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Week of 11 October, 2020
Sunday - 10/11
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 - 10/12
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 - 10/13
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: STEM in the Schoolyard for K–5
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

Educators of students in grades K–5 are invited to explore STEM activities designed to be led in any schoolyard. 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.


Wednesday - 10/14
1:00 PMReinstein Woods - Wild Wednesday
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5.

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.


Thursday - 10/15
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.



5:30 PMReinstein Woods - Evening Migration Walk
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

As the sun sets, discover which animals are migrating and how those that stay are preparing for winter.

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.


6:00 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



Friday - 10/16
 Proposed Cleanup - 57 Alexander Street Site (Yonkers) 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 proposed plan to address contamination related to the 57 Alexander Street Site (Yonkers, Westchester County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 16, 2020.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (English y Español).



9:00 AMCentral NY ReLeaf Webinar: Municipal tree ordinances and associated management i
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8e1e51a...
Contact  urbanforestry@dec.ny.gov

Join NY ReLeaf’s Central NY Region for an urban forestry webinar on municipal tree ordinances. Tree ordinances are a core part of a community’s urban forestry program but writing and updating ordinances can be a challenge. Join us to learn tips and techniques to write your first ordinance or update an existing one to help your community on its path to a strong urban forestry program.

Presenters:

Jeanne Grace, ISA Certified Arborist, City of Ithaca, “Updating Ithaca’s Ordinance”

Ithaca has recently improved their Site Plan Review Ordinance which regulates how trees are addressed in the planning and development of a site. Jeanne will discuss the process of updating their ordinance and challenges and lessons from along the way

Jim Maloney, ISA Certified Arborist, National Grid, “How we can use Mary Shelby’s Frankenstein to build our first tree ordinance”

Jim will discuss methods to expeditiously guide the process of building a tree ordinance and provide recommendations to avoid pitfalls and have a smoother process to declaring “It’s alive!”

Laura Ayers, esq., will present an over view of the legal concerns that municipal infrastructure, easements, and managing urban trees can lead, and what to keep in mind when writing or updating a tree ordinance

Registration required: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8e1e51ae31e7f628a4068f1a3edf1644



Saturday - 10/17
 Draft Investigation Plan - 130 St. Felix St. Site (Brooklyn) 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the 130 Saint Felix Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through October 17, 2020.

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



 Proposed Cleanup - 1130 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo) 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 1130 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo, Erie County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 17, 2020.

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



 Proposed Cleanup - Hurwitz Company Site (Buffalo) 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 Hurwitz Company Site (Buffalo, Erie County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 17, 2020.

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



10:00 AMFive Rivers Feathered Friends: BIRDSEED ORDER PICK UP
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

If you ordered birdseed from the Friends of Five Rivers, your order will be ready on this date. Please plan to pick it up then. Our friendly volunteers will load the seed into your vehicle. Thank you in advance for remaining in your vehicle. See you there, rain or shine. If you have any questions, please call the Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295.

All individuals will practice social distancing (6 feet apart) and wearing a mask is required. Thank you for your understanding. 



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