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Wednesday September 23, 2020
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

September 19, 2020 would have been our 20th Fall Festival, so instead we are holding a 20-day-long celebration: the 20-2020 Festival! 

  • 20-Day Get Outdoors Challenge
  • 20 Days of Partners
  • 20-Day Sustainability Challenge
  • 20-Day Online Festival 

GET ALL THE DETAILS: www.reinsteinwoods.org/20-2020FEST

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.


  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled. 
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

7:00 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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)

10:00 AM
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Join NY ReLeaf’s Finger Lakes Region for an urban forestry webinar on this year’s gypsy moth outbreak. Homeowners, forest owners, arborists and municipalities have been struggling with defoliation of trees due to this invasive caterpillar, leading to many calls to DEC foresters. This webinar will cover the basics of a gypsy moth outbreak, what areas are being hit, what you can do to help your trees, and what to expect next year through three presentations from a variety of speakers. So tune in September 23 at 10 AM to learn about “What’s eating my trees and how do I kill them?”  This webinar is approved for the following continuing education credits: CNLP (1.25 credits), DEC Pesticide applicator category 10, 2, 3a, 25, and 9 (0.75 credits), SAF (2 credits), ISA credits pending.


Rob Cole and Jerry Carlson - NYS DEC Forest Health and Invasive Species - providing an overview and updates on the gypsy moth outbreak this year

Shawn Kenaley - Finger Lakes Community College Professor - giving us a crash course in tree biology and stress responses

Noreen Riordan, ISA Certified arborist - Bartlett Tree Experts - demonstrating how a gypsy moth inspection goes, what to expect, and what you can do to help your trees.

Registration requiredhttps://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e00060a2b90727dbc3a7c472a23ebca8d

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