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Week of 20 May, 2018
Sunday - 5/20
9:00 AMReinstein Woods: Birding by Ear
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

Who’s that singing deep in the forest or way up in the trees? Learn to identify local birds by their calls and songs. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Monday - 5/21
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/22
6:00 PMHabitat Management Plan for Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/57340.html
Contact  Region 7 Wildlife
R7Wildlife@dec.ny.gov

DEC will host an open house to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the Town of Lysander, Onondaga County.

Come join us Tuesday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. The open house will begin at 6:00 and the presentation at 6:30. The plan can be viewed at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/57340.html.

Meeting Location:
Belgium Cold Springs Fire Department
7920 River Rd
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 with any specific requests for accommodations.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup to Begin at ORU-Haverstraw Former MGP Site (Haverstraw)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Haverstraw Village Hall, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about upcoming activities to address contamination related to the ORU-Haverstraw Clove and Maple Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (Haverstraw, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the upcoming cleanup activities and the public meeting.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Haverstraw Kings Daughters Library, Rosman Center - 10 West Ramapo Rd., Garnerville, NY 10923; phone: 845-786-3800.



Wednesday - 5/23
10:00 AMPublic Meeting - Draft UMP Amend for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Tate Connor
NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. The amendment includes a River Area Management Plan, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Opalescent River.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

Copies of the draft UMP amendment will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC - Headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC - Region 5 Office in Ray Brook, NY and NYS DEC - Region 5 Sub Office in Warrensburg, NY.



 Public Meeting - Draft UMP Amend for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Robert Ripp
Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. The amendment includes River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Hudson River and Opalescent River.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY



1:30 PMNorth Country Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/north-country/events/cfa-wo...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on the specific funding programs available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.

Location:

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Room 175
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699



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.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Draft UMP Amend for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Tate Connor
NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. The amendment includes a River Area Management Plan, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Opalescent River.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

Copies of the draft UMP amendment will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC - Headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC - Region 5 Office in Ray Brook, NY and NYS DEC - Region 5 Sub Office in Warrensburg, NY.



 Public Meeting - Draft UMP Amend for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180509_not5.html
Contact  Robert Ripp
Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan amendment for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. The amendment includes River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Hudson River and Opalescent River.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until June 27, 2018.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Albany, NY

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School Gymnasium
5535 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY



Thursday - 5/24
 Comment Deadline - Niagara Frontier Unit Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113188.html
Contact  Ricky Silvestro
r9.ump@dec.ny.gov

The Niagara Frontier Unit includes approximately 4,500 acres of forest land in the towns of Newstead, Collins, Persia, Otto, and East Otto. Onondaga Escarpment Unique AreaEast Otto State Forest and Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Area are included in the Niagara Frontier Unit.

In addition to the meeting, public comments can be submitted by email and mail to:

Ricky Silvestro 
NYS DEC 
182 E. Union Suite 3 
Allegany, NY 14706 
email: r9.ump@dec.ny.gov



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.



9:30 AMCentral New York Consolidated Funding Application Workshop
https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/central-new-york/events/cfa...
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on the specific funding programs available, including DEC's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant.

RSVP at the Additional Information link.

Location:

Onondaga Community College – Academic II/Performing Arts Center
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215



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.



 Availability Session - Former Pratt Oil Works (L.I. City) - Upcoming Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location:

DEC Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street, 8th Floor Conference Room
Long Island City, NY 11101.

DEC invites the public to this informal session to discuss upcoming activities to address contamination at the Former Pratt Oil Works Site (Review Ave., Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Petroleum Remediation Program. Drop in anytime during the session to ask questions and discuss the cleanup effort.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 718-990-0700 

--and-- 

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: 718-533-8773.



Friday - 5/25
 Brownfield Application-Carillon Dry Cleaners Site (Huntington) 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 Carillon Dry Cleaners, site ID #C152252. This site is located in the Town of Huntington, within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 327 Main Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 25, 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: Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, 11743.



 Proposed Cleanup - W. New York Workforce Trng. Ctr. (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 remedy to address contamination related to the Western New York Workforce Training Center Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 25, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-858-8900.



Saturday - 5/26
 Prop. Cleanup - Former U-Haul Facility (W. 22nd St., Manhattan) 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 Former U-Haul Facility Site (West 22nd St., Manhattan), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 26, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Branch, 209 West 23rd St., New York, NY 10011; phone: 212-924-1585.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Creature Feature: Turtles of Five Rivers
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

Creature Feature: TURTLES OF FIVE RIVERS

In celebration of World Turtle Day (annually on May 23), come learn about the turtles of Five Rivers. After a brief introduction, we’ll head outside to the Beaver Pond to look for resident turtles and discover what they’re up to this time of year.

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: Naturalists in the Military
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

This Memorial Day, discover the hidden talent and passion for nature of military leaders throughout history. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Habitat Hike
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: HABITAT HIKE

World Biodiversity Day takes place on May 22 each year. At Five Rivers, we’ll mark the occasion by following trails crisscrossing a variety of habitats. Join us as we explore wetlands, fields and forests, enjoying the biodiversity of plants and animals they support.

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 - Class #5
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

Summer resident birds only! Learn why some birds stay just for the summer and which species to look for during the upcoming summer season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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