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Week of 13 June, 2021
Sunday - 6/13
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 6/14
 Proposed Cleanup - 175 Roger Avenue Site (Inwood) 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 175 Roger Avenue Site #C130164 (Inwood, Nassau County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 14, 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/C130164/

And, once reopened, at:

Peninsula Public Library
280 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY 11559
(516) 239-3262



10:00 AMFacebook LIVE - Geology on the Hudson
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

Geologists are often solving mysteries, gathering historical clues, and discovering events buried in time. Join us at the Hudson River to discover how rocks can tell us stories about the earth long ago. We'll pick up rocks, find evidence of glacial activity, and see how geology influence industry and commerce in the Hudson River Valley.



Tuesday - 6/15
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 6/16
9:00 AMInvasive Plant Removal Volunteer Work Day
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112438.html
Contact  Stacy Preusser
stacy.preusser@dec.ny.gov

  NYSDEC is seeking volunteers to assist with invasive plant removal at Doodletown Wildlife Management Area in the Town of Ancram, Columbia County, on June 16th and 17th from 9 am to 3 pm. The goal is to limit invasive plants such as barberry, autumn olive, and invasive honeysuckle that may colonize habitat being restored for New England cottontail, New York’s only native rabbit. Habitat restoration is a method used to help stabilize New England cottontail populations, which is under threat due to habitat loss and competition from non-native Eastern cottontail.

Volunteers are asked to meet approximately 1.5 miles up Westfall Road, Ancram NY (look for the kiosk and yellow gate), please note this area has poor cell phone coverage. Also wear clothes suitable for working in briars, bring tick deterrent spray, and your own snacks and water. Volunteers will be taught to identify and remove invasive plants. In the event of heavy rain, we will reschedule for 6/23 and 6/24.

Please contact Stacy Preusser: 518-949-5903 (voice message or text) or email: stacy.preusser@dec.ny.gov 



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.


2:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Q&A
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

Got questions about this year's gypsy moth caterpillar outbreak? Tune in to hear all about the gypsy moth from DEC forester Rob Cole. Bring your questions and Rob will answer them live. 

For more information about gypsy moths >>



Thursday - 6/17
9:00 AMInvasive Plant Removal Volunteer Work Day
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112438.html
Contact  Stacy Preusser
stacy.preusser@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC is seeking volunteers to assist with invasive plant removal at Doodletown Wildlife Management Area in the Town of Ancram, Columbia County, on June 16th and 17th from 9 am to 3 pm. The goal is to limit invasive plants such as barberry, autumn olive, and invasive honeysuckle that may colonize habitat being restored for New England cottontail, New York’s only native rabbit. Habitat restoration is a method used to help stabilize New England cottontail populations, which is under threat due to habitat loss and competition from non-native Eastern cottontail.

Volunteers are asked to meet approximately 1.5 miles up Westfall Road, Ancram NY (look for the kiosk and yellow gate), please note this area has poor cell phone coverage. Also wear clothes suitable for working in briars, bring tick deterrent spray, and your own snacks and water. Volunteers will be taught to identify and remove invasive plants. In the event of heavy rain, we will reschedule for 6/23 and 6/24.

Please contact Stacy Preusser: 518-949-5903 (voice message or text) or email: stacy.preusser@dec.ny.gov 



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Citizen Community Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, we have collected data at Five Rivers and contributed to the University of Minnesota’s continent-wide citizen science project. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America (Canada, Mexico, and United States). Go to monarchjointventure.org/mlmp to learn more about the project.

For this program, meet at the pavilion near the main parking lot.

Please call 518-475-0291 by the Monday  before the program to register



 Five Rivers: Citizen/Community Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Introduction
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

Monarch butterfly populations are declining at an alarming rate. These migrating pollinators face many perils on their trip to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pesticides and other factors are also contributing to their decrease. Come join DEC staff for a presentation about the monarch's challenges and how you can help. Then join us in the field to count these insects in support of the Citizen/Community Science Monarch Larva Monitoring Program (MLMP). Meet at the new pavilion by the Natures Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk. Weekly surveying will commence after the training through October 14. Go to monarchjointventure.org/mlmp to learn about the project.

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.  



 DEC Opens a New Archery Facility in Wilton -- Archery Demonstrations Included

DEC to Open a New Archery Facility in Wilton
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be holding an event with partners to announce the opening of a new archery facility at the former Parcel 45 Wildlife Management Area in the town of Wilton.
 
When: Thursday, June 17, 1 P.M. ET
 
Where: DEC’s former Parcel 45 Wildlife Management Area, 3099 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
 
Additional Information: Event will include archery demonstrations.


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 - 6/18
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 13-12 Beach Channel Dr. (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 Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as the 13-12 Beach Channel Drive, site ID #C241254. This site is located in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, and is located at 13-12, 13-16 and 13-24 Beach Channel Drive. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 18, 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/C241254/

And, once reopened, at:

Queens Public Library – Central
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Avenue #311
Queens, NY 11691



 Brownfield App. - Generation A Residences Site (Bronx) 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 Generation A Residences, site ID #C203145. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx within the County of Bronx, and is located at 1416 Franklin Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by June 18, 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/C203145/

And, once reopened, at:

New York Public Library - Morrisania Branch
610 East 169th St.
Bronx, NY 10456

Bronx Community Board 3
1426 Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10456



 Draft Investigation Plan - Albany & Wrentham LLC (Kingston) 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 Albany & Wrentham LLC, site ID #C356057 (Kingston, Ulster County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 18, 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/C356057/

And, once reopened, at:

Kingston Public Library
55 Franklin St
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-0507



 Draft Investigation Plan - Goodrich 285 N. Ave (New Rochelle) 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 Goodrich Rubber 285 North Avenue, site ID #C360212 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 18, 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/C360212/

And, once reopened, at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York
(914) 632-7878



 Draft Investigation Plan - Old Troy Muni Incinerator(Brunswick) 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 Old Troy Municipal Incinerator, site ID #C442001 (Brunswick, Rensselaer County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 18, 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/C442001/

And, once reopened, at:

Brunswick Community Library
4118 Route 2
Troy, NY 12180
518-279-4023



 Proposed Cleanup - 1731 West Farms Road 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 1731 West Farms Road, site ID #C203134 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 18, 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/C203134/

And, once reopened, at:

NY Public Library – West Farms Library
2085 Honeywell Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 367-5376

NY Public Library – Morrisania Library
610 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 589-9268



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Bethlehem Steel Site (Lackawanna) 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 Bethlehem Steel Site #915009 (Lackawanna, Erie County), within New York’s State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 18, 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/915009/

And, once reopened, at:

Lackawanna Public Library
560 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Call 716-823-0630

NYSDEC Region 9 Office Headquarters
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
Call ahead for an appointment
716-851-7220, Mr. Stanley Radon



 Proposed Cleanup - NM – Canastota MGP Site (Canastota) 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 NM – Canastota Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site #727014 (Canastota, Madison County), within New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 18, 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/727014/

And, once reopened, at:

Canastota Public Library
102 W Center St
Canastota, NY 13032
(315) 697-7030



9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Birding 101
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

Learn how to identify birds by hiking the trails at Reinstein Woods in search of our summer 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.


2:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Seining on the Hudson
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

Join DEC educators and local college interns for seining on the Hudson! We will be trying to catch fish from the Hudson River using a 25-foot seine net. This is part of a continuing series of seining posts throughout the summer, as a part of DEC'S Virtual River series. 

For more information about the Virtual River series, including educator tools and lesson plans >>



Saturday - 6/19
9:45 AMFive Rivers: The Nature Bus Connects You with Five Rivers
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

Hop on the free Nature Bus in Albany every Saturday to enjoy scenic outdoor walks or programs at Five Rivers and other natural areas in Albany County. Stay for the day or visit multiple locations along the bus route.

Route details, including the schedule and destinations, can be found on CDTA’s website



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