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Week of 27 March, 2022
Sunday - 3/27
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 3/28
 No Further Action Proposal - Dzus Fastener Co. (West Islip) 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 for no further action for the Dzus Fastener Co., Inc. site #150233 (West Islip, Suffolk County) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2022.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the no further action proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/150233/

And at:

West Islip Public Library
3 Higbie Lane
West Islip, NY 11795
(631) 661-7080



Tuesday - 3/29
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 3/30
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 3/31
10:00 AMFacebook LIVE - Steelhead Salmon Egg Collection
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
r678ed@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online / Virtual

Join Fish Culturist Peter for a Facebook LIVE, as he steps us through the spring steelhead egg collection process, and how it differs from egg collection of Chinook and coho that happens in the fall. You’ll be able to drop questions in the chat throughout the live broadcast.

Can't watch the livestream? Click here to watch any of our previously recorded Facebook LIVEs.



11:00 AMInstagram Live - Steelhead Salmon Egg Collection
https://www.instagram.com/nysdec/
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
r678ed@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online / Virtual

Join Fish Culturist Peter for an Instagram Live, as he walks us through the spring steelhead egg collection process, and how it differs from egg collection of Chinook and coho salmon that happens in the fall.

Can't tune into the livestream at 11 am? Head to our Instagram profile and click on the video tab icon to watch any of our previously recorded lives.



Friday - 4/1
 Brownfield App and Work Plan - Touch of Class Cleaning (Pomona) 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 Action Work Plan for a site known as Touch of Class Cleaning, Inc., site ID #C344086. This site is located in the Village of Pomona, within the County of Rockland, and is located at 1581 US Route 202. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 1, 2022.

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/C344086/

And at:

Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977



 Brownfield App. - Parkamour Site (Brooklyn) 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 for a site known as Parkamour Site, site ID #C224334. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 1249 to 1273 39th Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 1, 2022.

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/C224334/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
1265 43rd Street
Brooklyn NY 11219

Brooklyn Community Board 12
5910 13th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219



 Proposed Cleanup - 68-19 Rego Park LLC Site (Queens) 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 68-19 Rego Park LLC site #C241258 (Queens, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 1, 2022.

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/C241258/

And at:

Queens Public Library – Rego Park
91-41 63rd Drive
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 459-5140

Queens Community Board 6
104-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-9250
Email: qn06@cb.nyc.gov



12:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Hudson River Tributary Macro-Invertebrates
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

Although it still feels cold, the streams are showing signs of spring. Below the icy-cold running waters, there are animals bursting with life after the long, cold frozen months behind us. Tune in as we look at live macro-invertebrates and glass eels that are in the tributaries of the Hudson River. 

From the spineless caddisfly larvae to the slimy glass eels, there are incredible living creatures all around us who are just as excited for the change in season as you!



Saturday - 4/2
 Comment End -- Draft Watercraft Decontamination Facilities Amendment
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Josh Houghton, NYSDEC Bureau of Recreation

Public Comment End -- April 2, 2022

The Draft Watercraft Decontamination Facilities Amendment to the Generic Unit Management Plan for Campgrounds and Day-Use Areas (UMP) is available for public comment. The amendment accommodates the construction of buildings to house watercraft decontamination equipment for invasive species management. The amendment will guide siting, construction and management of decontamination equipment storage buildings within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Campgrounds and Day-Use Areas.

Public comments on the draft amendment will be accepted through April 2, 2022, and can be submitted by mail or email to: Josh Houghton, NYSDEC Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-5253, Email: campinfo@dec.ny.gov.

More information can be found on the DEC website's camping page.



 Proposed Cleanup - 480 Flushing Avenue 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 480 Flushing Avenue site #C224259 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 2, 2022.

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/C224259/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Marcy Branch
617 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11216
(718) 935-0032

Brooklyn Community Board 3
1360 Fulton Street Rm. 202
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 622-6601
Bk03@cb.nyc.gov



10:00 AMReinstein Woods - World of Trout
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

Discover the streams of Western New York from a trout’s perspective as we explore the life cycles and behaviors of mayflies, stoneflies, and other fish delicacies. This will be an indoor presentation followed by an outdoor pond study.

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.


 Belmont Lake Spring Family Fishing Festival (Suffolk County)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Walter Burak - I Fish NY Coordinator
631-444-0283

At this free fishing clinic you and your family can learn how to fish for free! This learn-to-fish day is held at the Belmont Lake State Park (link leaves DEC website) in West Babylon, Suffolk County and is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation I FISH NY program. In addition to learning how to fish, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology, and more! Rods & reels and bait will be available free of charge. No freshwater fishing license is required, but all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect. Please note there is an $8 parking fee (free with the Empire Pass).

Registration for this event may be required. Please contact Walter Burak with the I FISH NY Program at 631-444-0283 for more information.

Location/Directions: Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704 || Google Maps Directions

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for more information on this and other upcoming events held statewide.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice
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

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. 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: Make a Fool of Yourself!
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

Make a Fool of Yourself!

Who says going outdoors is serious business? We'll head out on the trails for some springtime silliness, including nature games and songs. Fun for all ages. 

Space is limited. To register, call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, March 30.



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