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Thursday April 28, 2022
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) East Station Former MGP site #828204 (Rochester, Monroe County) within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 28, 2022.

DEC also has scheduled a virtual public meeting on Wednesday April 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM via Webex (virtual platform) to discuss the proposed remedy and accept public comments.

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 at:

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Rochester NY 14604
(585) 428-7300

2:00 PM
Contact  Ingrid Haeckel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

Upcoming Webinar:
Seeing the City for the Trees: 
Urban Tree Canopy Trends and Local Strategies

Register via Webex for Thursday, April 28, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

The urban tree canopy encompasses trees found in the forests, yards, and along streets of cities, towns, and villages. These trees provide critical environmental and social benefits, contributing to resilient watersheds, improved water quality, carbon sequestration, reduced heat islands, and enhanced quality of life. This webinar will present why we should care about the urban tree canopy and lessons learned from a forest and tree canopy inventory conducted across Westchester County. Dr. Andrew Reinmann will share results and applications from the study including spatial and temporal trends in canopy cover and local strategies to maximize the efficacy and benefits of tree planting efforts.

The webinar will also introduce the Planting Westchester initiative, which aims to empower residents to promote and address climate solutions, the restoration of natural resources, and food security through growing and maintaining trees and other plants. Millie Magraw will discuss how the program will use the urban tree canopy inventory to inform where new plantings should be targeted and to educate and engage municipalities in this work.

Dr. Andrew Reinmann, Assistant Professor, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Hunter College
Millie Magraw, Water Quality & Planning Program Coordinator, Westchester County Dept. of Planning

About the Conservation and Land Use Webinar Series:

The Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Webinar Series was developed to provide a foundation in conservation and land use planning for members of Hudson Valley conservation advisory councils and boards. In addition, environmental commissions, members of planning and zoning boards, elected officials, and interested citizens may find these programs of interest. Webinars provide background about regional biodiversity, conservation principles, best planning practices, and tools to identify and conserve important habitat and water resources.

Webinar attendees will receive an email from Webex confirming attendance, which may submitted locally for municipal planning or zoning board training credit. An archive of past webinars is available at 

4:30 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by the Monday prior to register.

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