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Week of 24 February, 2013
Sunday - 2/24
3:00 PM Wetland 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 email@example.com 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 PM Full Moon Snowshoe Walk http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html Contact Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center firstname.lastname@example.org 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 PM Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Mayflower Cleaners Site (Great Neck) Contact DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation email@example.com 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 PM Environmental 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 . firstname.lastname@example.org 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 PM Moonlight Ski Tour http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html Contact Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center email@example.com 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 AM Region 6 Open Space Conservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Contact Region 6 Headquarters Office firstname.lastname@example.org
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 PM Public Meeting - Speonk Solvent Plume - Site Characterization Results Contact DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Several Small Game Seasons Final Day Statewide Contact Bureau of Wildlife firstname.lastname@example.org
The small game season closings are as follows:
4:30 PM After-School Escape http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html Contact Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center email@example.com 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 PM Eel 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Saturday - 3/2
10:30 AM Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html Contact email@example.com 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 PM Hot 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 PM Family 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.