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Week of 4 July, 2021
Sunday - 7/4
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Monday - 7/5
 Proposed Cleanup - Red Hook Smith Street 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 Red Hook Smith Street, site ID #C224163 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 5, 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/C224163/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 230-2100

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 643-3027

Red Hook Library
7 Wolcott Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 935-0203



Tuesday - 7/6
6:00 PMVirtual Meeting - Input on New Study of Sand Mining & Long Island Groundwater
Location  WebEx Virtual Meeting

DEC to Hold a Virtual Public Meeting on July 6 to Solicit Input on New Study of Sand Mining and Long Island Groundwater

Supports State's Ongoing Community Outreach to Develop Multi-Year Assessment of Potential Groundwater Impacts from Sand Mining

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH), is hosting a virtual public meeting on July 6 at 6 p.m., to seek input on the State's development of a new study of the potential for impacts to groundwater quality resulting from sand mining on Long Island. In addition to DEC's robust stakeholder outreach to water districts, elected officials, environmental groups, and others, comments and input received during the meeting will help guide the creation of a multi-year assessment of sand mining and groundwater to help ensure the continued protection of the region's sole-source aquifer.

In 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed DEC and DOH to conduct the study, which will include groundwater sampling and testing at monitoring wells installed at Long Island mine sites. DEC is developing a list of contaminants potentially associated with mining activities that mines will test for starting this fall for approximately three years. DEC and DOH will then produce a report for public review. Additional information about the study is available on DEC's website.

The virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 p.m., and will include an overview of the study followed by an opportunity for participants to comment. Participants can use the following link to join the virtual meeting via WebEx.

Participants are directed to use the meeting number 161 450 2726; password: LIMinesPM1



Wednesday - 7/7
10:00 AMI Fish NY at Tivoli Lake Preserve - Family Program - Registration Required
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-fish-ny-at-tivoli-lake-prese...
Contact  NYS DEC Summer Youth Programs

I Fish NY at Tivoli Lake Preserve Registration Required Youth/Family

by NYS DEC Summer Youth Program

Read for more information and registration requirements.

This is a family program. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times. Drop-offs are not allowed.

Day/Time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Location: Tivoli Lake, Livingston Avenue and Judson Street, Albany, New York 12206



Thursday - 7/8
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 Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring
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

For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. You can join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday 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 - 7/9
 Public Comment Deadline for Hudson River Estuary Draft 2021 -2025 Action Agenda
Contact  Fran Dunwell
hrep@dec.ny.gov

Please submit public comments on the Action Agenda by July 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. to hrep@dec.ny.gov with 'Action Agenda' in the subject line. 

Written comments should be sent to:

NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Read the Hudson River Estuary Draft 2021 - 2025 Action Agenda



 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 430 W. 207th St. Site (Manhattan) 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, Remedial Investigation Report and Draft Interim Remedial Measure/Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as the 430 West 207th Street, site ID #C231144. This site is located in the Inwood section of the Borough of Manhattan in the County of New York and is located at 430 West 207th Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by July 9, 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/C231144/

And, once reopened, at:

Inwood Library
4857 Broadway
New York, NY 10034




 Draft Investigation Plan - 5 Westchester Plaza Site (Elmsford) 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 5 Westchester Plaza, site ID #C360205 (Elmsford, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 9, 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/C360205/

And, once reopened, at:

Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 721-8200




Saturday - 7/10
 Proposed Cleanup - 180 East 132nd Street 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 180 East 132nd Street, site ID #C203118 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 10, 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/C203118/

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 - 438 11th Avenue 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 438 11th Avenue, site ID #C231095 (Manhattan, New York County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 10, 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/C231095/

And, once reopened, at:

NY Public Library – Muhlenburg Branch
209 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
212-924-1585

Manhattan Community Board 4
330 West 42nd Street, Suite 2618
New York, NY 10036
212-736-4536




 Proposed Cleanup - 4380 Bullard 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 4380 Bullard Avenue Site #C203126 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 10, 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/C203126/

And, once reopened, at:

Woodlawn Heights Library
4355 Katonah Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470
718-519-9627

Bronx Community Board 12
4101 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
718-944-3300



 Proposed Cleanup - 90-02 168th Street Site (Jamaica) 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 90-02 168th Street Site #C241243 (Jamaica, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 10, 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/C241243/

And, once reopened, at:

Queens Public Library - Central
89-11 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700

Queens Community Board #12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica, NY 11432



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



10:00 AMFive Rivers: Family Fun: Scavenger Hunt
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

Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the visitor center and head outdoors. Our scavenger hunt suggests fun activities to complete alone or with friends and family. Check the activities off your list as you complete them. Complete at least 12 of the activities and receive a free poster at the visitor center!



 Reinstein Woods - Jewels of the Sky
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

On this guided walk we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight.

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.


 I Fish NY at Thirteenth Lake - Family Program - Registration Required
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-fish-ny-at-thirteenth-lake-r...
Contact  NYS DEC Summer Youth Programs

I Fish NY at Thirteenth Lake -- Registration Required - NYS DEC Summer Youth Program

Join NYS DEC for an I Fish NY event at Thirteenth Lake on Saturday, July 10th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT.

Location:  Thirteenth Lake -- 122 Beach Road, Johnsburg, New York 12856

Read more for event details and registration requirements.

This is a family program. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times. Drop-offs are not allowed.



2:00 PMFive Rivers: Guided Walk: Shadows and Shade
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

Follow the Vlomankill upstream and downstream amidst the hemlocks as we explore Fordham’s Crossing and the Vlomankill Trail. What makes this place any different than a hot desert canyon? Could it be the hemlocks casting their cooling shadows?

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 7 to register.



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