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Week of 6 May, 2018
Sunday - 5/6
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Monday - 5/7
 Proposed Cleanup - Kimball Residences 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 Kimball Residences Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 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: Yonkers Public Library, Attn: Edward Falcone, 16 Thompson St., Yonkers, NY 10707; phone: 914-779-3774.



Tuesday - 5/8
11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Medicinal Herb Walk
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

Learn the medicinal values of the wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Wednesday - 5/9
5:00 PMFamily Fishing at Norrie Point
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/39663.html
Contact  James Herrington
Hudson River Research Reserve 845-889-4745 x109
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

Want to try your hand at fishing in the Hudson? Join our family-friendly angling program. Sponsored by the DEC Hudson Reserve & I Fish NY. Free. All equipment provided. Angling is wheelchair accessible.



Thursday - 5/10
 Lower Salmon River Restoration & Recreation Enhancement Plan - Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113223.html
Contact  David Lemon
Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045 fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

The Salmon River is New York State's premier, year-round angling destination for lake-run trout and salmon and is one of the most intensely used fisheries in the nation. NYS DEC recently acquired 1,700 acres adjacent to the lower Salmon River now designated as the Lower Salmon River State Forest.

NYS DEC will accept public comments on the draft plan until May 10, 2018. To comment on the plan, send an e-mail with the subject line "Lower Salmon River Restoration Plan" to fwfish7@dec.ny.gov or send written comments to the contact listed above.



7:30 AMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders
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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS 

Thursdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

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 AMCSC Webinar: New Tools and Updates to the Climate Smart Certification Program
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will describe some updates to the CSC Certification Program and new tools to streamline the application process for local governments. (Attendance at this event is only available online.)

To join the webinar on May 10th, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on this link:https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e18313ce096ecf3725f8a325514fdd115
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password:NYSDEC1
  4. Click "Join".
  5. Audio by phone: Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to have the system call you. Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the Event Number:648 929 913, followed by your Attendee ID(which will be displayed on your screen in the Event Info tab) to join the audio portion. (The Attendee ID is recommended but not required.)
  6. Audio via computer: To listen via your computer's built-in audio or via VoIP, go to the Audio menu and select "Call Using Computer".

For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487, or visit https://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/?language=en-us and select/search for WebEx topic that you need help with.


4:00 PMReinstein Woods: Educator Workshop - Project Learning Tree for Early Childhood
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

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: PROJECT LEARNING TREE ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 

This curriculum helps early childhood educators engage young children in outdoor exploration. Attendees receive a curriculum guide and music CD that incorporate investigations of nature with art, literature, math, music and movement. 3 CTLE hours provided. For formal and non-formal educators of students ages 3-6. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun Outdoors After School
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: OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.




 Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



Friday - 5/11
 Brownfield App. & Inv. Plan - 37-11 30th St. Site (L.I. City) 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 Work Plan for a site known as 37-11 30th Street, site ID #C241211. This site is located in Long Island City within the Borough of Queens, and is located at 37-11 30th Street and 30-14 37th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by May 11, 2018.

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

The application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Queens Library at Long Island City, 37-44 21st St, Queens, NY 11101  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11106.



 Brownfield Application - Greenpoint Ferry Site (Brooklyn) 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 Greenpoint Ferry Site, site ID #C224272. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 127-141 West Street (aka 14-28 India Street and 1-45 Java Street). Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 11, 2018.

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

The application and other relevant documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn 11238  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board No. 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn 11211.



Saturday - 5/12
 BCP App. & Cleanup Plan - 836-841 5th Ave. Site (Brooklyn) 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 Action Work Plan for a site known as 836-841 5th Avenue, site ID #C224271. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 836-841 5th Avenue and 471 36th Street. Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by May 12, 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 Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Brooklyn Public Library-Sunset Library Branch, 5108 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 7, 4201 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232.



6:00 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: Birds and Breakfast
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: BIRDS AND BREAKFAST

Join members of the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club as they welcome the arrival of spring with an early morning bird walk. With the varied habitats at Five Rivers, you can expect to see and hear many resident and migrant species, including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and orioles, along with a few waterfowl and herons. A typical year results in about 70 species. The earliest party will meet in the parking lot at 6:00 AM. Additional groups will leave at 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. You may join one of these groups or go out on your own, as we try to find as many species as possible. We’ll rally at the new Visitor Center at 10:30 AM for coffee, doughnuts, bagels, fresh fruit and a list compilation. The breakfast is free, but donations are welcomed! 

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: Red Wiggler Worm Composting - Class #2
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

Bring your starter kit back to class and we will see how well your worms are composting. We will construct larger bins to transfer your worms and compost. Cost for bin materials $25, Friends or Reinstein Woods member $20. (Class 3 on June 30) Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: 100 Years of Protecting Birds
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: 100 YEARS OF PROTECTING BIRDS

Is it OK to collect a blue jay feather?  If another species starts a nest in my bluebird box can I remove it? This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).  The MBTA makes it illegal to “pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill,” or “sell” a migratory bird or any of its parts, including nests, eggs, and feathers. It has helped to save billions of birds. This presentation will examine the history of the MBTA, its implementation, and proposed changes under the current administration.

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: Warblers for Beginners
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 us as we learn about and look for migrating warblers, often called the butterflies of the bird world. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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