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Week of 21 January, 2018
Sunday - 1/21
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 1/22
 Public Comment Period - BMP's/Design of Primative Tent Sites in AFP
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171122_not5.html
Contact  McCrea Burnham, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

Draft Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Design and Layout of Primitive Tent Sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve

The project involves a proposal by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt BMPs to address roadside camping as it pertains to primitive tent sites outside of Intensive Use Areas. This includes walk-in sites, and walk-in sites with a single-lane parking area. These BMPs also address large groups, camping permits, size limits, improvements, and regulation changes for primitive tent sites. Additionally, this document provides the accessibility standards that apply to primitive tent sites.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until January 22, 2018.



Tuesday - 1/23
2:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council
http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html
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

Wednesday - 1/24
6:30 PMCroton River Hydrilla Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/106386.html
Contact  Cathy McGlynn
isinfo@dec.ny.gov, 518-402-9425

Where: 2nd floor meeting room, Village of Croton Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Topics Include:

  • Brief summary of project history
  • 2017 season project results
  • Modifications to the NYSDEC Five Year Management Plan
  • Plans for 2018 season
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection plans to address the New Croton Reservoir Hydrilla infestation

The aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata was discovered in the Croton River in October 2013 and later found in Croton Bay during a site survey in 2014.  This survey also revealed that Hydrilla is well-established in the Croton River and Reservoir.  Hydrilla grows and spreads rapidly in areas where it has become established, often resulting in considerable economic and ecological impacts.  While Hydrilla remains in the Croton River and the Croton Bay, it threatens the recreation, ecology, and water quality in both the Croton River and the Hudson River and its tributaries.  In 2017, NYSDEC and its contractor treated the Croton River with a low concentration of the herbicide fluridone for almost four months while monitoring the Village of Croton drinking water.  Learn about the results of this field season and plans for the next.  Please note this meeting will be televised.

Additional information about the project can be found on the NYSDEC website at the following address: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/106386.html



Thursday - 1/25
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.



Friday - 1/26
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 1/27
 BCP App. & Work Plan-Parkway Plaza Cleaners Site (Canandaigua) 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 Parkway Plaza Cleaners Site, site ID #C835028. This site is located in the City of Canandaigua, within the County of Ontario, and is located at 47, 51 and 57 Eastern Boulevard.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Remedial Action Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 27, 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: Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.



 BCP Application & Work Plan - 262 Green 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 and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as 262 Green, site ID #C224265. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 262-276 Green Street and 263 Huron Street.

Comments about the application and draft Remedial Remedial Action Work Plan must be submitted no later than January 27, 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 – Williamsburgh Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211.



 Proposed Cleanup - 477 Gerard 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 invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 477 Gerard Ave. Site (Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposed remedy will be accepted through January 27, 2018.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" (English y Espanol) to learn about the proposed remedy and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library, Mott Haven Library, Attn: Jeanine Thomas-Cross, 321 East 140th St. at Alexander Ave., Bronx, NY 10454; phone: 718-665-4878.



 Proposed Cleanup-ExxonMobil Oil Fmr. Buffalo Terminal (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 a portion of the ExonMobil Oil Former Buffalo Terminal Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 27, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, NY 14210; phone 716-823-4707 -or- 716-823-8299.



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Dare to Repair Cafe
http://www.thetoollibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DT...
Contact  uhtl@ourheights.org
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

The Dare to Repair Cafe is a community event where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, toys, etc.) to the repair cafe and have volunteer “fixers” try to repair the item alongside them for free! While there is no guarantee that an item can be fixed, participants are sure to learn something new and have fun along the way. It’s not just about fixing things, it’s about reducing waste and building community!



2:00 PMFive Rivers - How to Do It: Winter Tree Identification
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

How to Do It: WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION

To identify a tree, we often look to their leaves for clues to their identification. But what about when there are no leaves? If you look closely, you can find all the information you need to confidently name the tree. We will use the Winter Tree Finder as our guide. Bring one, borrow one, or buy one at the Visitor Center.

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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