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Week of 2 May, 2021
Sunday - 5/2
9:00 AMI Love My Park Day - Boutwell Hill State Forest (Chautauqua Co)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/109545.html
Contact  716-363-2052

Boutwell Hill State Forest will host be the host site for I Love My Park Day events on May 1st and 2nd

Three separate projects are planned, so sign up for the one you'd like to help with:

Project #1: involves spring trail cleanup on the Chautauqua County Equestrian trails. Volunteers will meet at the Ruttenbur Road parking area on the north end of the property. There will be two different time blocks available for each day, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools such as gravel rakes, shovels, pruners, loppers, and hand saws.

Project #2: on a portion of the Cherry Creek Sno-Goers snowmobile trail that needs drainage work. Volunteers should meet at the state lands access road off Sanford road. This work will take place May 1st and 2nd from 9am-3pm. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools such as gravel rakes and shovels.

Project #3: involves the Boutwell Hill Ski Club, which will include trail remediation and tree planting on May 1st and May 2nd from 9am-3pm. Volunteers should meet at the Ruttenbur Parking Area on the north end of the property. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools such as loppers and shovels.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Tasks will be matched to volunteer ability and interest. Volunteers must bring their own snacks and/or lunch, drinks, gloves, sturdy shoes, and bug spray. Masks must be worn if social distancing is not possible. Hand sanitizer will be provided. No bathroom facilities  will be available on site so please use Leave No Trace principles for this event: https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/.

For more information please call our Dunkirk DEC Forestry office at 716-363-2052 and to sign up for this event visit DEC's website: https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/109545.html or Parks & Trails website: https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day. Volunteer sign-ups are limited to 50 people per day.   



Monday - 5/3
1:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Young Wildlife Q&A (English & Spanish)
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Tune in today at 1pm for a Facebook LIVE Q&A with Dave Kramer and Annie Oviedo, for guidance on what to do when you spot young wildlife. We will have a second broadcast at 2pm for Spanish speakers. As an added bonus we will have a special guest, Kelly Martin of New York Wildlife Rescue Center and the NYS Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, who will have some feathered and furry friends to help us out! 

Additional information on caring for young wildlife can be found on the DEC website here>>



Tuesday - 5/4
1:00 PMVirtual Event -- NY Sustainable Brewery Summit
https://www.rit.edu/events/ny-sustainable-brewery-summit-be...
Contact  nysp2i@rit.edu.
Location  Virtual Event

NY Sustainable Brewery Summit

RIT's New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2l) is hosting the NY Sustainable Brewery Summit May 4 and May 11, from 1 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT). The two-part virtual event will discuss sustainability and pollution prevention best practices, focusing on three key areas:
  1. The need for sustainability in brewing
  2. Real-world solutions for energy, water, and chemical use reduction
  3. Communicating sustainability with your supply chain and the public
Topics
May 4 -- Best Practices for Water & Chemical Reduction
May 11 -- Waste Reduction & Energy Conservation

(This is for the May 4th event.)

Why Attend?
The summit will help participants gain a better understanding of the challenges impacting the craft and microbrewery community and offer guidance to help measurably reduce environmental impacts in their operations and enhance sustainability across the industry. The summit is ideal for brewers, brewery employees, sustainability resources supporting the craft brewery industry, and craft beverage enthusiasts.

Hear from key brewery leaders, sustainability subject matter experts, and craft beverage panelists as they discuss energy conservation, wastewater challenges, driving sustainability and more!


3:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Composting
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

In honor of New York State Composting week (May 2-8), DEC’s, Gary Feinland, and Town of Bethlehem’s Recycling Coordinator, Dan Lilkas-Rain, will be teaching us about the process of composting. The Town of Bethlehem recently started adding food scraps to their yard waste composting facility. Watch as a locally-owned transporter makes a drop-off of food scraps at the facility and how those food scraps get mixed with shredded yard trimmings and put into a compost pile. Learn ways you can use compost to improve the soil and keep your plants healthy!



4:00 PMInstagram Live - Seneca Park Zoo Urban Ecology Conservation Efforts
https://www.instagram.com/nysdec/
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
r678ed@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online

Join DEC Educator Betsy Ukeritis as she talks with Seneca Park Zoo Society Urban Ecologists about the zoo's conservation efforts. These high school youth are part of a workforce development program for youth between the City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity program and the Seneca Park Zoo Society. 

To learn more about the Seneca Park Zoo Urban Ecology program >>




Wednesday - 5/5
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 - 5/6
7:30 AMFive Rivers: I Bird NY :Citizen Science: Early Birders
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

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet outside the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. Because of COVID, we will not be loaning any out this season. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled.

Space is limited and registration is required. 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.  



12:00 PMNY ReLeaf Webinar: Climate and Community Forest Programs
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Join NYS ReLeaf’s Hudson Valley committee for a webinar on Climate and Community Forest programs – ways to implement your vision. This lunch time webinar will introduce you to programs that can help your community get climate smart and prepare your community forest for the future. Angie Patterson (Black Rock Forest) will talk about how plants are responding to warming climate, while Andy Hillman (Arborist, NYS Urban Forestry Council) will talk about the impacts of climate change on the urban forest and the importance of considering hardy cultivars for future climates, and Dazzle Ekblad (NYS DEC) will introduce the Climate smart communities program and how to get started with climate smart programs in your community

Registration is free but required: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3a2ab5d48a6fe58984acd2885a340056



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 - 5/7
 Brownfield App. - 28-34 Pearl Street Site (Port Chester) 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 28-34 Pearl Street, site ID #C360214. This site is located in the Village of Port Chester, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 28-34 Pearl Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 7, 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/C360214/

And, once reopened, at:

Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
1 Haseco Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573



 Proposed Cleanup - 225 Louisiana Street Site (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 proposal to address contamination related to the 225 Louisiana Street Site #C915350 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 7, 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/C915350/

And, once reopened, at:

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



 Proposed Cleanup - 2413 Third Avenue Site (Bronx) 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 2413 Third Avenue, site ID #C203137 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 7, 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/C203137/

And, once reopened, at:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 665-4878

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 585-7117



 Proposed Cleanup - Frmr Pilgrim V. Family Apartments (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 proposal to address contamination related to the Former Pilgrim Village Family Apartments, site ID #C915362 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 7, 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/C915362/

And, once reopened, at:

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



 Proposed Cleanup - Frmr Pilgrim V. Senior Apartments (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 proposal to address 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 proposal will be accepted through May 7, 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/C915363/

And, once reopened, at:

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



 Proposed Cleanup - Surf Ave. Railroad Cleaners Site (Brooklyn) 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 Surf Avenue Railroad Cleaners Site #C224310 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 7, 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/C224310/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Coney Island Branch
1901 Mermaid Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Attn: Boris Loseley
Phone: (718) 265-3220

Brooklyn Community Board 13
Joann Weiss, Chairwoman
Eddie Mark - District Manager
1201 Surf Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11224



10:30 AMFacebook LIVE - Observing the Hudson River Ecology through Artistic Expressions
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Whether you're a great artist or consider yourself to be on the less-artistic end of the spectrum, careful observation and appreciation of the natural world can be heightened through art. Join DEC Education Specialists along the banks of the Hudson River for some shared observations of the estuary while drawing, painting, and exploring other mediums. Grab your own pencil and paper or paints and brushes, if you want to follow along as we study the landscape, birds, plants, and fish of the Hudson.



Saturday - 5/8
 Proposed Cleanup - 1100 Myrtle Avenue Site (Brooklyn) 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 1100 Myrtle Avenue, site ID #C224312 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 8, 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/C224312/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Marcy Branch
617 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 935-0032

Brooklyn Community Board 3
Restoration Plaza
1360 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 622-6601



 Proposed Cleanup - Con-Ed York Ave. Station MGP Site (New York) 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 Consolidated Edison York Ave. Station MGP Site #231117 (New York, New York County) within New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 8, 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/231117/

And, once reopened, at:

Manhattan Borough Community Board #8
505 Park Avenue, Suite 620
New York, NY 10022
Will Brightbill, District Manager
(212) 758-4340



 Revised Proposed Cleanup - Former Pfizer Site A (Brooklyn) 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 Pfizer Site A, site ID # C224284 (Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 8, 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/C224284/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
18) 486-6006

Brooklyn Public Library – Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 602-1348

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-0009



10:00 AMFive Rivers: Family Fun: Are You My Mother ?
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

In celebration of Mothers’ Day, join us as we read the classic children’s picture book, Are You My Mother?, by P.D. Eastman. After our story, we’ll take a walk to look for signs of baby animals at Five Rivers. Appropriate for children ages 3–7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, May 5, to register.

In the event of severe weather, the walk may be canceled, but we’ll still meet to share the book.

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 - Mother's Day 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

Celebrate all caregivers on this guided walk as we search for new life and discover how young plants and animals survive. 

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.


2:00 PMFive Rivers: Mother's Day Guided Walk: Meandering with Mom
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

You’re encouraged, but not required, to bring your mom as we follow the Vlomankill, meandering through Five Rivers. We’ll walk along the Big Pine, Vlomankill, and Fordham’s Crossing trails.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, May 5, to register.

In the event of severe weather, this program 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.  



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