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Wednesday December 14, 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  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

DEC to Hold Virtual Public Meetings for Updates on Peconic River Ludwigia Control Project

Meetings Dec. 13 and 14 will Discuss Findings of Aquatic Invasive Plant Efforts

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced two virtual public meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and Wednesday, Dec. 14, to provide updates on the first full-scale season of the Peconic River Ludwigia Control Project.

Ludwigia peploides is an aquatic invasive plant first discovered in the Peconic River in 2003, and now spread throughout the river and neighboring waterbodies. Over the summer, DEC treated Ludwigia in the freshwater portion of the Peconic River to improve recreation accessibility and reduce negative impacts to native habitat. Infestations can have negative impacts on recreation and tourism, as well as severe consequences for the health of aquatic ecosystems. It can also spread to other waterbodies via fragments on boats and fishing gear.

At the meetings, DEC will report on the findings from pre- and post-treatment surveys, the effectiveness of the herbicide treatment, and plans for the 2023 season.

Registration is required to attend a virtual meeting. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent after participants have completed their registration.

Link to register for the 12/14 meeting via Webex:

Visit the DEC website for more information about the Peconic River Ludwigia Control Project.

1:00 PM
Contact  Jeff Marshall

DEC will be holding a virtual outreach meeting to discuss the prohibition on offering federal aftermarket catalytic converters which takes effect January 1, 2023.

Webinar number: 161 642 0822
Webinar password: DARPart18 (32772781 from phones)
Join by phone:
+1-518-549-0500 US (English Menu)
+1-518-549-0059 US (Menú en Español)
Access code: 161 642 0822

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.14, 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.  
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. 14, 3 p.m. ET    
Webinar password: welcome12.14.22 (93526631 from phones) 

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 2332 018 2088  
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. 

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