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Monday February 6, 2023
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Clocktower site #C130246 (Roslyn, Nassau County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 6, 2023.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the draft plan and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed online at:

And at:

Gold Coast Public Library
50 Railroad Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
(516) 759-8300

12:00 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

Learn how to make maple syrup at home in time for the sap run. Spend an hour with a Friends naturalist learning how to identify a maple tree, tap a spile, and collect sap. View one method for evaporating sap to syrup at home and ask questions before leaving with a spile and a smile. Preregistration is required. Visit and look under the “Education Programs tab for more information or to register.

For: Individuals, families, friends (6 people maximum per session)

When: Mondays, January 23 or 30 or February 6 or 13 at 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM; or Fridays, January 27, February 3 or 17 at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM

Where: Meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building

Fee:  Friends members = $15/individual or $20/family; Non-members = $20 + $5/each additional participant (fee includes spile and reference booklet) 

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

DEC to Hold Community Meeting on Community Air Monitoring Initiative Progress -- 
Hempstead/New Cassel/Roosevelt/Uniondale/Westbury

DEC announced a meeting to provide progress updates for communities participating in the 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative. This first round of meeting (Hempstead/New Cassel/Roosevelt/Uniondale/Westbury) will help DEC gather community input to target emission sources and future strategies to reduce air pollution in these communities, including the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

At the meeting, DEC staff will provide an overview of the initiative and present a preliminary overview of the first quarter of air monitoring results specific to this community. Information presented will include how and where the air monitoring is conducted on the street level and how DEC will compile and analyze the data to identify potential contributors of emissions for each pollutant being monitored. Preliminary data collection is now underway, and results will be provided once additional information is compiled.

DEC will also provide an update on progress of establishing community advisory committees to engage with local stakeholders throughout this initiative. DEC will continue to hold regular meetings over the next year to update the community on the progress of the air monitoring and to provide a forum for input. Staff from DEC's Division of Air Resources and the Office of Environmental Justice will be available to answer questions and respond to feedback.

Hempstead/New Cassel/Roosevelt/Uniondale/Westbury
When: Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Link to join meeting: 
Meeting Number: 161 959 5990
Meeting Password: HempQuartUpdate1
Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500

Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request. Requests should be received 10 calendar days before each meeting, but DEC will make every effort to fulfill requests received closer to the meeting date. Requests can be directed to the NYSDEC Office of Communication Services, either by mail (address: NYSDEC, Office of Communication Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-4500), by telephone (518 402-8044) or by e-mail (

6:30 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

The Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club (HMBC) welcomes Julie Hart to speak about the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas. Details are on the club’s website at Look under the “Programs” tab on the menu. Information about club field trips at Five Rivers and other sites is found under the “Birding” tab.

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