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Saturday June 12, 2021
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 3-60 Beach 79th Street, site ID #C241207 (Far Rockaway, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 12, 2021.

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/C241207/

And, once reopened, at:

Queens Library at Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
(718) 634-1110

Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Avenue, Room 311
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 471-7300


 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 767 East 133rd Street, site ID #C203123 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 12, 2021.

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/C203123/

And, once reopened, at:

New York Public Library - Mott Haven Branch
321 E 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 665-4878

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 585-7117


9:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113380.html
Contact  Adventure NY
adventureny@dec.ny.gov

Join us during the months of June and August for Outdoors Day! Outdoors Day is a free, open-house style event held in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day. Try a new outdoor activity or introduce your family to old favorites like hiking, archery, paddling, and fishing. Bring the whole family and spend the day having an outdoor adventure! Join us at events across the state throughout the month of June and August to celebrate Outdoors Day 2021, with most activities on Saturday, June 12 celebrating National Outdoors Day. Find more details and registration information on the event website. 

2021's event are modified to meet COVID-19 guidelines. Social distancing practices must be followed and 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. Some events may have registration requirements to attend. Don't forget to share your photos using #OutdoorsDayNY!

  • Friday, June 11: Guided hike at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains State Forest (Suffolk County) at 10 a.m. - Register on EventBrite
  • Saturday, June 12: Guided hike at Ridge Conservation Area (Brookhaven, Suffolk County) at 10 a.m. - Register on Eventbrite
  • Nature Exploration at Mount Loretto Unique Area (Staten Island) - Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. - register by emailing r2ed@dec.ny.gov
  • Free Fishing Clinic at Gantry Plaza State Park (Manhattan) - Saturday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - register on EventBrite
  • Catskills Visitor Center (Mount Tremper, Ulster County) - Saturday, June 12 - register for all events on the Catskill Visitor Center website
  • Kenneth L. Wilson Campground (Mount Tremper, Ulster County) - Saturday, June 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (Delmar, Albany County) - Space is limited and registration is required for all events.
  • John Dillon Park (Long Lake, Hamilton County) - Saturday, August 8 - Outdoors Accessibility Day
  • Lowville Demonstration Area & Regional Office (Lowville, Lewis County) - Saturday, June 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Rogers Environmental Education Center (Sherburne, Chenango County) - Saturday, June 12
  • Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center (Depew, Erie County) - Pre-registration required for all programs; call Reinstein Woods at 716-683-5959



10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

10:00 AM - Geocaching at Billy Wilson Park

Learn how to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and use handheld GPS units to find hidden geocaches. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Note: This program takes place at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst. Pre-registration required; call 716-683-5959.


11:00 AM - Plant ID Skills

Learn tips for identifying local plants and how to use field guides. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Pre-registration required; call 716-683-5959.


1:00 PM - Birding for Kids

Discover how to use binoculars and basic bird identification techniques. For children ages 8 and older. Pre-registration required; call 716-683-5959.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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 name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. *Registration for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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.

 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113380.html
Contact  River DiLeo
r2ed@dec.ny.gov

Join DEC’s Education team at Mount Loretto Unique Area on Staten Island for Outdoors Day!

Visitors will be able to stop by the Nature Exploration Station just inside the main entrance on Hyland Boulevard. Activities for all ages will be available to help introduce visitors to the animals, plants, and habitats at Mt. Loretto. Visitors will also be able to sign out binoculars and field guides to use during their walk.  


 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

Five Rivers celebrates Outdoors Day today with a variety of activities. Call ahead to register for Learn to Camp, Archery or a guided walk along the Wild Turkey Trail, or drop in and explore the trails at your own pace.

10:00 - 11:30 AM -- How to Do It: Learn to Camp

Did you get the camping bug from friends and neighbors this year? If you did, Five Rivers is the place for you. Come talk with experienced staff about equipment and approaches to camping or bring along any of your camping-related questions. This is a great way to decide if camping is for you. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 9, to register.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM -- Ask an Expert: Hiking Safety

Come visit our informational table and pepper a Forest Ranger with questions about hiking and backpack safety, Leave No Trace Principles, and outdoor gear. They will be ready to answer your questions and offer suggestions. This is a drop-in activity, and social distancing will be observed.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM -- How to Do It: Archery

Interested in archery and never had the opportunity to try? Well, here is your chance. We’ll have an inflatable archery range where you can talk to experts and learn about different equipment and the best techniques. You’ll become a straight shooter in no time. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration is for 15-minute slots. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 9, to register.

2:00 - 3:30 PM -- Guided Hike: Wild Turkey Trail

Join a center naturalist as we hike one of Five Rivers’ longer trails. Enjoy the scenery and look for grassland species as you learn about what to bring with you on a hike around town or in the forest preserve. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 9, to register.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a drop-in activity, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.  


1:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113380.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen

Join DEC’s I Fish NY team and NYS Parks at Gantry Plaza State Park for the season’s first free fishing clinic. The I Fish NY program will be offering free catch-and-release fishing clinics for all ages. Fishing rods will be provided to participants 14 years old and older. Participants younger than 14 must have an adult who is responsible for the rod. Each participant needs a registration ticket regardless of whether or not they are fishing.

Learn about fishing equipment, techniques, regulations, consumption advisories, and good places to fish. Although no Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required, staff can help participants register for one since its FREE! In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Due to COVID-19 there are new safety guidelines for free fishing events found here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89811.html

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nys-parks-dec-outdoors-day-fishing-clinic-tickets-153668704231 

Gantry Plaza State Park is located at 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101


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