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Tuesday August 6, 2019
9:00 AM
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

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.

9:30 AM
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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.

10:00 AM
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

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.

1:00 PM
Contact  RCRA Compliance and Technical Support section
Phone - (518) 402-8652 Email - HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC will host a webinar to discuss the revisions to the Hazardous Waste Management regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, and 376) that were proposed on June 12, 2019. The proposed rulemaking incorporates changes made within 38 federal registers, promulgated from September 30, 1999 through April 8, 2015. These changes will reduce regulatory duplication for the regulated community and improve consistency with EPA. Adoption of some provisions is necessary to incorporate improved worker safety and environmental protection. For several of the rules, significant cost savings and paperwork reductions will be recognized by the regulated community while protection of human health and the environment will be maintained. Because some of the federal provisions are more stringent, NYS DEC must adopt these provisions in order to maintain authorization for the RCRA program. Some changes to state regulation are administrative, others address corrections or clarifications to regulations.

This webinar will include a presentation and NYS DEC will be soliciting comment on these potential revisions (public comment period ends on August 26, 2019). For more information, please see NYS DEC's Proposed Hazardous Waste Revisions webpage

You must register for this webinar in order to attend.

5:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

Public Meeting Location: Geddes Town Hall Courtroom, 1000 Woods Rd., Solvay, NY 13209

DEC invites the public to an open house and meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to a portion of the Allied Chemical - Willis Avenue Site (Town of Geddes), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through August 21, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Onondaga County Public Library Syracuse Branch
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-1800

Solvay Public Library
615 Woods Road
Solvay, NY 13209
(315) 468-2441

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
658 West Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 475-1170

New York State Department of Environmental
615 Erie Boulevard, West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 426-7400

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