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Saturday October 10, 2020
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)

9:00 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn about the raptors that live at Reinstein Woods and how to identify them. Bring binoculars. Ages 8+

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.

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

It’s time for bed. Fall is the time of year when many critters prepare for a long sleep. Some make their own homes, others take over the homes built by other animals, and some store food. Follow the Old Field Trail to meet with a Five Rivers educator and discover a home you may have never noticed before. In case of inclement weather, the naturalist will be under the awning between the visitor center and Guided School Program buildings.

To maintain social distancing, the naturalist will only be able to talk directly with one family at a time during this drop-in program.

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.

Contact  Marinda Frazier
mfrazier@feedmorewny.org or (716) 822-2005 x3082
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join FeedMore WNY for "Walk Off Week" and help provide nutritious food to neighbors in need.

This hybrid of the traditional Walk Off Hunger event features several ways to participate, including socially-distant meet-ups, DIY downloadable routes or choosing your own favorite trail!

Registration is $25 per person, or $20 per person for groups of 4 or more. Children under the age of 15 register for free.

Participants receive a reusable tote bag, a mask, bottled water, hand sanitizer and more! Join our online auction for a chance to win great prizes!

Learn more and register at https://www.feedmorewny.org/walk-off-hunger/

11:00 AM
Contact  Melissa Cohen
melissa.cohen@dec.ny.gov, 718-482-4922

The DEC Region 2 (NYC) Bureau of Fisheries is pleased to invite new or current anglers to a Virtual Fishing Opportunity Information Session.

Join a virtual discussion with DEC Region 2 Fisheries staff to learn about: freshwater fishing locations in NYC, fishing rules and regulations, web resources to help anglers get started freshwater fishing and staff is available to answer all the questions you have about fishing in NYC!

Fishing is a recreational activity that can be done safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to socially distance yourself and enjoy time outdoors with a fishing rod in hand.

There will be three opportunities to participate, the same session will be offered each time:

Tuesday, October 6th, 12pm - 1pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e40bdacca5f6b7a6d1c41eb3727af77

Saturday, October 10th, 11am - 12pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0037a17e855f6fb16852640eb68c3cb8

Thursday, October 15th, 6pm - 7pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e0ca53d0ece4e2dba5d3ca585876a99

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