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Tuesday April 26, 2022
2:00 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

Ever wonder how to choose the right tree for the right place? Or how to plant that tree when you pick it? Tune in for Part II of our "Choosing the Right Tree" Facebook LIVE series with our forestry staff, where they’ll cover all the important things to consider when choosing and planting a tree. 

Get a head start by visiting our website to learn about how to choose the right tree for your property, how to plant, and how to care for your trees >>

4:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Envrionmental Conservation

New York State Climate Action Council Public Hearing Scheduled

April and May Public Hearings at Upstate and Downstate Locations to Provide Public Opportunities to Share Input on Draft Scoping Plan
Public Comment Period Extended through June 10, 2022

New York State's 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold 10 public hearings across the State to receive public input on the Draft Scoping Plan and advance work on a Final Scoping Plan to guide the implementation of the State's nation-leading climate goals under the CLCPA.

The Council released the Draft Scoping Plan on Dec. 30, 2021, and is accepting public comments on the draft through June 10, 2022. The Council extended the comment period beyond 120 days to allow for additional public input.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Co-Chairs of the Climate Action Council, today announced eight in-person hearings in locations across the State, as well as two virtual hearings. In-person hearings will also be live-streamed to allow for remote viewing of the proceedings. All persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies are encouraged to attend the public hearings and to submit oral or written comments.

Climate Action Council Public Hearing Scheduled

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 4:00 PM Syracuse  -- SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Gateway Center

1 Forestry Drive

Syracuse, New York 13210

Event Address:

Passcode: climate

Dial: +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 889 8413 9180

Event Passcode: 0735439

If in-person hearings cannot be held due to changing COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, hearings will shift to virtual at the same date and time. Each participant will be given two minutes to address the Climate Action Council. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. PowerPoint presentations are not allowed, but individuals may provide written supporting documents or visuals.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. Individuals can pre-register at the Climate Act website.

Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements.

Written comments can be submitted through June 10, 2022, via the online public comment form, via email to, or via U.S. Mail to Attention: Draft Scoping Plan Comments, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.

For more information about the New York State Climate Action Council, visit the Climate Act website.

6:30 PM
Contact  NYSDEC Region 9

Please note this event has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for early summer.

Postponed -- Learn more about the status of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Woodlawn Beach State Park's lodge.

This annual meeting is held by DEC's Lake Erie Fisheries Unit and Region 9 Fisheries offices to provide a series of presentations on Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River fisheries topics, and includes opportunities for informal discussion on a variety fisheries management activities. The meeting will feature information on Lake Erie fisheries management, assessment activities, and research for prominent sport and restoration fisheries. The event is free of charge and registration is not required.

The Lake Erie and the upper Niagara River rank among New York State's top fishing destinations, especially for walleye, smallmouth bass, and steelhead. The 2017 statewide angler survey estimated more than 900,000 angler days spent on these waters and the estimated economic value of these fisheries exceeded $17 million. For information about fishing Lake Erie and Western New York, go to DEC's website.

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