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Friday April 21, 2023
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures/Alternatives Analysis Work Plan for a site known as 22 Fillmore Avenue, site ID #C915395. This site is located in the City of Tonawanda within the County of Erie, and is located at 22 Fillmore Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 21, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at:

And at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Public Comment End: Draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) -- South Colton Tract Conservation Easement

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking public input to develop a draft recreation management plan (RMP) for the South Colton Tract Conservation Easement. For an overview of the South Colton Tract, please view this fact sheet for the property. Under the terms of the conservation easement, DEC owns the rights to maintain roads and trails for motorized use on the property and to permit public hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, paddling, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. Specific facilities and recreation opportunities will be identified in the draft RMP. 

DEC is encouraging the public to share suggestions until April 21, 2023. Please provide suggestions to Peter D'Luhosch; Environmental Program Specialist, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 190 Outer Main St. Suite 103, Potsdam, NY 13676; or email; or by completing this survey.

Contact  Region 3 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC Seeks Public Input on Draft Amendment to Sundown Wild Forest Unit Management Plan
Proposed Plan Improves Access to Recreation and Protects the Resource

Comment end: April 21, 2023


DEC announced that it is seeking public comment on an amendment to the proposed Sundown Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP). The proposed amendment aims to improve infrastructure, increase public safety, enhance natural resource protection, and improve visitor experiences in the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor.

The Corridor encompasses 275 acres of Forest Preserve land in the approximately 30,000-acre Sundown Wild Forest. This amendment builds upon DEC's previous efforts to encourage sustainable recreation by alleviating congestion at points of interest, enhancing public safety, and creating an experience that highlights the area's natural beauty. In addition, the plan proposes changes to the 2019 Long Path reroute. After further evaluation of local forest characteristics, constructing a trail to accommodate the use of snowmobiles on that segment has been removed.

Read the press release on DEC's website for details of what the draft UMP amendment includes.

View the draft amendmenton the Sundown Wild Forest webpage. Public comments will be accepted through April 21, 2023 and can be submitted by email to
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about its proposal to delist the Napanoch Paper Mill Site #356014 (Wawarsing, Ulster County) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Registry). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 21, 2023.

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

6:00 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

 Members of the Friends of Five Rivers are invited to join a Friends naturalist for a one-hour guided nature walk, free of charge. April is a wonderful time to head afield to discover all that is springing up. Walks are offered on April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13, at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM each day, and on April 21 at 6:00 PM. 

Preregistration is required. Visit for further information or to register

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