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Week of 2 December, 2012
Sunday - 12/2
 Canada Goose Season Opens in Central and Eastern Long Island Goose Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

 Duck, Coot, Merganser Hunting Opens in Long Island Waterfowl Zone
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

 Regular Firearms Big Game Season Final Day in Northern Zone
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Monday - 12/3
 Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens in Select WMUs
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

 WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6H, 6G only.

Tuesday - 12/4
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 12/5
8:30 AMUrban Forestry Emerald Ash Borer - Best Practices for Communities
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests

A workshop for Municipal Officials, Tree Board Members, Planning and Zoning Boards and community Tree Enthusiasts at Orange County Community College - Kaplan Hall Newburgh, NY. Credits applied for include CNLP and ISA. Registration is due to Central Office or Region 3 office by 12/03/2012. For further information call 518-402-9425

1:00 PM2012 EEA Awards Ceremony
Contact  Division of Environmental Permits & Pollution Prevention
eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (518) 402-9469

9th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony, December 5, 2012 at 1:00-3:45 pm

Empire State Plaza - NYS Legislative Office Building in "The Well"

Come learn about a corporation's commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, young entrepreneurs producing a bio-based, zero-waste packing material, schools empowering future environmental leaders, businesses using green chemistry and clean-technologies and municipalities installing green infrastructure and working in partnership to build a unique, sustainable building.

6:00 PMDeveloping 2013 Quota Distribution Plans
Contact  Commercial Fisheries, Bureau of Marine Resources

Commercial fishermen and DEC staff will discuss the best utilization of the 2013 quota for black sea bass,  bluefish, scup (porgy) and summer flounder (fluke).

Thursday - 12/6
4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

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 - 12/7
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 12/8
 Canada Goose Season Opens in Hudson Valley Goose Area
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: Project WILD Aquatic
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WILD is an award-winning national interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate aquatic wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, December 5.

1:00 PMFriends of Reinstein Holiday Party
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

The Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve will celebrate the beauty of winter at their annual holiday gathering. New members are welcome! Registration for the party is required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.

4:00 PMCitizen Science: Night Owls and Hot Dogs
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join center staff and bird experts from the Audubon Society of the Capital Region as we survey owls at Five Rivers. Field parties will visit likely owl roosts, then gather at a roaring campfire to compare findings. Complimentary hot dogs and hot drinks will answer the question, “Who cooks for you?”  Space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 28.

November - 2012
December - 2012
January - 2013
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers General Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops

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