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Tuesday January 22, 2019
2:00 PM
Contact  John Maniscalco
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

MRAC meets 6 to 8 times per year. The meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may address the Advisory Council on marine resources issues.

6:00 PM
Contact  Adam Perry, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone: 607-753-3095 x240, email:

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the town of Richland, Oswego County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future habitat management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:00 and a formal presentation at 6:30.

Meeting Location:
Oswego County Federal Credit Union
5828 Scenic Avenue
Mexico, NY 13114

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 x240 with any specific requests for accommodations.

6:30 PM
Contact  Division of Marine Resources

Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
Ceremonial Chamber - 2nd Floor
1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, NY 11501

The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts.

All are invited to observe and participate in this process.

7:00 PM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk by the light of the full moon. For adults only. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

Public Meeting Location: Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about proposed remedies to address contamination related to the Al Tech Specialty Steel Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposals also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 2, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposals, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189
phone: 518-274-4471

7:30 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

We’ll explore Five Rivers’ trails at a relaxed pace, enjoying the moonlit snowy scene. Arrive by 7:15 PM to rent snowshoes or review snowshoeing techniques. Snowshoe rental $5, free for Friends members. Space is limited; call to register by noon, Tuesday, January 22. This program will be canceled if there is insufficient snow. Call to confirm conditions.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

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