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Week of 18 April, 2021
Sunday - 4/18
9:00 AMJefferson County Youth Turkey Hunt
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html
Contact  ECO Steven Bartoszewski
steven.bartoszewski@dec.ny.gov

The two-day youth turkey hunt is being held at the Sackets Harbor Sportsmen’s Club, and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 18 with an educational day, and a hunt day on Saturday, April 24. The hunt will feature special COVID-19 precautions to ensure a safe learning environment, including health questionnaires, capacity limits to ensure social distancing, and mask usage. Signup sheets are available at the Sackets Harbor Sportsman’s Club, 17500 County Route 66, Akins Archery, 25834 NY-12, Watertown and VanTassel’s Gunsmithing, 30412 NY-37, Evans Mills.



Monday - 4/19
5:30 PMVirtual Public Meeting for Cayuga Lake Total Maximum Daily Limits
Contact  Karen Stainbrook
waterlog@dec.ny.gov

A virtual public meeting will be held on Monday, April 19 beginning at 5:30 PM to discuss the Draft Cayuga Lake TMDL (total maximum daily limits) for phosphorus proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to address water quality impairment at the southern end of Cayuga Lake and protect the drinking water quality for the entire lake. The virtual meeting will include a presentation with a question and answer session to follow. To join this virtual meeting, please use the Webex link provided below.

When: Monday, April 19, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM

To join the virtual meeting via Webex: 

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e956dc15221346e99aef740613f911382

Enter Meeting Access Number: 185 618 5401 

Audio Access: Dial: 518-549-0500 and Enter Meeting Access Number, 185 618 5401


Public comment on the draft document (see Draft Document link below) will be accepted through May 24, 2021. Comments can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact listed below by the close of business May 24, 2021.

Contact: Karen Stainbrook, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3508, E-mail: waterlog@dec.ny.gov

Draft Document: The Draft Cayuga Lake TMDL can be found on the NYS DEC website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html



7:00 PMVirtual Meeting - Jenkinsville Assessment Area (Warren County)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

A virtual public meeting has been scheduled on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom (virtual platform) regarding updates about emerging contaminant sampling in the Jenkinsville Assessment Area.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the cleanup and how to participate in the upcoming virtual meeting.



Tuesday - 4/20
7:30 PMFive Rivers: I Bird NY; Woodcock Walk
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

We’ll begin with a brief socially distanced talk about the American woodcock and its management at Five Rivers. Then we’ll stroll out along the Service Loop through managed areas and feeding swales to watch and listen for woodcock. Bring binoculars if you have them. Carry a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather.

Call 518-475-0291 by Saturday, April 17, 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.  



Wednesday - 4/21
11:00 AMDEC Climate Justice Working Group to Meet
https://meetny.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=t...
Location  WebEx Virtual Meeting


DEC Climate Justice Working Group to Meet

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) 13-member Climate Justice Working Group established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 21. The Climate Justice Working Group is tasked with establishing criteria for identifying disadvantaged communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments pursuant to the CLCPA.

Consistent with Executive Orders issued and keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted by teleconference. Members of the public are welcome to listen to the meeting via webcast.

When: Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. ET.

Where: Via WebEx

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code:  185 511 5981#

This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable.


1:00 PMReinstein Woods - Wild Wednesday
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5.

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.


Thursday - 4/22
12:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Earth Day Seining
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

DEC and NYS Parks will team up at Shirley Chisholm State Park to celebrate Earth Day by exploring the park’s intertidal ecology. NYS Parks' Tiffany Yeung and DEC's Chris Bowser will be using a seine net to see what types of fish and invertebrates call the park home and talk about the beautiful park on Jamaica Bay, in New York City.



 Reinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Sustainability Lunch Talks
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

As Earth Day approaches, are you looking for ways to live more sustainably? Want to cut back on your use of fossil fuels? Join these lunchtime sessions to help you get started.  You can register for one or all of the sessions.

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.


4:30 PMFive Rivers: Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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 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.

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.  



Friday - 4/23
 Amended Remedy - Former Crown Dykman Dry Cleaners (Glen Cove) 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 proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Former Crown Dykman Dry Cleaners, site ID #130054 (Glen Cove, Nassau County) within New York’s State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 23, 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/130054/

And, once reopened, at:

Glen Cove Public Library
4 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2130
Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: Closed



 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - Former FO Pierce Co. Site (LIC) 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Former FO Pierce Company, site ID #C241251. This site is located in the Town of Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 2-33 50th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 23, 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/C241251/

And, once reopened, at:

Queens Borough Public Library
3744 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Suite 2B
Woodside, NY 11377



 Public Comment Deadline: Draft RMP for Flatrock Mountain CE
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4979.html#Public
Contact  Michael Marsh
r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

The draft RMP proposes:

  • A 0.5-mile multiple use hiking, mountain biking, and skiing recreational trail.
  • 0.7 miles of new snowmobile trail also open to hiking and mountain biking.
  • Construction of a new lean-to near the top of Flatrock Mountain.
  • Designation of an existing logging road and snowmobile trail for ATV use by people with mobility impairments who hold a Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) permit.
  • Construction of two accessible parking spaces along with a nearby informational kiosk; and
  • Construction of a three-car parking lot at the trailhead for one of the new trails off Minnehaha Road.
  • The draft RMP and a PowerPoint presentation are available for public review online here.



    7:30 PMFacebook LIVE - Lake Ontario Sunset
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
    Location  Online

    Join us around 7:30PM for a live sunset from the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.



    Saturday - 4/24
     No Further Action Proposal - NYSEG Court St. MGP (Binghamton) 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 for no further action related to the NYSEG - Binghamton Court St. MGP Site – Operable Unit 02 #704031 (Binghamton, Broome County), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 24, 2021.

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



     Proposed Cleanup - Poestenkill Place Site (Troy) 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 Poestenkill Place Site #C442058 (Troy, Rensselaer County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 24, 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/C442058/

    And, once reopened, at:

    Troy Public Library
    100 Second Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 274-7071

    NYSDEC Region 4
    1130 North Westcott Road
    Schenectady, NY 12306-2014
    (518) 357-2393



    10:00 AMFive Rivers: Spring has Sprung
    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

    The sights and sounds of life are all around us during this lovely time of year. Join us as we look, listen and identify that flash of blue and who made that strange sound. During this walk on relatively flat terrain, we will discuss what animals are doing in the spring and why. Bring binoculars if you have them and help identify the creatures we spot along the way.

    Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, April 21, 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.  



     Reinstein Woods - Phenology Walk
    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

    Visit 10 locations at Reinstein Woods to see how spring is progressing in the Woods. Look for frog eggs and learn to identify spring wildflowers along the way.

    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.


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