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Week of 3 November, 2013
Sunday - 11/3
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 11/4
 Bay Scallop Season Opens
Contact  Bureau of Marine Resources

Bay scallop season is open in the marine and coastal district of New York.

 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 - 11/5
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 11/6
1:00 PMWhy Rye? Cover Crops in the North Country
Contact  DEC Region 5 Lake Champlain Program

Join us in the Miner Institute Auditorium (1034 Miner Farm Road, Chazy, NY ) where a panel of crop personnel and farmers will gather to discuss why they are using cover crops on corn ground. Our discussion will include the benefits of cover crops, seeding rates & opportunities for 2014.

6:30 PMDiscussion: Akzo Pumping Program at Restof Salt Mine
Contact  DEC Press Office

Public Meeting to Discuss Results of Akzo's Interim Pumping Program at the Former Restof Salt Mine

Location: Newton Lecture Building, Geneseo University, Geneseo, NY 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and State Attorney General's Office will host a public forum to present data and results about the interim pumping program conducted by Akzo at the former Restof Salt Mine.

The forum will include a technical discussion by several experts. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions following the presentation.

 Public Meeting for the Draft Nothern Piedmont Unit Management Plan
Contact  Region 5 Lands & Forests

A public meeting on the Northern Piedmont Draft Unit Management Plan will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 6, at Cambridge High School in the Town of Cambridge. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more on the proposed management actions in the Draft UMP and to provide comment on the proposals.

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please provide any requests for specific accommodations to 518-897-1291 at least two weeks in advance.

DEC will accept comments on the Northern Piedmont Draft Unit Management Plan until December 6, 2013.

Thursday - 11/7
4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
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 - 11/8
 BCP Application for 89 LaSalle Avenue Site (Buffalo) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Legacy LaSalle LLC for a site known as 89 LaSalle Avenue Site, site ID #C915283. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 89 LaSalle Avenue 14212. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 8, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Saturday - 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.

10:00 AMThe Scoop on Poop
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Scat (animal poop) can tell us a lot about which creatures are in the woods and where they roam. Join our exploration to learn how to identify scat from different animals. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 Mosses - Some of the Oldest Plants on Earth
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Mosses are diverse and abundant at Five Rivers. They are found on soil, trees, logs and rocks. Come look at several moss species in their various habitats. Learn to differentiate moss from lichens, club mosses, liverworts and green algae. Join us for a discussion on the role of moss in the biosphere. Bring a hand lens to discover the fascinating differences among these plants or we have lenses you may borrow.

2:00 PMVlomankill Hike
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Join us for a fall hike on the Vlomankill Trail, one of Five Rivers’ well-trodden paths. On this guided walk, which also includes Big Pine Trail, North Loop and Old Field Trail, learn about the geology and species found in this stream and forest habitat. Trail distance is about 1 mile. Please bring drinking water and wear comfortable, sturdy footwear.

October - 2013
November - 2013
December - 2013
LegendDeadlines General Meetings Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops

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