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Thursday April 11, 2019
Contact  Matt Nowak, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests
Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Suboffice, 7327 St Rt 812 Lowville, NY 13367 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is asking the public for input prior to developing a revision to the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan (UMP). The wilderness is comprised of approximately 22,560 acres in in the western Adirondack foothills in the Town of Watson in Lewis County, New York, and the Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. The area is scattered with numerous small ponds, streams and wetland systems. 

Written comments are also welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above from February 27, 2019 through April 11, 2019. Additionally, an online survey is available for the public to provide input.

Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 1675 Apartments Site (Westchester Ave., Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 11, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Clason's Point Library
1215 Morrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
phone: 718-842-1235

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Bronx Community Board 9
1967 Turnbull Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
phone: 718-823-6461

Contact  Matthew Nowak

Public comments on the revisions to the Pepperbox Wilderness UMP must be submitted by April 11, 2019.

Comments can be sent to Matthew Nowak, DEC Environmental Program Specialist, at the NYSDEC Lowville address, or by email r6.ump@dec.ny.gov or by phone (315) 376-3521

Click the link in "Additional Informatiom" to learn more about the Pepperbox Wilderness UMP.

10:30 AM
Contact  Office of Climate Change

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on March 11th.

Topic: Building Community Networks through Stewardship

Over the past 12 years, scientists at the USDA Forest Service's New York City Urban Field Station have created and implemented a methodology, known as STEW-MAP, to help understand these stewardship groups and their capacity. This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will provide an overview on how stewardship strengthens communities' ability to deal with various stressors, share selected case studies of stewardship groups' work in post-disturbance contexts, and will share approaches for identifying and connecting to existing stewardship networks.

4:00 PM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join an interactive, hands-on workshop by NYSDEC and NY Sea Grant that provided K-12 educators with an introduction to the resources and classroom activities included in the Great Lakes Educator Ecosystem Exchange (GLEEE) Basin Bins.

Participants will receive a $50 stipend for attending and refreshments will be provided. For educators of students in grades K-12.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

7:00 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

Watchable Wildlife: WOODCOCK WALK

We’ll begin indoors with a brief talk about the American Woodcock and its management at Five Rivers. Then we’ll stroll on the Service Road through managed areas and feeding swales to watch and listen for woodcock. Bring binoculars and a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather.

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

Contact  jml78@cornell.edu

Southtowns Walleye Association Club House
5895 Southwestern Boulevard
Hamburg, NY

NY Sea Grant and NYS DEC will present the annual State of Lake Erie Meeting, open to the public.


Status of the Cold Water Fish Communities
Jim Markham, NYSDEC Aquatic Biologist

Status of the Warm Water Fish Communities
Jason Robinson, NYSDEC Lake Erie Unit Leader

Update on Barotrauma in Lake Erie Yellow Perch
Jesse Lepak, New York Sea Grant

Inspiring Environmental Leadership and Stewardship
Sandy Smith, Nichols School Faculty

LegendDeadlines Five Rivers Meetings Reinstein Woods Workshops

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