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Week of 15 December, 2019
Sunday - 12/15
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 12/16
 No Further Action Prop. - 19 Patchen Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal for no further action related to the 19 Patchen Avenue Site (Brooklyn) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224232/

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Brooklyn Public Library
DeKalb Branch
790 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
718-455-3898

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Brooklyn Community Board #3
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718-622-6601



 Proposed Cleanup - Cottage Place Gardens Phase 5 (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed plan to address contamination related to the Cottage Gardens Phase 5 Site (City of Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be accessed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360161/

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Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-337-1500



 Proposed Cleanup - The Crossroads at Genesee (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to The Crossroads at Genesee Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915338/

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Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
716-883-4418



Tuesday - 12/17
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Early Winter Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



10:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



Wednesday - 12/18
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Early Winter Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



 Reinstein Woods - Senior Stroll
https://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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods.

For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Thursday - 12/19
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 12/20
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 2455 Third Ave. Site (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 2455 Third Avenue, site ID #C203125. This site is located in the Port Morris neighborhood of the Bronx and is located at 2455 Third Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203125/

And at these locations:

New York Public Library
Mott Haven Branch
321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY, 10454

and

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10455



 Brownfield App.-Former Military Road School Site (T. Niagara) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Former Military Road School, site ID #C932175. This site is located in the Town of Niagara within the County of Niagara and is located at 4185 Military Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C932175/

And at this location:

Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305



 Brownfield Application - 130 Midland Ave. Site (Port Chester) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 130 Midland Avenue, site ID #C360195. This site is located in the Village of Port Chester, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 130 Midland Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360195/

And at this location:

Port Chester – Rye Brook Public Library
1 Haseco Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573



 Brownfield Application - 140 Chandler St. Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 140 Chandler Street, site ID #C915354. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 140 Chandler Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915354/

And at this location:

North Park Library
975 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14216



 Brownfield Application-Former Yonkers Firehouse Site (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Former Yonkers Firehouse Site, site ID #C360191. This site is located in the City of Yonkers within the County of Westchester and is located at 32 John St. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360191/

And at this location:

Riverfront Public Library
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701



 Draft Investigation Plan - Crannell Square Site (Poughkeepsie) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Crannell Square Site (Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C314130/

And at this location:

Adriance Public Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-485-3445



 Proposed Cleanup - Ellicott Station Site (Batavia) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the Ellicott Station Site (Batavia, Genesee Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c819021irm.pdf

And at this location:

Richmond Memorial Library
Attn: Kathleen Facer
19 Ross Street
Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-9550



4:00 PMRemsen-Lake Placid Draft UMP Public Comment Period Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html
Contact  John Schmid
adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

The Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html.

The deadline for comments is close of business Dec. 20, 2019. Comments may be provided at any of the public meetings; mailed to John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254; or e-mailed to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Public meetings:

  • Tupper Lake: 12/3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tupper Lake Middle-High School, 131 Chaney Ave, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
  • Lake Placid: 12/4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center, 2608 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Old Forge: 12/5 from 6 to 8 p.m.  at the View Arts Center, 3256 Rt 28, Old Forge, NY 13420   


Saturday - 12/21
 Draft Investigation Plan - 42-11 9th St. Site (L.I. City) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 42-11 9th St. Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 21, 2019.

Click the web link above to learn about the draft plan and how to comment (information in English, Korean, and Chinese).

Project documents are available for review online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241237/

And at these locations:

Queens Library at Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-937-2790

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Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, NY 11377
718-533-8773



 Proposed Cleanup - Atlantic Chestnut - Lot 1 Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Atlantic Chestnut - Lot 1, site ID #C224234 (Brooklyn, Kings), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 21, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (information available in English and Español).

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224234/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Cypress Hills Branch
1197 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Call for hours: 718-277-6004

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5
127 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Call for hours: 718-498-5711



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Going out on a Larch
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

Guided Hike: GOING OUT ON A LARCH

Get outside on Larch Lane, part of the North Loop Trail, and visit the beautiful Jay’s Home Run with a naturalist. This is a two-mile hike over some of the more remote trails at Five Rivers. Please wear appropriate footwear. The Friends of Five Rivers rent snowshoes for $5 a pair in the event snow.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Winter Tree ID
https://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

Join a guided nature walk to identify trees without their leaves.

No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Fur, Fluff and Fun
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: FUR, FLUFF, and FUN

How do animals keep warm in the cold winter? Where is the bear? How about the hare? And the blue jay, does she go away? Beaver, coyote, rabbit, and deer, what is the warmest pelt you’ve ever felt? Come check out some of the furs we have at Five Rivers and check out who’s hanging out at the bird feeders too.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



6:00 PMReinstein Woods - Winter Solstice Celebration
https://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.

$5/person, children ages 5 and under free. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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