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Week of 14 October, 2012
Sunday - 10/14
 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.



 Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Western 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 2011-12 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2012.


 Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day in Northeastern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This season will reopen on October 27 in the Northeastern Waterfowl Zone.


11:00 AMCanoe Program
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/386439852
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
845-889-4745, x106 or email hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Paddle with staff naturalists and learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats. These FREE educational canoe trips at selected sites along the Hudson River Estuary are provided for the general public.

  • One trip per person, registration required. (register at URL listed above)
  • Novices and families welcome (minimum age is 6, maximum of 2 children under 16 per adult).
  • All gear provided.
  • For safety reasons, we can't allow other boats to join group.
  • Wear old sneakers or water shoes that can get wet/muddy (flip-flops come off!)
  • Prepare to be knee-deep in water.
  • Bring food, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure!



Monday - 10/15
 Trout, Landlocked Salmon and Kokanee Fishing Final Day - Statewide
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31421.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Some exceptions may apply. Check the special regulations by county to determine if regulations differ in waterbodies near.


Tuesday - 10/16
6:30 PMFriends of Reinstein Nature Preserve Annual Membership Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

After the annual business meeting, Gretchen Murray Sepik will perform as “Mary Jemison, White Seneca Woman of the Genesee.” Mary will describe her life with the Iroquois. Members are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren. Not a member yet? You can join at the meeting.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



7:00 PMStauffer Mgt. Site State Superfund Public Meeting
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Mottville Fire House, 4149 Frost Street, Mottville, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the site. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through November 2, 2012.



Wednesday - 10/17
 Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day in Lake Champlain Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The season for duck, coot and merganser reopens on October 27 for the Lake Champlain Zone.


Thursday - 10/18
10:30 AMClimate Smart Community Webinar
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
518-402-8323, climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Features a discussion about current research on measuring and projecting greenhouse gas emissions reductions resulting from land-use and transportation policies. Please register providing your community affilation via e-mail or telephone to climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the internet. To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the "join a meeting" button and enter conference ID 78425 in the "Meeting Login" screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted.


11:00 AMCanoe Program
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/386439852
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
845-889-4745, x106 or email hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Paddle with staff naturalists and learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats. These FREE educational canoe trips at selected sites along the Hudson River Estuary are provided for the general public.

  • One trip per person, registration required. (register at URL listed above)
  • Novices and families welcome (minimum age is 6, maximum of 2 children under 16 per adult).
  • All gear provided.
  • For safety reasons, we can't allow other boats to join group.
  • Wear old sneakers or water shoes that can get wet/muddy (flip-flops come off!)
  • Prepare to be knee-deep in water.
  • Bring food, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure!



4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 716-683-5959

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. Children in grades K-5.
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043

No registration required. Direction to Reinstein Woods.


5:00 PMAlTech Specialty Steel State Superfund Site Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/80553.html
Contact  Region 9, Division of Environmental Remediation
716-851-7220, region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan from September 12, 2012 through October 18, 2012. The proposed plan is available for review at Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.


6:00 PMFulton Municipal Works Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sit - P.S. 372 Brooklyn, NY
Contact  Henry Williams - DER Project Manager
(518) 402-9662

The public is invited to a public availability session, at which the results of the Remedial Investigation for the former Fulton Works Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site will be discussed. The availability session will be held at P.S. 372, Brooklyn, NY located at 512 Carroll Street.


Friday - 10/19
 Archery and Muzzleloader Big Game Seasons Final Day - Northern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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

6:30 PMOwl Prowl
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Learn about our local owls, and listen for their calls on a walk in the woods. Program sponsored by Friends of Reinstein, to raise funds for purchasing new owl mounts.

Fee = $2.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $1.00.

For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.
Direction to Reinstein Woods



Saturday - 10/20
 Pheasant Hunting Opens in Western and Central 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.


 Regular Firearms Big Game Season Opens in Northern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The regular hunting season runs through December 2, 2012. For more details on deer and bear hunting in New York State, visit DEC's Big Game Hunting webpage.


 Turkey Hunting Opens in Western and Central 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.


7:00 AMYouth Waterfowl Program Instruction
Contact  Region One Sportsman's Education Office
(631) 444-0255 or e-mail them at r1wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hubbard County Park. Participants must be 12 - 15 years of age by November 10. Hunting days 4 a.m. Hubbard County Park and 6:15 a.m. Southaven County Park.


10:00 AMFamily Fun: Reptiles You Should Know
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come celebrate Reptile Awareness Day as local herpetologist Dee Strnisa provides up-close introductions to common snakes and turtles. The ecological importance and conservation status of various reptile species will be discussed. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other.
Direction to Five Rivers


10:30 AMFall Tree ID
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall as you learn how to identify our local trees along the trail.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. Direction to Reinstein Woods



2:00 PMHow Not To Feed Birds
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Birds do not need to be fed in winter as much as we have a need to provide them food, but there are pitfalls to avoid when feeding birds, and we’ve learned them all the hard way. Like when a black bear joined in the fun. Join us for an in-depth indoor workshop on when to feed birds, how to feed birds, what to feed birds and how to deal with health and safety issues such as disease, vermin, predation and those unexpected visitors. Direction to Five Rivers



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