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Week of 29 September, 2019
Sunday - 9/29
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



Monday - 9/30
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



 Comment Deadline - Proposed 6 NYCRR Part 41
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106216.html
Contact  Kevin Ryan
631-444-0461, email: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov

State residents, stakeholders, and regulated parties have the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations.

This rulemaking is necessary to prevent the harvest of shellfish from areas that do not meet water quality standard and protect the public health. This rulemaking also increases opportunities for shellfish harvest from areas whose water quality now meets the standards.

More information on 6 NYCRR Part 41

Comments will be accepted until September 30, 2019

Send comments to:

Kevin Ryan
NYSDEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Mead Rd, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-444-0461
Email: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov



 Proposed Cleanup - 450 Union St. Site (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 a proposal to address contamination related to the 450 Union Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 30, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Carroll Gardens Branch Library
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-596-6972

--and--

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



 Proposed Cleanup - Hamilton Hill II Site (Schenectady) 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 Hamilton Hill II - Target Area 1 Site (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 30, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-388-4500



Tuesday - 10/1
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



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.



5:00 PMFive Rivers - Young Conservation 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

How do YOU think we can protect nature for the future? Join the conservation conversation. Our meetings will start with a short hike or activity and end with a discussion about the week’s topic. Participants will receive a free Conservationist for Kids magazine that will be used as a guide for our conversation. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is designed for children in grades 2–8

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



Wednesday - 10/2
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



Thursday - 10/3
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



1:30 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Guided Walks: Talk 'N' Trek: Homestead Craft
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

HOMESTEAD CRAFTS

We will be heading outdoors to learn about wildflowers, mushrooms, grasses and trees/nuts that grow at Five Rivers. On our walk, we’ll discuss life cycles, ecosystem niches, and importance or use to homesteaders. We will collect a few samples and head indoors to create a keepsake. Not into crafting? Feel free to leave after the walk. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack.

Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Thursdays, 1:30–3:00 PM, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

Fee: $50 for members, $75 for non-members for all five weeks

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297



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

Are you tired of being cooped up 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. Each week will have a different theme as we explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

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 - 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.



6:00 PMMeeting on Vosburgh Swamp WMA Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/103701.html
Contact  Selinda Brandon, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - 607-652-7367, email - yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host an open house to provide information on a completed habitat management plan for Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in the towns of Coxsackie and Athens, Greene 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. The open house will begin at 6:00 PM and the presentation at 6:30 PM.

Meeting Location:
Village of Coxsackie Hall
119 Mansion Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Selinda Brandon at (607) 652-7367 with any specific requests for accommodations.



 Public Meeting - Habitat Management Plan for Vosburgh Swamp WMA
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/118294.html
Contact  Coxsackie Town Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie NY 12051

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public meeting to provide information and answer questions about the adopted habitat management plan for the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on 

Date:Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the 
Location: Coxsackie Town Hall,
119 Mansion St.
Coxsackie NY 12051

The meeting will include a presentation about the history of management at Vosburgh Swamp WMA, specific activities and locations for the management actions planned for the WMA, a brief overview of the Young Forest Initiative, and a question-and-answer period.



Friday - 10/4
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



 Comment End - Draft EIS proposed Wingdale Materials LLC Proposed Surface Mine
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190828_not3.html
Contact  Tracey O'Malley, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3059, E-mail: DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wingdale Materials LLC Proposed Surface Mine Expansion. The action involves the expansion of surface mine operations at an existing 84.5 acre quarry by 120.4 acres, increasing the total surface life of mine area to 204.9 acres, on 650 acres controlled by the permittee. 

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 4, 2019 to the contact listed above.

A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 18, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. at the Dover Town Hall, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover. 

The Draft EIS is available online or from the Dover Town Hall, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover; the NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.



 Comment End - Proposed Approval of the Clerane 180 dry cleaning solvent
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190904_not0.html
Contact  Thomas Gentile, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3259, Phone: (518) 402-8402.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to approve the Clerane 180 solvent for use in alternative solvent dry cleaning machines regulated under 6 NYCRR Part 232, Dry Cleaning Facilities. Unless the NYS DEC receives significant adverse comments by October 4, 2019, the Clerane 180 solvent will be approved for use after publication on the NYS DEC website. Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for alternative dry cleaning solvents that are proposed for approval, or currently approved for use, are posted on this website. Only approved alternative solvents may be used in alternative solvent dry cleaning machines which operate in New York State after September 6, 2018.

Comments on the proposed approval of the Clerane 180 alternative dry cleaning solvent should be emailed to: DAR.Web@dec.ny.gov by October 4, 2019.



 Proposed Cleanup - ENRX Annex Site (Buffalo) 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 ENRX Annex Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 4, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Buffalo and Erie County Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203



3:30 PMFive Rivers - Feathered Friends: Birdseed Orders Due
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

Feathered Friends: BIRDSEED ORDERS DUE
This is the last day to order birdseed through the Friends of Five Rivers’ Annual Birdseed Sale. This benefit sale not only helps the birds, but also generates supplemental funding for Five Rivers’ programming. Order pickup will be at Five Rivers on Saturday, October 19. For more information or an order form, visit www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/73, or call the Friends at 518-475-0295.



Saturday - 10/5
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk : World Habitat Day
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 Walk: WORLD HABITAT DAY
Celebrate World Habitat Day by exploring the habitats of Five Rivers! Join us for a short informational presentation about the habitats found at Five Rivers and the animals that call them home. Afterward, enjoy a guided nature walk along Five Rivers trails looking for wildlife and signs of their activity in their habitats. All ages are welcome.

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: The Great Reinstein Woods Treasure Hunt
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

Embark on a nature play adventure with a self-guided treasure hunt. Follow the map to find your own hidden treasure and look for animals along the way!

For children ages 5 to 10. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Nature Guide’s Choice
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

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - How to do it: Vermicomposting
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: Vermicomposting
Let worms do the work. Did you know that 30–40% of food is thrown out and ends up in landfills, and that food waste is a contributing factor to climate change? Learn ways to reduce your carbon footprint by using worms to compost food scraps, transforming them into nutrient-rich compost. Best of all, it can be done indoors and is easy to maintain.

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: Fungi with a Fun Gal
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

Fall is the best time of year to enjoy the beauty of wild mushrooms. Learn about local fungi with an indoor presentation and a guided outdoor fungus foray.

For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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