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Wednesday February 10, 2021
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Syosset Park Lots 251 and 252, site ID #C130002 (Syosset, Nassau County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. The initial public comment period for the work plan ended on January 11, 2021. Due to requests from the public and elected officials, the public comment period is being extended and all comments must now be submitted by February 10, 2021. DEC will consider those comments prior to the finalization of the cleanup plan.

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/C130002/

And, once reopened, at:

Syosset Public Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 921-7161 extension 212


NYSDEC Region 1 Office
SUNY at Stony Brook
50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409
(631) 444-0240

9:30 AM
Location  Online

Join us for Part II of our Ice Fishing Facebook Live series. Tune in at 9:30 AM as two of our #IFishNY educators demonstrate ice fishing techniques. 

Learn more about Ice Fishing in New York State >>

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

Where do beavers and turtles go in the winter? Join us for a virtual exploration of what is living under the ice at Reinstein Woods. 

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead (716-683-5959) to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.


  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • Participants will be emailed a link for the presentation.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

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

Learn how to make maple syrup at home in time for the sap run. Spend an hour with a Friends naturalist learning how to identify a maple tree, tap a spile, and collect sap. View one method for evaporating sap to syrup at home and ask questions before leaving with a spile and a smile!
For: Individuals, families, friend pods
(6 maximum)
Time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 2:00 PM
Where: In person at Five Rivers
Fee: $15 for members; $20 for non-members
(includes spile)
Contact Nancy Conway by email at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org 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.

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