory training at the workshop on the basic elements of managing grounds and related pest populations for administrators and grounds managers at schools and day care centers. The training will take place at the Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. Visit the link to register.



Tuesday - 10/1
 2013-14 Sporting License Year Starts
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/365.html
Contact  Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
518-402-8883

2013-14 annual fishing, hunting and trapping sporting licenses and deer management permits are valid from October 1 - August 31.


 Archery Deer and Bear Season Opens in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Big Game Hunting webpage for details on regulations, license and permit information and more.


 Cottontail Hunting Opens Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29449.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

If you plan to hunt for cottontails in the Hudson River region (Rensselaer, Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties), consider participating in DEC's New England Cottontail Survey.


 Coyote Hunting Opens Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28945.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Furbearer Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.


 Pheasant Hunting Opens in Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage to locate sites near you.


 Quail Hunting Opens in Orange and Putnam Counties
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29447.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.


 Ruffed Grouse Hunting Opens in Eastern, Central and Western Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29457.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Consider participating in the Cooperator Ruffed Grouse Hunting Log to help DEC learn more about grouse populations and habits.


 Turkey Hunting Opens in Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Turkey Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.


 Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Hunting Opens in Northern Areas
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29451.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.


 Woodcock Hunting Opens Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Migratory Game Bird webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Consider participating in the Woodcock Hunting Log Survey to help DEC learn more about woodcock populations and habits.


8:30 AMSchools and Day Care Centers Grounds and Pest Management Training
http://nyturftraining.com
Contact  Division of Materials Management
518-402-8652

The NYSDEC is sponsoring a free full day workshop on grounds and pest management with alternatives to pesticides at schools and day care centers. Grassroots Environmental will provide introductory training at the workshop on the basic elements of managing grounds and related pest populations for administrators and grounds managers at schools and day care centers. The training will take place at Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road, Vorheesville, NY 12186. Visit the link to register.



Wednesday - 10/2
6:30 PMMeeting on the Draft UMP for the Upper Salmon River Unit Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/92808.html
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests, Region 7, Cortland Office
reg7infor@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public comments are being accepted on the draft Upper Salmon River Unit Management Plan (UMP) through November 2, and a public meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The hatchery is located at 2133 County Route 22, Altmar New York. The hatchery is an accessible site.



Thursday - 10/3
4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  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.


5:00 PMComment Period extended for 14 NYC DEP SPDES permits
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130731_not2.html
Contact  Teresa Diehsner
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167



7:30 PMTivoli Bays Talks, Hudsonia Program on Hudson River Wetlands
Contact  845-889-4745 ext 109

Erik Kiviat, Ph.D, Executive Director of Hudsonia Ltd. will use a power point presentation to illustrate the basic character of the wetlands and the natural and human influences impacting them.

Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, New York 12583 



Friday - 10/4
 BCP application for Former Trico Plant site Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130904_not9.html
Contact  Jaspal Walia
DEC R 9 Office, DER, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation & Alternative Analysis Work Plan from 847 Main Street, LLC for a site known as the Former Trico Plant site, ID #C915281. This site is located 791 Washington Street, in the City of Buffalo, Erie County.

Send comments to: Jaspal Walia, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (718) 851-7220, E-mail: jswalia@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



Saturday - 10/5
10:00 AMWalk the Old Field Trail
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a hike through the meandering wilds of the Old Field Trail, visiting forest, shrub, prairie and pond habitats while enjoying the fall weather and colors. Trail distance is about 1 mile. Please bring drinking water and appropriate footwear.



 Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree (Nassau County)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning curriculum that uses the forest as a "window" to help students in grades pre-K to 8 and educators gain awareness and knowledge of the natural world. Much of the curriculum focuses on practical, familiar examples of tress, plants and household products to paint a broader picture of the issues facing the environment today. All participants will receive the free Project Learning Tree curriculum guide upon completion. www.plt.org

Location: Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Nature Preserve, Oyster Bay, Nassau County

Registration Required: education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347



10:30 AMFall Harvest
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68006.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Autumn is a busy time for many animals. Discover the foods they gather in preparation for winter. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:00 PMScience on the River at Norrie Point
Contact  845-889-4745 ext 109

There are hands on activities for both young and old alike. Fish the waters around Norrie Point to find out who lives there. Researchers will demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson. Canoe a tidal marsh. Most programs wheelchair accessible.

Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, Dutchess County


2:00 PMFall Foliage Fireworks
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Autumn is here, and the fireworks have begun! Red and gold leaves are drifting down from the branches, but do you know why? Join us for a short indoor program investigating why leaves change color, followed by a walk to observe the brilliant fall foliage. Please call Five Rivers at 475-0291 by Wednesday, October 2 to register.



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