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Week of 24 February, 2013
Sunday - 2/24
3:00 PMWetland Conservation: What Do We Have to Lose?
http://clctrust.org/events/180/wetland-conservation-what-do...
Contact  Columbia Land Conservancy
518-392-5252 ext.207

This free public program will explore the diverse wetlands of Columbia County and the Hudson Valley, their economic and environmental values, and why it makes good sense to conserve them for future generations. Following a presentation by Laura Heady of the Hudson River Estuary Program, there will be a short documentary film, "Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands," which was commissioned by the New Paltz Wetlands Protection Advisory Committee and created by Hudson Valley filmmaker Jeanne Vitale. Sponsored by Columbia Land Conservancy.

Location: Taconic Hills School Performing Arts Center, Craryville



Monday - 2/25
 Final Day for Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons in Long Island/NYC
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The furbearer season closings are as follows:

Furbearer Trapping
(click the link below for season details)

Furbearer Hunting
(click the link below for season details)



6:30 PMFull Moon Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Explore nature at night as we snowshoe along the trails by the light of the full moon. Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Mayflower Cleaners Site (Great Neck)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Great Neck Public Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY 11023

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Mayflower Cleaners Site (Great Neck, Nassau County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 20, 2013.



Tuesday - 2/26
6:00 PMEnvironmental Justice Grant Outreach Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html
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 place:

Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center - Community Room B
Yonkers, NY 10701

Please forward this information to anyone who you believe may be interested in this workshop.


6:30 PMMoonlight Ski Tour
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a leisurely, guided cross-country ski tour by the light of the moon. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Ski rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 2/27
10:00 AMRegion 6 Open Space Conservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting
Contact  Region 6 Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

First meeting of the year for the Region 6 Open Space Conservation Plan Advisory Committee will be held at the Lowville DEC office at 7327 State Route 812 in Lowville.


7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Speonk Solvent Plume - Site Characterization Results
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus (Riverhead), Room S-101, Shinnecock Building (south side of the campus), 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

The public is invited to the public meeting to learn about the results of the site characterization investigation completed by DEC related to the Speonk Plume Site (Speonk). At the meeting, representatives from DEC and the New York State Department of Health will:

  • discuss the results of the investigation;
  • provide information about the recent site classification;
  • answer your questions about the site.


Thursday - 2/28
 Gastown MGP Tonawanda - Public Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58387.html
Contact  Richard Dana
region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

A public comment period has been set for January 14, 2013 through February 28, 2013 to provide you an
opportunity to comment on these proposed changes. A public meeting is scheduled in the Court Room on
February 6, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at City Hall in Tonawanda, located at 200 Niagara Street. In the
event of severe weather conditions on February 6th, the meeting will be rescheduled to February 12th at 7:00
p.m. at the same venue.


 River Otter Trapping Final Day in Eastern Areas of Upstate New York
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30513.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Several Small Game Seasons Final Day Statewide
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 The small game season closings are as follows:


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.



7:00 PMEel Migration in the Hudson River
http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/events

A talk will be given by Chris Bowser, Education Coordinator for the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The tiny “glass eel”, a fish most of us are not even aware of, is in decline in the Hudson River, causing a ripple effect on many other species in this unique habitat. Learn about this amazing animal and the efforts being made by citizens all along the Hudson to collect critical data to study their migrations and populations. This is a free program.

Location: SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102



 Pall Corp. and Photocircuits Corp. Sites - Public Meeting re Cleanup Proposals
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8431.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: Glen Cove City Hall, 9-13 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedies being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Pall Corporation Site and the Photocircuits Corporation Site. These are adjacent contaminated sites located in Glen Cove, Nassau County. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 14, 2013.



Friday - 3/1
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 3/2
10:30 AMWinter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Look for signs of who is out and about in the woods in winter.

Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:00 PMHot Cocoa and Snow – Howland’s Island X-C Skiing
http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
Contact  Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
(315) 365-3580

Get your blood pumping with a refreshing cross-country ski at Howland’s Island, one of the wildest places in Montezuma! We’ll ski about two-miles of trails through woods and open field in search of nesting bald eagles, migrating waterfowl, and mammals that are waking up from their winter slumber. Enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa after the program back at the center. Participants must bring their own skis. *Fee: $3/child, adult, $15/family.



2:00 PMFamily Fun: Dr. Seuss Read-A-Thon
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join our Read Across America Day mirth as we celebrate the date of Dr. Seuss’ birth. We’ll read the Seuss books that have classical stature, with those animal names of unnatural nature. Whether sister or brother, father or mother, parent and child must accompany each other. On top of all that, meet the Cat in the Hat, and win nifty prizes for the Seuss-iest noses, shoeses and eyeses.



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