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Wednesday April 13, 2022
12:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will host two virtual information and educational sessions on the State’s draft disadvantaged communities (DAC) criteria. The first session will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022 - 12:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

The April public education sessions are an opportunity for interested stakeholders to review the CJWG's process and methodology for selecting DACs and to answer technical questions on the draft criteria and maps.

To submit public comments, please visit the Climate Act website, email DEC at, or send via U.S. mail to: Attention: Draft DAC Comments, NYS DEC, Attn. Office of Environmental Justice, 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany NY 12233.

Session 1: Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022 - 12:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Attendees join link: via WebEX

Webinar number: 2339 337 3154

Webinar password: DAC-Apr13 (32202771 from phones)

Join by phone: +1-518-549-0500 USA Toll

Enter access code: 233 933 73154

Session 2: Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Spanish Translation Services will be available

Attendees join link: via WebEx.

Webinar number: 2337 652 8847

Webinar password: DAC-Apr19 (32202771 from phones)

Join by phone: +1-518-549-0500 USA Toll

Enter access code: 233 765 28847

Note: Closed captioning will be available for both webinars. In addition, Spanish interpretation will be available for the April 19 webinar. Please direct requests for additional language interpretation for either the April 13 or 19 webinars by email to or telephone to 518-402-8044. Interpretation is provided free of charge and all interpretation requests must be received no later than April 5.

The sessions will be recorded and posted on DEC’s website for reference throughout the comment period.

4:30 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

Join DEC Educator, Chris Bowser, for a Facebook LIVE to learn about the American Eel research we conduct throughout the year, and see how we prepare for the upcoming eel season!
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5.

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.


  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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 is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.

7:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

A virtual public meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday April 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM via Webex (virtual platform) regarding a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) East Station Former MGP site #828204 (Rochester, Monroe County) within New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Program.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the cleanup and how to participate in the upcoming virtual meeting.

7:30 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

I BIRD NY: Woodcock Walk

We’ll begin with a brief talk about the American woodcock and its management at Five Rivers. Then we’ll stroll out the Service Loop through managed areas and feeding swales to watch and listen for woodcock. Bring binoculars if you have them. A limited supply will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Carry a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather. 

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Friday, April 8 to register. 

This program is a repeat of the program offered on Monday, April 11.

LegendFive Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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