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Week of 22 August, 2019
Thursday - 8/22
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



 Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures
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

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University

What: Watershed Adventures
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: August 20–22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (until 7:00 PM; light dinner provided)
Cost: $60.00 for resources and refreshments

 

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.
LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.
Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.

 


10:00 AMUrban and Community Forestry Grants Information Session - Warren County
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html
Contact  Urban and Community Forestry Program
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The NYS Urban and Community Forestry program is pleased to present information sessions in preparation for the Round 15 grant. Funding for urban forestry grants will be available from the Environmental Protection Fund for projects throughout the state.

The application for funding is expected to be available in Fall 2019. Project categories include planting, maintenance, tree inventories, forest management plans and education programs.

To assist potential applicants, information sessions have been scheduled at locations around the state. This information session for Warren County is from 10 AM - 12 PM on August 22nd at the DEC Region 5 Office, 232 Golf Course Rd. Warrensburg NY 12885

If you're planning on attending this information session, please let us know by completing the form here: http://tinyurl.com/UCFGrantInfo



Friday - 8/23
 Draft Investigation Plan - Niacet Site (Niagara Falls) 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 Niacet site ID #C932172 (Niagara Falls), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through August 23, 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:

Niagara Falls Public Library
Earl W. Brydges Building
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 286-4894
nfplinfo@nioga.org



 Proposed Delist - Roehlen Engraving Site (Henrietta) 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 delete the Roehlen Engraving Site (Henrietta, Monroe Co.) from the Registry of State Superfund Sites. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 23, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn why DEC is proposing to delete the site, and how to comment.



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



Saturday - 8/24
 Proposed Cleanup - 11 Spencer St. Site (Brooklyn) Extended 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 Action Work Plan for a site known as 11 Spencer Street, site ID #C224204. This site is located in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood in the City of Brooklyn within Kings County and is located at 11 Spencer Street.

The original comment period was scheduled to end August 10, 2019. Due to requests from the public, DEC has extended the comment period an additional 14 days. All comments now must be submitted by August 24, 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:

Brooklyn Public Library Clinton Hill Branch
380 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 3
1360 Fulton Street, Room 202
Brooklyn, NY 11216.



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Short Talks on Live Critters
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: SHORT TALKS ON LIVE CRITTERS
Join us for a series of three short talks featuring live animals. Each talk will be no more than 15 minutes long, so come to all, or just one or two. We will have live birds and turtles on hand and will share fascinating facts about these local creatures. These programs are designed for children and their parents.

Talks begin at 10:00 AM, 10:20 AM and 10:40 AM.

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.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Mammal Mayhem
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: MAMMAL MAYHEM

Do you have questions about the mammals featured in Five Rivers’ visitor center? Do you have questions about other New York State mammals or would you just like to learn more about these furry creatures? We will feature a table of furs and skulls, so you can get up close and personal with your favorite mammal. Stop in with your questions and your curiosity. A Five Rivers environmental educator will be on hand to answer your questions.

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



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.



Sunday - 8/25
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 8/26
 Comment Deadline - Proposed Rulemaking to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 370 Series
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/100424.html
Contact  Michelle Ching, Bureau of Hazardous Waste and Radiation Management
Phone - (518) 402-8652 Email - HWRegs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

NYS DEC filed a notice Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 370 series, Hazardous Waste Management. The proposed rulemaking incorporates changes made within 38 federal registers, promulgated from September 30, 1999 through April 8, 2015. These changes will reduce regulatory duplication for the regulated community and improve consistency with EPA. Adoption of some provisions is necessary to incorporate improved worker safety and environmental protection. For several of the rules, significant cost savings and paperwork reductions will be recognized by the regulated community while protection of human health and the environment will be maintained. Because some of the federal provisions are more stringent, NYS DEC must adopt these provisions in order to maintain authorization for the RCRA program. Some changes to state regulation are administrative, others address corrections or clarifications to regulations.

The notice of proposed rule making was published in the State Register, dated June 12, 2019. The public comment period ends on August 26, 2019. For more information please contact the person listed above.

You may submit comments by mail or email.

Email: HWRegs@dec.ny.gov (Include "Comments on FedReg5" in the subject line of the email)

or

Mail:
Michelle Ching
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7256



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monday Funday Explorers
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

Get outside and explore Five Rivers! Meet us in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week we will have a different theme and explore a new trail. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers, 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.



Tuesday - 8/27
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



9:30 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 - 8/28
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



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.



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