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Saturday July 24, 2021

The Western NY Region ReLeaf committee has worked hard to put together a slate of speakers for a virtual conference you won’t want to miss!

We are excited to have John McNeil (certified municipal specialist, registered professional forester) start us off with how to turn plans into policy to help your municipality’s urban forestry program be successful. Learn about partnerships in the Buffalo region with Sharon Bachman ( Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County) and Ross Hassinger ( City of Buffalo) as they share information on the Community Tree Stewards program, and Greg Robinson (Olmsted Parks) as he discusses how to manage an urban forest in a public/private partnership.

See the full lineup of speakers here:

Register Online:

Continuing education credits with ISA, DEC Pesticides, SAF, and CNLP available
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the M4778 Broadway LLC, site ID #C231131 (Manhattan, New York County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 24, 2021.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at:

And, once reopened, at:

New York Public Library – Washington Heights Branch
1000 Saint Nicholas Ave.
New York, NY 10032
(212) 923-6054

Manhattan Community Board 12
530 West 166th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
(212) 568-8500

9:45 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

Hop on the free Nature Bus in Albany every Saturday to enjoy scenic outdoor walks or programs at Five Rivers and other natural areas in Albany County. Stay for the day or visit multiple locations along the bus route.

Route details, including the schedule and destinations, can be found on CDTA’s website

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

Search for seasonal wildflowers and learn about their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older.

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.

7:00 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

Join DEC Educator, Chris Bowser, for a special livestream aboard the Sloop Clearwater, on the Hudson River!

Learn more about the Sloop Clearwater here >>

LegendDeadlines Five Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

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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