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Week of 20 April, 2019
Saturday - 4/20
 Proposed Cleanup - 2002-2024 Cropsey Ave. Site (Brooklyn) 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 proposal to address contamination related to the 2002-2024 Cropsey Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 20, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment. It will take you to a fact sheet--versions in English, Chinese, and Urdu.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

New Utrecht Branch Library
1743 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
phone: 718-236-4086

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 11
2214 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
phone: 718-266-8800



7:30 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: HMBC Field Outing- Early Migrants II
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:  HMBC FIELD OUTING – EARLY MIGRANTS II

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for a walk through the varied habitats of Five Rivers as we explore fields, ponds, woodlands, and marshes. More than forty bird species can be observed on a favorable day in mid-April. Be prepared for wet trails. Meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot.

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



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoor Explorers' Treasure Hunt
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: OUTDOOR EXPLORERS’ TREASURE HUNT  

Follow a map and some playful clues to find some nature fun at Five Rivers on this guided outing. Your young outdoor explorers will help us read the map and hints along the way, so those who enjoy a quest are encouraged to join us on this expedition!

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: Stories in the Woods
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods.

For children ages 3 to 7.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Spring Things
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
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 to search for signs of spring.

No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: 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

Guided Walk: BEAVER TREE TRAIL

Join a Five Rivers naturalist for a guided walk around Beaver Pond. We'll watch for signs of activity from beavers and their neighbors as we enjoy a leisurely stroll along the trail.

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



 Reinstein Woods: Animal Superpowers
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

They may not be faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but many animals have abilities beyond those of humans.

On this guided walk, you will learn about some of these amazing residents of the woods.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Sunday - 4/21
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 4/22
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Scavenger Hunt
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

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

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 PMFive Rivers - EarthQuest!
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

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.



6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Earth Day Home Energy Action Workshop
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Celebrate Earth Day by discovering solar power programs and incentives available for your home. Explore home energy efficiency programs and learn practical tips for saving money by conserving energy. Door prizes and light refreshments provided.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Tuesday - 4/23
 Proposed Cleanup - EXTENDED: Hercules Inc. (Ulster Park) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Based on public request, DEC has extended the public comment period for 30 days about the proposed cleanup for the Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park, Ulster Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will now be accepted through April 23, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Esopus Library
128 Canal Street
Port Ewen, NY 12466
phone: 845-338-5580



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Scavenger Hunt
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

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

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



9:30 AMAnnual Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Festival - Six Mile Waterworks
Contact  Joelle Ernst
(518) 402-8891

DEC's I FISH NY Program will hold its annual fish stocking and family fishing festival at Albany's Six Mile Waterworks on Tuesday, April 23.

The festival will kick off at 9:30 a.m., when DEC will stock Rensselaer Lake at Six Mile Waterworks with more than 1,000 catchable-size rainbow trout. The free sportfishing clinic will start shortly thereafter and conclude at 2 p.m. DEC fisheries staff will be available to teach participants about fish identification, angling techniques, and fishing safety.

Six Mile Waterworks is located off Fuller Road between Washington and Central avenues.



1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Nature Apps
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Explore how you can use your smartphone to enhance your nature experience. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - EarthQuest!
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

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.



Wednesday - 4/24
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Scavenger Hunt
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

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

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



11:00 AMFive Rivers - Zion National Park- Carving the Canyon- The Geologic Story of Zion
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

Zion National Park: CARVING THE CANYON – THE GEOLOGIC STORY OF ZION

Zion National Park’s geologic story involves deposition, uplift, and erosion, and is a stunning example of the geologic processes that created Earth. Zion National Park is located along the edge of a region known as the Colorado Plateau. The rock layers have been uplifted, tilted, and eroded, forming a feature called the Grand Staircase, a series of colorful cliffs stretching between Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. Through this program, you will gain an understanding of the unique and complex geologic story of Zion and the American Southwest. Attendees will interact with park rangers via the internet to discuss the formation of the canyon, and then engage in a critical-thinking activity about erosion and engineering. The program lasts approximately one hour and is designed for grades 4, 5, and 6, 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.



1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Geo-caching Egg Hunt
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Participants will learn how to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and use the handheld GPS units to find hidden eggs in the preserve. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - EarthQuest!
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

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.



Thursday - 4/25
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Scavenger Hunt
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

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

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



11:30 AMEarth Week NYC - Balsam Fir Seedling Giveaway
Contact  Adanna Roberts
718-482-4966

In celebration of Earth Week 2019, DEC's Region 2 office will be giving out Balsam Fir seedlings in the courtyard of their office at 47-40 21st Street, LIC Queens from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with staff from DEC and the New York State Department of Transportation. Representatives from the NYC Compost Project, Hosted by Big Reuse will also be on site to give out compost (please bring a bag for the compost).



1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Solar Solutions
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover the fun side of science as we harness the power of the sun to bake, create art, and more! For children ages 8 and up.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Friday - 4/26
 Brownfield App./Inv. Plan - Fmr. Newsday Facility (Melville) 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 the Former Newsday Facility, site ID #C152256. This site is located in the Hamlet of Melville, within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 235 Pinelawn Road. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 26, 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:

Plainview – Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY, 11803



 Brownfield App./Inv. Plan - Kissena Center Site (Flushing) - 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 the Kissena Center Site, site ID #C241231. This site is located in the neighborhood of Flushing, within the County of Queens, and is located at 46-15 to 46-31 Kissena Boulevard. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 26, 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 at Flushing
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY, 11355

--and--

Queens Community Board 7
133-32 41st Road, Suite 3B
Flushing, NY, 11355



9:00 AM"Trees for Tribs" Potting Up Arbor Day Event
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/43668.html
Contact  HudsonEstuaryTFT@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Offices, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

The Hudson River Estuary’s Trees for Tribs (tributaries) program will kick-off the spring planting season with a “Potting Up” event in celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DEC’s Regional Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. Volunteers are welcome to join DEC staff in potting up thousands of bare-root seedlings that will be used in the Trees for Tribs program.

Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs plantings take place throughout the Hudson Valley in May and September. Municipalities, environmental organizations, land trusts, watershed groups, and schools participate and volunteer. All ages are welcome, but younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. On-site training is provided.

The New York State Tree Nursery provides the plants, which are native, New York seed-sourced riparian species, ideal for flood and erosion-prone areas. A list of state Trees for Tribs programs in other watersheds, as well as planting projects and volunteer opportunities, are available on the DEC website. To learn more about Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs or watch a video about the program, visit DEC’s Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs website.

The annual Arbor Day observance promotes tree plantings and tree care to highlight the importance of trees to the environment, economy, and overall quality of life. Now celebrating its 11th year, 7,000 Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs volunteers have planted 50,000 shrubs and trees on 108 acres at 300 streamside sites.



 Potting Up Tree Seedlings for Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/77710.html
Contact  Beth Roessler
HudsonEstuaryTFT@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Offices, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

Volunteers are invited to join DEC staff in potting up thousands of bare-root seedlings that will be used in the Trees for Tribs (tributaries) program in the Hudson Valley. The New York State Tree Nursery provides the plants, which are native, New York seed-sourced riparian species, ideal for flood and erosion-prone areas. To volunteer to help with potting up, please RSVP to HudsonEstuaryTFT@dec.ny.gov.



 Five Rivers - Scavenger Hunt
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

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

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: Citizen Science - Project Squirrel
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Come join us on a trail as we learn how to be citizen scientists and record squirrel sightings in the preserve. Once you've learned, you can do this at home too. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Birding
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Celebrate John James Auburn's birthday by birding in the woods! Incorporate technology with birding and learn about eBird and the Merlin bird ID app. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - EarthQuest!
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

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.



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