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Week of 12 September, 2021
Sunday - 9/12
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 9/13
1:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Fall Tree Care
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Fall is just around the corner, meaning now’s the time to check in with your trees and give them some TLC before winter. Tune in and learn all about fall tree care from our Urban Forestry team. From pruning to mulching to invasive caterpillar forecasts, they’ll cover it all! 



Tuesday - 9/14
2:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council Virtual Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/568.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov
Location  WebEx Virtual Meeting

The Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) advises DEC on marine resources issues, such as commercial and recreational fishing, proposed regulations, and the protection and utilization of New York's valuable marine resources.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Join the virtual meeting online. During this meeting, MRAC Council Members will be in-person and public participants may join the virtual meeting. For additional meeting details, see DEC's website.

By joining the virtual meeting, there will be an opportunity to provide public comment, view meeting presentations, listen to councilor discussions, and ask questions. For more details on how to participate in the virtual meeting, visit DEC’s website.



Wednesday - 9/15
10:00 AMToxic Chemicals In Children's Products - Virtual Public Meeting
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Toxic Chemicals In Children's Products - Virtual Public Meeting

DEC is holding an additional virtual public meeting to present and discuss the chemicals under consideration for listing as Chemicals of Concern and High Priority Chemicals and their practical quantification limits. DEC will also re-present select topics from the previous public meeting as some details have changed in response to feedback received. Those who wish to attend this virtual public meeting need to register. For those who are not able to attend, the meeting will be recorded and posted here after.

Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Webex

Agenda:

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Presentations on:

• Chemicals of Concern
• High Priority Chemicals
• Practical Quantification Limits
• Updates to Previously Presented Information
o Required information
o Frequency of Reporting
o How fees will be structured
o Retailer notice
Wrap Up and Next Steps

DEC will hold a 30-day public comment period immediately following this meeting to allow stakeholders to provide more detailed, written comments on the proposed chemicals and their practical quantification limits. Such comments should be submitted to TCCPprogram@dec.ny.gov.




6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Draft Niagara Frontier Unit Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4979.html#Public
Contact  Region 9
R9.UMP@dec.ny.gov
Location  Virtual Public Meeting

DEC invites the public to attend a Niagara Frontier UMP Virtual Public Meeting via WebEx on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The meeting will include a DEC staff presentation about the Niagara Frontier Unit Management Plan followed by a question and answer period.

The draft UMP proposes improvements to State lands in Erie and Cattaraugus counties, including the Zoar Valley Unique Area (UA) and Multiple Use Area (MUA). The UMP will guide management of these properties over the next 10 years. The release of the draft UMP complements the recent release of emergency regulations to improve public safety at Zoar Valley and Onondaga Escarpment Unique Area and support DEC's ongoing efforts to improve the visitor experience at Zoar Valley.

DEC is accepting comments on the draft plan until October 15, 2021.

To register for the meeting, visit the WebEx Event Information page.



Thursday - 9/16
7:30 AMFive Rivers: Citizen Science: Early Birds
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

Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of the fall bird migration. Meet in front of the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs may be canceled.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by the Monday prior to register.



9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Fall Festival: Fall Bird Migration Hike
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

WNY is perfectly situated along the Atlantic Flyway, one of four main routes birds use while on migration. We will search the diverse habitats found at Reinstein Woods, which provide an excellent place for birds to rest and refuel on their journey South. Walk led by NYS Parks Naturalist, Matt Nusstein. 

Note about registration: To enable wide participation in these events, there is a limit of 3 registration-required events per person. However, you can request to be added to a waiting list for additional programs.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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.  



5:00 PMNYSDEC Pop-up Fishing Clinic - Central Park
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Steve Wong
fwfish2@dec.ny.gov

Learn the basics of fishing with all the equipment, bait and instructions provided, no fishing license necessary.


6:30 PMReinstein Woods - Fall Festival: Terrarium Workshop with the Botanical Gardens
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

Create your own tropical oasis! Join an educator from the Botanical Gardens as you learn how terrariums work, how to create an enclosed ecosystem, and how to care for your tropical plant. This fun workshop includes all materials needed to build a tropical terrarium. Fun for families and all ages.

Note about registration: To enable wide participation in these events, there is a limit of 3 registration-required events per person. However, you can request to be added to a waiting list for additional programs.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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.


Friday - 9/17
 Brownfield App. - 326-350 Rockaway Avenue Site (Brooklyn) 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 326-350 Rockaway Avenue, site ID #C224328. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 326-350 Rockaway Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 17, 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/C224328/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library Brownsville Branch
61 Glenmore Avenue at Watkins Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Brooklyn Community Board 16
444 Thomas Boyland Street, Room 103
Brooklyn, NY 11212



 Brownfield App. - 585 Union Street Site (Brooklyn) 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 585 Union Street, site ID #C224329. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 577-599 Union Street (aka 586 Sackett Street). Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 17, 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/C224329/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library-Pacific Branch
25 Fourth Ave at Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217



 Brownfield App. - Former Giuffre Auto Group Site (Brooklyn) 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 Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Former Giuffre Auto Group Site, site ID #C224327. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 8802 5th Avenue and 429 89th Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 17, 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/C224327/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library Fort Hamilton Branch
9424 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brooklyn Community Board 10
8119 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209



10:00 AMFacebook LIVE - Billion Oyster Project
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

The humble oyster has huge benefits to the New York Harbor and the lower Hudson. Join educator Chris Bowser and the Billion Oyster Project to explore the importance of oysters, and community science, in improving water quality and providing climate change resilience.

Please note: this Facebook livestream is set to start at approximately 10 am, but may start a little later than that. 



5:00 PMReinstein Woods - Fall Festival: Pollinators and The Great Butterfly Migration
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

Experience what it is like to live as a butterfly during migration through a fun and interactive game. Learn more about pollinators and the role they play in our ecosystem. All ages welcome, but activity is geared towards children 6-12 years old.

Note about registration: To enable wide participation in these events, there is a limit of 3 registration-required events per person. However, you can request to be added to a waiting list for additional programs.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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 PMReinstein Woods - Fall Festival: Drone Demonstration with DEC Forest Ranger
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

Enjoy a demonstration of how the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation uses drones to assist with search and rescue efforts and other Forest Ranger duties.

Note about registration: To enable wide participation in these events, there is a limit of 3 registration-required events per person. However, you can request to be added to a waiting list for additional programs.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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.


Saturday - 9/18
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - Sonero Metro City Auto (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 Sonero Metro City Auto Site, site ID #C203148. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx, and is located at 1125 Whitlock Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by September 18, 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/C203148/

And at:

Hunts Point Library
877 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459

Bronx Community Board 2
1029 East 163rd Street
Bronx, NY 10459



 Proposed Cleanup - 4435-4445 Military Road Site (Niagara) 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 4435-4445 Military Road Site #C932174 (Niagara, Niagara County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 18, 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/C932174/

And at:

Niagara Falls Public Library
Earl W. Brydges Building
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 286-4894



 Proposed Expedited Cleanup - Block 417 (New Rochelle) 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 Block 417 New Rochelle, site ID #C360216 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 18, 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/C360216/

And, once reopened, at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-7878



9:00 AMReinstein Woods - 21st Annual Fall Festival
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

Kick off the fall season by spending time in the woods! Instead of our typical one-day event, we are holding multiple guided walks and programs this year. See the "Reimagined" Fall Festival for the schedule of events and registration information.

Note about registration: To enable wide participation in these events, there is a limit of 3 registration-required events per person. However, you can request to be added to a waiting list for additional programs.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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.


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



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice
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 a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.

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

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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.


12:00 PMFive Rivers: 39th Annual Five Rivers Fall Festival
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 us for a family-oriented environmental celebration featuring hands-on educational activities, interactive exhibits, interpretive walks, and more. Enjoy opportunities to meet live hawks, owls, snakes, and turtles up close and personal. Meet Smokey Bear, cast for "backyard bass," and enjoy staffed exhibits from a wide range of local conservation partners...all free of charge! There will also be live music from local band Hot Vox Trio, as well as sales of refreshments. Birdseed may be pre-ordered for pick-up on October 16.



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