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Week of 27 October, 2013
Sunday - 10/27
 Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Long Island/NYC
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. The bag limit is two birds per day for the Long Island youth pheasant hunting weekend.

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



Monday - 10/28
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 10/29
 Investigation Work Plan for Former Getty Service Stn. Site Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public is invited to comment on a draft work plan being reviewed by DEC to investigate the Former Getty Service Station Site, located at 1103-1107 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, under New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments must be submitted no later than October 29, 2013.

The draft work plan can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library, Macon Branch, 361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St., Brooklyn, NY 11233 718-573-5606 - call for hours.



Wednesday - 10/30
10:00 AMPublic Meeting - Proposed Regulation of Liquified Natural Gas Facilities
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93069.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Room 129, Albany, NY. Please see the directions to DEC's Albany location.

DEC is proposing the addition of Part 570 to State regulations to establish a permitting program for the safe siting, construction, and operation of liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities and transportation of LNG in New York.

DEC is conducting the public meeting to present the proposed rule and respond to the public's questions prior to a public hearing also scheduled for October 30 at 2:00 PM at the location identified above. Public comments also are welcome during a public comment period that runs through November 4, 2013. Please click on the web link above for complete details, including links to the proposed rule, how to comment, and other important information.



2:00 PMPublic Hearing - Proposed Regulation of Liquified Natural Gas Facilities
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93069.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public hearing location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Room 129, Albany, NY. Please see the directions to DEC's Albany location.

DEC is proposing the addition of Part 570 to State regulations to establish a permitting program for the safe siting, construction, and operation of liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities and transportation of LNG in New York.

DEC invites the public to attend the hearing to submit either written or oral statements about the proposed rule. Public comments also are welcome during a public comment period that runs through November 4, 2013. Please click on the web link above for complete details, including links to the proposed rule, how to comment, and other important information.



5:00 PMFamily Fun: Halloween Critters
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come join us for games and activities focused on some of our favorite Halloween animals. Families will discover that bats, spiders, snakes and more aren’t so scary after all. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume for even more fun! We will make a craft indoors and play outdoor games in anticipation of this spooky holiday. Please dress for the weather.



Thursday - 10/31
 Classification Proposal of the Big Indian Acquisition Comments Period End
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130904_not3.html
Contact  Bill Rudge
DEC R3 Office, Div. of Lands & Forests, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

The draft proposal is posted on the DEC's website. Contact NYS DEC at: (845) 256-3094 to request a hard copy. Comments on the draft revision of the plan can be submitted to NYS DEC at the Region 3 office as follows: NYS DEC, Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 or e-mail to: wprudge@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

An information meeting was held on 9/17/13 at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Overlook Lodge.


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.


Friday - 11/1
 BCP Application for Mr. Cleaners Site Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131002_not3.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application with Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Shrub Oak Partners, LLC for a site known as Mr. Cleaners-Shrub Oak Shopping Center, site ID #C360117. This site is located in the City of Shrub Oak, Town of Yorktown, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 1360 East Main Street 10588. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 1, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak, NY 10588.



 BCP Application for Silver Cleaners Site Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131002_not8.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 222 Andrews Street LLC for a site known as Silver Cleaners Site, site ID #C828186. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 245 Andrews Street, Rochester, NY 14604. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 1, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Rochester Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604.



 Beaver Trapping Opens in Northern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


 Fox, Weasel, Opossum, Raccoon and Skunk Hunting & Trapping Opens on Long Island
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Furbearer Trapping or Furbearer Hunting webpages for regulations, season details, license information and more.


 River Otter Trapping Opens in Northern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30513.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


 Several Small Game Seasons Open on Long Island/NYC
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28634.html
Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

Small game seasons opening on Long Island/NYC, include:


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

Saturday - 11/2
 BCP Application for Manhattan Cabinetry Site Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131002_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application with Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Delco Properties, LLC for a site known as Manhattan Cabinetry, site ID #C241154. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 9-03 44th Road. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 2, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Queens Community Board 2, 43-22 50th Street, Queens, NY 11377.



10:00 AMHow to do it:: Use a Map and Compass
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Can’t see the forest for the trees? Knowing how to use a map and compass is essential for safe way-finding in the woods. Forest Ranger Karen Glesmann will demonstrate how to read and understand a map and use a compass for direction, distance, scale and detail. Bring a compass if you have one, and dress for the outdoors. Space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, October 30 to register.



 Tivoli North Bay Hike
Contact  845-889-4745 ext 109

Tivoli Bays, located in the northwest corner of Dutchess County, is a large tidal wetland surrounded by hundreds of acres of undeveloped land.

Tivoli Wildlife Management Area, Dutchess County


10:30 AMDay of the Dead Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

What connects Reinstein Woods to the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos? In this program, learn which beautiful creatures visit both the Woods and Mexico. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


2:00 PMHow to do it: The Trash Alternative
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

What else can you do with trash besides send it to a landfill? We'll learn some interesting techniques for reusing everyday items and reducing our waste, and we'll take a special look at composting. You’ll find out how it can be done anywhere. Using less and reducing waste helps save money and energy, so come learn more. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 if you have any questions.



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