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Saturday June 8, 2019
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and Final Investigation Report from Betances VI Partners, LLC for a site known as Betances VI, site ID #C203122. This site is located in the Borough of The Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 472-474 Willis Avenue. All comments must be submitted by June 8, 2019

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:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY, 10454

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10455

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

Fun for All: OUTDOOR DAY

Five Rivers will host DEC's annual "Outdoor Day" with a celebration of family-friendly activities and presentations. The 445-acre site has long been a destination for area families who enjoy exploring on walking trails through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Staff and volunteers have planned outdoor activities for visitors to try first-hand, such as hiking, bird watching, fishing, and pitching a tent. We encourage anyone interested to spend the day enjoying the outdoors and trying a new skill.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

Location of Event: Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.,000 trout by DEC and State Parks. The freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers age 16 and older has been suspended for this event.

Contact  Adanna Roberts

Celebrate Outdoors Day with DEC staff at Mount Loretto Unique Area in Staten Island. Throughout the day, staff will highlight activities that can be done outdoors to inspire visitors to visit public lands and reconnect with nature through hands-on experiences. Activities include: freshwater fishing, hiking, paddling and campsite setup.

We hope you can join us for this free open house-style event.
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th, 2019
TIME: 10am-3pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10309

Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

This year's event includes a food truck rally and a basket raffle to support Reinstein Woods! Explore a new outdoor skill like archery, birdwatching, geocaching or orienteering. Enjoy hikes, nature photography, face painting, nature play stations, Leave-No-Trace games and more!

No registration required for this free event. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959.

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