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Wednesday December 7, 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. 

3:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC Climate Justice Working Group to Meet 
What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) 13-member Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG), established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The Climate Justice Working Group is tasked with establishing criteria for identifying disadvantaged communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments pursuant to the CLCPA.  
This will be an informational meeting with limited official action. Discussion will include an analysis of public comments received on the draft disadvantaged communities criteria. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or listen to the meeting via webcast. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be done by clicking the WebEx link below. 
When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. ET    
Webinar password: welcome12.7.22 (93526631 from phones) 

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 2349 112 4662  
In-Person - Event locations, times, and partners include
Hydroelectric Boardroom, 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018 (*in the NY Green Bank space)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 17 Columbia Circle, Board Room, Albany, NY 12203 
DEC Region 5 Office, 1115 New York State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296 
DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414 
DEC Region 9 Office, 700 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209 
Additional Information: This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable. 

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.

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

The Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum I to Amendment 7 is available online (PDF). This Draft Addendum presents background on ASMFC's management of striped bass commercial fisheries; the addendum process and timeline; and a statement of the problem. This document also provides management options for public consideration and comment. The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding the proposed management options in this document by January 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Written comments can be made by email to (Subject: Striped Bass Draft Addendum 1), by mail to Emilie Franke, ASMFC, 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201, or by fax to (703) 842-0741.

New York State will host an in-person hearing to receive verbal public comments on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00-9:00 pm at DEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd, Kings Park.

Details to listen to the livestream of the meeting are available below. Attendees joining the livestream online or by phone are limited to listening only.

7:00 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

This program has been canceled due to forecasted rain and full cloud cover.

The December full moon, sometimes known as the Cold Moon, features crisp air as wintry weather moves in. Dress warmly for this guided walk. 

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Monday, December 5 to register or for more information. 

In the event of poor weather, this program will be canceled.

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