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Week of 25 July, 2021
Sunday - 7/25
 Proposed Cleanup - 266-270 West 96th Street Site (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 266-270 West 96th Street, site ID #C231133 (Manhattan, New York County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 25, 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/C231133/

And, once reopened, at:

New York Public Library - St. Agnes Branch
444 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 621-0619

Manhattan Community Board 7
250 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-4008



7:00 PMGrandmother Tree Trail - Family Night Hike - Registration Required
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creatures-of-the-night-hike-at...
Contact  DEC Summer Youth Programs
packfore@dec.ny.gov

Humans are not adapted for life in the total dark, but many animals are! We will take a full moon walk to look for signs of these amazing creatures while using our senses to safely explore a trail at night. We'll also play wildlife to discover some of the unique adaptations that help nocturnal animals to navigate, hunt and survive in the dark.

For more information and to register: Eventbrite Site

Please register only if you plan on attending. While spaces are limited at each event, there are many events to choose from throughout the summer!

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. Younger siblings, children who have not attended camp before, or have aged out of camp are all welcome!

This hike is rated easy.   



Monday - 7/26
1:30 PMFive Rivers: Monday Funday Explorers: Guided 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

Join a naturalist at this afternoon program for children in grades K–5 and their caregivers. Take a guided walk with a naturalist to explore the outdoors and discover more about the local plants, animals, insects, and birds that can be found across the Five Rivers property. Meet at the visitor center.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Friday, July 23 to register.



5:00 PMComment Period Ends - Proposed Part 203 Oil and Natural Gas Sector
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/122829.html
Contact  Ona Papageorgiou
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Written statements must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 26, 2021 and may be sent to:

Ona Papageorgiou
NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3250 
Email: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Written comments related to the SIP revision must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 26, 2021. Written comments and requests for information related to the SIP revision may be sent to:

Robert D. Bielawa, P.E.
NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Phone: 518-402-8396
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov



Tuesday - 7/27
1:00 PMDEC CLIMATE JUSTICE WORKING GROUP TO MEET
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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 an informational meeting on Tuesday, July 27. 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.
 
This informational meeting will not take any official action but include presentations on mapping analysis and will be conducted by teleconference. Members of the public are welcome to listen to the meeting via webcast.

When: Tuesday, July 27 1 PM ET

Where: via webex

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e86aac8e3e55744cffa070af81c07a4aa

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 161 537 6360#
 
Additional Information:
This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable.



Wednesday - 7/28
10:00 AMI Fish NY at Palmer Pond - Family Program
Contact  DEC Summer Youth Programs
518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Join DEC Summer Staff to learn fishing basics. You will then have a chance to practice your skills in a scenic location!

The I FISH NY Program's primary goal is to increase fishing participation and awareness of the outstanding fishing opportunities that New York has to offer. Free Fishing Clinics are family fishing programs where participants can fish for free; no fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. To learn more, visit the I Fish NY Website.

Please register only if you plan on attending. While spaces are limited at each event, there are many events to choose from throughout the summer!

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. Younger siblings, children who have not attended camp before, or have aged out of camp are all welcome! 

There is an easy 1 mile walk from the parking area to the fishing site.

Visit our eventbrite site to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/158629989569




10:30 AMReinstein Woods - Creek Critters at Amherst State Park
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

Discover which amazing animals are lurking underwater in Ellicott Creek. Note: This program takes place at Amherst State Park.

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.


6:00 PMNew York State Pesticide Use and Regulations Webinar Registration Required
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/298.html
Contact  NYS DEC
r1pesticides@dec.ny.gov / pesticidesr2@dec.ny.gov

New York State Pesticide Use and Regulations - Webinar - Registration Required

DEC staff will explain the differences between Minimum Risk, General, and Restricted use pesticides, how to avoid common violations in the field, and how to become certified applicators and register a pest control business.

Date: July 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM

Advance registration is required.

Sign-up for and read more about additional informative webinars including What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Exterminator) (July 21st) and How to Become a Pesticide Applicator (July 23rd).



Thursday - 7/29
10:00 AMI Fish NY at Tivoli Lake Preserve (Albany) -Family Program-Registration Required
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-fish-ny-at-tivoli-lake-prese...
Contact  DEC Summer Youth Programs
518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

The I FISH NY Program's primary goal is to increase fishing participation and awareness of the outstanding fishing opportunities that New York has to offer. Free Fishing Clinics are family fishing programs where participants can fish for free; no fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. To learn more, visit the I Fish NY Website.

To learn more and register: Eventbrite Site

Please register only if you plan on attending. While spaces are limited at each event, there are many events to choose from throughout the summer!

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. Younger siblings, children who have not attended camp before, or have aged out of camp are all welcome!   



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 - 7/30
 Brownfield App. - LL Fuel Storage, LLC Site (South Fallsburg) 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 LL Fuel Storage, LLC, site ID #C353017. This site is located in the Village of South Fallsburg, within the County of Sullivan, and is located at Laurel Avenue & Griff Court. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 30, 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/C353017/

And at:

Town of Fallsburg Library
12 Railroad Plaza
South Fallsburg, NY 12779



9:30 PMReinstein Woods - Virtual Program: 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

The night offers a different world of insects that is rarely explored. Join us as we search our own backyards for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent.

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.


Saturday - 7/31
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - Former Sears Auto Center (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 and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as the Former Sears Auto Center Site, site ID #C203147. This site is located in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, and is located at 4720 Third Avenue, 4734 Third Avenue and 448 East 189th Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by July 31, 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/C203147/

And at:

New York Public Library Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Bronx Community Board 6
1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 403-A
Bronx, NY 10457



 Draft Five Streams Unit Management Plan Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4979.html
Contact  Region 7 Forestry
r7.ump@dec.ny.gov

DEC today encouraged the public to comment on the draft update to the Five Streams Unit Management Plan (UMP), that includes three state forests in Chenango County. The updated UMP will guide management of these properties over the next 10 years. DEC will accept comments on the draft plan until Saturday, July 31.

The Five Streams Unit covers 9,634 acres of state lands in Chenango County, including Five StreamsBalsam Swamp, and Red Brook State Forests.

Highlights of the plan include:
  • continuing routine maintenance of Balsam Pond campground; 
  • developing a loop trail around Balsam Pond and renovating Balsam Pond dam;
  • maintaining a trail offering motorized access for visitors with mobility impairments; 
  • installing trail map kiosks; 
  • partnering with snowmobile clubs to provide over 15 miles of snowmobile trails; and 
  • implementing sustainable practices for forest management. 
The draft plan and additional information are available on DEC’s website.



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 their calls while on a hike at Reinstein Woods. 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.


 Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/97891.html
Contact  Chris Bowser
hrteach@dec.ny.gov

The 10th annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will take place at multiple sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson River on Saturday, July 31st. 

The public is invited to join naturalists from the Capital Region to New York City to explore the variety of creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. A list of participating public and virtual sites is available on the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count webpage on DEC’s website.



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: Pond Discovery - Program Cancelled
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

Who’s living in the pond? We’ll seek out some wildlife and discover how they survive in this aquatic world. Program geared towards children ages 5–10, but siblings are welcome.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 28 to register.



 I Fish NY at Washington Park Lake-Family Program
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-fish-ny-at-washington-park-l...
Contact  DEC Summer Youth Programs
518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Join DEC Summer Staff to learn fishing basics. You will then have a chance to practice your skills in a scenic location!

About this event

The I FISH NY Program's primary goal is to increase fishing participation and awareness of the outstanding fishing opportunities that New York has to offer. Free Fishing Clinics are family fishing programs where participants can fish for free; no fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. To learn more, visit the I Fish NY Website.

Please register only if you plan on attending. While spaces are limited at each event, there are many events to choose from throughout the summer!

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. Younger siblings, children who have not attended camp before, or have aged out of camp are all welcome!

To learn more and register: Eventbrite Site


2:00 PMFive Rivers: How to do it:Hiking Basics- Program Cancelled
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

Whether you plan on an hour-long hike or a full day’s adventure, learn about the essentials you need for a fun and safe outing. We’ll talk through the basics and then take a short stroll on the Beaver Tree Trail.

 Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 28 to register.



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