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Week of 27 December, 2020
Sunday - 12/27
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 12/28
 Draft Investigation Pln- Fmr Pilgrim V. Sr. Apartment (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Former Pilgrim Village Senior Apartments, site ID #C915363 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 28, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915363/

And, once reopened, at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Terrific Turtles
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Virtually meet and learn about the three turtles that live in the Education Center at Reinstein Woods. 

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead (716-683-5959) to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • Participants will be emailed a link for the presentation.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.


Tuesday - 12/29
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 12/30
10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Learn to Cross-Country Ski
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short, guided ski tour. $15.00/person; Friends members = $10.00.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Pre-registration required; register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events
  • *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.


Thursday - 12/31
1:30 PMReinstein Woods - Last Day Hike
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Celebrate the end of 2020 and make a resolution to spend more time outside!

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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 www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • 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.


Friday - 1/1
 Brownfield App. - US Polychemical Corp. Site (Chestnut Ridge) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as US Polychemical Corporation, site ID #C344081. This site is located at 584 Chestnut Ridge Road in the Village of Chestnut Ridge in the Town of Ramapo within the County of Rockland. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 1, 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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C344081/

And, once reopened, at:

Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977



 Proposed Cleanup - 500 Main Street Laundry Site (New Rochelle) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the 500 Main Street Laundry, site ID #C360199 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 1, 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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360199/

And, once reopened, at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801
(914) 632-7878



10:00 AMFive Rivers: New Years Day First Day Hike
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

Friday, January 1, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
NEW YEAR’S FIRST DAY HIKES
Happy New Year! Start the year on the right foot with some outdoor fun. We’ll watch for signs of wildlife as we stretch our legs and clear our heads on two easy-paced guided walks for all ages. The morning walk will cover about three-quarters of a mile, while the afternoon walk will cover about 2 miles. Dress for the weather. Space is limited for both guided walks. Call 518-475-0291 by Tuesday, December 29, to register. In the event of severe weather, these programs may be canceled.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.



 Reinstein Woods - First Day Hike
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Ring in New Year’s Day with a hike led by a DEC Forest Ranger, who will discuss how to prepare for any outdoor adventure. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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 www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • 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.


1:00 PMFive Rivers: New Years Day First Day Hike
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

Friday, January 1, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
NEW YEAR’S FIRST DAY HIKES
Happy New Year! Start the year on the right foot with some outdoor fun. We’ll watch for signs of wildlife as we stretch our legs and clear our heads on two easy-paced guided walks for all ages. The morning walk will cover about three-quarters of a mile, while the afternoon walk will cover about 2 miles. Dress for the weather. Space is limited for both guided walks. Call 518-475-0291 by Tuesday, December 29, to register. In the event of severe weather, these programs may be canceled.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.



Saturday - 1/2
 Proposed Cleanup - Former Ithaca Gun Factory Site (Ithaca) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Former Ithaca Gun Factory, site ID #C755019 (Ithaca, Tompkins County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 2, 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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C755019/

And, once reopened, at:

Tompkins County Public Library
101 East Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-4557
(askalibrarian@tcpl.org)

--and--

NYSDEC Kirkwood Sub-office
Attn: Gary Priscott
1679 Route 11
Kirkwood, NY 13795
(607) 775-2545 ext. 116
by appointment only



9:30 AMFive Rivers: I Bird NY: Winter Finch Search
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

I Bird NY: Winter Finch Search
It is predicted that this year will be historic for the “irruption” of winter finches moving south into our area. Enjoy a search for some of these uncommon northern visitors, like redpolls, crossbills, and grosbeaks. Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, December 30, to register.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods - New Year Snowshoe Hike in Amherst
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the basics of snowshoeing and enjoy a guided snowshoe walk. Note: this program takes place at Billy Wilson Park/Great Baehre Swamp in the Town of Amherst. $15.00/person; Friends members = $10.00.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Pre-registration required; register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events
  • *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.


1:00 PMFive Rivers: Outdoor Explorers
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

Family Fun: Outdoor Explorers
How do you tell a dogwood tree in winter? By its bark! Come enjoy learning about and identify five trees at Five Rivers. Get to know them and what they are doing during the cold months of the year, and hopefully return in the other seasons to visit them. For this exciting exploration, interest is a must; bad jokes are a plus. Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, December 30, to register.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.



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