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Wednesday November 3, 2021
Contact  Chelsea Miller
E-mail: Fax: (631) 444-0496
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

Notice of Proposed 2022 Atlantic Ocean Surfclam Annual Harvest Limit

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Section 13-0309 and Subpart 43-2 of Title 6 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC is proposing to establish the 2022 annual harvest limit for surfclams taken by mechanical means from the certified waters of the Atlantic Ocean at 184,558 industry standard bushels, which would maintain the level of harvest (total allowable catch) that was established from 2016 to 2021.

Written comments on the proposed 2022 Atlantic Ocean surfclam annual harvest limit will be accepted by mail, email, or fax until close of business Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to the contact listed above.

1:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Calling all treasure hunters!  Let’s learn to Geocache and find out what has been hidden at Five Rivers. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  GPS devices are provided. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Who: Adults individuals    Maximum Participants:  5 Adults
Time & Dates: Wednesday, 1:00–2:30 PM, November 3, 10, and 17 (Rain Date: November 24)
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $35 for members, $50 for non-members for all three weeks
Registration or Questions: Contact Nancy Conway at  or

3:00 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

The crisp bite in the air and the crunch of the fallen leaves means it’s a perfect time to get out for a hike. You may come across the remains of one New York’s many mammals when exploring the outdoors. It can tough to decipher whether a skull belongs to a coyote, raccoon or fox but a few little tips can help you figure it out. Tune in for a Live Q&A with DEC Biologists Mandy Watson and Dave Kramer featuring a skull show-and-tell. 

Additional information on New York mammals >>

5:30 PM
Contact  Saran Bernard
Office of Environmental Justice, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233 Phone: 1-866-229-0497 Email:

Barriers and Opportunities for Historically Overburdened and Under-Resourced Communities Report

This notice is to provide the public with notification that the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), in cooperation with the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), will hold public hearings on November 3 and 4, 2021 to receive comments that inform the development of the Barriers and Opportunities for Historically Overburdened and Under-Resourced Communities Report, as discussed on the website above.

Two hearings will be conducted via WebEx Events to receive public input. There will be two hearing sessions: November 3, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and November 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. These hearings will facilitate public input on barriers and opportunities within each of the five services and commodities listed above. Study findings will be further refined based on public input.

Individuals and organizations that cannot attend the public hearings may submit written comments. Written comments may be provided at any time. Written comments may be provided in the following ways:

American Sign Language and language interpretation services shall be made during the available for the meeting upon written request at no charge for either service. Requests should be submitted to NYS DEC, Office of Communication Services by email to:, or phone (518) 402-8044 no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2021.

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

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