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Week of 26 September, 2021
Sunday - 9/26
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Monday - 9/27
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Tuesday - 9/28
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Wednesday - 9/29
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Thursday - 9/30
 Proposed Cleanup - 250 Water Street Site (Manhattan) Comment Deadline Extended
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 250 Water Street, site ID #C231127 (Manhattan, New York County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. The initial public comment period for the work plan was to end on August 11, 2021 and was extended to September 10, 2021. To accommodate the September 21, 2021 public meeting, the public comment period is being extended. All comments must now be submitted by September 30, 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/C231127/

And, once reopened, at:

New York Public Library
Chatham Square Branch
33 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Manhattan Community Board 1
1 Centre Street
Room 2202 North
New York, NY 10007-7970
(212)-669-7970



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.



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.  



4:30 PMFive Rivers: Outdoors After School
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

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.

Please call 518-475-0291 by the Wednesday before the program to register.



5:00 PMNYSDEC Pop-up Fishing Clinic - Kissena 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.


Friday - 10/1
9:00 AMSoil science and management in urban forestry
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Registration required - see below

Join NYS ReLeaf’s Central NY chapter (Region 7) for a soil science workshop! Healthy soils provide essential functions to the urban forest environment. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about urban forestry from two renowned experts of soil science. This will be an on-site, field event and attendees will rotate through a series of interactive stations, including:

    Introduction to Soils

    Strategies for Remediating Compromised Soils in the Urban Environment

    Impacts to Tree Health as a Result of Compacted Soils

    Measuring Compacted Soils

    Value of Soil Texture and Drainage Characteristics

    Influences of Soil pH on the Urban Forest

    Soils Management During Construction Activity

  Register and pay online on our ReLeaf partner's website: https://nysufc.org/releaf-workshop-reg-r7/



Saturday - 10/2
 Proposed Cleanup - Jamestown Brewery Site (Jamestown) 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 Jamestown Brewery, site ID #C907047 (Jamestown, Chautauqua County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 2, 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/C907047/

And at:

Jamestown Prendergast Library
509 Cherry Street
Jamestown New York 14701
(716) 484-7135



9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Forest Bathing and Yoga
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

Friends of Reinstein Woods is partnering with Yogis in Service for this special event! Enjoy a forest bathing experience in Reinstein Woods, followed by a yoga session with a Yogi in Service instructor. Learn more and register on the Yogis in Service website at https://www.yogisinservice.org/  

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 this program. Register on the Yogis in Service website at https://www.yogisinservice.org/ 
  • 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.


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.


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