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Week of 10 February, 2013
Sunday - 2/10
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 2/11
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 2/12
6:00 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
Contact  Lisa Kranick
(518) 402-8556

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.
 
The workshop will take place on the following day:

Onondaga County - Syracuse
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Beauchamp Branch Library
2111 S Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13205

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



Wednesday - 2/13
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 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
Contact  Lisa Kranick
(518) 402-8556

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.
 
The workshop will take place on the following day:

Monroe County - Rochester
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension
249 Highland Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
 
Additional workshops for applicants to the 2012 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants will be scheduled in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Newburgh, Albany and Buffalo in January and February 2013. Please check this page again later for updates of workshop schedules and locations.


6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for G.E. Riverview Plant Site (Rotterdam)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: DEC Region 4 Public Conference Room, 1130 N. Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the G.E. Riverview Plant Site (Rotterdam, Schenectady County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 1, 2013.



Thursday - 2/14
 Canada Goose Special Late Season Final Day - portion of Central Long Island Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Climate Change and Public Health
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Climate Change Office
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The impacts of how climate change affects health in New York State and in your community will be discussed.  Different health outcomes in response to special weather events and patterns will be examined.  Estimated and projected public health impacts from climate change will be described together with current efforts by the Center for Environmental Health and NYS Department of Health to plan climate-health surveillance in high risk areas.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet. To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 
 
Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.



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 - 2/15
 Final Day for Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Furbearer Trapping
(click the links below for season details)

Furbearer Hunting
(click the links below for season details)

For bobcat, you must fill out a furbearer possession tag and have the pelt sealed.



Saturday - 2/16
9:00 AMCamp Santanoni Winter Weekends
http://www.aarch.org/
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518-834-9328

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).



 Citizen Science: Great Backyard Bird Count
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This weekend, birders all across North America will tally birds in their yard or local park as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join us in cooperation with the Audubon Society of the Capital Region as we count the birds at our feeding station, then venture outdoors for a short field practicum. Complete information will be provided on how you, too, can help the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology track from your own yard the mid-winter distribution and abundance of birds.



10:30 AMWinter Birding
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us as we search for winter resident birds in the woods. You can be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count! Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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

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. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 13 to register and reserve snowshoes.



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