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Saturday November 7, 2020
Contact  Lynn Winterberger, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management

West Valley Demonstration Project Closure Plan Comment Period Extension

The plan was originally noticed during the week of September 7, 2020, in various newspapers as well as the NYS DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB).

The original public comment period beginning on September 10,2020, and ending on October 26, 2020, has been extended, based on public request, through November 19, 2020.

Copies of the closure plan may be obtained by contacting either:

Patrick Concannon

NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Materials Management

270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14203

Phone: (716) 851-7220 or

Lynn Winterberger

NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, RCRA Permitting Section

625 Broadway

Albany, New York 12233-7256

Phone: (518) 402-8651

Email: lynn.winterberger@dec.ny.gov

Comments on the closure plan must be sent no later than November 19, 2020 to Lynn Winterberger c/o Bureau of Hazardous Waste & Radiation Management at the above address.

Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 34 Berry Street, site ID #C224268 (Brooklyn, Kings County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 7, 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/C224268/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


Brooklyn Community Board District 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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

There’s a lot of animal folklore about predicting the weather, such as the wider the brown band on woolly bear caterpillars, the more severe the winter will be. We’ll take a walk to look for some of nature’s signs of the coming winter and see if we can make any predictions based on what we find. 

Registration is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, November 4 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.

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

Explore the impacts of a changing climate and what Reinstein Woods may look like in the future on this guided walk. 

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.

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