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Thursday September 26, 2019
 
 
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.


 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190828_not7.html
Contact  Trendon Choe NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
615 Erie Boulevard West, 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400 Phone: (315) 426-7445 Fax: (315) 426-7425 E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov

The applicant proposes to construct the Southeast Extension of the Loop the Lake Trail. The trail connects to the Onondaga Creekwalk and Lake Lounge, traverses approximately 1,972 linear feet to a turnaround point, then returns to a common start/end point. The proposal includes an ADA-compliant, multi-use trail along Onondaga Lake and through NYS Class 1 Freshwater Wetland SYW-12

All written comments concerning the freshwater wetlands project proposal must be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact Person listed above by September 26, 2019. Comments sent by regular mail must be postmarked no later than September 26, 2019. Email and Fax comments must be received by 5:00 P.M. (EDT), September 26, 2019.

For more information about this deadline please see the link above.

A public comment hearing session to receive unsworn statements from the public on the applications and the draft permits, described above, will be held before Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Molly McBride at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the OnCenter Convention Center, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, New York.


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the South Salina Street Parcels Site (Syracuse, Onondaga Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through September 26, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Syracuse Industrial Development Agency
City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
201 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-473-3275


7:30 AM
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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS - Thursdays through September at 7:30 am

Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall 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. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary.

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.


1:30 PM
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

HOMESTEAD CRAFTS

We will be heading outdoors to learn about wildflowers, mushrooms, grasses and trees/nuts that grow at Five Rivers. On our walk, we’ll discuss life cycles, ecosystem niches, and importance or use to homesteaders. We will collect a few samples and head indoors to create a keepsake. Not into crafting? Feel free to leave after the walk. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack.

Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Thursdays, 1:30–3:00 PM, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

Fee: $50 for members, $75 for non-members for all five weeks

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297


4:00 PM
https://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

This program provides early childhood educators with an activity guide featuring 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature based activities for indoor and outdoor fun. Activities incorporate art, music, reading, math and more. 3 CTLE Hours provided.

For educators of students ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


4:30 PM
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

Thursdays, September 12 through October 24, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

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.


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