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Week of 17 September, 2017
Sunday - 9/17
 Proposed Cleanup - 432 Rodney St. 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 proposed cleanup measures to address contamination related to the 432 Rodney Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 17, 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 - Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-302-3485  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-389-0009.



Monday - 9/18
 Comment Deadline - Northern Finger Lakes Unit Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170726_not8.html
Contact  NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office
7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, r8.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

The Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the approximate 4,549 acres. It offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat.

Public Information Meeting:

Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414.

Comments may be submitted on the proposed plan to the contact listed above until September 18, 2017.



 Proposed Cleanup - Fmr. Labelon Facility (Canandaigua) 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 cleanup measures to address contamination related to the Former Labelon Corp. Facility Site (Canandaigua, Ontario Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 18, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Wood Library, Attn: Jenny Goodemote, 134 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; phone: 585-394-1381.



Tuesday - 9/19
6:00 PMCANCELED - Mute Swan Revised Plan Hearing - Hauppauge
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html

This September 19, 2017 hearing has been postponed due to weather. The new date for this hearing is scheduled for October 26, 2017 at the Suffolk County Water Authority located at 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 PM on October 26.



6:30 PMTrout Stream Management Meeting - Cobleskill
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources
SUNY Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY 12043



Wednesday - 9/20
1:30 PMFive Rivers - Talk 'n' Trek: Hunting for Nature
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

Talk ‘n’ Trek Hunting for Nature (and perhaps a geocache or two!)

Each week a vessel containing natural materials such as furs, skulls, or feathers will be hidden for us to find using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Once found, we’ll investigate the item(s) using reference materials to determine who/what it belongs to and how it fits into Five Rivers’ ecosystem. GPS units will be provided. No previous experience is needed. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Series of five Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, September 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, (rain date October 25)

Fee: $50 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297



Thursday - 9/21
7:30 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: Early Birder
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

I Bird NY

Citizen Science: Early Birders

Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7:30 AM



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.



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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: Outdoors After School

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? It's time to get your wiggles out!  Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 14 through October 26, 4:30 to 5:30 PM



Friday - 9/22
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 9/23
 BCP App./Cleanup Plan - Fmr. Imperial Cleaners (Lake Success) 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 and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) for a site known as Former Imperial Cleaners Site, site ID #C130532. This site is located in the Village of Lake Success, Nassau County, at 218 Lakeville Road. Public comments regarding the application and draft RAWP must be submitted no later than September 23, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Station Library, 26 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021.



 BCP Application/Cleanup Plan - 70 Nardozzi Place (New Rochelle) 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 and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) for a site known as 70 Nardozzi Place, site ID #C360159. This site is located in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., at 70 Nardozzi Place. Public comments regarding the application and RAWP must be submitted no later than September 8, 2017.

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

The application, draft RAWP and other documents can be reviewed at: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801.



 National Hunting and Fishing Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111021.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
wildlife@dec.ny.gov

National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and target shooting.

There are many activities across the state you can participate in. Head out and enjoy one near you!

National Hunting and Fishing Day is a designated free fishing day in New York which means anyone can fish the freshwaters of New York and no fishing license is required.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: The Fruit Foragers
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: The Fruit Foragers

In the fall berries and other fruit hang on the bushes and trees that line the trails at Five Rivers. Would you like to know more about these colorful additions to the landscape? Join us on Saturday, September 23rd @ 10:00 am for this outdoor guided walk to discover more about nature’s edible decorations and the animals that eat them. This informative stroll will be about a mile long and on relatively flat terrain. Bring binoculars if you have them.



 Reinstein Woods - Introduction to Geo-caching
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

You will learn how to use a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, then search for hidden clues to solve nature mysteries. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Open House: Animals of the Front Room
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

Open House: Animals of the Front Room

Have you ever wanted to know more about the live and mounted animals in the visitor center at Five Rivers? Do you wonder what Argo the owl’s favorite food is, or which birds visit the feeders and what makes them special? Join us on Saturday, September 23, 1:00 to 3:00PM to ask questions about the critters in Five Rivers’ front room, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the live animals on display. Drop in during the afternoon; staff will be on hand to answer your questions.



2:00 PMNorrie Point - Science on the River
https://www.hrnerr.org/
Contact  Chris Bowser
845-889-4745;
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

There’s something for everyone at “Science on the River"

Celebrate National Estuaries Week and the 35th anniversary of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve with a “Science on the River” open house at the Norrie Point Environmental Center at the Mills Norrie State Park in Staatsburg.

There will be demonstrations and hands-on activities for young and old alike, as well as a free family fishing day. Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be on hand to answer questions about their work and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson.

This program is free and most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible.

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is located in the Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, Dutchess County.  Directions can be found on the DEC website.  For more information, please call 845-889-4745.



 Science on the River at Norrie Point Env. Center
Contact  James Herrington
845-889-4745 x 109
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

“Science on the River” free open house at the Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg NY, on Saturday Sept. 23rd from 2-5 PM.

Join the NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve in celebrating the Reserve’s 35th anniversary. Enjoy expert science demos, go fishing with gear provided, check out live birds of prey, explore a tidal marsh by canoe, and have fun with children’s activities. Family friendly and free for all.

Contact James Herrington at james.herrington@dec.ny.gov if you have questions.



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