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Week of 3 December, 2017
Sunday - 12/3
 Comment Deadline -Guidance for Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.



Monday - 12/4
 Comment Deadline -Guidance for Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.



 Proposed Cleanup - 1176 S. Park Ave. Site 3 (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 1176 South Park Avenue Site 3 (Buffalo), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 4, 2017.

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

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



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Young Forest Initiative & Habitat Mgmt Goals/Doodletown WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111978.html
Contact  DEC Region 4
1130 N. Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306. Phone: 518-357-2075, email: r4info@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public meeting to discuss the state’s Young Forest Initiative and habitat management goals at the Doodletown Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Monday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m. at the town of Copake’s Park Building/Community Center, 305 Mt. View Road, Copake. For more information please click the URL or contact DEC Region 4 using the information listed above.


7:00 PMFive Rivers - HMBC Speaker Series: Birds & Avian Research at Albany Pine Bush
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

HMBC Speaker Series: Birds and Avian Research at the Albany Pine Bush

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series on Monday, December 4, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Details for this month’s program, presented by Amanda Dillon, are at https://hmbc.net/content/birds-and-avian-research-albany-pine-bush.



Tuesday - 12/5
 Comment Deadline -Guidance for Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.



5:00 PMAvailability Session - Expedited Cleanup of Old Chenango Canal Site (Utica)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location: Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.

DEC invites the public to this informal session to discuss cleanup activities about to begin at the Old Chenango Canal Site (East Side of Rte. 12, Utica), within New York's State Superfund Program. Stop by anytime during the session to ask questions and discuss the upcoming activities.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site, the upcoming cleanup, and the availability session.

Project documents are available for review at: Utica Public Library, Attn: Sara Billman, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 23501; phone: 315-735-2279.



6:00 PMCommercial Tautog Meeting
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

Wednesday - 12/6
 Comment Deadline -Guidance for Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.



 Comment Deadline on the Revised Mute Swan Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754, Wildlife@dec.ny.gov

DEC released a 3rd draft management plan for mute swans in New York State in September 2017. Read the plan on the page listed above and submit your comment by 12/6/17.



10:00 AMGreat Lakes Action Agenda - NE Lake Ontario Work Group Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  Emily Sheridan
greatlakes@dec.ny.gov

Sub Basin work groups are working to advance projects and initiatives to achieve the goals of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda using a place-based, ecosystem-based management approach.

This is a great way to connect, coordinate and collaborate with state and federal agencies, local governments, academic institutions and other key partners to advance local project needs.

This meeting will be held at the Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 NY 58, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

NYS Great Lakes stakeholders are invited to participate. Anyone wishing to attend MUST rsvp at least one week in advance.

For more information or to make reservations please email Emily Sheridan @ greatlakes@dec.ny.gov.



4:00 PMReinstein Woods - Teachers in Nature: Prof. Dev. Ser - Classroom Citizen Science
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Sign up for one or more workshops to learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Thursday - 12/7
 Comment Deadline -Guidance for Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.



 Draft Investigation Plan-Main and Hertel 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Main and Hertel Site (Main St., Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 7, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208; phone: 716-883-4418.



 Draft Long-Term Monitoring Plan - Onondaga Lake (Syracuse) 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 Draft Long-Term Monitoring Plan to evaluate the completed remediation of Onondaga Lake. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 7, 2017.

A public open house also has been scheduled to discuss the draft plan: November 9, 2017 at Destiny USA, 6th Floor, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse, NY. Two identical sessions are planned: 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM. Stop by at any time during either session.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan, the public open house, and how to comment. There you can also access the draft plan electronically, and learn where document repositories maintain the draft. 



9:00 AMAg. & Climate Change Adaptation - A Role for Municipalities &Farming Communities
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will focus on the resources, decision tools and Cooperative Extension Team from the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program that can help farmers increase resiliency to climate change, as well as the support local governments can provide to the farming community.

Please note that this webinar begins at 9:00 AM (rather than the usual start time of 10:30 AM). Attendance at this event is only available online. Please see the URL under "Additional Information" for details on how to use your computer to connect to the webinar.



10:00 AMGreat Lakes Action Agenda Sub Basin Work Group - SE Lake Ontario
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html
Contact  Emily Sheridan
greatlakes@dec.ny.gov

Sub Basin work groups are working to advance projects and initiatives to achieve the goals of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda using a place-based, ecosystem-based management approach.

This is a great way to connect, coordinate and collaborate with state and federal agencies, local governments, academic institutions and other key partners to advance local project needs.

This meeting will be held at the Huron Town Hall, 10880 Lummisville Road, Wolcott, NY 14590

Great Lakes stakeholders are invited to participate. Anyone wishing to attend MUST rsvp at least one week in advance.

For more information or to make reservations please email Emily Sheridan @ greatlakes@dec.ny.gov.



4:30 PMReinstein Woods: After School Escape
http://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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Sentinel Range Wilderness Draft Unit Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171101_not5.html
Contact  Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests
1115 State Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.
Location  NYSDEC Region 5 Offices, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 - Map

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sentinel Range Wilderness.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on December 7th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above until December 22, 2017.

The Sentinel Range Wilderness is located in the Towns of Jay, Keene, North Elba, and Wilmington in Essex County, New York.



Friday - 12/8
 Comment Deadline -Guidance for Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171108_not0.html
Contact  Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance) provides guidelines solely for the management of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) single-track bicycle trails (bike trails) on Forest Preserve lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until December 8, 2017.



 BCP App. & Draft Inv. Plan - Avant Gardner Site (Brooklyn) 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 investigation work plan for a site known as Avant Gardner, site ID #C224258. This site is located in Brooklyn, at 140 Stewart Ave. and 111 Gardner Ave. Public comments about the application and draft investigation plan must be submitted by December 8, 2017.

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

Project documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division St., Brooklyn, NY 11206  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board No. 1, 435 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211.



 BCP Application - Bisonite Paint Site (Tonawanda) 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 Bisonite Paint Co., site ID #C915010. This site is located in the Town of Tonawanda, in Erie Co., at 2268 Military Road. Public comments about the application will be accepted through December 8, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Tonawanda Library, 333 Main St., Tonawanda, NY 14150.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Medicinal Herb Walk
http://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 the medicinal values of the wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Saturday - 12/9
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Sleepytime
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

Sleepy Time

Some animals stay active during the winter. Others settle in for a long-term snooze. On Saturday, December 9th @ 10 Am come and take a short walk with us as we look for signs of animals preparing for the cold months ahead and talk about their survival tactics.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Home for the Holidays
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

Home for the Holidays

Join Five Rivers staff on December 9 at 2:00 pm as we play games and discover how and where animals spend the winter. Many people think of hibernation, but there are other ways animals survive the coldest months. We’ll explore some of the creative adaptations of our regional wildlife as they prepare to survive this challenging season.



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