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Week of 7 January, 2018
Sunday - 1/7
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Monday - 1/8
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Tuesday - 1/9
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Forest Bathing
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

Ease into the holiday season with this program based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. The walk will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



6:00 PMReinstein Woods: Introduction to Leatherworking
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

Make a leather sheath, hair barrette, bracelet or other small leather project. Learn how to tool, dye and hand sew leather. Material fee $10/per person. Adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



6:30 PMHearing on Lobster Draft Addendum XXVI
http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/1/2018/NY-Hearing-on-Lobster-...
Contact  James Gilmore
james.gilmore@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

Wednesday - 1/10
6:00 PMCommunity Air Monitoring Update Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/108978.html
Contact  Joan Kennedy
joan.kennedy@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8005

DEC will give an update on the air monitoring study that's going on in the Albany South End. There will be a question and answer period after the update.

Location:
Ezra Prentice Community Room
625 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY


Thursday - 1/11
 Draft Investigation Plan - 31 Tonawanda Street 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 draft plan to investigate contamination at the 31 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 11, 2018.

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; phone: 716-875-0562



10:30 AMThe Role of Community Engagement in Creating Local Climate Action Plans
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

New York State has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels). Broad, community-level participation is critical in meeting these goals. How can local governments engage their communities and inspire a grassroots response to climate change? This Climate Smart Communities webinar will offer guidance on facilitating inclusive, community-driven planning processes and creating local climate action plans that reflect community priorities. 

Attendance at this event is only available online. Please see the URL under "Additional Information" for details on how to use your computer to connect to the webinar.



4:30 PMReinstein 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.



6:00 PMHearing on Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum XXX
http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/1/2018/NY-Public-Hearing-on-B...
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

Note: The draft addendum is not yet released, but it will be available through the above link. The draft addendum considers alternative regional management approaches for the recreational fishery including options for regional allocation of the recreational harvest limit (RHL) based on historical harvest and exploitable biomass.


Friday - 1/12
 BCP App. and Work Plan - 1500 Astor Ave. Site (Bronx) Public 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 1500 Astor Avenue, site ID #C203105. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 2300-2314 Eastchester Road.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 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 Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: The New York Public Library – Eastchester Branch, 1385 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx 10469  --and--  Community Board #11 Bronx, 1741 Colden Avenue, Bronx 10462.



 BCP App. and Work Plan - 34 Berry St. 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 Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 34 Berry Street, site ID #C224268. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 34 Berry Street.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 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 Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library – Williamsburg Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board District 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211.



 BCP Application - 3901-3913 8th Ave. Site (Brooklyn) Public 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 3901-3913 8th Avenue, site ID #C224267. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 3901 and 3913 8th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232.

Comments about the application must be submitted no later than January 12, 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: Brooklyn Public Library’s Sunset Park Library Branch, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220  --and--  Community Board #12, 5910 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219.



 Draft Investigation Plan-53 Putnam St. Site (Saratoga Springs) 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 draft plan to investigate contamination at the 53 Putnam Street Site (Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 12, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; phone: 518-584-7860.



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.



Saturday - 1/13
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Stories in the Woods
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

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 to sign up.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - An Introduction to Snowshoeing
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

Mini-lesson: An Introduction to Snowshoeing

Drop in for a 30-minute mini-lesson as we go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk and turn. We’ll practice outdoors, on the Visitor Center lawn, so dress for the weather. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to try out your new skills on Five Rivers’ trails.

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.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - An Introduction to Snowshoeing
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

Mini-lesson: AN INTRODUCTION to SNOWSHOEING

Drop in for a 30-minute mini-lesson as we go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk and turn. We’ll practice outdoors, on the Visitor Center lawn, so dress for the weather. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to try out your new skills on Five Rivers’ trails.

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.



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