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Week of 27 January, 2013
Sunday - 1/27
 Final Day for Several Long Island Waterfowl Seasons
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Final day for brant, ducks, coots, mergansers and sea duck hunting on Long Island. For more information, visit the link above.


Monday - 1/28
7:00 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html
Contact  Arturo Garcia-costas
(718) 482-7287

Representatives of community organizations and other members of the public interested in the 2012-2013 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants are invited to attend the Grant Outreach Workshops hosted by the Office of Environmental Justice throughout New York State during January and February 2013. These workshops will provide an overview of the grant application process and useful information for potential applicants. For questions about these workshops, contact the Office of Environmental Justice by phone at (518) 402-8556 or by e-mail at ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us.
 
Suffolk County
Monday, January 28, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717

Additional workshops for applicants to the 2012 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants will be scheduled in New York City, Westchester County, Newburgh, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo in January and February 2013. Please check this page again later for updates of workshop schedules and locations.



Tuesday - 1/29
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 1/30
 Canada Goose Season Final Day for Eastern Long Island Goose Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:00 AMKnee-High Naturalists
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Want to get out of the house with your young child? Join our fun series just for them! Each hour-long session will feature a variety of activities, such as stories, games, crafts and snacks. Participants must register for the entire series. For children ages 3 to 5. Materials fee = $20.00 per child; $10.00 per child for Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959


6:00 PMSnowshoeing 101
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Learn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided walk along the trails. Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



6:30 PMAvailability Session - Cleanup Proposal for National Grid Former MGP Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Availability Session Location: Washington County Municipal Center, Building B, Room #2, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY

The public is invited to the availability session to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the National Grid Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (Fort Edward). Public comments also are welcome at the availability session, and during a public comment period that runs through February 25, 2013.



7:00 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html
Contact  Arturo Garcia-costas
(718) 482-7287

Representatives of community organizations and other members of the public interested in the 2012-2013 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants are invited to attend the Grant Outreach Workshops hosted by the Office of Environmental Justice throughout New York State during January and February 2013. These workshops will provide an overview of the grant application process and useful information for potential applicants. For questions about these workshops, contact the Office of Environmental Justice by phone at (518) 402-8556 or by e-mail at ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us.
Nassau County
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Freeport Memorial Library
144 West Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520

Additional workshops for applicants to the 2012 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants will be scheduled in New York City, Westchester County, Newburgh, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo in January and February 2013. Please check this page again later for updates of workshop schedules and locations.


Thursday - 1/31
 Final Day Special Firearms Suffolk County Deer Season
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Final Day Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season in Portion of Western and Central NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29451.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
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 - 2/1
 Application Deadline for Landowner Incentive Program (LIP)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/32891.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Application for the Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) must be postmarked by February 1, 2013 to be considered eiligible. The LIP was created as a partnership between DEC and private landowners to help address the loss of grasslands and associated at-risk wildlife species. Visit the link above for more information and application materials.


Saturday - 2/2
9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: Flying WILD
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Flying WILD is an interdisciplinary program for middle school teachers and youth leaders that integrates bird-related themes into the core 3R disciplines. Participants will receive a free Flying WILD Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds full of stimulating hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, January 30.



1:30 PMThe Reinstein Woods Experience
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Experience the best of both worlds at Reinstein Woods. Explore and learn about our environmentally friendly “green” building, and tour the trails in this guided program. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMWatchable Wildlife: Paws To Reflect
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

What has four paws and walks in a straight line? Lots of things! Travel with us across the meadow and through the woods on an in-depth field study of the winter ecology of common mammals, using their tracks as “stepping off” points.



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