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Week of 1 August, 2021
Sunday - 8/1
 Comment End - 6 NYCRR 190.35 Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20210602_not3.html
Contact  Bill Rudge
NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests Phone: (845) 256-3092, E-mail: R3.UMP@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 3 Offices, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map

6 NYCRR Section 190.35 Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) filed a Notice of Emergency/Proposed Rulemaking for an amendment to subdivision (i) of section 190.35 and addition of two new subdivisions (j) and (k) to 6 NYCRR section 190.35, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, sections 1-0101(3)(b), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(1)(d), 3-0301(2)(m), 9-0105(1) and 9-0105(3)

The emergency/proposed rulemaking will address overuse and protect public health, safety, general welfare and natural resources on the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor by implementing a permit system from May 15th through September 15th of each year while still providing a quality outdoor experience for users.

The Notice of Emergency/Proposed Rulemaking is available in the June 2nd, 2021 issue of the State Register. Public comments will be accepted by the NYS DEC through August 1st, 2021 and should be e-mailed to the contact listed above.

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking, express terms and supporting documents can be accessed on NYS DEC's website.



10:00 AMI Fish NY at Lake Colby - Family Program - Registration Required
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-fish-ny-at-lake-colby-regist...
Contact  DEC Summer Youth Programs
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! *Not at Camp Colby*

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.

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!   



Monday - 8/2
1:30 PMFive Rivers: Monday Funday: Meet the Animals
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. Meet some of the ambassador animals that call the visitor center their home up close. Learn about their characteristics, their adaptations, and how you can help to protect New York State’s wildlife.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Friday, July 30 to register.



Tuesday - 8/3
9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Summer Teacher Institute: STEM in the Schoolyard
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

Summer Teacher Institute: STEM in the Schoolyard

Transform any schoolyard into a NYSSLS learning laboratory using nationally recognized Project WILD activities and more. For educators of students in grades K-12. Twelve CTLE hours provided. $25 fee to cover program experiences.

Register online at https://reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops/

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 for more information about this event.
  • 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.


Wednesday - 8/4
9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Summer Teacher Institute: STEM in the Schoolyard
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

Summer Teacher Institute: STEM in the Schoolyard

Transform any schoolyard into a NYSSLS learning laboratory using nationally recognized Project WILD activities and more. For educators of students in grades K-12. Twelve CTLE hours provided. $25 fee to cover program experiences.

Register online at https://reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops/

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 for more information about this event.
  • 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.


3:00 PMGreat Lakes Summer Teacher Workshop - Fair Haven State Park - Registration
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccjGQVd2TI6vwxEwa...
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
greatlakes@dec.ny.gov

Great Lakes Summer Teacher Workshop - Fair Haven State Park - Registration Required

Date: August 4, 2021, Sabin Hall

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Great Lakes Summer Teacher Workshops
Join New York Sea Grant and the Department of Environmental Conservation this summer to:
• learn about new resources you can use to teach your students about the Great Lakes!
• learn from experts on the ecosystems and issues facing the Great Lakes!
• get free educational tools and materials!

Workshops will follow current CDC guidance, including required masks for non-vaccinated individuals.

Registration for all of the workshops is available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccjGQVd2TI6vwxEwapQEcBPkodk0uGd26eC_jEuTEnMIV-2A/viewform



Thursday - 8/5
9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Educator Workshop: Watershed STEM in the Schoolyard
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 use water sampling equipment in our Watershed STEM kits to engage students in hands-on learning. Participants will be eligible to borrow kits throughout the schoolyear. For educators of students in grades K-12. Six CTLE hours provided.

Register online at https://reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops/

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 for more information about this event.
  • 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.


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.  



7:00 PMNight Hike at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163526814103
Contact  518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

We will explore Five River's trails as day turns to night. Join us to learn and play wildlife games into the early evening!

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 program is open to families. All children under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult. Children ages 12 and up may be dropped off with permission from a parent/guardian.

Permission can be given during registration or at the event.

Please register all members of you group that will be attending the event.

To register: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163526814103



 Public Meeting - Quick and Clean Cleaners Site (Cedarhurst)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

A public meeting has been scheduled on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Cedarhurst Village Hall, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst, 11516 to discuss the proposed remedy related to the Quick and Clean Cleaners, site ID #130198 (Cedarhurst, Nassau County) within New York’s State Superfund Program.

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



Friday - 8/6
 Proposed Cleanup - Ardsley LLC Site (Ardsley) 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 Ardsley LLC, site ID #C360146 (Ardsley, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 6, 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/C360146/

And at:

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



 Proposed Deletion from Registry - Glenmere Lake Property (Chester) Comment Deadl
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 delist the Glenmere Lake Property, site ID #336071 (Chester, Orange County) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Registry). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 6, 2021.

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

Site documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/336071/ and



Saturday - 8/7
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: All About Bugs
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 learn about bugs during this family-friendly activity. We will start with a walk to look and listen for insects and spiders along the trail. We will then learn about bug basics and how important bugs are to life on earth through a series of interactive activities.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, August 4 to register.



 Family Fishing Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Francis McParland
fwfish1@dec.ny.gov

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods, and bait free of charge. 

Where: Hempstead Lake State Park, Hempstead

Cost: $8 parking fee/Free with Empire Pass

No pre-registration required 



10:30 AMReinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: World of the Pond
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

Join as we use nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals. Wear waterproof boots or old sneakers.

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.


11:00 AMPine Hollow Arboretum: Family Service Day
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163661617303
Contact  518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Want to give back to the community while enjoying a beautiful habitat? Join us for a family service day at Pine Hollow Arboretum where you will learn how to identify and pull invasive plants all while enjoying the trails.

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 program is open to families. All children under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult. Children ages 12 and up may be dropped off with permission from a parent/guardian.

Permission can be given during registration or at the event.

Please register all members of your group that will be attending the event.


To register:



1:45 PMPine Hollow Arboretum: Family Service Day
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163663482883
Contact  518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Want to give back to the community while enjoying a beautiful habitat? Join us for a family service day at Pine Hollow Arboretum where you will learn how to identify and pull invasive plants all while enjoying the trails.

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 program is open to families. All children under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult. Children ages 12 and up may be dropped off with permission from a parent/guardian. Permission can be given during registration or at the event.

Please register all members of your group that will be attending the event.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163663482883



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