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Wednesday June 12, 2019
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. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

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

6:00 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Practice yoga outdoors at a class hosted by Friends of Reinstein Woods in partnership with Soul Candy Project. $10 donation is suggested; donations support youth education programs. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

6:30 PM
Contact  Ellen Brody
734-741-2270 ellen.brody@noaa.gov
Location  Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 - Map

National Marine Sanctuary designation process for Eastern Lake Ontario includes Opportunities for Public Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a process to consider designating a portion of eastern Lake Ontario in New York as a national marine sanctuary. The designation will protect historically significant shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources. Local communities in the region nominated the area for designation in accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA), based on the area's qualities and boundaries.

The process of designating this area will follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and includes opportunities for public comment. Public Meetings will be held as follows:
• June 10, 2019 at Fair Haven Fire Hall at 14447 Fair Haven Rd., Sterling, NY 13156 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
• June 11, 2019 at Emergency Operations Center located at 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
 June 12, 2019 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center; 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 From 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 13, 2019 at Jefferson Community College 1220 Coffeen St., Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Comments may also be submitted electronically via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c001aa85-9c279d26-c00353b0-000babda0106-ab7cbda68006c073&u=http://www.regulations.gov/  and search for ``NOAA-NOS-2019-0032'', or go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d02b810d-8c0db6ae-d0297838-000babda0106-a0b7cc300a59fcf1&u=http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=NOAA-NOS-2019-0032 and click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brody, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, 4840 S State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719, or call 734-741-2270, or email ellen.brody@noaa.gov.

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