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Week of 6 August, 2017
Sunday - 8/6
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Monday - 8/7
 Proposed Cleanup - 73-79 W. Huron St. Site (Buffalo) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 73-79 West Huron Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 7, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.



 Proposed Cleanup - Larkin Plaza Site (Yonkers) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about proposed measures to address contamination related to the Larkin Plaza Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 7, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Yonkers Public Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701; phone: 914-375-7966.



8:30 PMReinstein Woods: Full Moon Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Experience the sights and sounds of wetland creatures under the light of the full moon. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Tuesday - 8/8
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Medicinal Herb Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy a walk to learn about the medicinal values of the herbs that grow at Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24444.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Towns of Bristol and South Bristol, Ontario County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:30 and a formal presentation at 7:00. The plan can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24444.html.

Meeting Location:
South Bristol Town Hall
6500 Gannett Hill Road
Naples, NY 14512

For more information, contact Mike Palermo at 585-226-5383



Wednesday - 8/9
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Cleanup of Portion of Dzus Fastener Site (West Islip)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: West Islip Public Library, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination at the Willetts Creek Wetland Areas portion of the Dzus Fastener Co., Inc. Site (West Islip, Suffolk Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through August 21, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at the West Islip Public Library at the location identified above, attention: Donna MacGilvray; phone: 631-661-7080.



Thursday - 8/10
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



 Reinstein Woods: Wetland Band at Great Baehre Swamp WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959

Search for frogs, turtles and birds along the boardwalk and use instruments to recreate the sounds of the swamp. For children ages 3-12. Note: This program takes place at Great Baehre Swamp in Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.



3:00 PMPublic Hearing-Seneca Meadows, Inc/Part 360 Solid Waste Management Renewal
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110774.html
Contact  Kimberly Merchant, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Or Emailed to:SenecaMeadowsHearing@dec.ny.gov

Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI) has submitted a Part 360 Solid Waste Management Renewal and Modification application for a 360‑acre landfill located on Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York.

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 621.8, a public comment hearing will be conducted in two (2) sessions on Thursday August 10, 2017 at:

Douglas Avery Performing Arts Center
Mynderse Academy
105 Troy St,
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5500

The first session will begin at 3:00 pm and the second session will begin at 6:00 pm. The public comment sessions are to receive unsworn comments on the proposed project.

How to Provide Your Comments: Any interested person may submit comments in writing, or verbally at the public comment session. All comments will be considered in making the final decision about issuance of the permit. Written comments about the permit application must be RECEIVED BY August 18, 2017 to be considered and should be sent to the contact listed above.



5:30 PMTown of Islip Freshwater Fishing Clinic
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

The Town of Islip is co-sponsoring this free fishing clinic with DEC. This clinic is geared towards families, but it is open to all. The clinic will focus on fishing techniques, biology and stewardship. 

Pre-registration is required with the Town of Islip. Call 631-224-5430 to inquire.

Location: Knapp's Lake, Brookwood Hall Park, 40 Irish Lane, Islip, NY 11730

This event is free. I FISH NY will provide loner rods and free bait. 

No Freshwater Fishing License is needed during the hours of this event.



6:00 PMPublic Hearing-Seneca Meadows, Inc/Part 360 Solid Waste Management Renewal
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110774.html
Contact  Kimberly Merchant, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Or Emailed to:SenecaMeadowsHearing@dec.ny.gov

Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI) has submitted a Part 360 Solid Waste Management Renewal and Modification application for a 360‑acre landfill located on Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York.

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 621.8, a public comment hearing will be conducted in two (2) sessions on Thursday August 10, 2017 at:

Douglas Avery Performing Arts Center
Mynderse Academy
105 Troy St,
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5500

The first session will begin at 3:00 pm and the second session will begin at 6:00 pm. The public comment sessions are to receive unsworn comments on the proposed project.

How to Provide Your Comments: Any interested person may submit comments in writing, or verbally at the public comment session. All comments will be considered in making the final decision about issuance of the permit. Written comments about the permit application must be RECEIVED BY August 18, 2017 to be considered and should be sent to the contact listed above.



6:30 PMPublic Input Session - Onondaga UMP/Camillus Forest & Split Rock Unique Areas
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170726_not7.html
Contact  Matt Swayze, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095 extension 220, E-mail: R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning the Unit Management Plan (UMP) process for 384 acres including the Camillus and Split Rock Unique Areas in the Towns of Camillus and Onondaga in Onondaga County, New York.

The public is invited to share their ideas about plan development during the comment period which runs through October 10, 2017.

The public is invited to provide feedback in a number of ways including:

In person at a public comment session scheduled for: August 10, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Camillus Town Office located at 4600 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219.

Or you may mail, call or e-mail the contact above with your comments/ideas before the comment deadline of October 10, 2017.



Friday - 8/11
 BCP Application - 2135 Westchester Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 2135 Westchester, site ID #C203093. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 2135 Westchester Avenue, Bronx NY 10462.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 11, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458  -- and --  Bronx Community Board 9, 1967 Turnbull Avenue, Rm.7, Bronx, NY 10473.



 BCP Application - 31 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo) - Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 31 Tonawanda Street, site ID #C915299. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 31 Tonawanda Street.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 11, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda St., Buffalo, NY 14207.



 BCP Application - CE-E. 11th Street MGP Site (Manhattan) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as CE – E. 11th Street MGP – OU-3, site ID #C231105. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 181 Avenue D.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 11, 2017. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: NY Public Library – Tompkins Square Branch, 331 E 10th St, New York, 10009  -- and --  Manhattan Community Board 3, 59 E 4th St, New York, 10003.



 Comment Deadline - Draft Unit Management Plan for Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170607_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office
P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

Then New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and accepted.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until August 11, 2017.



 Comment Deadline-2017 Jamaica Bay / Tribs LTCP Modification to Order on Consent
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170712_not2.html
Contact  Gary Kline, NYSDEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: (518) 402-9029 E-mail: gary.kline@dec.ny.gov.

The NYC CSO Order was executed between the NYS DEC and the NYC DEP in 2005 and was modified in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The NYC CSO Order includes various milestones and projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) within New York City.

Comments and Questions regarding the 2017 Jamaica Bay / Tribs LTCP Modification can be directed to the contact listed above.



10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



Saturday - 8/12
 Proposed Cleanup - 19 Patchen Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 19 Patchen Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 12, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch, 790 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221; phone: 718-455-3898  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board #3, Attn: Henry Butler, 1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216; phone: 718-622-6601.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Going Green at 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

Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 10:00 AM

Going Green at Five Rivers

Our new visitor center showcases a number of green building practices, both indoors and out. Learn about these elements and how they make our facility energy efficient and environmentally friendly.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Stroller Strut
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children ages 3 and under. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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