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Week of 26 January, 2014
Sunday - 1/26
10:00 AMDEC Booth at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
http://www.niagarafishingexpo.com/
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Friday - Sunday, January 24-26

Niagara Falls Event and Conference Center
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY

Friday, January 24, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DEC will have an informational booth staffed by Fisheries and Wildlife staff and Environmental Conservation Officers. 



Monday - 1/27
 Comment Period Ends - Part 180, Section 180.12 - Eurasian Boar
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html#Part180Sect12
Contact  Kelly Stang
NYSDEC 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233

This rulemaking is necessary to prohibit the taking of Eurasian boars by hunting or trapping in order to support eradication efforts of USDA and DEC.

Comments will be accepted from December 11, 2013 through January 27, 2014.



Tuesday - 1/28
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 1/29
10:00 AMKnee-High Naturalists
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Want to get out of the house with your young child? Join our fun series that’s just for them! Each hour-long session will feature a variety of activities, such as stories, games, crafts and snacks. Participants must sign up for the entire series. For children ages 3 to 5. Materials fee = $25.00 per child; $15.00 per child for Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



2:00 PMPublic Meeting-Amended Cleanup Proposed for Univ. Instruments Site (Kirkwood)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37558.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Town of Kirkwood Offices, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, NY 13795

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the amended remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Universal Instruments/Dover Electronics Site (Kirkwood, Broome County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 21, 2014.

Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn more about the proposed amended remedy and how to comment.



Thursday - 1/30
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. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting on Vienna Woods Draft UMP
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/90760.html
Contact  Herkimer Lands and Forests Office
r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: the Vienna Town Hall, 2083 NYS Route 49, North Bay, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the draft Unit Management Plan for the state lands called Vienna Woods. (Western Oneida County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 3, 2014.

Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn more about the proposed amended remedy and how to comment.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Amended Cleanup Proposed for Powers Chemco Site (Glen Cove)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Sea Cliff Village Main Library, 300 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the amended remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Powers Chemco Site (Glen Cove, Nassau County), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 17, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2885 (516) 676-2130.



Friday - 1/31
 Comment Period Ends for BASF Corporation Draft Restoration Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131211_not4.html
Contact  Andrew Guglielmi
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9507.

DEC is soliciting comments on a draft plan for restoration (Draft Plan) of natural resources related to a facility previously operated by BASF Corporation at 36 Riverside Avenue in the City of Rensselaer, Rensselaer County.



 Comment Period Ends for Draft General Permit for bulkheads
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140115_not1.html
Contact  Division of Environmental Permits
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Comment period ends for Draft General Permit for the removal and replacement of a functional and lawfully existing bulkhead in the same location as the existing bulkhead.


 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

7:30 PMFamily Fun: Winter Astronomy POSTPONED TO FEB. 28
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This program has been postponed to February 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM due to cloud cover.

Join us for a close look at seasonal constellations and other heavenly bodies. Center staff will provide a naked-eye overview of the winter sky (binoculars optional), while members of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers train telescopes on fascinating deep-sky objects for you to view. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Dress for outdoor fun. The program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, January 29. In the event of cloud cover, this program will be postponed.



Saturday - 2/1
10:00 AMLife Under the Ice
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

What goes on under that icy layer in the pond? How do animals adapt to the clear sheet that separates them from the cold air and snow above? Center naturalists will lead you on a winter journey to the Beaver Pond to investigate these questions and more. The program will begin inside and finish with an outdoor walk, so dress warmly.



10:30 AMFrozen Forest Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Explore the beauty of winter woods on this guided walk. Snowshoe rental = $5.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center; 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043.



2:00 PMHow to Do It: Learn to Snowshoe
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar

Snowshoeing is nothing more than exaggerated walking and is excellent aerobic activity to boot. Join us for a beginner’s outing and see how easy it is to stamp out cabin fever. We will start with an indoor presentation to learn about snowshoes and how to walk and turn in them, then head out on the trails to look for signs of wildlife. In the event of insufficient snow, the program will be conducted on foot. Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 29 to register and reserve snowshoes.



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