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Friday November 15, 2019
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.

Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 37 Otsego Street, site ID #C224300. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 37 Otsego Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by November 15, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Red Hook Library
7 Wolcott Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact  Lynn Winterberger, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
RCRA Permitting Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256, Phone: (518) 402-8651

Notice is hereby given that the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (EPA Identification Number NY6890008992) has applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) under the provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and 6NYCRR Part 373-3 for closure of a hazardous waste storage unit at the Building E11 MA-S Permitted Mixed Waste Container Storage Area. 

Comments on the closure plan may be sent to the contact listed above no later than Friday November 15, 2019.

Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination impacting the lower Genesee River related to releases from Kodak operations in Rochester. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 15, 2019.

A public meeting also will be held: October 23, 2019 from 6PM - 8PM at Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY (Kusler-Cox (Rundel) Auditorium).

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:

Maplewood Public Library
1111 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613


Greece Public Library
2 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14612

1:00 PM
Contact  Shannon Dougherty
Email: Shannon.Dougherty@dec.ny.gov Tel: (716) 851-7070
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and partners of New York's Great Lakes Action Team hold four regional work group meetings twice per year and provide stakeholders with a unique opportunity to:

  • Advance priority projects under the state's Great Lakes Action Agenda.
  • Connect and collaborate with regional partners to protect water quality and ecosystems.
  • Leverage resources and expertise toward watershed management goals and challenges.

NYSDEC's Great Lakes Program invites you to attend an upcoming work group meeting to connect with local partners and learn how you and/or your organization can join us in protecting and restoring our Great Lakes lands and waters. 

The Lake Erie meeting will be held at:

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY 14043

The other meetings are scheduled:

  • Northeast Lake Ontario: Tuesday, November 12th - West Carthage
  • Southeast Lake Ontario: Wednesday, November 13th - Newark
  • Southwest Lake Ontario: Thursday, November 14th - Pittsford

The four regional work group areas are pictured in the map below, with partner priority sub-watersheds highlighted in green.

  NY's Great Lakes Sub basins

LegendDeadlines Five Rivers Meetings

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