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Week of 4 September, 2022
Sunday - 9/4
 Brownfield App - East 138th St. Affordable Housing Site (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as East 138th Street Affordable Housing, site ID #C203155. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx within the County of Bronx, and is located at 110 East 138th Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 4, 2022.

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/C203155/ 

And at:

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 Third Ave.
Bronx, NY 10455

New York Public Library - Woodstock Branch
761 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456



2:00 PMFree Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park (Nassau County)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Patrick Kaminski - NYS Parks
516-766-1029

Learn how to fish for free with DEC from 2:00PM- 3:30PM at McDonalds Pond in Hempstead Lake State Park. This free fishing clinic event, co-sponsored by DEC and NYS Parks, offers participants the opportunity to practice basic fishing skills and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more! Rods and reels will be available to borrow, and fishing bait will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.

No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the recreational marine fishing registry is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: Hempstead Lake State Park - 1000 Lake Drive, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.



Monday - 9/5
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 9/6
11:00 AMWebinar - PFAS in Food Packaging Law
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/124367.html
Contact  DEC Pollution Prevention Unit
pollutionprevention@dec.ny.gov

DEC will be hosting a webinar on the PFAS in Food Packaging Law to share information related to this law and answer questions from attendees. For more information, please visit PFAS in Food Packaging - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. If you are interested in attending, please register using the following link: 
   


Wednesday - 9/7
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 9/8
 Comment End - DEC and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Buffalo River Area of Concern
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/125946.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Comment End for DEC and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper -- Buffalo River AOC

September 8, 2022 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper will hold a virtual outreach event from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, to update the public about ongoing efforts to restore natural resources in the Buffalo River Area of Concern (AOC) and the proposed removal of the 'Restrictions on Dredging Activities Beneficial Use Impairment' (BUI).
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, in partnership with Erie County and DEC, coordinates these restoration efforts under the Buffalo River AOC Remedial Action Plan (RAP).

The Buffalo River AOC is located in the City of Buffalo, Erie County, and includes the historically industrialized portion of the river beginning at its mouth (where it outlets to Lake Erie), and continuing upstream approximately six miles to the Bailey Avenue bridge. The Restrictions on Dredging Activities BUI was originally designated as impaired in the 1980s due to elevated concentrations of multiple chemical contaminants in river sediments. Extensive remediation of contaminated river sediments and contaminant source areas along the river shoreline since that time, as well as subsequent contaminant monitoring, demonstrates that the criteria established to remove the Restrictions on Dredging Activities BUI has been achieved.

A draft report, which details the completed actions and assessments supporting the BUI removal, is available for public review at Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper's website. Public comments on the draft report and proposed BUI removal may be made at the Aug. 18 virtual event and are also being accepted at Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper's online portal on its website through Sept. 8, 2022.

To participate in the virtual event online, go to Zoom.

Meeting ID: 875 6479 3714 Passcode: 898568

To join by telephone dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode.

For more information on the Buffalo River Area of Concern, visit the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and U.S. EPA websites.


7:30 AMFive Rivers:I Bird NY- Early Morning Bird Walks
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 celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the birds of Five Rivers, including the fall migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet outside the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome.

Bring binoculars if you have them. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled.

For more information, call 518-475-0291.



1:00 PMFive 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. Join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing the 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.

Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday prior to register.



5:30 PMFree Saltwater Snapper Fishing Event at Peconic River (Suffolk County)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Walter Burak - I Fish NY Coordinator
631-444-0283

Join DEC's I FISH NY Program for a free fishing clinic from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM during the annual Riverhead Snapper Fishing Event at the Peconic Riverfront Park in Riverhead, Suffolk County. At this clinic, participants will gain experience in fishing for snapper (bluefish), while learning about fishing equipment and techniques, local fish identification, aquatic ecology, and more! No recreational marine fishing registration is required to participate and all equipment and bait will be provided for free.

Address/Directions: Peconic Riverfront Park, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinic events.



Friday - 9/9
 Brownfield App. - 24 Laborers Way Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 24 Laborers Way Site, site ID #C915385. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 24 Laborers Way. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 9, 2022.

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/C915385/ 

And at:

Dudley Branch Library
2010 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220


 Brownfield App. - Railroad Avenue Apartments Site (Peekskill) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Railroad Avenue Apartments, site ID #C360229. This site is located in the City of Peekskill, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 321 Railroad Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 9, 2022.

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/C360229/  

And at:

Peekskill Public Library - Field Library
4 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566


 Brownfield App. - Ridgeway Phase VI Site (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Ridgeway Phase VI Site, site ID #C360231. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 8 Cottage Place. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 9, 2022.

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/C360231/ 

And at:

Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701


 Proposed Expedited Cleanup - 260-262 Van Brunt, LLC (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 260-262 Van Brunt, LLC site #C224199 (Brooklyn, Kings), within New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 9, 2022.

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/C224199/ 

And at:

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

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 643-3027
infobkcb6@gmail.com 


Saturday - 9/10
9:30 AM13th Annual Jefferson County Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Hunt
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/125985.html
Contact  ECO Steve Bartoszewski
315-489-6984 or steven.bartoszewski@dec.ny.gov

The 13th annual Jefferson County Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Hunt will be held in September, providing an exciting opportunity for junior hunters to learn from expert Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs).

Education Day: Saturday, September 10
Sackets Harbor Sportsman's Club, 17500 County Route 66(Salt Point Road)

Waterfowl Hunt Day: Saturday, September 17

Pheasant Hunt Day: Saturday, September 24

Interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game license and register with the Harvest Information Program (HIP). The event is free to participants and equipment is provided if needed. Youth interested in participating need to sign up prior to September 5, 2022.

Signup sheets are available at:

  • Sackets Harbor Sportsman's Club, 17500 County Route 66 (Salt Point Road);
  • Akins Archery, 25834 NY-12, Watertown;
  • VanTassel's Gunsmithing, 30412 NY-37, Evans Mills; 
  • Caliber Plus, 13697 Co Rt 90, Mannsville; and
  • by contacting ECO Steve Bartoszewski at 315-489-6984 or by email at steven.bartoszewski@dec.ny.gov.


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