New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Full Calendar

Select View
Planner View
Wednesday April 19, 2023
Contact  ECO Taylor Della Rocco

Orientation for the 2nd Annual Region 1 Youth Turkey Program.

The Youth Turkey Program is a two-part, hands-on program on youth turkey hunting. This free event is part of the state's Youth Turkey Program designed to introduce youth between the ages of 12 and 15 to the fundamentals of turkey hunting and provide an opportunity to hunt on public lands under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

The program consists of two parts: an orientation at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on April 19; and a mentored hunt on public lands during the spring youth turkey weekend on April 22 and 23. The program is limited to 20 participants and requires youth hunters to possess a Hunter Education Training Certificate, a valid Junior Hunting License for small game, and a valid turkey tag.

The Youth Turkey Program is hosted by DEC's Division of Law Enforcement and the New York State Conservation Officers Association, with support from the DEC Hunter Education Program, National Wild Turkey Federation, and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

For more information or to register, contact Environmental Conservation Officer Taylor Della Rocco at, call the Regional DEC Hunter Education Office at (631) 444-0255, or email Registration for the Youth Turkey Program is open through April 5, 2023.

10:00 AM
Contact  Michael S. Caruso
DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 1st Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, or email:

Project Description: Maggies Run LLC applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or DEC) for a Tidal Wetlands Permit to construct a commercial parking area with a gravel driveway surrounded by an 8-foot high chain link fence over approximately 0.39 acres of DEC regulated tidal wetlands adjacent area. The applicant proposed to enhance approximately 0.71 acres of existing tidal wetlands adjacent area on the property. Department staff noted that the Project failed to meet the applicable permit issuance standards of 6 NYCRR 661.9(c) because the Applicant failed to meet its burden to demonstrate that the Project would not have undue adverse impacts on the present and potential values of the adjacent tidal wetlands of Sawmill Creek, and that the Project would comply with the use guidelines in 6 NYCRR 661.5. By letter dated October 27, 2022, Department staff denied the Applicant's application for a Tidal Wetlands permit. Maggies Run LLC submitted a request for a hearing on DEC's denial dated November 18, 2022.

Issues Conference: Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 624.4(b), a pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted by ALJ Caruso electronically through the Webex webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The purpose of the issues conference is to determine party status for any person or organization that has properly filed a petition (as indicated below), to consider DEC's notice of denial, the Applicant's statement of issues, and to narrow and define those issues, if any, that will require adjudication in this matter. Participation at the issues conference shall be limited to Department staff, Applicant, and those persons or organizations requesting party status. Issues proposed for adjudication must be both substantive and significant in accordance with 6 NYCRR 624.4(c). Members of the public may observe the issues conference by attending the electronic webinar. Instructions for attending the webinar are provided below.

Instructions for Attending the Issues Conference:

To join the issues conference on April 19, 2023, through the internet, go to

Webinar Number: 2330 258 4010
Password: April19-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 2330 258 4010
Passcode (if needed): 27745190

It is not necessary to pre-register to attend the issues conference.

Legislative Public Comment Hearing: A legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted electronically through the Webex webinar platform. Instructions for participating in and attending the webinar are provided below.

Instructions for Attending the Legislative Public Comment 

To register to attend the public hearing virtually, go to After registering, you will receive an email with the details on how to join the Webex.

To join by phone only without registering:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 161 085 5893
Password: 62444377

12:00 PM

Community organizations around the Bronx are seeking volunteers to help with tree plantings, tree care, community gardens, and other urban green spaces. Come learn about projects going on in your area and the organizations coordinating them, then sign up to get involved. This event is a partnership between NY ReLeaf, NYSDEC, the NYS Urban forestry council, and Fordham University

Community organizations highlighting their volunteer opportunities include:

  NYC Parks – Natural Area Volunteers

  NYC Compost Project

  New York Botanical Garden

  Trees NY

  Bronx GreenUp

  Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

  Bronx is Blooming

  Woodlawn Cemetery

Event begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 2:30 PM

This event is part of the Take Action Fair at Fordham University, which is from noon–6 PM, and includes a Keynote presentation at 2:30 PM by Elizabeth Yeampierre, Esq., Executive Director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance.

More Information

For program information:

  Rachel Grumm

For registration information:

This event is free, but preregistration is strongly encouraged: 

LegendGeneral Meetings Workshops

View all of our events in your region of the state:

*** Not sortable by event type ***

Region 1 (Long Island)    |   Region 2 (New York City)   |   Region 3 (Lower Hudson Valley)   |   Region 4 (Capital Region/Northern Catskills)   |   Region 5 (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain)   |   Region 6 (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario)   |   Region 7 (Central New York)   |   Region 8 (Western Finger Lakes)   |   Region 9 (Western New York)   |   All Regions Together

* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

We would appreciate receiving feedback from our users. Please let us know if you encounter any difficulties viewing or using this calendar by sending an email to the DEC webmaster.