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Week of 9 May, 2021
Sunday - 5/9
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Monday - 5/10
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Tuesday - 5/11
1:00 PMVirtual Event -- NY Sustainable Brewery Summit
https://www.rit.edu/events/ny-sustainable-brewery-summit-wa...
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 11th 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!


Wednesday - 5/12
12:00 PMDEC Climate Justice Working Group to Meet
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2203c1a...
Location  Virtual Public Meeting

DEC Climate Justice Working Group Meeting

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, May 12. 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 by Governor Cuomo and in 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, May 12, at 12 p.m. ET

Where: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2203c1aa79183ff6cc9b1b53b8d282a0

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 185 620 7355 #
 
Additional Information:
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 - 5/13
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.  



9:00 AMNYS ReLeaf Webinar: Electrical Hazard Awareness Training
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Join NYS ReLeaf’s Finger Lakes Region committee for a virtual electrical hazard awareness training with Dr. John Ball. This virtual training program will be interactive and cover a range of safety-related topics essential for arborists working near energized overhead power lines. This workshop will provide a certificate of attendance tin partial fulfillment of the OSHA and Z133 training requirements for arborists working 10 feet or closer to energized conductors.

Registration is free thanks to the Finger Lakes Region ReLeaf committee. If you are a supervisor with staff attending the training who will need certificates but plan to do a group-viewing of the webinar you must contact us in advance to coordinate certifying attendance.

Registration is free but required, register on Webex at: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=eea44940459071aa1abe74be50ab0b437




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.  



6:00 PMVirtual Meeting - Saint-Gobain McCaffrey St. Site (Hoosick Falls)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov
Location  Virtual Meeting

Virtual Meeting - Saint-Gobain McCaffrey St. Site (Hoosick Falls)

A virtual public meeting has been scheduled on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Webex (virtual platform) regarding a proposed plan for a permanent water source to address perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination related to the Saint-Gobain McCaffrey Street site, site ID 442046 (Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County).

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



7:00 PMFive Rivers: Community/Citizen Science: Bat Count Training
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

Bats in New York State are suffering from white-nose syndrome, it has caused the precipitous decline of many species of bats. This area of New York State is where this syndrome was first discovered. Now the disease is in over half of US states and is still spreading. Five Rivers’ Jones barn is home to a colony of one of the bat species hardest hit by the syndrome.  DEC staff and volunteers have been counting bats at the Jones barn since before WNS was first discovered in this country.

If you are interested in helping Five River’s count bats or if you would just like to learn more about these fascinating mammals, email us at 5rivers@dec.ny.gov to sign up for this on line training.

Space is limited.



Friday - 5/14
 Brownfield App. - 201 Charles Street Site (Maybrook) 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 201 Charles Street, site ID #C336094. This site is located in the Village of Maybrook, in the Towns of Hamptonburgh and Montgomery within the County of Orange and is located at 201 Charles Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 14, 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/C336094/ 
And, once reopened, at:
Middletown Thrall Library
11-19 Depot Street
Middletown, NY 10940



 Brownfield App. - Bowers Business Park Site (Dewitt) 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 Bowers Business Park, site ID #C734145. This site is located in the Town of Dewitt, within the County of Onondaga, and is located on Canada Drive. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 14, 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/C734145/ 

And, once reopened, at:

Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Road
Dewitt, NY 13078



 Brownfield App. and Work Plan - Jamaica Works Site (Queens) 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 Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as Jamaica Works, site ID #C241252. This site is located in the Borough of Queens, within the County of Queens, and is located at 95-25 149th Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 14, 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/C241252/

And, once reopened, at:
Queens Community Board District 12
90-28 161st Street
Queens, NY 11432



 Brownfield App. to Amend - Atlantic Brooklyn Project (Brooklyn) 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) major amendment application for a site known as Atlantic Brooklyn Project, site ID #C224305. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings and is located at 1045 - 1065 Atlantic Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 14, 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/C224305/  

And, once reopened, at:
Brooklyn Public Library-Bedford Branch
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Community Board 3
Restoration Plaza
1360 Fulton Street, 2nd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11216



 Draft Investigation Plan - 200 East Main St. Site (Mount Kisco) 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 200 East Main Street, site ID #C360183 (Mount Kisco, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through May 14, 2021.

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/C360183/ 

And, once reopened, at:
Mount Kisco Public Library
100 East Main Street
(914) 666-8041



9:00 AMMoving Forward: Resiliency through COVID
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Join NYS ReLeaf’s NYC Committee for presentations and break out room discussions on urban forestry in NYC through the last year, and how we can apply lessons learned to moving forward. This workshop will include 2 break out room sessions in which attendees will be grouped with 10-15 other attendees and a facilitator to discuss between presentations. Speakers include Susan M. Donoghue (President, Prospect Park Alliance and Prospect Park Administrator), Adrian Benepe (President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden), and Sam Bishop (Director of Urban Forestry and Education, Arborist, Trees New York).

Registration is free but required in advance, visit the Urban forestry activity page for registration link once open: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html



7:30 PMReinstein Woods - Insects of the Night
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

Some insects are much more active at night. We will discover the moths and other insects are attracted to UV lights and baited trees. 

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.


Saturday - 5/15
 Proposed Cleanup - 2732, 2736 & 2738 Creston Ave. 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 2732, 2736 & 2738 Creston Avenue, site ID #C203132 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 15, 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/C203132/

And, once reopened, at:

Jerome Park Library
118 Eames Place
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 549-5200



 Proposed Cleanup - Sendero Verde Redev. - Parcel A (Manhattan) 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 Sendero Verde Redevelopment Project - Parcel A, site ID #C231135 (Manhattan, New York County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 15, 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/C231135/

And, once reopened, at:

Aguilar Public Library
174 East 110th Street
New York, NY 10029
(212) 534-2930

Manhattan Community Board 11
1664 Park Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10035
(212) 831-8929



 Proposed Cleanup - Shulman’s Salvage Yard Site (Elmira) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Adolph Everett
everett.adolph@epa.gov

EPA invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Shulman’s Salvage Yard Site #808013 (Elmira, Chemung County), within the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) PCB Cleanup and Disposal Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 15, 2021.

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

Project documents are available at the following repositories:

EPA Region 2 Record Center
290 Broadway, 25 Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 637-3048
Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

City of Elmira, NY
Steele Memorial Library
101 East Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 733-9173



9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Warbler 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

Search through Reinstein Woods during the warbler migration to find these colorful birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

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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