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Thursday February 4, 2021
9:00 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

Guided Walk: Pandemic Perambulating
Stuck indoors with the pandemic getting you down? Get up and get out! Join us for an easy-paced walk to get some fresh air and enjoy a little socially distant company. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Monday, February 1, to register.

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.

10:00 AM
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
Location  Online

Join Environmental Educator Betsy Ukeritis as she does a virtual guided walk at Winona State Forest in Oswego & Jefferson Counties. Learn about the State Forest, its groomed cross-country skiing trails, and find out what your family should always have with them when planning even a short winter adventure. Betsy will also answer viewer questions and show what she routinely carries in her pack.

For more information about Winona State Forest >>

4:00 PM
Contact  Kristen Cady-Poulin
NYS DEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: 518-402-9167, Email: DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) was prepared to evaluate the proposed modification of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (NYC DEP’s) Catskill Aqueduct Influent Chamber State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (Catalum SPDES Permit). The Proposed Action would modify the Catalum SPDES Permit to incorporate the following:

1.    Turbidity control measures, including operation of Ashokan Reservoir in accordance with the Interim Ashokan Release Protocol (IRP); and

2.    Delay of dredging accumulated material (alum floc) from Kensico Reservoir until the completion of certain infrastructure projects.

Implementation of the turbidity control measures analyzed in the Draft EIS would allow NYC DEP to continue to provide reliable, clean, and safe drinking water while reducing reliance on chemical treatment of the water supply, specifically the use of alum, during episodic turbidity events.

A legislative public comment hearing on the permit application and the Draft EIS will be held to receive unsworn statements from the public at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

Written comments concerning the Draft EIS and permit application must be postmarked by March 16, 2021 and mailed or emailed to the contact listed above.

Instructions for Attending the Legislative Public Comment Hearing:

To join the hearing through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 179 098 9606

Registration Password: FEB42021

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 179 098 9606

6:30 PM
Contact  Katrina Talbot
Location  Online

Since we can't get together in person for BOW in the SNOW 2021, DEC is bringing the workshop into your homes. Join us for one or all of our webinars during the month of February.

This virtual workshop is open to women of all ages and is free!

  • Session 1: Winter Recreation - Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • Session 2: Direction/Compass - Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Session 3: Knowing Knots - Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • Session 4: Winter Wellness - Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Session 5: Ice Fishing - Thursday, February 25, 2021

Join us and discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors this winter. Register for the workshop now

For questions or more information, contact Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.

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