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Week of 6 October, 2013
Sunday - 10/6
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 10/7
 New environmental assessment forms become effective
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/70293.html
Contact  Division of Environmental Permits
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC adopted new "Short" and "Full" Environmental Assessment forms (EAFs) which will become effective on October 7, 2013. The new forms are designed to work with the new Short-EAF and Full-EAF workbooks and the "EAF Mapper" software program, which the DEC expects will improve and modernize environmental impact analysis and the SEQR process.


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 City of Rochester Water Bureau, 10 Felix Street, Rochester, NY 14608. Visit the link to register.



Tuesday - 10/8
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 Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY, 14203. Visit the link to register.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for Bloody Brook Site (Salina, Onondaga Cty.)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37558.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Bloody Brook Site (Salina, Onondaga County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through October 25, 2013.

An availability session will precede the public meeting from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the same location, and will provide an opportunity for informal discussion.



Wednesday - 10/9
8:30 AMBird Seed Sale Orders Due
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This is the last day to order bird seed through the Friends of Five Rivers’ Annual Bird Seed Sale. This benefit sale not only helps the birds but also generates supplemental funding for Five Rivers’ programming. For an order form or more information, call the Friends at 518-475-0295.



Thursday - 10/10
 A Day in the Life of the Hudson River
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/edu/k12/snapshotday/ http://ww...

On one day each autumn, hundreds of students from New York City to Troy participate in the annual "A Day in the Life of the Hudson River" event. Students collect scientific information to create snapshots of the river at dozens of locations, then share their data online so they can better understand how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem.

Location: Various sites



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.


6:00 PMPS 141 Sampling Results and Clean-up Update (2350 Fifth Ave. NY Site)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37550.html
Contact  Tom Panzone
tvpanzon@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will hold a public meeting to present the results obtained from recently collected samples and to provide an update on the current status of the remediation.  The public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 PM at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, Room 8ABC.

Documents relevant to this Superfund remediation project are available at the repository at the Countee Cullen Branch of the New York Public Library located at 104 West 136th Street, and at NYSDEC’s office located at 47-40 21st St. in Long Island City.

Site Name: 2350 Fifth Ave., New York (AKA PS 141)

Site Address: 2340 & 2350 Fifth Avenue, Harlem NY

NYSDEC Site No.: 231004



Friday - 10/11
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 10/12
 Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Central and Western NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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.



 Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46245.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Under the close supervision of a licensed and experienced adult mentor, 14- to 15- year old junior hunters may use a firearm to take one deer of either sex with the appropriate licenses, tags and privileges. This youth hunt is open in Northern and Southern Zones, except in bow only areas.

Visit DEC's Junior Hunter Mentoring Program webpage for a complete list of details.


10:30 AMAlien Invader Investigation
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Aliens are invading Reinstein Woods! Not creatures from outer space, but plants and insects that could harm our forests and ponds. Explore where these “aliens” are found and learn what we are doing to protect our ecosystems. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


12:00 PMI FISH NY Free Fishing Clinic at Little Red Lighthouse Festival, Manhattan
www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/little-red-lighthouse...
Contact  Melissa Cohen
718-482-4022 or 718-482-4920

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