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Week of 27 October, 2019
Sunday - 10/27
 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 - 10/28
 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.



11:00 AMPart 200 Stakeholder Conference Call
Contact  Steve Yarrington
518-402-8403

Part 200 General Provisions – The Department will be proposing to revise 6 NYCRR Part 200 General Provisions. These revisions will incorporate by reference EPA’s Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations, 40 CFR Part 55.

Please be advised that this is an audio only call.

Listed below are call in instructions for this meeting:

Meeting Number: 642 229 362
Meeting Password:
bW3cWJpR

To join the audio conference
US Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697
Local: 1-518-549-0500
Access code:642 229 362

Toll-free dialing restrictions:

https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf


5:30 PMFive Rivers - Attention Teachers: Watershed Workshop
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

Attention Teachers: WATERSHED WORKSHOP

Teachers, are you looking for great new ways to engage your students? This workshop will explore a variety of hands-on watershed-related activities. Two hours of CTLE credits will be awarded to NYS-certified teachers. Please call to register by Friday, October 25.

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 PMPublic Meeting on Climate and Transportation
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-meeting-on-climate-and-...
Contact  Pam Hadad Hurst
518-402-2794 or pamela.hadadhurst@dec.ny.gov

DEC, DOT and NYSERDA are hosting a series of meetings on climate and transportation. The meetings are designed to inform New York’s participation in a multi-state initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

Location:
School 77
429 Plymouth Avenue, Suite 1
Buffalo, New York 

Please register to attend here >>



Tuesday - 10/29
 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.



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 - 10/30
 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 End - Draft Amend Blue Mountain Wild Forest UMP
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20191009_not5.html
Contact  Josh Clague, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Public Comment Period for the Draft Amendment to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has installed a 12 foot by 20 foot shed, adjacent to Route 28 near Lake Durant, to store a mobile boat-washing station. The purpose of the UMP amendment is to allow the shed to remain in place as a permanent structure rather than removing it each fall and re-installing it every spring because: 1) the physical moving of the shed compromises its structural integrity, and 2) it would take additional resources to move and store the shed off-site every year.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until October 30, 2019. The Draft Unit Management Plan amendment is posted on DEC's website.

The Blue Mountain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Minerva in Essex County, New York, and Towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Josh Clague, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.



Thursday - 10/31
 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.



5:00 PMUrban and Community Forestry Grant Question and Answer Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html
Contact  Lands and Forests
Landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Urban and Community Forestry Grant program questions must be submitted by October 31.

Please visit our webpage for the RFA and application instructions : https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html



Friday - 11/1
 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.



 Comment Deadline for Treaty Line Unit Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94978.html
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests
R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov

Highlights of the Treaty Line Unit Management Plan (UMP) include maintaining 208 acres of high conservation value forest, 18,050 acres of forest landscape connectivity corridors, and more than 28 miles of designated recreational trails.

The Treaty Line Unit consists of 19,186 acres of State lands located within portions of Broome, Chenango, and Delaware counties, including Artic-China, Barbour Brook, Beals Pond, Columbia Lake, Kerryville, Melondy Hill, Michigan Hill, Pine Hill and Steam Mill State Forests. 

DEC will hold a public comment hearing on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The hearing will begin with a brief presentation, followed by an open house forum to discuss ideas and issues directly with DEC staff. There will also be a formal opportunity to provide verbal comments. Verbal and written comments will be considered equally during the UMP process and meeting attendance is not required to submit input on the plan.

DEC recently received an independent proposal advocating for the development of a public trail riding area for motorized vehicles. The proposal seeks to designate and develop over 20,000 acres of State-owned public lands for ATV and motorcycle use, including six State Forests within the Treaty Line Unit, two additional State Forests outside the unit, and the Oquaga Creek State Park. Oquaga Creek State Park is administered by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The proposal was received after the creation of the draft UMP and is not currently included in the draft.

Public Hearing Location:
Sidney Junior/Senior High School Auditorium 
95 West Main Street 
Sidney, NY 13838

DEC will open an extended comment period on the draft UMP that lasts until Nov. 1, 2019. DEC will review all collected comments and provide written responses in the final UMP. To submit written comments, send an email with the subject line “Treaty Line Unit” to R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov, by U.S. Mail, or phone to: 

Jason Schoellig, Senior Forester, 
NYS DEC Region 7 
2715 State Route 80 
Sherburne, NY 13460 
(607) 674-4017 ext. 607 

or

Nathan Funk, Senior Forester 
NYS DEC Region 4 
65561 State Route 10 
Stamford, NY 12167 
(607) 652-3694


Saturday - 11/2
 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.



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Pfizer Site A (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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Pfizer Site A #C224284 (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 2, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 602-1348

Borough Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
(718) 389-0009

NYSDEC, Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Call in advance: (718) 482-4900



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Making Puppets
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: ANIMAL PUPPETS

We’ll use paper plates, paper bags, and more to make animal-themed puppets you can take home. Will you make an owl, a fox, a beaver, or something else? Drop in and be crafty and creative.

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: Sanctuary Stroll
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

Curious about what’s in the sanctuary portion of Reinstein Woods? Take a guided tour to find out!

For adults only. 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 - Guided Walk: Service Road Loop
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: SERVICE ROAD LOOP

We’ll stroll along the Service Road Loop Trail and enjoy the last of the fall colors, from the orange and gold of the trees to the purple of the asters.

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



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