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Wednesday November 13, 2019
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.

Contact  Jeff Marshall, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines

NYS DEC is proposing to amend Part 218 to incorporate revisions to the standards for new California certified aftermarket catalytic converters (AMCCs). The proposed amendments prohibit the sale and installation of federal AMCC in New York State absent a waiver from NYS DEC. The proposed amendments also include provisions pertaining to AMCC installation requirements; AMCC installer recordkeeping requirements; recordkeeping requirements for AMCC manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers; and clarification of AMCC manufacturer reporting requirements. Further, the NYS DEC proposes to submit the Part 218 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

Documents pertaining to this proposed rulemaking can be found on NYS DEC's website.

Written statements may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2019 to the contact listed above.

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from: Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov 

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: November 8, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYSDEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B
Albany, NY 12233

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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

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

Register early as this program fills quickly!

Contact  NYSDEC Pollution Prevention Unit
awards@dec.ny.gov or (518) 402-9469

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will recognize four organizations for their innovative programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability.

When: Wednesday November 13, 2019
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm - Luncheon immediately to follow
Where: Pat's Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park Campus, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy, NY 12180
10:00am - Registration and Tabling with Award Winners
10:30am - Awards Ceremony Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
11:00am - NYS Environmental Excellence Awards Presented
11:30am - Technical Presentations by Award Winners
12:30pm - Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Luncheon immediately to follow (must be pre-registered)

4:30 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity.

For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.

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