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Wednesday March 23, 2022
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Lakeside Village Apartments site #C915344 (Lancaster, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 7, 2022.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed online at:

And at:

Lancaster Library
5466 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086

1:00 PM
Contact  Ingrid Haeckel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

Conservation and Land Use Webinar
The Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Webinar Series was developed to provide a foundation in conservation and land use planning for members of Hudson Valley conservation advisory councils/boards. In addition, environmental commissions, members of planning and zoning boards, elected officials, and interested citizens may find these programs of interest. Webinars provide background about regional biodiversity, conservation principles, best planning practices, and tools to identify and conserve important habitat and water resources.

Webinar attendees will receive an email confirming attendance, which may be submitted locally for municipal planning or zoning board training credit.

Upcoming Webinar
Conservation Overlay Zoning
Register via webex for Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Conservation overlay zoning is a tool used by many communities to protect sensitive local environmental features. Overlay zoning creates a special zoning district in which an additional set of regulations or incentives is added on top of the primary zoning district rules. Overlays may be applied to regulate development in stream corridors, wildlife habitats, drinking water watersheds, scenic ridgelines, and a variety of other environmentally sensitive areas. This webinar will provide an introduction to overlay zoning, discuss the process to delineating an overlay zone and defining protected features, selecting an appropriate regulatory structure to protect target resources, zoning adoption, and enforcement. We will also introduce a new guide to Creating Conservation Overlay Zoning, and an opportunity for in-depth training and assistance.

Emily Svenson, Esq., Gordon and Svenson LLP

Read more about this webinar on the DEC website.

6:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

ASMFC is accepting public comment on Draft Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Striped Bass (PDF) through April 15, 2022.

The Draft Amendment proposes new options to the FMP to help rebuild the stock and significantly update the management program. Two public hearings will be hosted throughout New York’s Marine and Coastal District to gain input on the Draft Amendment's development.

Click here to join livestream of the meeting or call 518-549-0500 and enter Access Code 161 545 7281. Those joining the livestream will be limited to listening only and are encouraged to submit written comments to ASMFC. 

Public written comments will be accepted until April 15, 11:59 PM (EST) and should be sent to Emilie Franke, FMP Coordinator, at 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax) or at (Subject line: Draft Amendment 7).

ASMFC is hosting additional virtual webinar hearings during March for the public to review the proposed options and provide comments. A recording of the hearing presentation is available on ASMFC’s YouTube page. For more information, visit ASMFC’s website

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