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Week of 1 January, 2023
Sunday - 1/1
 Launch of DEC State Lands Kiosk Survey
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/124251.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Public Outreach
public@dec.ny.gov

Launch of DEC State Lands Kiosk Survey

Date: Sunday, January 1st 2023

Contact: Bureau of Public Outreach, public@dec.ny.gov 

DEC would like your feedback on our kiosks on State lands. Kiosks are small, open wooden structures that provide cover for educational/informational signs. These kiosks are located at various state properties such as state forests, wilderness areas, conservation easements, wildlife management areas (WMAs), boat launches, and more. Take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DECkiosks 
 
By taking the survey, you can be entered into our kiosk survey sweepstakes and enter to win a $50 gift card to a sporting goods store and a free subscription to the Conservationist magazine. Winners will be announced each month from January 2023 through January 2024. A grand prize winner will be announced in January 2024 and will receive a $200 sporting goods store gift card and a free magazine subscription.  

For additional information, visit DEC's website


9:00 AMFive Rivers: Citizen Science: New Year's Bird Count
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

Join local bird experts from the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for our 42nd annual New Year’s Day survey. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress warmly. 

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, December 28 to register.

If severe weather is forecast, call on Saturday, December 31 to confirm the event will be held



10:00 AMReinstein 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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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 is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.


 Five Rivers: Hike the Fisher Trail
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

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC), for a hike along the new Fisher Trail. Meet at the Fisher Boulevard trailhead for this 1.5-mile walk through to Five Rivers’ visitor center on Game Farm Road. Learn some winter tracking techniques along the walk. Take a break and warm up, then walk back at your own pace or join Sarah for the return trip. 

Space is limited. Register online at MHLC’s website at https://www.mohawkhudson.org/events.



10:30 AMFive Rivers: Adventure NY: First Day Hikes
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

Happy New Year! Start the year on the right foot with some outdoor fun. We’ll 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 one and a half miles. Dress for the weather. 

Space is limited for both guided walks. Call 518-475-0291 by Friday, December 30 to register. 

In the event of severe weather, these programs will be canceled.



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Adventure NY: First Day Hikes
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

Happy New Year! Start the year on the right foot with some outdoor fun. We’ll 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 one and a half miles. Dress for the weather. 

Space is limited for both guided walks. Call 518-475-0291 by Friday, December 30 to register. 

In the event of severe weather, these programs will be canceled.



Monday - 1/2
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 1/3
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 1/4
9:00 AMVirtual Meeting - Greenidge Generation Station
https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/123728.html
Contact  Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services
625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, Email: mailto:OHMS@dec.ny.gov .

Project Description

Greenidge Generation LLC (Greenidge) filed an application to renew its Clean Air Act Title V air permit 8-5736-00004/00017, effective September 7, 2016, for the continued operation of a natural gas-fired electric generating facility (facility) in the Town of Torrey, Yates County, on Seneca Lake.

Instructions for Attending the Issues Conference

Instructions to attend the January 4, 2023 Issues Conference: To observe the January 4, 2023 issues conference through the internet, visit https://www.webex.com and click "Join a meeting," then input the appropriate event number for the hearing.

Visit https://www.webex.com and click "Join a meeting," then input the appropriate event number for the conference.

Webinar number: 2344 009 7392
Webinar password for observers: Jan4-9AM (52640926 from phones)

To join by telephone, dial 518-549-0500
Enter access code: 2344 009 7392

Contact: Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, Email: mailto:OHMS@dec.ny.gov .



Thursday - 1/5
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 1/6
 Brownfield App. and Work Plan - Pelham House Site (Pelham) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Pelham House, site ID #C360233. This site is located in the Village of Pelham, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 217 Fifth Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 6, 2023.

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/C360233/

And at:

Village of Pelham Public Library
530 Colonial Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803


 Draft Investigation Plan - Curtiss Malt House Project (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
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 Curtiss Malt House Project site #C915382 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 6, 2023.

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/C915382/

And at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 858-8900


Saturday - 1/7
 Proposed Cleanup - President Street Properties Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
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 President Street Properties site #C224221 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 7, 2022.

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/C224221/

And at:

Carroll Gardens Branch Library
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 596-6972

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401
(718) 643-3027


9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Christmas Bird Count for Kids
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

A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-holiday blues! Small teams of kids will compete to see who can find the most birds during 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instructions provided. For more information, call 716-683-5959. Registration required; register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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 is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.


10:00 AMFive Rivers: River Otter Tales
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

Does Five Rivers have river otters? Come discover the story behind this most charismatic of weasels. We’ll start with an indoor talk, then head outside for a short walk to look for their ideal habitat. 

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 4 to register.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: The Woods in Winter
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

Look for changes in the woods during winter. Identify trees without leaves and search for signs of animal activity. No registration required.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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 is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.


2:00 PMFive Rivers: How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe
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

Learn some of the history of snowshoeing then try them out yourself. We’ll imagine what it might have been like to use these ancient tools to aid survival, like many of our ancestors did. You’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for snowshoeing, which is far more than an outdoor sport! 

Snowshoe rental fees are waived. 

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 4 to register. 

The trail walk will be conducted without snowshoes if there is insufficient snow.



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