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Week of 10 November, 2013
Sunday - 11/10
 Beaver Trapping Opens in Eastern Areas Upstate and a Portion of Central NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


 Mink and Muskrat Trapping Seasons Open in Eastern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30510.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


 Mink Hunting Opens in Eastern Areas Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30513.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


Monday - 11/11
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 11/12
10:00 AMNew York State Recycling Conference
www.nysar3.org
Contact  Debbie Jackson
dajackso@gw.dec.state.ny.us

There is a registration fee to attend this conference. Check the website - www.nysar3.org for more details


This event offer a great opportunity for participants to network with other recycling professionals, decision-makers, recycling coordinators, state and business representatives from across New York, as well as to hear the latest about recycling and composting trends, markets and policies.


Wednesday - 11/13
 New York State Recycling Conference
www.nysar3.org
Contact  Debbie Jackson
dajackso@gw.dec.state.ny.us

There is a registration fee to attend this conference. Check the website - www.nysar3.org for more details


This event offer a great opportunity for participants to network with other recycling professionals, decision-makers, recycling coordinators, state and business representatives from across New York, as well as to hear the latest about recycling and composting trends, markets and policies.


7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Amended Cleanup Proposd for West Side Corp. Site (Jamaica)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: William C. Hughley Public School 116, 107-25 Wren Place, Jamaica, NY 11433

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the amended remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the West Side Corporation - Operable Unit No. 2 (OU2) Site (Jamaica, Queens). OU2 stands for the off-site area where groundwater has been impacted by solvents. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through December 6, 2013.

Project documents can be reviewed at the Queens Borough Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432 (718) 990-0778.



Thursday - 11/14
 New York State Recycling Conference
www.nysar3.org
Contact  Debbie Jackson
dajackso@gw.dec.state.ny.us

There is a registration fee to attend this conference. Check the website - www.nysar3.org for more details


This event offer a great opportunity for participants to network with other recycling professionals, decision-makers, recycling coordinators, state and business representatives from across New York, as well as to hear the latest about recycling and composting trends, markets and policies.


 Woodcock Season Final Day in Upstate New York and Suffolk and Nassau Counties
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Advancing Solar Power with NY-Sun
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This webinar will include explanations of the NY-Sun Initiative funding opportunities and a presentation on streamlined photovoltaic permitting under the Cleaner, Greener Communities program.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the "Join a meeting" button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the "Meeting Login" screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 

Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.



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.


6:00 PMDEC Beach Road Project Public Information Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/91995.html
Contact  DEC Division of Operations
r5info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC will provide information and answer questions on Phase II and Phase III of the Beach Road Stormwater Management Project at the Lake George Town Hall, 20 Old Post Road, Lake George.

Phase II will involve repaving the section of Beach Road on DEC-managed state lands with porous asphalt and installation of stormwater management infrastructures.

Phase III involves similar work on the parking lot for DEC's Lake George Beach and relocation of the boat launch to the eastside of the Lake George Bath House.

Directions to the Lake George Town Hall may be obtained at 518-668-5722.



Friday - 11/15
 BCP Application for 73-79 West Huron Street Site (Buffalo) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131016_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Site Investigation/Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan (SI/IRM WP) from Hurondel I, Inc. for a site known as 73-79 West Huron Street, site ID #C915282. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 73-79 West Huron Street. Comments regarding this application and SI/IRM WP must be submitted no later than November 15, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

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



 Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Seasons Final Day Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Regular Bowhunting Season for Deer and Bear Final Day in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Late bowhunting season opens December 9.


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

8:00 AMUrban Forestry Back to Basics Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests
lflands@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The morning session will focus on tree planting, tree pruning, and ANSI safety pruning standards with inside and outside portions. Afternoon session highlights the Urban Forestry Grant process. Workshop will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetary Chapel. Registration is due by Friday, November 8, 2013.


9:00 AMNY/America Recycles Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8802.html
Contact  Debbie Jackson
dajackso@gw.dec.state.ny.us

New York Recycles! is our way of promoting recycling and buying recycled in New York State. Various educational events featuring waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and buy recycled will take place all year, which culminates on November 15.

New York Recycles! is part of a national event - America Recycles. The national theme, "It All Comes Back To You!" will also be New York Recycles! theme. Every year there are thousands of events across the country.

If you are interested in hosting an event, contact DEC.


1:00 PMFarming in the Basin (Lake Champlain)
http://www.lcbp.org/ai1ec_event/farming-in-the-basin-field-...
Contact  Region 5 Lake Champlain Program
r5info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us Friday, November 15th at Toolite Farm (459 Dekalb Rd., Granville) from 1 to 3 pm for another event in a series of on-farm meetings that will focus on lake friendly farming practices and techniques. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program are collaborating with the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District to demonstrate the importance of capturing the value of manure through the calibration of a manure spreader and the interpretation of a manure analysis. Participants will learn how to use this information in farm nutrient management plans.



Saturday - 11/16
 Long Island Turkey Season Opens
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

This season is open in Suffolk County, Wildlife Management Unit 1C only. Visit DEC's Turkey Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.


 Regular Firearms Big Game Season Opens in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Visit DEC's Deer and Bear Hunting webpage for regulations, season details, license information and more.


10:00 AMWatchable Wildlife: What's on the Trail?
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join a center naturalist for a guided walk along one of Five Rivers’ easier trails – the Service Loop. This wide trail enables staff to access critical areas to maintain diverse habitats for resident wildlife and makes it easy to observe wildlife and their fall activities.



10:30 AMSecrets of Reinstein Woods
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Do you know where our water lilies came from or where to find the Reinstein family’s hidden root cellar? Discover Reinstein Woods’ best kept secrets on this guided walk. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


12:00 PMDeer and Bear Check Station
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Northbound on Route 16 (about 1 mile south of Holland)
Town of Holland, Erie County
Hunters wishing to donate their harvest to “Hunters Helping the Hungry” sponsored by the Venison Donation Coalition, may drop off a deer at the Holland check station during days of operation before 6 p.m.



2:00 PMFamily Fun: Eco-friendly Wrapping Project
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Packages for under the tree or for any other holiday. Come ready to get a little messy as we explore various wrapping materials that are eco-friendly, kid-friendly and fun. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 13.



3:30 PMDEC Family Hike - Learn about Deer - Mt. Loretto Unique Area, Staten Island
Contact  Molly Hastings - Region 2 Environmental Educator
(718) 482-6404

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation encourages you to join us on a hike to become a deer expert as we separate myth from reality. Hold real antlers that deer shed. Then we will hike through the woods and search for tracks and traces that deer leave behind. All ages are welcome. We hope to see you (and the deer) there!

We will meet in the parking lot of Mt. Loretto Unique Area, located at 6450 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY. Please be on time.

For additional information on Mt. Loretto, visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8291.html.



5:00 PMNature’s Gathering
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Event held at:
Knights of Columbus Hall
2735 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY

Enjoy a tasting of fine regional wines, cheese and hors d’oeuvres and help support the Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve. Western New York artisans will showcase their nature-themed artwork, which will be available for purchase. Call 716-683-5959 for ticket information.


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