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Week of 3 October, 2021
Sunday - 10/3
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 10/4
1:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Family Field Trips
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

Enhance your family’s scientific learning this fall by scheduling a Family Fieldtrip to Five Rivers!  Meet a Naturalist and begin an engaging hour of learning out-of-doors. Choose to become an ichthyologist studying fish or an entomologist collecting insects or an arborist identifying trees.

Late Fall Session: November and December

For complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register, go to FriendsofFiveRivers.org.

Who: Families or Friend Groups* Maximum Group Size: 8 participants* / Friends Naturalist
*Groups containing 4 or more children must be accompanied by 2 adults.
What: Nature Fieldtrip; Choice of 3 topics – see website for details
When: 1:00–2:00 PM or 3:00-4:00 PM, October 4, 11, 18, and 25
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Registration or Questions: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com  or FriendsofFiveRivers.org.



3:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Family Field Trips
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

Enhance your family’s scientific learning this fall by scheduling a Family Fieldtrip to Five Rivers!  Meet a Naturalist and begin an engaging hour of learning out-of-doors. Choose to become an ichthyologist studying fish or an entomologist collecting insects or an arborist identifying trees.

Late Fall Session: November and December

For complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register, go to FriendsofFiveRivers.org.
Who: Families or Friend Groups*    Maximum Group Size:  8 participants* / Friends Naturalist
*Groups containing 4 or more children must be accompanied by 2 adults.

What: Nature Fieldtrip; Choice of 3 topics – see website for details
When: 1:00–2:00 PM or 3:00-4:00 PM, October 4, 11, 18, and 25
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Registration or Questions: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com  or FriendsofFiveRivers.org.



Tuesday - 10/5
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 10/6
9:00 AMCanceled - Getting started with community trees
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


7:00 PMFive Rivers: Guided Walk: Nocturnal wildlife walk
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 explore Five Rivers after dark as we discuss some nocturnal critters that call our site home. We will take a walk through the field and forest and perhaps we might hear the hoot of an owl or the howl of a coyote. All ages welcome.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Saturday, October 2 to register.



Thursday - 10/7
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.  



 Five Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers: Talk 'N' Trek
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

TREE IDENTIFICATION by LEAF MORPHOLOGY

Become a part of a community of learners interested in exploring nature and sharing knowledge! Together we will explore leaf morphology including arrangement, shape, and margins.  Once understood, tree identification becomes a way to identify a variety of trees at Five Rivers. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Who: Adults individuals Maximum Participants:  8 Adults
Time & Dates: Thursdays, 1:00–2:30 PM, October 7, 14, and 21 (Rain Date: October 28)
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $35 for members, $50 for non-members for all three weeks

Registration or Questions: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or FriendsofFiveRivers.org.



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.



 Five Rivers: Outdoors After School: Clay Critters
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 create your favorite animal out of clay and their diorama habitat out of a shoebox. We will talk about ecosystems and make sure our critters have the resources they need to survive in their mini habitat. This program is for children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Monday, October 4 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.


6:00 PMOnline/Virtual Bay Park Conveyance Project Public Information Session
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County Department of Public Works
bayparkconveyance@gmail.com
Location  Online / Virtual

You're Invited to the Bay Park Conveyance Project Public Information Session


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) are hosting a virtual public information session via Zoom. Western Bays Constructors (WBC), the Design-Build contractor, will provide information on upcoming construction activities and be available to answer questions. Please visit our website (www.BayParkConveyance.org) for latest Project details and developments.


Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Platform: via Zoom

MEETING ACCESS INFORMATION

Click Here to Join via Zoom


 Alternatively, join by phone:
+1 646 876 9923
 
Meeting ID: 881 2024 1688
Password: 561281


About the Bay Park Conveyance Project


The Bay Park Conveyance Project is a partnership between NYSDEC and NCDPW. Together NYSDEC and NCDPW are improving water quality and storm resiliency in Long Island’s Western Bays by upgrading its existing wastewater management infrastructure. This innovative Project will convey treated water from the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility (previously known as the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant) located in Nassau County, New York, to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant's ocean outfall pipe.

 
Stay Connected
 
Sign Up for Our Mailing List
Subscribe here

Visit Our Website
www.bayparkconveyance.org

Visit Our Facebook
@BayParkConveyance
 
Email Us Questions
bayparkconveyance@gmail.com
 
Call Our 24/7 Project Hotline
(516) 252-6121
 
Visit the Community Information Center
265 Sunrise Highway
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
*See website for hours

Si necesita una traducción, por favor comuníquese con bayparkconveyance@gmail.com



Friday - 10/8
10:00 AMPart 220 Portland Cement Plants, Glass Plants & Asphalt Pavement Mfg Plants
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4e2238f...
Contact  Mike Miliani
michael.miliani@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online / Virtual

NYSDEC will be proposing to revise 6 NYCRR Part 220 Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants. Revisions to Subpart 220-1, “Portland Cement Plants,” will include minor changes to better align with federal regulations and reduce monitoring costs. Subpart 220-3, “Asphalt Pavement Manufacturing Plants,” will be a new regulation, replacing Subpart 212-4, to control air pollution from asphalt pavement manufacturing plants.

Virtual Event: Revising Part 220 - Portland Cement Plants, Glass Plants & Asphalt Pavement Manufacturing Plants

Event address for attendees: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4e2238fa3ae1d4bb0aa709e682564a0a

Event number: 161 798 5035

Event password: Part220

Slides presented October 8, 2021 (PDF)



10:30 AMFacebook LIVE - Lake Sturgeon Stocking
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

DEC's Rare & Endangered Fish Unit Leader, Lisa Holst, will be sending some little fish on a big trip as we send our lake sturgeon babies on to their forever home on Cayuga Lake. Learn fun sturgeon facts from our biologists as we send them on their way.

Click here to see a short video about the lake sturgeon restoration process >>



3:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Owls of New York State
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

The Norrie Point Education Team has prepared a spooky series for the month of October! Join us every Friday to learn about all things creepy, crawly, and mysterious! This week we’ll be looking at New York State's Owls – and what they eat! Specifically, we’ll be learning about some facts about owls in our region, and doing a live owl pellet dissection! 



Saturday - 10/9
 Proposed Cleanup - 23-30 Borden Avenue Development Site (LIC) 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 23-30 Borden Avenue Development, site ID #C241238 (Long Island City, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 9, 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/C241238/

And at:

Queens Library at Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 937-2790

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, New York 11377
(718) 533-8777
Qn02@cb.nyc.gov



9:00 AMReinstein Woods - Birding 101
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 how to identify birds by hiking the trails at Reinstein Woods in search of our fall migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.

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.


10:00 AMFive Rivers: Carnivore Program
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 join two naturalists for an introductory slideshow on the carnivores that can be found here at Five Rivers. We’ll get a chance to handle pelts, skulls, and (fake) scat, as well as learn how to use iNaturalist to record carnivore signs and sightings so you can help us keep track of the wild carnivores that call Five Rivers home.

Recommended for ages 10+. Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, October 6 to register.



2:00 PMFive Rivers: Guided Walk: Fall Foliage Walk
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

Crisp air, crunchy leaves, vivid colors…let’s enjoy Autumn together! This guided walk will look for where color is popping most brightly at Five Rivers on this October weekend.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, October 6 to register.



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