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Week of 15 October, 2017
Sunday - 10/15
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Monday - 10/16
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Tuesday - 10/17
6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Cleanup - Former Damshire Cleaners Site (Albany)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Former Damshire Cleaners Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also will be accepted at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through October 27, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; phone: 518-458-9274.



Wednesday - 10/18
1:30 PMFive Rivers - Talk 'n' Trek: Hunting for Nature
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

Talk ‘n’ Trek Hunting for Nature (and perhaps a geocache or two!)

Each week a vessel containing natural materials such as furs, skulls, or feathers will be hidden for us to find using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Once found, we’ll investigate the item(s) using reference materials to determine who/what it belongs to and how it fits into Five Rivers’ ecosystem. GPS units will be provided. No previous experience is needed. 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: Series of five Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, September 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, (rain date October 25)

Fee: $50 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)

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



4:00 PMReinstein Woods - Teachers in Nature: Prof. Dev. Series - Aquatic WILD
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Sign up for one or more workshops to learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Cleanup of K-Front St. Holder Station (Brooklyn)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: P.S. 287, Bailey K. Ashford, 50 Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the K-Front Street Holder Station Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through November 11.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; phone: 718-982-7349  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 2, Attn: Robert Perris, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; phone: 718-596-5410.



Thursday - 10/19
4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: 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

Family Fun: Outdoors After School

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? It's time to get your wiggles out!  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 and will include time to 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.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 14 through October 26, 4:30 to 5:30 PM



 Reinstein Woods - After School Escape
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



6:00 PMPublic Hearing - Draft Mute Swan Revised Plan - New Paltz
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan")
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Offices, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has scheduled public hearings on the Mute Swan Revised plan.  Dates, times and locations are listed below.  These hearings will give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised plan.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Region 3 NYSDEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

The public is encouraged to provide written comments on the revised management plan in writing to the contact listed above. The public comment period will close on December 13, 2017.



 Public Meeting - Ongoing Investigations in Cambridge, Jackson and White Creek
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Cambridge Central School, 24 South Park St., Cambridge, NY 12816

The public is invited to the meeting being conducted by DEC and the New York State Department of Health to provide an update on sampling performed and ongoing investigations in the Towns of Cambridge, Jackson, and White Creek, Washington County.

A public availability session will be held immediately after the 6:00 PM public meeting.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the public meeting and the sampling performed.



7:00 PMPublic Meetings - Trout Stream Management in NYS
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, 518-402-8924, fwfish@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that two public meetings will be held in Region 8 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015.

Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams

The meeting will be held:

Thursday, October 19
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
Hammondsport High School
8260 Main Street Ext. Hammondsport, NY 14840

Monday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414



Friday - 10/20
 Comment Deadline - Adirondack Park Benthic Mat General Permit
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170920_not0.html
Contact  Karyn Hanson, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750, 518-402-9167, BenthicMatGP@dec.ny.gov

The NYSDEC proposes to issue General Permit GP-0-17-005, Adirondack Park Benthic Mat General Permit for placement and removal of benthic mats in shoreline areas within the Adirondack Park.

Comments must be submitted to the contact person in writing no later than October 20, 2017



 Comment Deadline -Hazardous Waste Mgmt Facility Permit App Submitted by FMC
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not9.html
Contact  Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the Hazardous Waste Management Facility permit application submitted by FMC (FMC Corporation, 100 Niagara Street, Middleport, NY 14105.  NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit Application No. 9-2936-00017/02004; EPA ID No. NYD002126845) pertaining to their Middleport Hazardous Waste Management Facility located in the Village of Middleport, Niagara County. The application has been determined to be complete by NYS DEC for purposes of further NYS DEC review and public comment pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.7.

Written comments concerning NYS DEC's SEQRA determination, the permit application, and the conditions and terms of the draft permit may be submitted to the contact listed above.

Written comments will be considered equally with oral statements delivered at the legislative/public comment hearing, provided they are received by October 20, 2017.



 Comment Deadline-Shoreline and Stream Disturbance, Freshwater Wetlands and Docks
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171004_not7.html
Contact  David L. Bimber, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7440, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 7 Office proposes to issue General Permit GP-7-17-001, Shoreline and Stream Disturbance, Freshwater Wetlands (FWW) and Docks. The General Permit (GP) covers a group of common activities pertaining to lakeshore and stream bank stabilization, erosion protection, dredging, demolition, repair and replacement of certain in-water structures, small boat ramps, culverts, dry hydrants, and protection for individual lake front water intake structures.

Comments must be submitted to the contact person listed above in writing no later than October 20, 2017 or 15 days after the publication of this notice, whichever is later.



 Comment Period Extended - BCP Application - 45 Mohawk Ave. Site (Glenville)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Comment Period Extended

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 45 Mohawk Avenue, site ID #C447050. This site is located in the Hamlet of Alplaus, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, at 45 Mohawk Avenue and Maritime Drive. Comments about the application must now be submitted no later than October 20, 2017.

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

The application and other relevant documents are available at: Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.



Saturday - 10/21
 BCP Application and Work Plan - Hunts Point Parcel A-2 (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as Hunts Point Parcel A-2, site ID #C203094. This site is located in Borough of Bronx, and is located at the NE Corner of the Southern Intersection of Food Center Drive and Halleck Street.

Comments regarding this application and work plan must be submitted no later than October 21, 2017. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn about the site and how to comment.

The application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library - Hunts Point Branch, 877 Southern Blvd, Bronx, 10459  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd St - Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.



 Proposed Cleanup Plan - Ebenezer Plaza 1 Site (Brooklyn) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed plan to address contamination related to the Ebenezer Plaza 1 Site (New Lots Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 21, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Community Board 16, 444 Thomas S. Boyland St. - Room 103, Brooklyn, NY 11212; phone: 718-385-0323  --and--  Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush Branch, 9612 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11212; phone: 718-922-0927  --and--  Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek Branch, 12143 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11207; phone: 718-257-6571.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Bird Seed Order Pick Up
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

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Feathered Friends: BIRDSEED ORDER PICKUP

If you ordered birdseed from the Friends of Five Rivers, your order will be ready on this date. Please plan to pick it up then. If you have any questions, please call the Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295.

Also on this date, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, please join us for an open house on bird feeding basics. If you enjoy observing birds, why not bring the birds to you? Join us at Five Rivers’ bird observation area inside the visitor center to learn how to attract birds to your home. We’ll discuss bird feeders, water features, and seed and other food sources. A demonstration of aids for seeing and hearing birds, suggestions for recording observations, and a preview of Project FeederWatch will add to your enjoyment of bird feeding. This is an open house event; come for a few minutes or a few hours!





 Five Rivers - Open House: Bird Feeding Basics
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

Open House: Bird Feeding Basics

If you enjoy observing birds, why not bring the birds to you? Join us on Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Five Rivers’ bird observation area inside the visitor center to learn how to attract birds to your home. We’ll discuss bird feeders, water features, and seed and other food sources. A demonstration of aids for seeing and hearing birds, suggestions for recording observations, and a preview of Project FeederWatch will add to your enjoyment of bird feeding. This is an open house event; come for a few minutes or a few hours!



 Family Fall Fishing Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park
Contact  Robert McCormack, NYSDEC
email: robert.mccormack@dec.ny.gov
Location  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead, NY - Map

Location of Event: Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead 

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide's Choice
Contact  716-683-5959
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.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #10
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn which birds will be in the area for the winter season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up



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