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Tuesday May 10, 2022
8:00 AM

This full-day workshop will provide Electrical Hazard Awareness Training. It will NOT satisfy EHAP certification. This training program will be interactive and cover a range of safety-related topics essential for arborists working near energized overhead power lines. This workshop will provide a certificate of attendance in partial fulfillment of the OSHA and Z133 training requirements for arborists working 10 feet or closer to energized conductors. Attached is a flier with more details about this event.

$45 for ReLeaf and NYS Urban forestry council members, $60 for general public. Registration required, this event is likely to reach capacity and walk-ins won’t be accepted. Registration fees are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another person. Register for Electrical Hazard Awareness training online on the NYS Urban Forestry Council Website

Registration will close when capacity is reached, or May 6th at 1pm, whichever comes first

12:00 PM
Contact 518-402-9295
Location  Online / Virtual

Lunchtime Virtual Public Forum Series

Introduction by Kimberly T. Hill, Chief Disability Officer, Office of NYS Governor Kathy Hochul

This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of relevant federal regulations and standards on access to public lands by people with disabilities to inform public discourse in New York State. Janet Zeller, a national expert on accessibility of outdoor recreation, will give a presentation on each topic, followed by a discussion period facilitated by the Accessibility Advisory Committee to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA).


Mobility Devices on Public Lands: Is it a Wheelchair or Other Power-Driven Mobility Device?

Tuesday, May 10, Noon-1:30pm

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that any mobility device that meets the definition of a wheelchair must be allowed everywhere that the public can go. This session will include an overview of the required factors for public entities to consider in evaluating which mobility devices meet the definition of a wheelchair and which are considered Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMDs).

Presenter: Janet Zeller. Discussion facilitator: Jason Thurston- Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee; Outreach Coordinator, John Dillon Park, Adirondacks, NY.

Register for the May 10th WebEx

American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be available at each session. Please let us know how else we may accommodate your participation by submitting a request with your registration by April 27.

Please email or call 518.402.9295 with any questions.

4:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Envrionmental Conservation

New York State Climate Action Council Public Hearing Scheduled

April and May Public Hearings at Upstate and Downstate Locations to Provide Public Opportunities to Share Input on Draft Scoping Plan
Public Comment Period Extended through June 10, 2022

New York State's 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold 10 public hearings across the State to receive public input on the Draft Scoping Plan and advance work on a Final Scoping Plan to guide the implementation of the State's nation-leading climate goals under the CLCPA.

The Council released the Draft Scoping Plan on Dec. 30, 2021, and is accepting public comments on the draft through June 10, 2022. The Council extended the comment period beyond 120 days to allow for additional public input.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Co-Chairs of the Climate Action Council, today announced eight in-person hearings in locations across the State, as well as two virtual hearings. In-person hearings will also be live-streamed to allow for remote viewing of the proceedings. All persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies are encouraged to attend the public hearings and to submit oral or written comments.

Climate Action Council Public Hearing Scheduled

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:00 PM Tupper Lake  -- The Wild Center
 The Wild Center

 45 Museum Drive

Tupper Lake, New York 12986

If in-person hearings cannot be held due to changing COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, hearings will shift to virtual at the same date and time. Each participant will be given two minutes to address the Climate Action Council. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. PowerPoint presentations are not allowed, but individuals may provide written supporting documents or visuals.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. Individuals can pre-register at the Climate Act website.

Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements.

Written comments can be submitted through June 10, 2022, via the online public comment form, via email to, or via U.S. Mail to Attention: Draft Scoping Plan Comments, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.

For more information about the New York State Climate Action Council, visit the Climate Act website.

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