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Week of 24 November, 2013
Sunday - 11/24
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 11/25
 Beaver Trapping Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

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

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

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

 Mink Hunting Opens in Western and Central 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.

Tuesday - 11/26
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 11/27
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 11/28
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 11/29
 BCP Application for Teitelbaum Dry Cleaning Site Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from S & C Properties, LLC for a site known as the Teitelbaum Dry Cleaning Inc Site, site ID #C241149. This site is located in the Astoria neighborhood, Borough of Queens, within the County of Queens, and is located at 35-45 35th Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 29, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Queens Library - Broadway Branch, 4020 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103.

10:00 AMTurkey Stroll
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods. Join us on a guided nature walk as we look for wild turkeys and the clues they leave behind.

Saturday - 11/30
10:00 AMHike the Path Less Traveled
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Many visitors enjoy walking along the Beaver Tree Trail, Old Field Trail or one of Five Rivers’ other named trails. But where do the side trails go? Find out by joining us on a hike along maintained but not-yet-named trails. Wear comfortable, sturdy footwear.

10:30 AMCreative Composting
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Learn about red wriggler worms and how you can use them to start composting indoors to prepare for next spring's garden. Starter kit fee= $4.00/kit, Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00/kit.

2:00 PMHow to do it: The Well-Connected Birder Forum
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Don’t compile your holiday shopping list for your favorite birder (or your own wish list) before learning about the latest smart-phone applications and electronic resources for the well-rounded birder. If you have a favorite you would like to share, call Five Rivers no later than Wednesday, November 27, and we will include it in our discussion. This session will be an opportunity to share your favorite electronic bird identification guides, bird song applications, and programs for field notes.

November - 2013
December - 2013
January - 2014
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers General Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops

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