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Week of 29 September, 2019
Sunday - 9/29
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



Monday - 9/30
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



 Proposed Cleanup - Hamilton Hill II Site (Schenectady) 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 Hamilton Hill II - Target Area 1 Site (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 30, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-388-4500



Tuesday - 10/1
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



10:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
http://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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



5:00 PMFive Rivers - Young Conservation Club
http://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

How do YOU think we can protect nature for the future? Join the conservation conversation. Our meetings will start with a short hike or activity and end with a discussion about the week’s topic. Participants will receive a free Conservationist for Kids magazine that will be used as a guide for our conversation. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is designed for children in grades 2–8

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Wednesday - 10/2
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



Thursday - 10/3
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



1:30 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Guided Walks: Talk 'N' Trek: Homestead Craft
http://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

HOMESTEAD CRAFTS

We will be heading outdoors to learn about wildflowers, mushrooms, grasses and trees/nuts that grow at Five Rivers. On our walk, we’ll discuss life cycles, ecosystem niches, and importance or use to homesteaders. We will collect a few samples and head indoors to create a keepsake. Not into crafting? Feel free to leave after the walk. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack.

Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Thursdays, 1:30–3:00 PM, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

Fee: $50 for members, $75 for non-members for all five weeks

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Outdoors After School
http://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

Thursdays, September 12 through October 24, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



 Five Rivers - Outdoors After School
http://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

Are you tired of being cooped up all day? Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme as we explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


6:00 PMMeeting on Vosburgh Swamp WMA Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/103701.html
Contact  Selinda Brandon, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - 607-652-7367, email - yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host an open house to provide information on a completed habitat management plan for Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in the towns of Coxsackie and Athens, Greene County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future habitat management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. The open house will begin at 6:00 PM and the presentation at 6:30 PM.

Meeting Location:
Village of Coxsackie Hall
119 Mansion Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Selinda Brandon at (607) 652-7367 with any specific requests for accommodations.



 Public Meeting - Habitat Management Plan for Vosburgh Swamp WMA
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/118294.html
Contact  Coxsackie Town Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie NY 12051

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public meeting to provide information and answer questions about the adopted habitat management plan for the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on 

Date:Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the 
Location: Coxsackie Town Hall,
119 Mansion St.
Coxsackie NY 12051

The meeting will include a presentation about the history of management at Vosburgh Swamp WMA, specific activities and locations for the management actions planned for the WMA, a brief overview of the Young Forest Initiative, and a question-and-answer period.



Friday - 10/4
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



3:30 PMFive Rivers - Feathered Friends: Birdseed Orders Due
http://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

Feathered Friends: BIRDSEED ORDERS DUE
This is the last day to order birdseed through the Friends of Five Rivers’ Annual Birdseed Sale. This benefit sale not only helps the birds, but also generates supplemental funding for Five Rivers’ programming. Order pickup will be at Five Rivers on Saturday, October 19. For more information or an order form, visit www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/73, or call the Friends at 518-475-0295.



Saturday - 10/5
 Five Rivers -Art Exhibit: Brew the Roost
http://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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk : World Habitat Day
http://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

Guided Walk: WORLD HABITAT DAY
Celebrate World Habitat Day by exploring the habitats of Five Rivers! Join us for a short informational presentation about the habitats found at Five Rivers and the animals that call them home. Afterward, enjoy a guided nature walk along Five Rivers trails looking for wildlife and signs of their activity in their habitats. All ages are welcome.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


2:00 PMFive Rivers - How to do it: Vermicomposting
http://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

How to Do It: Vermicomposting
Let worms do the work. Did you know that 30–40% of food is thrown out and ends up in landfills, and that food waste is a contributing factor to climate change? Learn ways to reduce your carbon footprint by using worms to compost food scraps, transforming them into nutrient-rich compost. Best of all, it can be done indoors and is easy to maintain.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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