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Wednesday July 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Contact  region9@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of the issues conference is to identify substantive and significant issues, if any, that require adjudication with regard to the June 2017 draft SPDES permit and the December 2017 draft ASF permit. Please note that participation at the issues conference on July 10, 2018 is limited to Department staff, applicant, and those persons who file either new petitions for full party status or amicus status, or supplements to previously filed petitions, consistent with the requirements outlined in 6 NYCRR part 624.

Board Room of the Community Resource Center
4011 Creek Road
Youngstown, New York 14174 

1:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

4:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer

Meeting Location:
Montauk Community Playhouse, ADC Room
240 Edgemere Street, Montauk, New York, 11954

In collaboration with the State of New York (Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), BOEM is convening 2 public comment sessions to help ensure that BOEM is aware of the questions or concerns of New York’s fishing community and other stakeholders. BOEM will present information regarding the NY Bight Call for Information and Area Identification process and characterization of NY Bight fisheries. 

If you are unable to attend a meeting, or if you prefer to submit written comment to BOEM electronically, comments may be submitted by July 30, 2018. To submit comments online or get information on how to mail in comments, please visit the Regulations website and in the search bar, enter ‘BOEM-2018-0004.’

5:30 PM
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

The Town of Brookhaven is co-sponsoring this event. 

The event will take place at the Town of Brookhaven Beach, south end of Lake Ronkonkoma.

This event is geared towards all anglers ages 10 and up who wish to learn about freshwater fishing on Long Island. Loaner rods and bait will be available. Participants are welcome to bring their own fishing gear.
Pre-Registration is Required.
Contact DEC at (631) 444-0283 to register  

6:30 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session. Note: This program will be held at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register.

LegendFive Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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