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Week of 17 December, 2017
Sunday - 12/17
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 12/18
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 12/19
10:00 AMPublic Meeting - Winter 2017 Invasive Species Advisory Committee Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171213_not0.html
Contact  David Adams, NYS DEC, Invasive Species Coordination Section
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9149

The NYS Invasive Species Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Department of Agriculture and Markets central office (10B Airline Drive, Colonie).



6:00 PM2nd Commercial Quota Meeting
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

  Due to concerns that some commercial fishers will be unable to attend the Commercial Quota Meeting on November 28, 2017, a 2nd meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the distribution of NY commercial quota of bluefish, scup, fluke and black sea bass for the 2018 fishing year and propose appropriate open/closed periods and trip limits. These meetings are your best opportunity to participate in the development of the 2018 commercial quota distribution plans. Final decisions will not be made until after the December 19 meeting.   



Wednesday - 12/20
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 12/21
4:30 PMReinstein Woods: After School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



6:00 PMReinstein Woods: Winter Solstice Celebration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy a lantern-led evening walk as we celebrate the longest night and the return of light. Discover solstice traditions from around the world, search for nocturnal animals, and end the evening with warm drinks and snacks. Material fee $5.00/person, children ages 5 and under free. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Friday - 12/22
 BCP App. & Inv. Plan - 157 Great Arrow Ave. Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 157 Great Arrow Avenue, site ID #C915326. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 157 Great Arrow Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan must be submitted no later than December 22, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – North Park Branch, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.



 BCP Application-Sid Harvey Industries Facility (Valley Stream) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a revised Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Sid Harvey Industries Facility, site ID #C130087. This site is located in the Village of Valley Stream, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 100 East Mineola Avenue.

Comments about the application must be submitted no later than December 22, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream, 11582.



 Comment Deadline - Sentinel Range Wilderness Draft Unit Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171101_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests
1115 State Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.
Location  NYSDEC Region 5 Offices, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 - Map

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sentinel Range Wilderness.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on December 7th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until December 22, 2017.

The Sentinel Range Wilderness is located in the Towns of Jay, Keene, North Elba, and Wilmington in Essex County, New York.



 Comment Deadline-Oneida County Soil & Water Stream Disturbance & Restoration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171122_not6.html
Contact  Terry Tyoe, NYS DEC - Region 6 Utica Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits
207 Genesee Street, Room 1404, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2554, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 6 Office is considering the issuance of GP-6-17-001 to replace the previously issued GP 6-12-001 which expired May 2017. This permit will be restricted to use solely by the OCSWCD and limited to use only within Oneida County, New York.

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed above by December 22 or within 30 days from the date of this notice, whichever is later.



 Proposed Cleanup - 1130 Niagara St. Site (Buffalo) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 1130 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 22, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Niagara Branch, 280 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201; phone: 716-882-1537.



Saturday - 12/23
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Wild About Winter
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Family Fun: Wild about Winter

On Saturday, December 23, 10:00 AM we’ll play some games and complete a craft focused on nature in winter, both animals and plants. All are welcome. Adults must accompany children.


 Reinstein Woods: Nature Hike
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy the beauty of the season on a guided walk in the woods. We will use snowshoes if there is enough snow. Snowshoe rental $5.00/person; Friends of Reinstein Woods members $2.00/person. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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