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Wednesday July 14, 2021
10:00 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join us as we explore the pond and fields at Billy Wilson Park for insects that call it home. Note: This program takes place at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst. 

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.


  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at
  • You must pre-register by phone; you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. *Registration for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.
Contact  NYS DEC Summer Youth Program

I Fish NY at Palmer Pond Registration Required Youth/Family

by NYS DEC Summer Youth Program

Read for more information and registration requirements.

This is a family program. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times. Drop-offs are not allowed.

Date: 7/14/21

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Location: Palmer Pond

Palmer Pond Road, Chester, New York 12811 

3:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Great Lakes Summer Teacher Workshop - Evangola State Park -- Registration Required

Date: July 14, 2021, Shelter 1 A

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Join New York Sea Grant and the Department of Environmental Conservation this summer to:
• learn about new resources you can use to teach your students about the Great Lakes!
• learn from experts on the ecosystems and issues facing the Great Lakes!
• get free educational tools and materials!

Workshops will follow current CDC guidance, including required masks for non-vaccinated individuals.

Registration for all of the workshops is available at:

6:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

A in-person public meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM regarding a proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Morse Industrial Corporation, site ID #755010 (Ithaca, Tompkins County), within New York’s State Superfund Program.

Please note: DEC has changed this Public Meeting Date and Type for the Morse Industrial Corporation, site ID #755010 (Ithaca, Tompkins County). Public comments re: the proposed amended remedy must be submitted by July 23, 2021.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at:

And at:

Tompkins Count Public Library
101 West Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

LegendMeetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Workshops

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