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Friday August 2, 2019
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to The Crossroads at Genesee, site ID #C915338 (Buffalo), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through August 2, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14208

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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.

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

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30am, Tuesday through Friday, rain or shine.

Each day begins with the reading of a story from nature. Hands-on activities will follow from the theme of the story and includes exploration, discovery, games, and crafts. Fridays will be spent by and in the stream. Please note the clothing requirements below.

Due to the nature of the activities we ask that only registered children attend.

Fee - One Adult + One Child + Materials Fee:
 Members $45.00, Non Members $60.00, $15.00 for each additional registered child.

Additional Information

How to dress for the programs:

Participants should dress for the out-of-doors. Shoes or sneakers (not sandals) are required footwear. Long pants are suggested to protect against poison ivy and insect bites. A hat is recommended.

Summer Family Fun (ages 2-8):Friday sessions will be spent wading in the stream; old sneakers and shorts are more appropriate for these days. Footwear must be worn in the stream. Water shoes must have a back strap and toes must be covered.

All participants should bring rain gear if the weather looks threatening. You may want to bring a small backpack.


All participants should bring water. Snacks are encouraged.

A note on insect repellent:

Insects are attracted to strong smelling shampoo, soaps and sweet smelling snacks. Your first line of defense should be the elimination of all strong aromas. Some repellents are extremely toxic. These repellents on hands or skin can be harmful to water critters or other animals you may handle. People with insect repellent on will not be allowed to handle insects or be in the stream.

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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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