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Week of 16 February, 2020
Sunday - 2/16
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Monday - 2/17
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Tuesday - 2/18
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Winter Survival Hike
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

Embark on a guided walk through the woods while learning survival tips and how to hike safely during our cold winter months.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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, 10:30 to 11:30 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 - 2/19
10:00 AMPublic Workshop - Lab Waste Management & RCRA Updates for Universities
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  RCRA Compliance & Technical Support Section
HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is hosting a public workshop to discuss the management of hazardous lab waste at academic institutions.

During this workshop DEC staff will talk about New York's upcoming adoption of the Academic Labs Rule and how these new regulations could impact the management of hazardous lab waste at academic institutions (i.e., colleges, universities, etc.). This workshop will include an overview of the rule and in-depth discussions about lab management plans and lab clean-outs. DEC will also discuss the advantages of using green chemistry and pollution prevention in academic settings and provide informational resources to assist participants in adopting these practices.

This event is being held at:
Jerome L. Greene Science Center - 9th Floor Lecture Hall
3227 Broadway
New York, NY, 10027

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>



 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.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Under the Ice
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

Come explore the winter world of our ponds! Children will participate in a hands-on indoor and outdoor exploration to discover how turtles, frogs, insects, and more survive under the ice. For children in grades K-5.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:00 PMPublic Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  RCRA Compliance & Technical Support Section
HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is hosting a public workshop to discuss revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering.

During this workshop DEC staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering and will  include focused discussions about the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, and the addition of aerosol cans and paint to the Universal Waste Rule.
DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

This event is being held at:
Jerome L. Greene Science Center - 9th Floor Lecture Hall
3227 Broadway
New York, NY, 10027

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: The Power of Glaciers
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

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: THE POWER OF GLACIERS 
Glacier Bay National Park has a dynamic glacial history. The area and its people have experienced and observed the tidewater glacier cycle of advance and retreat. Today, Glacier Bay is a place of scientific research where scientists conduct studies to understand how glaciers function and what their future may be. In this interactive lesson, a National Park Ranger will guide students through a history of glaciers in Glacier Bay. Students will create a model and engage in discussion with the Ranger. There will be time for questions. This program is designed for children in grades 5–8, but all are welcome.


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



Thursday - 2/20
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Animal Interviews
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: ANIMAL INTERVIEWS
Have you ever wondered about the non-releasable animals we have living inside the center? In this indoor presentation, we will talk about the animals we have, what their life in the wild would be like, and what their life is like here. Live animals will be shown, but handling is not permitted. All ages welcome.


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



 Reinstein Woods: Learn To Cross-Country Ski
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

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental: $8/$5 for Friends members.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Friday - 2/21
 Proposed Cleanup - 2135 Westchester Site (Bronx) 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 on a proposal to address contamination related to the 2135 Westchester Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 21, 2020.

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

Project documents can be viewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203093/

And at:

New York Public Library - Parkchester Branch
1985 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
718-829-7830

and

Bronx Community Board 9
1967 Turnbull Avenue, Room 7
Bronx, NY 10473
718-823-3034



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Winter Wildlife
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: WINTER WILDLIFE
Some animals migrate, some animals hibernate, but what about animals like the blue jays and grey squirrels we see all winter? Join us at Five Rivers to learn about animal adaptations that allows some critters to survive the chilliest time of year. After an indoor presentation, we will take a walk outside to look for signs of animals. All ages welcome.

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



Saturday - 2/22
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Family Nature Quest - Snowshoe Walk
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 us for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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