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Thursday August 23, 2018
10:00 AM

The Department of Environmental Conservation will host a free fishing experience from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the New York Experience Area pond. Kids of all ages and anglers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. B.A.S.S. boats will be on display in the area, along with various types of fishing gear and equipment. The I LOVE NEW YORK traveling POD will also be there, offering travel tips and recommendations for planning a New York State getaway.

Admission to the Fair on Aug. 23 and 26 is free for those who show a valid sporting license at the gate. Attendees are also encouraged to stop by the DEC Pavilion to purchase their hunting or fishing license. Anyone who buys a sporting license at the fair will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a Great New York State Fair lifetime pass.

4:00 PM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Getting Little Feet WET (Water Education for Teachers) contains interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity is correlated to respective educational standards. For educators of students ages 3-6.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

6:00 PM
Contact  Maureen Davison
NYSDEC, 205 Belle Mead Road, Suite #1, East Setauket, New York 11733. Phone: 631-444-0483 Email: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that the agency is holding a series of meetings across the State's Marine and Coastal District in July and August to gather feedback from key stakeholders about the State's current commercial fishing licensing system and ideas for reforms to modernize and improve the program.

The public meetings, led by the marine fisheries consultant, will offer the opportunity for commercial fishermen and stakeholders to ask questions and provide their insight on the current licensing system. Currently scheduled stakeholder meetings can be found on DEC's website.


For an updated list of meeting notices, including Montauk, visit DEC's website.

DEC will accept comments on the Marine Commercial Licensing System until September 15, 2018. Comments can be submitted by email to FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov with subject line "GLP Permits," or by mail to the contact listed above.

The meetings are accessible to people with language differences and/or disabilities. A person who needs an interpretive or disability-related accommodation or modification to participate in the meeting may make a request to the contact listed above

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