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Week of 17 June, 2019
Monday - 6/17
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 6/18
6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Forest Bathing
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

Connect with nature during a forest bathing walk, led by Jennifer Fendya, certified forest therapist. $10/class; proceeds support youth education programs. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



 NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/114877.html
Contact  Sherryll Jones
sherryll.jones@dec.ny.gov

Meeting location: 120 Endeavour Hall, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, from 6:30pm to 8:50pm (Google Maps

The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts.


Wednesday - 6/19
10:00 AMReinstein 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.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
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

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. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

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



 Five Rivers - National Pollinator Week:Monarch Larva Monitoring Introduction
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

National Pollinator Week
MONARCH LARVA MONITORING INTRODUCTION
Monarch butterfly populations are declining at an alarming rate. These migrating pollinators face many perils on their trip to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pesticides and other factors are also contributing to their decrease. Come join DEC staff to learn more about this population struggle through an indoor presentation. Then join us outdoors to count these insects in support of the Citizen Science Monarch Larva Monitoring Program (MLMP).

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



5:30 PMPublic Availability Session - Elmira High School Cleanup (Elmira)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location: Elmira High School Cafeteria, 777 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH), and Unisys Corporation invite you to an open-house format public availability session on June 19, 2019. DEC, DOH, and Unisys reps will discuss the ongoing investigation and planned cleanup work on the Elmira High School property. The reps will be available to answer your questions.

The availability session is scheduled for 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, and you are encouraged to attend this informal session at your convenience.

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



6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birdwatching Walk
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

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Thursday - 6/20
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 6/21
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - Buena Vista Apts. Site (Yonkers) 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 Buena Vista Apartments, site ID #C360181. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 85 Riverdale Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 21, 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:

Yonkers Public Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY, 10701



 Draft Inv. Plan - 203-207 Van Siclen 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 203-207 Van Siclen Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 21, 2019.

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, Arlington Branch
203 Arlington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718)277-6105

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 5
404 Pine Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(929)221-8261



 Draft Investigation Plan - 1921 Atlantic 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 1921 Atlantic Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 21, 2019.

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
Saratoga Branch
8 Thomas S Boyland St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718)573-5224

Brooklyn Community Board No. 3
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718)622-6601



 Draft Investigation Plan - 57-71 Tonawanda St. Site (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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 57-71 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 21, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Riverside Branch Library
820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716)875-0562



7:00 PMFive Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Flowers of the Solstice
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

National Pollinator Week
FLOWERS OF THE SOLSTICE
What should you do if you find a five-leaf clover?  When is it dangerous to dream of daisies?
Why did Native Americans call plantain, “white man’s foot”?  Does any culture value dandelions?
The valued cultivated plants our ancestors brought with them to the Americas are now a familiar part of our wild landscape. On this exploratory stroll, we will search out some of these flora pioneers and, hopefully, find answers to our questions.

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



Saturday - 6/22
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Microworlds
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: MICROWORLDS

Nature has a story under your eyes every moment, if you just take a look. After some activities to hone your observations skills, we’ll take a walk to explore the microworlds at Five Rivers, armed with hand lenses and our curiosity.

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: Stories in The Woods
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

June 22 - Pollinators: Celebrate National Pollinator Week by enjoying a pollinator-themed nature story, followed by a guided walk to look for local pollinators. For children ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

August 24 - 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.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birding 101
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

June 22, Class #6 - Which woodpecker am I? Learn how to identify the different woodpeckers found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

July 27, Class #7 - Search for sparrows in the woods and learn about the eight species that visit here. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

August 24, Class #8 - Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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