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Thursday May 9, 2019
7:30 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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 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. Bring binoculars if you have them. 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.

8:00 AM
Contact  Andrea Nieves

Italian American Community Center of the Greater Rochester Area
150 Frank DiMino Way
Rochester, NY 14624.

No walk-ins.

Brochure with fees and description is available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html

10:30 AM
Contact  Office of Climate Change

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on May 9th.

Topic:  Refrigerant Management - Reducing the Climate Change Impacts of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases

All refrigeration and air conditioning systems rely on chemical refrigerants, many of which are powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs). Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), for example, have a global warming effect up to 9,000 times greater than carbon dioxide.

This Climate Smart Communities webinar will focus on what fluorinated greenhouse gases are, where and why they are used, and the climate change impacts associated with them. Attendees will also hear about alternative refrigerants that have a lower global warming potential. Speakers will include engineers from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. Join us to learn what communities can do to reduce impacts and what resources are available to assist in meeting local goals.

6:30 PM
Contact  Kelly C. Cloyd, Ph.D.
Location  Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830 - Map

NYSDEC, NYSDOH, and Corning Inc. to Hold Public Availability Session Related to State Superfund Site on Corning Boulevard, Corning

The above link (URL) opens a fact sheet that provides an update about the environmental cleanup status for the Study Area site #851046 (Corning, Steuben County), within New York's State Superfund Program.

A public availability session will take place on May 9, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York  14830. 

Prior to the public session, face-to-face meetings will be held with property owners, also on May 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at Radisson Hotel Corning.

For project-related questions contact:  Kelly C. Cloyd, Ph.D. at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office,

Phone: (585) 226-5351

7:00 PM
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests

DEC will host a public meeting to provide information, answer questions, and accept public input for updates to the Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan (UMP), available on DEC's website. The informal information session will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Town Offices, 4085 Nelson Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035.

Proposed management actions on Tioughnioga Unit lands include:

  • Conserve rare and endangered plants species on the unit;
  • Maintain 216 acres of early successional habitat including mowed fields and shrublands ;
  • Promote the development of late successional forest on 1,648 acres;
  • Harvest 2,155 acres of timber over the next 20 years;
  • Construct the Nelson Swamp Trail;
  • Reconstruct Stoney Pond Boat Launch to provide universal access; and
  • Install two new kiosks, one each on Morrow Mountain and DeRuyter State Forests.

The public is invited to comment on the draft UMP until Monday, July 1, 2019. There are several means to request more information and formally comment on the plan:

  • Attend a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. to share information, answer questions, and accept comments.
  • Call, email, or send by US Postal mail before July 1, 2019. Please contact:

Gregory Owens, Senior Forester
2715 State Route 80
Sherburne, NY 13460
(607) 674-4017

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