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Week of 16 July, 2019
Tuesday - 7/16
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



9:30 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.



1:00 PMHazardous Waste Revisions Under Consideration: Pharmaceuticals Rule
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  RCRA Compliance and Technical Support section
Phone - (518) 402-8652 Email - HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC will host a webinar to discuss the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule in depth. This rule is included in a new hazardous waste rulemaking. This webinar will include a presentation and NYS DEC will be soliciting comment on these potential revisions. For more information, please see NYS DEC's Hazardous Waste Revisions Under Consideration webpage.

You must register for this webinar in order to attend.



8:00 PMReinstein Woods: Full Moon 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

Discover the hidden lives of nocturnal animals on this guided full-moon hike.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 7/17
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Insect Exploration Walk at Walton Woods
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

Join us as we explore the pond and forest at Walton Woods and search for insects. Note: This program will be at Walton Woods Park, Amherst.

Registration required; call Reinstein Woods at 716-683-5959.



 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.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
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

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

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



2:00 PMPublic Hearing - draft Title V Air Facility and draft Title IV Acid Rain Permits
Contact  Christopher Hogan
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

On May 29, 2019 the NYS DEC issued a Notice of Complete Application: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190529_reg3.html#cpvvalley and a Combined Notice of Complete Application and Determination to Hold a Public Hearing: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190612_not3.html

for CPV Valley, LLC.

CPV Valley Energy LLC (CPV) currently operates the CPV Valley Energy Center (the Facility), a nominal net 680-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle gas turbine electric generating facility, on a site located in Wawayanda, Orange County, New York.

Two public comment hearing sessions to receive unsworn statements from the public on the applications and the draft air permits will be held before Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Molly McBride at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Middletown High School Auditorium, 30 Gardener Avenue Ext, Middletown, New York.

All written comments on the draft air permits must be received by 5:00 PM on July 29, 2019 to the contact person listed above and in the ENB Notice.



6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birdwatching 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

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



 Reinstein Woods: Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session. Note: this program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.

Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register for one or more sessions.



7:00 PMPublic Hearing - draft Title V Air Facility and draft Title IV Acid Rain Permits
Contact  Christopher Hogan
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

On May 29, 2019 the NYS DEC issued a Notice of Complete Application: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190529_reg3.html#cpvvalley and a Combined Notice of Complete Application and Determination to Hold a Public Hearing: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190612_not3.html

for CPV Valley, LLC.

CPV Valley Energy LLC (CPV) currently operates the CPV Valley Energy Center (the Facility), a nominal net 680-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle gas turbine electric generating facility, on a site located in Wawayanda, Orange County, New York.

Two public comment hearing sessions to receive unsworn statements from the public on the applications and the draft air permits will be held before Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Molly McBride at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Middletown High School Auditorium, 30 Gardener Avenue Ext, Middletown, New York.

All written comments on the draft air permits must be received by 5:00 PM on July 29, 2019 to the contact person listed above and in the ENB Notice.



Thursday - 7/18
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



2:00 PMOpen House - Status of Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Open House Location: Esopus Town Hall, 284 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY

DEC invites the public to open house/public availability sessions on July 18, 2019 about the status of investigation and cleanup efforts at the Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site in Ulster Park, Ulster County, within New York's State Superfund Program.

Two sessions will be held: 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Choose the session most convenient for you.

Representatives from DEC, the New York State Department of Health and Hercules/Dyno-Nobel will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the site with you in an informal, one-on-one basis.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the open house and the status of the site.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Esopus Library
128 Canal Street
Port Ewen, NY 12466
854-338-5580



Friday - 7/19
 Brownfield App./Inv. Plan-Fmr. Andor Medical Systems (Astoria) 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 Former Andor Medical Systems, site ID #C241234. This site is located in the Neighborhood of Astoria, within the County of Queens, and is located at 26-22 4th Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by July 19, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Queens Library of Astoria
14-01 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11102

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11106



 Draft Investigation Plan - 148 Nagle Site (Manhattan) 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 148 Nagle Site  (Nagle Ave., Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 19, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New York Public Library - Inwood Branch
4790 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
212-942-2445

--and--

Manhattan Community Board 12
530 West 166th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
212-568-8500



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



Saturday - 7/20
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Habitats of Five Rivers
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 Walk:  HABITATS OF FIVE RIVERS
Five Rivers is home to so many different animals! Join a center naturalist for a walk around the property to see and discuss the different habitats that support these animals. We will see field, forest, marsh, and pond habitats. All ages welcome. Space is limited.

 Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 17 to register.

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



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: The Search for Monarchs
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 about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle, and search for eggs, caterpillars, and adult butterflies.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMBrooklyn Bridge Park Free Fishing Clinic
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
718-482-4022

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Fishing Clinic on: 
  • July 20th, 2019 at Pier 5 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC's Fishing License webpage.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice
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 through the woods. No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Beaver Tree Trail
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

Watchable Wildlife: BEAVER TREE TRAIL

We will take a walk along the Beaver Tree Trail to see what the beavers are up to. We’ll watch for turtles, dragonflies and other critters that share this habitat as we check the status of the beavers’ dam and lodge. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 17 to register.

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



Sunday - 7/21
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 7/22
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monday Funday Explorers
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

Get outside and explore Five Rivers! Meet us in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week we will have a different theme and explore a new trail. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers, but all ages 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.



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