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Week of 3 November, 2019
Sunday - 11/3
 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 - 11/4
 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.



7:00 PMFive Rivers - HMBC Speaker Series: Birding Ghana
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

HMBC Speaker Series: BIRDING GHANA

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Find more details for this month’s program, presented by Gregg Recer, here

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



 New Approach to Trout Stream Management in New York
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  518-402-8924 or fwfish@dec.ny.gov

Fall 2019 Public Meetings on a New Approach to Inland Trout Stream Management

DEC is developing a new plan for inland trout stream management based on updated scientific information and the desires expressed by trout anglers. Prior to completing the draft plan, DEC fisheries managers would like to meet with trout stream anglers to explain the proposed approach, answer questions, and solicit feedback.

Ten public meetings around the State are scheduled between October 1st and November 12th to facilitate these discussions.

Orange County Community College
Great Room in Kaplan Hall
One Washington Center
Newburgh, NY 12550



Tuesday - 11/5
 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.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Late Fall Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



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.



Wednesday - 11/6
 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.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Late Fall Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



6:00 PMAlbany South End Air Quality Presentation
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/108978.html
Contact  Randi Walker
(518) 402-8402, DAR.Web@dec.ny.gov

Join us to hear from the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health about their work in the community.

Albany Housing Authority
200 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY



Thursday - 11/7
 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.



8:30 AMUrban Redevelopment: Building Stronger Communities
http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/cclr110719.pdf
Contact  Jane O’Connell
r2.info@dec.ny.gov

Join local, state and regional leaders as we convene to tackle the beneficial reuse of abandoned and distressed properties for stronger communities. This conference will spotlight:

  • Community Leaders
  • Non-traditional Financing
  • Redevelopment along Waterways
  • City/State Programs

Register here for this event >>

Community leaders will share what they have learned and achieved through their redevelopment projects and will delve into how the beneficial reuse of properties can support social justice, economic growth, climate resilience, and stronger communities. Experts from the public and private sectors will discuss today’s leading topics including the recently enacted historic NYS Climate bill, urban waterway development, and tailor-made strategies for financing your redevelopment project.

Location:
National Grid
1 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Reception: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kimoto Lounge at the Sheraton Hotel, 216 Duffield St, Brooklyn



6:00 PMCommercial Tautog Tagging Program Meeting
Contact  Rachel Sysak
rachel.sysak@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

DEC is holding a public meeting to discuss implementation of commercial harvest tags for Tautog, as required by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).


 Public Meeting on Climate and Transportation
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:
The Space at GreenStar
700 W Buffalo Street
Ithaca, New York 

Please register to attend here >>



Friday - 11/8
 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 AMPublic Hearing for Part 218, Subpart 225-2 & Subpart 227-1
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Richard McAuley
air.regs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

A hearing for the proposed rules and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: November 8, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by, November 1, 2019, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8438, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Information on Part 218 may be obtained from Jeff Marshall, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3255, telephone, (518) 402-8292; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm November 13, 2019.

Information on Subpart 225-2, may be obtained from Mike Jennings, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone, (518) 402-8403; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm November 13, 2019.

Information on Subpart 227-1, may be obtained from Mike Jennings, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3254, telephone, (518) 402-8403; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm November 13, 2019.

Information and comments related to the SIP revisions may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm November 13, 2019.



Saturday - 11/9
 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.



 Brownfield App./Work Plans - 241 West 28th Street (Manhattan) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, and Final Investigation Report for a site known as 241 West 28th Street, site ID #C231139. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York County and is located at 241 West 28th Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by November 9, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, Final Investigation Report and other relevant documents are available at:

New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Branch
209 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

--and--

Manhattan Community Board 5
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2109
New York, NY 10123



 Proposed Cleanup - Chestnut Commons Atlantic Ave Site (Brooklyn) Comment Dead.
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 Chestnut Commons Atlantic Ave Site ID #C224276 (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 9, 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 - Arlington Branch
203 Arlington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 277-6105

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5 
404 Pine Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(929) 221-8261
Chair: Andre Mitchel



 Proposed Cleanup- Former ANSCO Camera Factory Site (Binghamton) 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 ANSCO Camera Factory, site ID #C704059 (Binghamton), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 9, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Broome County Public Library
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 778-6400

--and--

DEC Kirkwood Sub-office 
Attn: Gary Priscott
1679 NY Route 11
Kirkwood, NY 13795
(607) 775-2545 extension 116
by appointment only



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Leave No Trace Awareness 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

LEAVE NO TRACE AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Take only pictures, leave only footprints, and have an amazing time when you head outdoors. Join trained instructors for an introduction to Leave No Trace. Through activities and lively discussion, you’ll learn the Seven Principles that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting it from harm.

Designed for ages 8 and up. Please call to register by Wednesday, November 6.

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



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Family Nature Quest - Animal Signs
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

Use your science senses to search for clues left by local wildlife. 

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Terrific Turkeys
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: TERRIFIC TURKEYS

Feathers, flocks, and food! Join a Five Rivers Naturalist to learn all about wild turkeys. Through an indoor presentation, learn how and where wild turkeys live, then  make a craft to take home. All ages are welcome. Please call to register by Wednesday, November 6.

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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