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Week of 4 October, 2020
Sunday - 10/4
 Reinstein Woods 20-2020 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

September 19, 2020 would have been our 20th Fall Festival, so instead we are holding a 20-day-long celebration: the 20-2020 Festival! 

  • 20-Day Get Outdoors Challenge
  • 20 Days of Partners
  • 20-Day Sustainability Challenge
  • 20-Day Online Festival 

GET ALL THE DETAILS: www.reinsteinwoods.org/20-2020FEST

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


 Broome State Forests Unit Management Plan Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4979.html#Management
Contact  Region 7 Division of Lands and Forests
r7.ump@dec.ny.gov

DEC encourages the public to comment on draft updates to the Broome State Forests Unit Management Plan (UMP). The updated UMP will guide management of these properties over the next 10 years. DEC will accept comments on the draft plan until Sunday, Oct. 4.

The Broome State Forests Unit covers 5,371 acres of State lands in Broome and Tioga counties, including Hawkins PondMarsh PondSkyline DriveCascade ValleyBeaver PondWhitaker SwampCat Hollow, and Tracy Creek State Forests. 

Highlights of the plan include continued maintenance of primitive campgrounds and a section of trail offering motorized access for visitors with mobility impairments, installation of trail map kiosks, and designation of areas with cultural and ecological significance. 

The draft plan and additional information are available on DEC’s website.

DEC will accept comments via email with the subject line "Broome Unit" to R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov, and by U.S. Mail or phone to: Christopher Sprague, Supervising Forester, DEC, 2715 State Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, or (607) 674-4017.



7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


Monday - 10/5
 Reinstein Woods 20-2020 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

September 19, 2020 would have been our 20th Fall Festival, so instead we are holding a 20-day-long celebration: the 20-2020 Festival! 

  • 20-Day Get Outdoors Challenge
  • 20 Days of Partners
  • 20-Day Sustainability Challenge
  • 20-Day Online Festival 

GET ALL THE DETAILS: www.reinsteinwoods.org/20-2020FEST

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


 Proposed Cleanup - Qualitrol Company Site (Fairport) 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 Qualitrol Company, LLC Site (Fairport, Monroe County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 5, 2020.

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



7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


Tuesday - 10/6
 Reinstein Woods 20-2020 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

September 19, 2020 would have been our 20th Fall Festival, so instead we are holding a 20-day-long celebration: the 20-2020 Festival! 

  • 20-Day Get Outdoors Challenge
  • 20 Days of Partners
  • 20-Day Sustainability Challenge
  • 20-Day Online Festival 

GET ALL THE DETAILS: www.reinsteinwoods.org/20-2020FEST

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Virtual Workshop: Leaf Art
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

Explore different methods for pressing leaves and simple leaf crafts that you can do at home. You can even make your own leaf press! For kids and adults.  

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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 PMVirtual Fishing Opportunity Information Session (NYC)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/96527.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
melissa.cohen@dec.ny.gov, 718-482-4922

The DEC Region 2 (NYC) Bureau of Fisheries is pleased to invite new or current anglers to a Virtual Fishing Opportunity Information Session.

Join a virtual discussion with DEC Region 2 Fisheries staff to learn about: freshwater fishing locations in NYC, fishing rules and regulations, web resources to help anglers get started freshwater fishing and staff is available to answer all the questions you have about fishing in NYC!

Fishing is a recreational activity that can be done safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to socially distance yourself and enjoy time outdoors with a fishing rod in hand.

There will be three opportunities to participate, the same session will be offered each time:

Tuesday, October 6th, 12pm - 1pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e40bdacca5f6b7a6d1c41eb3727af77

Saturday, October 10th, 11am - 12pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0037a17e855f6fb16852640eb68c3cb8

Thursday, October 15th, 6pm - 7pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e0ca53d0ece4e2dba5d3ca585876a99



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

OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

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. Call by the Monday before each session to register for that week’s program.

Registration is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by the Monday before the program to register. If registration fills, you may be placed on a waiting list.

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.



 Reinstein Woods - Virtual Educator Workshop: What’s Going on in That Graph?
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

Based on the popular New York Times feature, educators will learn how to use graphs and maps to spark conversation about local environmental issues, including climate change and environmental justice. For educators of students in grades 6–12. 1.5 CTLE hours provided.

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


5:00 PMVirtual Public Hearing - Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/121298.html
Contact  James T. McClymonds
DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 1st Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York, 12233-1550 email: ohms@dec.ny.gov

Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC - Applicant applied to NYSDEC for permits to construct and operate a municipal solid waste processing facility with an annual throughput up to 150,000 tons. Project is located at 36 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York.

A Legislative hearing pursuant to part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public to be held on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

Written comments concerning the application and permit denial must be postmarked by Friday, October 9, 2020 and mailed to the contact listed above.

Instructions for Attending the Legislative Public Comment Hearing:

To join the hearing through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 173 398 2327
Password: Oct6-5PM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 398 2327

Adjudicatory Hearing: The adjudicatory hearing is scheduled to take place through electronic webinar, immediately following the issues conference and will continue on successive days, as necessary. Members of the public may observe the adjudicatory hearing by attending the electronic webinar. Instructions for attending the adjudicatory hearing webinars are provided at the URL Above.




Wednesday - 10/7
 Reinstein Woods 20-2020 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

September 19, 2020 would have been our 20th Fall Festival, so instead we are holding a 20-day-long celebration: the 20-2020 Festival! 

  • 20-Day Get Outdoors Challenge
  • 20 Days of Partners
  • 20-Day Sustainability Challenge
  • 20-Day Online Festival 

GET ALL THE DETAILS: www.reinsteinwoods.org/20-2020FEST

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


10:00 AMVirtual Public Adjudicatory Hearing- Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/121298.html
Contact  James T. McClymonds
DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 1st Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York, 12233-1550 email: ohms@dec.ny.gov

Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC - Applicant applied to NYSDEC for permits to construct and operate a municipal solid waste processing facility with an annual throughput up to 150,000 tons. Project is located at 36 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York.

A Legislative hearing pursuant to part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public to be held on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. See URL above for more information on how to join this webex.

Written comments concerning the application and permit denial must be postmarked by Friday, October 9, 2020 and mailed to the contact listed above.

Adjudicatory Hearing: The adjudicatory hearing is scheduled to take place through electronic webinar, immediately following the issues conference and will continue on successive days, as necessary. Members of the public may observe the adjudicatory hearing by attending the electronic webinar.

Instructions for Attending the Adjudicatory Hearings:

To join the issues conference and adjudicatory hearing on October 7, 2020, through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 173 068 9779
Password: Oct7-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 068 9779

To join any continuation of the adjudicatory hearing on October 8, 2020, through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 173 156 5810
Password: Oct8-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 156 5810



Thursday - 10/8
 Reinstein Woods 20-2020 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

September 19, 2020 would have been our 20th Fall Festival, so instead we are holding a 20-day-long celebration: the 20-2020 Festival! 

  • 20-Day Get Outdoors Challenge
  • 20 Days of Partners
  • 20-Day Sustainability Challenge
  • 20-Day Online Festival 

GET ALL THE DETAILS: www.reinsteinwoods.org/20-2020FEST

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


10:00 AMVirtual Public Adjudicatory Hearing- Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/121298.html
Contact  James T. McClymonds
DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 1st Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York, 12233-1550 email: ohms@dec.ny.gov

Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC - Applicant applied to NYSDEC for permits to construct and operate a municipal solid waste processing facility with an annual throughput up to 150,000 tons. Project is located at 36 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York.

A Legislative hearing pursuant to part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public to be held on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. Instructions for attending the hearing webinar are provided at the URL above.

Written comments concerning the application and permit denial must be postmarked by Friday, October 9, 2020 and mailed to the contact listed above.

Adjudicatory Hearing: The adjudicatory hearing is scheduled to take place through electronic webinar, immediately following the issues conference and will continue on successive days, as necessary. Members of the public may observe the adjudicatory hearing by attending the electronic webinar. 

Instructions for Attending the Issues Conference and Adjudicatory Hearing:

To join the issues conference and adjudicatory hearing on October 7, 2020, through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 173 068 9779
Password: Oct7-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 068 9779

To join any continuation of the adjudicatory hearing on October 8, 2020, through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 173 156 5810
Password: Oct8-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 156 5810



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

OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

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. Call by the Monday before each session to register for that week’s program.

Registration is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by the Monday before the program to register. If registration fills, you may be placed on a waiting list.

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.



6:00 PMVirtual Public Hearing - Carver Sand and Gravel LLC
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/121331.html
Contact  Richard A. Sherman
DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550

Carver Sand & Gravel, LLC, seeks the necessary permits to expand the life-of-mine area at the Middleburgh Quarry from 106 acres to 160 acres. Project is located at Middleburgh Quarry, NY Route 30, near Frisbieville Lane, Town of Middleburgh, Schoharie County.

A legislative hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 621 (Uniform Procedures) to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public on the application and the DEIS will be held on October 8, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events platform. Instructions for attending the hearing webinar are provided at the URL above.

Written comments concerning the application must be postmarked by Friday, October 16, 2020 and mailed to the attention of Martha Bellinger, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167.



Friday - 10/9
7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


9:00 AMNYC ReLeaf Webinar: Creating Connections - Volunteers and Professionals Part 2
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb2d682f...
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Join NYC ReLeaf for a 2-part webinar series on Creating Connections: Volunteers and professionals. This virtual workshop features presentations on environmental education and volunteers, urban soils, a discussion of the Play Fair initiative and its impact on the City’s tree budget, and virtual tours of Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens and the Greenbelt Native Plant center. Part one will be October 2 and Part 2 on October 9th, both days the webinar starts at 9 AM. Part 2 features the following presentations and is approved for 2 credits for CNLP, ISA credits are pending.

Urban forests: A nexus of carbon, climate, and community presented by Andrew Reinmann – Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Hunter College

Seeing the forest for the money trees (Play Fair) presented by Emily Walker – Director of Outreach and Programs, New Yorkers for Parks and Sarah Charlop-Powers -Executive Director and Co-Founder, Natural Areas Conservancy

Virtual tour of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center presented by Nate McVay – Nursery Manager, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC Parks



Saturday - 10/10
7:00 AMFive Rivers - Become a Five Rivers 5R
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

Become a Five Rivers “5R”

September 22 through October 12

Become a Five Rivers “5R” by walking at least five of our trails between September 22 and October 12. Explore at your own pace. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Visit the Friends of Five Rivers for more details about how to record and share your achievement.

Core Trails:

  • Woodlot Trail (0.2 mile)
  • Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail (0.3 mile)
  • Beaver Tree Trail (0.5 mile)
  • Old Field Trail (0.6 mile)
  • Vlomankill Trail (0.6 mile)

Adventurer Trails:

  • Service Road Loop Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Wild Turkey Trail (1.8 miles)
  • North Loop Trail (2.0 miles)

Connector Trails:

  • Big Pine Trail (0.2 mile; connects to North Loop Trail)
  • Fordham’s Crossing (0.2 mile; connects to Vlomankill Trail)
  • Foresman’s Loop (0.4 mile; connects to Wild Turkey Trail)


9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class 2
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

Learn about the raptors that live at Reinstein Woods and how to identify them. Bring binoculars. Ages 8+

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 phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available. 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.


10:00 AMFive Rivers - Roving Naturalist: OLD FIELD TRAIL
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

It’s time for bed. Fall is the time of year when many critters prepare for a long sleep. Some make their own homes, others take over the homes built by other animals, and some store food. Follow the Old Field Trail to meet with a Five Rivers educator and discover a home you may have never noticed before. In case of inclement weather, the naturalist will be under the awning between the visitor center and Guided School Program buildings.

To maintain social distancing, the naturalist will only be able to talk directly with one family at a time during this drop-in program.

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.



 Reinstein Woods: Walk Off Hunger
https://www.feedmorewny.org/walk-off-hunger/
Contact  Marinda Frazier
mfrazier@feedmorewny.org or (716) 822-2005 x3082
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join FeedMore WNY for "Walk Off Week" and help provide nutritious food to neighbors in need.

This hybrid of the traditional Walk Off Hunger event features several ways to participate, including socially-distant meet-ups, DIY downloadable routes or choosing your own favorite trail!

Registration is $25 per person, or $20 per person for groups of 4 or more. Children under the age of 15 register for free.

Participants receive a reusable tote bag, a mask, bottled water, hand sanitizer and more! Join our online auction for a chance to win great prizes!

Learn more and register at https://www.feedmorewny.org/walk-off-hunger/



11:00 AMVirtual Fishing Opportunity Information Session (NYC)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/96527.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
melissa.cohen@dec.ny.gov, 718-482-4922

The DEC Region 2 (NYC) Bureau of Fisheries is pleased to invite new or current anglers to a Virtual Fishing Opportunity Information Session.

Join a virtual discussion with DEC Region 2 Fisheries staff to learn about: freshwater fishing locations in NYC, fishing rules and regulations, web resources to help anglers get started freshwater fishing and staff is available to answer all the questions you have about fishing in NYC!

Fishing is a recreational activity that can be done safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to socially distance yourself and enjoy time outdoors with a fishing rod in hand.

There will be three opportunities to participate, the same session will be offered each time:

Tuesday, October 6th, 12pm - 1pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e40bdacca5f6b7a6d1c41eb3727af77

Saturday, October 10th, 11am - 12pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0037a17e855f6fb16852640eb68c3cb8

Thursday, October 15th, 6pm - 7pm

Register Here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e0ca53d0ece4e2dba5d3ca585876a99



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