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Week of 29 January, 2023
Sunday - 1/29
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Monday - 1/30
 Draft Investigation Plan - Ridgeway Phase VI Site (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
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 Ridgeway Phase VI site #C360231 (Yonkers, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through January 30, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360231/

And at:

Yonkers Public Library
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 375-7940



 Proposed Cleanup - 210 Greenpoint Ave Redevelopment (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
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 210 Greenpoint Avenue Redevelopment site #C224348 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 30, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224348/

And at:

Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-4394

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-0009


 Proposed Cleanup - 737 4th Avenue Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
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 737 4th Avenue Site #C224332 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 30, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224332/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Sunset Park
4201 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 435-3648

Brooklyn Community Board 7
4201 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 854-0003


12:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Maple Sugaring at Home
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

Learn how to make maple syrup at home in time for the sap run. Spend an hour with a Friends naturalist learning how to identify a maple tree, tap a spile, and collect sap. View one method for evaporating sap to syrup at home and ask questions before leaving with a spile and a smile. Preregistration is required. Visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs tab for more information or to register.

For: Individuals, families, friends (6 people maximum per session)

When: Mondays, January 23 or 30 or February 6 or 13 at 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM; or Fridays, January 27, February 3 or 17 at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM

Where: Meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building

Fee:  Friends members = $15/individual or $20/family; Non-members = $20 + $5/each additional participant (fee includes spile and reference booklet) 



5:00 PMSubpart 217-5 Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  James Clyne
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing a revision to 6 NYCRR Subpart 217-5 Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program and attendant revisions to Part 200 General Provisions. DEC will accept written comments through 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2023.

Written comments may be submitted to:

NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3254
ATTN: James Clyne, P.E.


Tuesday - 1/31
6:00 PMPublic Comment Hearing - Iroquois Enhancement by Compression (ExC) Project
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/126855.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz
(518) 402-9167
Location  Online / Virtual

A legislative hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 621 (Uniform Procedures) to receive unsworn comments from the public on the ASF applications will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted electronically through Webex.

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies who may be affected by the project are invited to attend the hearing and comment on the ASF applications. Instructions on how to attend the hearing are provided below, or by calling (518) 402-9003.

Persons wishing to comment on the applications will have the opportunity to make a statement at the public comment hearing. Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 a.m. January 30, 2023. Any person may listen to the hearing by phone without preregistering.

To register to attend the public hearing virtually, go to https://meetny.webex.com/weblink/register/r19e078f13ffc394dc15aee678fa44041. After registering, you will receive an email with the details on how to join the Webex.

To join by phone only without registering:
Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 161 512 9806
Password: 93526632



 Public Meeting - Proposed Cleanup for SYW-12 Site (Syracuse)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

A public meeting has been scheduled on Tuesday January 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Salina Town Hall, 201 School Road, Liverpool, NY 13088 regarding a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the SYW-12 Site #734075A (Syracuse, Onondaga County) within New York’s State Superfund Program.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the cleanup and how to participate in the upcoming virtual meeting.


Wednesday - 2/1
1:30 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Talk and Trek Growths Called Galls
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

Learn about the natural world with a Friends naturalist. Preregistration is required. For detailed information, including fees, or to register, visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs” tab for “Talk and Trek.”

Growths Called Galls: Search for galls to learn where and how they form, and what treasures they hold. Wednesdays, January 25, February 1 and 8 (rain date Feb. 15), from 1:30–3:00 PM   



6:00 PMCommunity Air Monitoring Initiative Progress Mount Vernon Yonkers New Rochelle
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/125320.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Community Meeting on Community Air Monitoring Initiative Progress

Opportunities for Public Input and Review of Work Underway in Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a meeting to provide progress updates for communities participating in the 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative. Mobile air monitoring began in September 2022 in Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle. This first round meeting will help DEC gather community input to target emission sources and future strategies to reduce air pollution in the community, including the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. 
 
At the meeting, DEC staff will provide an overview of the initiative and present a preliminary overview of the first quarter of air monitoring results specific to each community. Information presented will include how and where the air monitoring is conducted on the street level and how DEC will compile and analyze the data to identify potential contributors of emissions for each pollutant being monitored. Preliminary data collection is now underway and results will be provided once additional information is compiled. 
 
DEC will also provide an update on progress of establishing community advisory committees to engage with local stakeholders throughout this initiative. DEC will continue to hold regular meetings over the next year to update the community on the progress of the air monitoring and to provide a forum for input. Staff from DEC's Division of Air Resources and the Office of Environmental Justice will be available to answer questions and respond to feedback. 

Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle 
When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at 6 p.m. 
Meeting Number: 161 264 4870 
Meeting Password: Airmeeting3  
Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500  

 
For more information about the Community Air Monitoring Initiative, visit the DEC website at https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/125320.html   
 
Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request. Requests should be received 10 calendar days before each meeting, but DEC will make every effort to fulfill requests received closer to the meeting date. Requests can be directed to the NYSDEC Office of Communication Services, either by mail (address: NYSDEC, Office of Communication Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-4500), by telephone (518-402-8044) or by e-mail (language@dec.ny.gov). 


Thursday - 2/2
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Talk and Trek Exploring Winter
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

Learn about the natural world with a Friends naturalist. Preregistration is required. For detailed information, including fees, or to register, visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs” tab for “Talk and Trek.”

Exploring Winter: Head outdoors to discover life under, in, and above the snow, with Donald Stokes’ book, Guide to Nature in Winter, to prompt us. Thursdays, January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 from 10:00–11:30 AM   



4:00 PMReinstein Woods - Educator Workshop: Project WET
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

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) helps teachers use water to teach English language arts, science, math, and more. Participants will receive a free Activity Guide 2.0 that features 64 field-tested activities focusing on the physical properties of water, water quality and what impacts it, and people’s relationship to water throughout their lives. Register online at reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops.

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.


Friday - 2/3
 BCP Amendment App. - Post Road Corridor Site (White Plains) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) major amendment application for a site known as Post Road Corridor - White Plains, site ID #C360129. This site is located in the City of White Plains, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 77 West Post Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by February 3, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360129/

And at:

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Ave
White Plains, NY 10601



 Draft Investigation Plan - 210 Douglass Street Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
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 210 Douglass Street site #C224316 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through February 3, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224316/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Carroll Gardens Branch
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 596-6972

Brooklyn - Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401
(718) 643-3027



12:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Maple Sugaring at Home
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

Learn how to make maple syrup at home in time for the sap run. Spend an hour with a Friends naturalist learning how to identify a maple tree, tap a spile, and collect sap. View one method for evaporating sap to syrup at home and ask questions before leaving with a spile and a smile. Preregistration is required. Visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs tab for more information or to register.

For: Individuals, families, friends (6 people maximum per session)

When: Mondays, January 23 or 30 or February 6 or 13 at 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM; or Fridays, January 27, February 3 or 17 at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM

Where: Meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building

Fee: Friends members = $15/individual or $20/family; Non-members = $20 + $5/each additional participant (fee includes spile and reference booklet)   



3:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Winter Birdseed Sale Pickup
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

Friends of Five Rivers is offering a winter birdseed sale fundraiser! Order online at www.FriendsofFiveRivers.org under the “Events and Activities” tab. 

Please call Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295 if you have questions.

Order Deadline: January 20

Order Pickup:

Friday, February 3, 3:00–5:00 PM and

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Note: We cannot store birdseed for later pickup



Saturday - 2/4
10:00 AMFive Rivers: How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe
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

Learn the basics of snowshoeing: how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk, and turn. Then we'll go outside to put our new skills to work on a short walk. 

Snowshoe rental fees are waived for this program. 

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 1, to register. 

The trail walk will be conducted without snowshoes if there is insufficient snow.   



 Five Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Winter Birdseed Sale Pickup
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

Friends of Five Rivers is offering a winter birdseed sale fundraiser! Order online at www.FriendsofFiveRivers.org under the “Events and Activities” tab. 

Please call Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295 if you have questions.

Order Deadline: January 20

Order Pickup:

Friday, February 3, 3:00–5:00 PM and

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Note: We cannot store birdseed for later pickup



12:00 PMReinstein Woods - Winter Wonderland in the Woods
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

Discover the woods in winter! Try snowshoes or cross-country skis for free. Make snow art, enjoy ice fishing demonstrations, winter crafts for kids, and more. Refreshments for sale. For more information, visit www.reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959. 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.


4:00 PMFive Rivers: Family Fun, I BIRD NY: Meet Argo, then Take an Owl Prowl
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

First meet Argo, our visitor center’s barred owl. Learn about some of the many adaptations that allow owls to live in our area. Then take a walk outside to find out which owls are active. You might be surprised to discover that February is a very active time for many of them. 

As a bonus, we’ll learn to recognize owl calls, so next time you hear one, you’ll know WHOOO is calling.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 1 to register.



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