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Tuesday August 29, 2023
12:00 PM
Contact  DEC Region 2 Fisheries

Participate in a free Beginner's Fishing Clinic hosted by NYSDEC at Harlem Meer, Central Park in Manhattan, New York County on Tuesday, 8/29 from 12 - 2 PM. In addition to casting a rod and catching fish, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology, and more! No freshwater fishing license is required during the event, and all equipment and bait will be provided for free.

Space is limited (first come, first served). Email for more information and weather related updates. 

Location/Address: Harlem Meer, Central Park, 55 W 110 St., Manhattan, NY 10026 

Visit the Free Learn to Fish page for more information and other upcoming events near you.

1:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environment 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) (leaves DEC website), established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. The CJWG 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 meeting will include the approval of minutes from the previous meeting and a group discussion on the by-laws and procedure for future meetings following the finalization of the disadvantaged communities criteria on March 27. 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: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. ET

Webinar password: welcome8.29.23 (93526638 from phones)
Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 161 256 4561

In-Person: Event locations, times, and partners include:

NY Green Bank, Alistair W.C. Clark Boardroom, 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Headquarters, Boardroom, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany NY, 12203
DEC Region 5 Office, 1115 New York State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
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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