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Saturday September 26, 2020
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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.

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

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as Far Rockaway Project – Phase 3, site ID #C241245. This site is located in the Neighborhood of Far Rockaway, within the County of Queens, and is located at 17-01 Redfern Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by September 26, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241245/

And, once reopened, at:

Queens Public Library – Far Rockaway Branch
1637 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY, 11691

--and--

Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Avenue, Room 311
Far Rockaway, NY, 11691


 
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 proposal to address contamination related to the Former Kenneth Trading Corp. Facility Site #C241215 (Astoria, Queens County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 26, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241215/

And at:

Queens Library at Astoria
14-01 Astoria Blvd, Astoria
New York 11102
(718) 278-2220

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard
LL Suite 125
Astoria, NY 11105
(718)-626-1021


7:00 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

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
https://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

Enjoy this bonus trail and prep yourself for the 5R Trail Challenge by hiking the North Loop Trail. We will meander our way through a mixed forest habitat while looking and listening for interesting sights along the way. Total trail distance is approximately two miles.

Registration is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Thursday, September 24 to register. If registration fills, you may be placed on a waiting list.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Unsure of steps you can take to remove fossil fuels from your lifestyle, or even why it's important? This program will help you inventory your fossil fuel use, set a goal, and make a plan to live fossil-fuel free by 2030! For more information, email 2030club@reinsteinwoods.org.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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.

12:00 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

39th Annual Five Rivers Fall Festival - Canceled

In response to concerns related to the continuing spread of Covid-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Five Rivers Fall Festival. In 2019 we welcomed around 1,400 visitors for the afternoon of the festival, a much larger crowd than we could safely accommodate this year. We look forward to hosting this event in September 2021.



1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Have you ever laid on your back and watched birds in the tree canopy? Or looked for insects under logs and leaves? On this guided walk you will view nature from a different perspective.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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.

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