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Saturday September 16, 2023
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as Ossining Gas Works DPW Site, site ID #C360172. This site is located in the Village of Ossining, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 30 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 16, 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:

Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562

9:00 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

In partnership with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, DEC, and others, CDTA is providing free bus service between the City of Albany and Five Rivers on select Saturdays this summer and fall. Take part in a guided program or explore the trails and visitor center on your own.

Bus service to Five Rivers will be provided on July 8 and 22, August 5 and 19, September 2, 16, and 30, and October 14. Go to for detailed information from CDTA, including the full bus route and schedule. Information is also at

10:00 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

At 2 miles long, the North Loop is Five Rivers’ longest trail. It meanders through woods and meadows, giving a taste of the many habitats here. Sturdy footwear will ensure comfort as we navigate over exposed roots.

 Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, September 13, to register.

Coming from the City of Albany? Ride the Nature Bus today! Go to for detailed information, including links to the full bus route and schedule.
Contact  Walter Burak, DEC I FISH NY Coordinator

Learn how to fish for free at the 2023 Long Island Women's Fishing Expo!

During the clinics, no freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the recreational marine fishing registry is required, but all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Location: Connetquot River State Park, 4090 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769

Contact: Walter Burak - DEC I FISH NY Coordinator, 631-444-0283

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Contact  DEC Region 4, Stamford Office: Scott Wells

Join DEC for a free fishing clinic from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, 9/16, at the North-South Lake Campground in Haines Falls, Greene County. The event is free to the public and a fishing license is not required during the event. 

During the free fishing clinic, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment, and techniques before getting the opportunity to cast their fishing lines into the water. DEC will supply fishing rods, bait, and tackle, but experienced anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. Children under 16 must be supervised. Participants will be required to pay applicable day-use service charges to enter the facility.

Location/Address: North-South Lake Campground, 874 North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY 12436

Visit the Free Learn to Fish page for more information and other upcoming events near you.
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts for kids, live animals, food, live music, and more! Call 716-683-5959 or visit for more information. No registration required.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.


  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. 
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

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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.

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