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Thursday November 4, 2021
12:00 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.

2:30 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

Seize the dwindling days of fall foliage by joining DEC Forestry staff for a Facebook LIVE on fall tree ID. Bring your questions and we’ll see you then!

4:30 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

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

Please call 518-475-0291 by the Wednesday before the program to register.

LegendFive Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families

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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.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

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