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Wednesday February 27, 2019
10:00 AM
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

WHO: Programs are for adults and pre-school children.

WHAT: Adults (parent, grandparent, or guardian) and children (ages 2-4) together will take part in exploring the natural world during different seasons of the year. Each 1 ½ hour session will begin with the sharing of a story book on a nature topic. Participants will take part in an outdoor activity that is suggested by the book. After their guided walk, they will return indoors to take part in a craft or take-home project.

WHEN: Each session will take place over a 4 week period. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Sessions run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for as many sessions as you like.

EXTRA: Participants will keep an age-appropriate record of their nature adventures and will be sent an e-mail before each meeting day. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of what that week's adventure will be.

COST: 4 week Session: Basic session fee = $25.00 + Material fee per child per session of $10.00

If you have questions or for an application to register please contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

5:30 PM
Contact  Matt Nowak, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests
Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Suboffice, 7327 St Rt 812 Lowville, NY 13367 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is asking the public for input prior to developing a revision to the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan (UMP). The wilderness is comprised of approximately 22,560 acres in in the western Adirondack foothills in the Town of Watson in Lewis County, New York, and the Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. The area is scattered with numerous small ponds, streams and wetland systems. 

An informational meeting will be held to solicit public feedback on the development of the UMP on February 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the following location:

Region 6 Lowville Sub Office
7327 State Route 812
Lowville, NY 13367.

Written comments are also welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above from February 27, 2019 through April 11, 2019. Additionally, an online survey is available for the public to provide input.

6:00 PM
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management

DEC Lands and Forests staff will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state. These events are open to the public.

This February 27th meeting will be held at:
Concord Town Hall
86 Franklin Street
Springville, NY 14141

LegendFive Rivers Meetings

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