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Week of 4 November, 2012
Sunday - 11/4
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 11/5
 Bay Scallop Season Opens in Marine and Coastal Waters
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources

Harvest limits can be found by visiting the link above. Other shellfish, such as clams, oysters, mussels and scallops may be harvested throughout the year.

Important: Check shellfish land regulations and temporary emergency closures to ensure shellfish are safe to harvest and consume in waters near you.

Tuesday - 11/6
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 11/7
7:00 PMBetween Rivers Unit Management Plan meeting
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests- Sherburne

A public meeting to discuss the draft Between Rivers Unit Management Plan (UMP) will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Unadilla Valley High School auditorium.  The school is located at 4238 State Rt. 8, New Berlin, approximately four miles south of the village of New Berlin.  The school and auditorium are accessible sites. 

 Friedrichsohn Cooperage State Superfund Site Public Meeting
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

Meeting Location: Waterford Town Hall, 65 Broad Street, Waterford, 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 21, 2012.

You can access an electronic copy of the proposed remedy, called a "Proposed Remedial Action Plan" by clicking on the page titled Region 5 - Environmental Remediation Project Information. Scroll down the page to the Friedrichsohn Site.

Thursday - 11/8
4:30 PMEducator Workshop: Project WILD
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WILD is an award-winning, interdisciplinary environmental education program for teachers and youth leaders. Participants receive a Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide with more than 100 lesson plans.

For educators of students in grades K-12.

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

 After-School Escape
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.

Friday - 11/9
 Snipe, Rail and Gallinule Season Final Day in Upstate New York
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Final day of the season for for Snipe, Rail and Gallinule for all of New York located north of the Bronx-Westchester County border.

Saturday - 11/10
 Beaver Trapping Opens in Eastern Areas Upstate and a Portion of Central NY
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife.

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

 Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Opens in Southeastern Zone
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 Mink and Muskrat Trapping Seasons Open in Eastern Areas Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

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

 Mink Hunting Opens in Eastern Areas Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

The mink hunting season dates are the same as the open trapping seasons. Mink may not be hunted in northern areas of the state or on Long Island. A firearm not larger than .22 caliber may be used. Visit DEC's Furbearer Hunting Regulations webpage for more details.

 River Otter Trapping Opens in Eastern Areas Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

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

 Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Long Island Zone
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

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.

 Waterfowl Youth Hunt - Long Island Waterfowl Zone
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Junior hunters (age 12-15) must posses a license and be registered with HIP (a federal duck stamp is not required for 12-15 year-olds). The junior hunter must be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter (including current HIP registration and duck stamp). 

For more information, see DEC's Youth Waterfowl Hunt page.

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

Participants must be 12 - 15 years of age by November 10 and have completed a hunter education course by 10/20/12. Possess a junior small game hunting license by 11/10/12 and registe with the Harvest Information Program. Hunting days 4 a.m. Hubbard County Park and 6:15 a.m. Southaven County Park.

10:00 AMProject Learning Tree: Focus On Forests
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Designed for use with youth in upper middle school, high school and/or teen community programs, Focus on Forests provides teachers and youth leaders with stimulating activities to help teenage audiences explore forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management and other subject areas. Each participant will receive a free Focus on Forests activity guide and more, all absolutely free of charge.

10:30 AMOutdoor Skills
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In this program, you will create rope from plants and learn how to build a survival shelter from natural materials.

For adults and children age 8 and older.

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

1:00 PMProject Learning Tree: Places We Live
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Also designed for use with upper middle school students and beyond, Places We Live provides winning ideas for community investigations focused on environmental, social and economic issues, helping students develop and strengthen their sense of place. Participants will receive a free Places We Live activity guide and more, all absolutely free of charge.

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning initiative for teachers and youth leaders focusing on forest resources. These interactive workshops will introduce hands-on activities which will help your students see the forest for the trees while helping you meet state and national academic standards. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Monday, November 5 for either or both workshops.

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December - 2012
LegendMeetings Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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