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Week of 8 August, 2021
Sunday - 8/8
10:00 AMLetchworth State Park: Family Hike
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163690716339
Contact  518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Join us for a family friendly hike at Letchworth State Park. We’ll spot wildlife signs and observe summer plants while we explore the outdoors. Along the way, we will talk about how we can Leave No Trace and #LoveOurNYLands.

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.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163690716339



Monday - 8/9
9:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Programs for Families
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2–8, which will be offered July 12–16, August 9–13, and August 16–20. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/  for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

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.  



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, August 6 to register.



Tuesday - 8/10
9:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Programs for Families
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2–8, which will be offered July 12–16, August 9–13, and August 16–20. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/  for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

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.  



2:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Seining at Haverstraw Bay
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Join DEC Hudson River Estuarian, Chris Bowser, as he meets up with the next generation of Hudson River Educators from the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. They will exploring the shallow waters along Haverstraw Bay, the widest part of the Hudson.



Wednesday - 8/11
9:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Programs for Families
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2–8, which will be offered July 12–16, August 9–13, and August 16–20. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/  for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

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.  



Thursday - 8/12
9:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Programs for Families
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2–8, which will be offered July 12–16, August 9–13, and August 16–20. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/  for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

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.  



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 - 8/13
 Brownfield App. - Frmr Nathan Waste and Paper Stock (Amsterdam) 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 Former Nathan’s Waste and Paper Stock, site ID #C429012. This site is located in the City of Amsterdam, within the County of Montgomery, and is located at 111 Erie Terrace. Public comments about the application must be submitted by August 13, 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/C429012/

And at:

Amsterdam Free Library
28 Church Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010



 Draft Investigation Pln - Westwood Country Club (Williamsville) 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 Westwood Country Club, site ID #C915291 (Williamsville, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through August 13, 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/C915291/

And at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
5571 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 632-6176



 Proposed Cleanup - Quick and Clean Cleaners Site (Cedarhurst) 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Quick and Clean Cleaners, site ID #130198 (Cedarhurst, Nassau County) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 13, 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/130198/

And at:

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

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Bill Fonda
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409
(613) 444-0350



9:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Programs for Families
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2–8, which will be offered July 12–16, August 9–13, and August 16–20. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/  for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

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.  



10:00 AMBasic Archery Class
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163892038499
Contact  518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Come learn about archery and practice your skills with DEC Summer Youth Program Staff!

Practice your archery skills with NYS DEC certified instructors. We will teach the basics of target shooting and spend the day practicing our skills. All equipment will be supplied by DEC staff. We will finish the day with group games. Everyone is welcome to bring an optional packed lunch to enjoy with staff after the program ends.

We can't wait to see you!

This program is open to families. The recommended age for this program is 10+ years old. Children 8-9 years old may participate with support from a parent or guardian.

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 for this event, visit our eventbrite site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163892038499



Saturday - 8/14
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: Squirrels - 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

This event has been cancelled.


On this adventure, we will search for several different types of squirrels found in the area. Along the way, we will look high and low for squirrel nests, tunnels, food piles, and the furry rodents themselves. Learn about how some squirrels live underground while some live in the trees and others are even adapted for life in the air.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, August 11 to register.



 Reinstein Woods - Ribbit, Slither, Croak!
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 snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. 

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 Buckingham Pond - Family Program
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163880979421
Contact  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 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 this event.

Visit our eventbrite site to register: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163880979421



1:30 PMFive Rivers: Audio Orienteering with Soundscape
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

Audio Orienteering with Soundscape

Drop in and experience Soundscape, an audio orienteering smartphone app. Designed for use by blind and low vision walkers, Soundscape can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Let the bells and trumpet sounds guide you along trails near the visitor center, and further afield. Representatives from Capital Region Nordic Alliance will be on hand to demonstrate and give visitors an opportunity to try this unique way of navigating Five Rivers’ trails.

This program will be repeated on Saturday, August 21 from 1:30-3:30 PM.



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