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Week of 1 April, 2018
Sunday - 4/1
 Proposed Cleanup - Queen City Landing 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Queen City Landing Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 1, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Attn: Carol Ann Batt, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-858-7191.



Monday - 4/2
1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Solar Solutions
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

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 to sign up.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting-Prop. Amended Cleanup Remedy-Perfection Plating Site (Watervliet)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY

DEC invites the public to discuss the proposed amended cleanup remedy for the Perfection Plating Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through April 6, 2018.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposed amended remedy, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.



Tuesday - 4/3
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun- Wiley Coyote
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

The coyote has been called many different names throughout history, brush wolf, American jackal, shapeshifter, barking dog, city wolf and many more. This animal has been revered and reviled by many. Let’s take a trip to discover more about this animal and how the coyote has thrived in a modern world while some other animals have declined. Have they adapted to us or have we adapted to them?



1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Nature Apps
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

Explore how you can use your smartphone to enhance your nature experience. For children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Wednesday - 4/4
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Wonderful Wetlands
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:  WONDERFUL WETLANDS

Wetlands are incredibly diverse habitats that provide so much for both humans and wildlife. In this program, we will talk about what makes a wetland, as well as how we benefit from their existence! We will learn about a few cool native plants and get to try a wetland treat.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.



1:30 PMReinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Birding
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

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 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Wetland Walk
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:  WETLAND WALK

Many plants and animals live in wetlands and some can only be found in wetlands. Let's take a walk and explore our native wetland ecosystems and the unique plants and animals that call Five Rivers home. Bring a bottle of water, good trail shoes and a sense of adventure.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.



Thursday - 4/5
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Squirrels for Kids
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:  SQUIRRELS FOR KIDS

Join us for this event, including an indoor presentation, a craft project and games to learn about the squirrels in our area. If weather permits, we will head outside for a walk to look for signs of these animals and perhaps find the animals themselves. This program is geared toward children ages 5-10. Please sign up by Monday April 2 to attend as space is limited.

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-cashing Egg Hunt
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

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 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Leave it to Beavers
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:  LEAVE IT TO BEAVERS!

As winter fades away and spring arrives, come learn about the incredible New York State mammal - the beaver! We will talk about the special adaptations that beavers have in order to survive the winter and take a walk around our Beaver Pond to see if we can see signs of this wonderful animal

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



Friday - 4/6
 Brownfield App. - Fmr. Designs for Leisure Site (Mt. Kisco) 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 Former Designs for Leisure, site ID #C360163. This site is located in the Village of Mt. Kisco, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 41 Kensico Drive. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than April 6, 2018.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, 10549.




 Brownfield App.&Workplan-Fmr. ANSCO Camera Site (T. Binghamton) 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/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as Former ANSCO Camera Factory, site ID #C704059. This site is located in the Town of Binghamton, within the County of Broome, and is located at 9 and 16 Emma Street. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than April 6, 2018.

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/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.



 Prop. Amended Cleanup Plan-Perfection Plating Site (Watervliet) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Note: the public comment period about the Perfection Plating Site Cleanup Remedy is extended to April 6, 2018

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Perfection Plating Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2018.

A public meeting also is scheduled: April 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233; phone: 518-402-9813.



 Proposed Cleanup - 255 Randolph St. Site (Brooklyn) 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 255 Randolph Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2018.

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 - Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206; phone: 718-602-1348  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-389-0009.



 Proposed Cleanup - PolyChrome Site (Yonkers) 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 PolyChrome Manufacturing Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 6, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: City of Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701; phone: 914-337-1500.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: The World of Worms
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:  THE WORLD OF WORMS

Why are worms so slimy? Why does the early bird get the worm? Join us to learn all about worms and the soil they help make. We will observe earthworms in different environments, take a short outdoor walk, and make our very own worm jars. We will provide some jars, but bring your own if possible.

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 - Wind Power Challenge
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

Design a wind mill with your children, then we will test your skills to see which design generates the most power to make electricity. A prize will be given to the winner. Information on wind power for homes will be available for parents. For children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Saturday - 4/7
 Proposed Cleanup Measures - 166 Chandler St. Site (Buffalo) 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 expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 166 Chandler Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 7, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: North Park Library, Attn: Paul Guminski, 975 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - John Burroughs: The Man, The Legend
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

JOHN BURROUGHS: THE MAN, THE LEGEND

Join us for this indoor presentation on John Burroughs (April 3 1837 - March 29, 1921). He was born in the Catskills and was a naturalist and nature essayist, and was active in the U.S. conservation movement.

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



 Urban Forestry Grant Information Session
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Location: 832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554. This information session is aimed to assist potential applicants in preparation for the Round 14 Grant. Project categories will include grants for planting, maintenance, education programs, tree inventories and forestry management plans. Space is limited, call Mary Kramarchyk to reserve a seat.



 CANCELED - Spring Family Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

This event has been officially canceled due to expected adverse weather conditions.


10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Busy Beavers
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

Celebrate International Beaver Day by taking a guided walk to learn about these amazing rodents, who are also our official New York State mammal. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Spring Things
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

Join a guided nature walk to look for spring in the woods. No registration required.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Early Emergers
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

Watchable Wildlife: EARLY EMERGERS

Join us for a guided walk to look for the early emerging insects that are both frontline pollinators and an early food source for many animals here at Five Rivers.



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