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Week of 12 December, 2019
Thursday - 12/12
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 12/13
 Comment End - CWSRF and DWSRF Final FFY 2020 Intended use Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20191127_not9.html

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

Final FFY 2020 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) and request for review of projects added since issuance of the Draft IUPs

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) have prepared the Final Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The IUPs include lists of projects that may receive financial assistance between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

NYS EFC is seeking comments from the public regarding projects that were added to the Annual Project Priority List after publication of the Draft 2020 CWSRF and DWSRF IUPs. This request includes review of these projects for compliance with the New York State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act. The list of new CWSRF projects is available on NYS EFC's website at: http://www.efc.ny.gov/2020-CW-IUP, and the list of new DWSRF projects is available on NYS EFC's website at: http://www.efc.ny.gov/2020-drinking-water-iup. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019.

Submit comments to:

Timothy P. Burns
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering & Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997
Fax: (518) 402-6954
E-mail: iupcomments@efc.ny.gov

The Final 2020 CWSRF IUP is available on NYS EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov/2020-CW-IUP.

The Final 2020 DWSRF IUP is available on NYS EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov/2020-drinking-water-iup.

For assistance and other general information on the CWSRF or DWSRF programs, please contact:

Dwight Brown
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997
Phone: (518) 402-7396
E-mail: CWSRFinfo@efc.ny.gov

Information on the Clean Water and Drinking Water SRFs and other NYS EFC programs can be obtained at www.efc.ny.gov.



Saturday - 12/14
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Old Field 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: OLD FIELD TRAIL

Join us on this mostly flat, mile-long stroll on the Old Field and surrounding trails. We will enjoy the cool air and the winter preparations of insects while meandering around ponds, fields, and forests.

This event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or poor trail conditions.

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



1:00 PMReinstein Woods - Make a Reusable Bag
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

Stop in any time with an old t-shirt and we'll help you transform it into a reusable shopping bag! A great last-minute holiday gift.

No registration required; call 716-683-5959 for more information.



Sunday - 12/15
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 12/16
 No Further Action Prop. - 19 Patchen 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 for no further action related to the 19 Patchen Avenue Site (Brooklyn) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224232/

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Brooklyn Public Library
DeKalb Branch
790 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
718-455-3898

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Brooklyn Community Board #3
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718-622-6601



 Proposed Cleanup - Cottage Place Gardens Phase 5 (Yonkers) 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 proposed plan to address contamination related to the Cottage Gardens Phase 5 Site (City of Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be accessed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360161/

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Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-337-1500



 Proposed Cleanup - The Crossroads at Genesee (Buffalo) 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 Crossroads at Genesee Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915338/

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Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
716-883-4418



Tuesday - 12/17
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Early Winter Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



10:30 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.



Wednesday - 12/18
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Early Winter Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



 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.



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