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Tuesday November 10, 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.

10:00 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Get ready for America Recycles Day (November 15) by transforming an old T-shirt into a reusable bag. A great family activity! 

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.

6:30 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
(585) 226-5383
Location  Virtual Public Outreach

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a virtual public information session to provide information and answer questions about the recently completed habitat management plan for Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in the towns of Conquest, Mentz, Montezuma, and Victory in Cayuga County, the town of Seneca Falls in Seneca County, and the towns of Butler and Savannah in Wayne County.

The event will feature a 60-minute presentation that discusses the WMA's history, habitat goals, and planned management actions, followed by a question-and-answer period. This presentation will be recorded and made available to the public after the session. To register for the event, visit DEC's website.

To view the habitat management plan for Northern Montezuma WMA and register for this event, please visit DEC's website. For more information, please call (585) 226-5383. A press release is also available about the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area.

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