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Thursday October 1, 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.

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)

9:00 AM
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?RGID=r62fbc8755687fa1...
Contact  Bureau of Pesticides Management
518-402-8727

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding two stakeholder webinars to obtain input on potential changes to current pesticide regulations, one on September 22, 2020, and one on October 1, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Stakeholders only need to participate in one webinar. The DEC is considering changes to the entire series of pesticide regulations contained in Parts 320 through 329.

2:00 PM
https://climate.ny.gov/

The next meeting of the Climate Justice Working Group will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Climate Act website within three days of the meeting, or as soon as practicable.

Link for attendees https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3a3f76a0118b0daa092e8ac74e31df00

Audio conference 1-518-549-0500
Access code: 171 265 8298

For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website.


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

OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

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. Call by the Monday before each session to register for that week’s program.

Registration is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by the Monday before the program 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.


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