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Tuesday December 6, 2022
9:30 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Families with young children (ages 2–5) are invited to gather for the reading of a nature-themed story, then take part in theme-related activities. Take-home projects will be included. Each session includes three program days, with the activity running 9:30–11:00 AM. 

Session 1: 

November 1, 8, and 15 (rain date November 22) 


November 2, 9, and 16 (rain date November 23)

Session 2: 

November 29, December 6 and 13 (rain date December 20)


November 30, December 7 and 14 (rain date December 21)

Fee per session: 

$8 for Friends members, $10 for non-members; $5 material fee per child


Visit and look under the “Education Programs” tab for further information or to register. 

12:00 PM
Contact  Henry Dedrick, Supervising Forester
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 - Map

As of December 6, the gate on the access road leading to the Bog River Dam (also known as Lows Lower Dam) will be closed to allow for significant construction needed to maintain the dam. The road will remain closed through the 2023 field season. All vehicles must be removed from the access road to dam and parking area near the dam by 12:00 p.m. (noon) December 6, 2022, Closure to the site includes river access and parking area at Lows Lower Dam, located near the end of State Highway 421. Construction activities will impact recreational users of the Horseshoe Lake, Hitchins Pond, and Lows Lake areas, including the cartop boat launch and parking area at the Lower Dam. Members of the public are encouraged to seek alternative paddling destinations during the construction project. Additional information can be found on the DEC website:  

6:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Community Air Monitoring
Location  Online / Virtual

DEC has scheduled virtual quarterly meetings that are part of the 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative.

Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

The 2023 Commercial Fishing Quota Distribution Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm at DEC Division of Marine Resources Headquarters, 123 Kings Park Blvd. Kings Park, NY. All commercial fishing stakeholders are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on draft 2023 Quota Distribution Plans. The meeting will be held both in-person and online.

Join the meeting online

Meeting number (Access Code): 161 625 9372
Webinar password: Quota2023

Join by phone:

  1. Dial 518-549-0500
  2. Enter Meeting number (Access Code): 161 625 9372
  3. If needed, enter meeting password: 78682202

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