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Week of 15 December, 2013
Sunday - 12/15
 Comment Period Ends for the Shawangunk Ridge Draft Unit Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131120_not3.html
Contact  Matt Paul
DEC R3 Office, Div. of Lands & Forests, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

The draft UMP focuses on developing recreational access to forest lands, increasing public awareness of outdoor opportunities on the Shawangunk Ridge, and ensuring sustainable forest management.

You may submit comments to the NYS DEC at the above address or E-mail at: r3ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Written comments will be accepted until December 15, 2013.



 Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Deer Season Final Day in Select WMUs
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


 Print Mink and Muskrat Trapping Seasons Open in Long Island and New York City
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30510.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monday - 12/16
3:00 PMInvasive Species Draft Regs Public Hearing
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2359.html
Contact  invasivesregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has drafted proposed changes to 6 NYCRR Part 575 Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Species regulation. The public comment period ends December 23. Several hearings are scheduled throughout NYS to also allow the public to provide comments.

DEC Central Office, Public Assembly Room (Floor 1)
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233


Tuesday - 12/17
 Muzzleloader and Late Bowhunting Big Game Season Final Day in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

2:00 PMInvasive Species Draft Regs Public Hearing
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2359.html
Contact  invasivesregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has drafted proposed changes to 6 NYCRR Part 575 Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Species regulation. The public comment period ends December 23. Several hearings are scheduled throughout NYS to also allow the public to provide comments.

State University of NY at Stony Brook
DEC Region 1 Headquarters, Basement Conference Room
50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790


5:00 PMUrban Forestry Arbor Day Poster Contest Deadline
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/78289.html
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests
lflands@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Submit applications to your regional office by December 17th, 2013. If you have any question, please call (518) 402-9413.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Former Hampshire Chemical Corp (Waterloo)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Seneca County Office Building, Heroes Conference Room - 3rd Floor, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY

The public is invited to an informal availability session, starting at 7pm, to discuss the remedy being proposed to address contamination related to the Former Hampshire Chemical Corp Facility (Waterloo). A public meeting will begin at 8pm and will include formal presentations about the proposal. Public comments are welcome at the sessions, and during a public comment period that runs through January 16, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet.



Wednesday - 12/18
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 12/19
2:00 PMCornell Webinar Series - Pesticide Mode of Action Classes & Rotation Strategies
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/nursery_ghouse/resistance_mgm...
Contact  Bureau of Pest Management
R1Pesticides@gw.dec.state.ny.us

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Parking is located in the front of the building. Participants need to check in at the reception desk. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the Webinar start time. Bring applicator certification card to receive NYSDEC recertification credits.

Managing pests in enclosed structures can be challenging but these upcoming programs can help growers of all sizes. We will offer practical lessons and tips you can use to better manage pests.

This project was initiated because in greenhouses, pesticide resistance can lead to over-use of pesticides, as well as a reduction in yields and crop quality due to poor pest control. The topic of resistance management can be complex; we hope this interactive webinar series will help provide the information greenhouse growers can use to manage pesticide resistance.



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.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for National Grid Troy (Liberty St.) MGP Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, 2nd Floor, Troy, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed to address contamination related to the National Grid Troy (Liberty Street) Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through December 31, 2013.

For more information, use the email address above to request a fact sheet about the proposal.



Friday - 12/20
 BCP Application and Workplan 300 and 308 Columbus Ave. Site Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131106_not3.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Remediation Work Plan (RWP) from Crestwood Builders Group, Inc. for a site known as 300 and 308 Columbus Avenue, site ID #C360136. This site is located in the Village of Tuckahoe, Town of Eastchester, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 300-308 Columbus Avenue 10707. Comments regarding this application and RWP must be submitted no later than December 20, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Tuckahoe Public Library, 71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707



 BCP Application for Queens Medallion Leasing (L.I. City) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20131120_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Exclusive Realty Services, Inc. for a site known as Queens Medallion Leasing, site ID #C241144. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 21-03 44th Avenue 11101. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than December 20, 2013. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Queens Library at Long Island City, 37-44 21st Street, Second Floor, Room 2B, Long Island City, NY  11101.



 Proposed Investigation of Former Ithaca Gun Factory (Ithaca) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft work plan to investigate the nature and extent of contamination related to the Former Ithaca Gun Factory Site, within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. The site is located at 121-125 Lake Street, Ithaca, Tompkins County. Comments about the draft investigation work plan must be submitted by December 20, 2013.

Project documents can be reviewed at the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; (607) 272-4557.



Saturday - 12/21
 Proposed Cleanup of Fashion Outlets Site (Niagara) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/93328.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls Expansion Site, within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. The site is located at 1705 Factory Outlet Boulevard; Niagara, NY 14304. Comments regarding the cleanup proposal must be submitted no later than December 21, 2013. Click the link at "Additional Information" above to learn more about the proposed remedy, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at Niagara Town Hall, 7105 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305  (716) 297-2150.



10:00 AMFamily Fun: Snowshoe Outing
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a beginner’s outing, and see how easy it is to stamp out cabin fever before it starts. 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 embrace the sights and sounds of early winter. In the event of insufficient snow, this program will be conducted on foot. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, December 18 to reserve snowshoes and/or to register.



 Winter Tree I.D.
Contact  845-889-4745 ext 109

Learn to identify our native trees by looking at their buds and twigs.

Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, Dutchess County


11:00 AMSolstice Day Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy the first day of winter with a walk through the woods as we learn about the winter solstice and explore how animals prepare for the upcoming winter season. For all ages. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. Event held at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center.



2:00 PMThe Nature of Running
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Noted biologist, nature writer, and ultra-marathoner Bernd Heinrich combined his passion for biology and running in his 2001 book, Why We Run, A Natural History. We will tap into what Heinrich’s research and personal experience has taught him about animal and human adaptations for running. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to race an antelope. Reading Why We Run before the workshop is recommended but not required.



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