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Week of 21 February, 2021
Sunday - 2/21
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 2/22
10:00 AMFive 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

Family Field Trips

Enhance your family’s scientific learning this winter by scheduling a Family Fieldtrip to Five Rivers! Meet a Friends naturalist to head afield for one of four offerings: Animal Tracking, Snowman Birdfeeders, Snowshoeing, and Sap to Syrup. (Sap to Syrup is offered in March only and runs at additional times. See Registration Form for details.)
Who: Families or friend groups (maximum 8 participants Friends naturalist)
* 2 adults required on every fieldtrip
What: Nature field trip; visit www.FriendsofFiveRivers.org for topics and outing descriptions
When: 10:00–11:30 AM or 1:30–3:00 PM on Mondays (begins January 4)
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $10 for members/$15 for non-members
Questions: Contact Nancy at gsp5rivers@outlook.com for further information
Registration: www.FriendsofFiveRivers.org

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.  



1:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Tree Pruning How-To
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Tune in and join DEC forester and certified arborist Dan for a Facebook LIVE, where he’ll cover everything you’ve ever wondered about tree pruning and give a live demonstration. 



1:30 PMFive 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

Family Field Trips

Enhance your family’s scientific learning this winter by scheduling a Family Fieldtrip to Five Rivers! Meet a Friends naturalist to head afield for one of four offerings: Animal Tracking, Snowman Birdfeeders, Snowshoeing, and Sap to Syrup. (Sap to Syrup is offered in March only and runs at additional times. See Registration Form for details.)
Who: Families or friend groups (maximum 8 participants Friends naturalist)
* 2 adults required on every fieldtrip
What: Nature field trip; visit www.FriendsofFiveRivers.org for topics and outing descriptions
When: 10:00–11:30 AM or 1:30–3:00 PM on Mondays (begins January 4)
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $10 for members/$15 for non-members
Questions: Contact Nancy at gsp5rivers@outlook.com for further information
Registration: www.FriendsofFiveRivers.org

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.  



Tuesday - 2/23
1:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Winter Tree ID
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Tag along with DEC forestry staff Bryan and Kelsey for a walk in the woods and an intro on winter tree ID.


Wednesday - 2/24
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 2/25
 Proposed Cleanup - Haz-O-Waste Site (Lenox) 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 Haz-O-Waste (Northeast Environmental Services), site ID #727003 (Lenox, Madison County) within New York’s State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 25, 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/727003/

And, once reopened, at:

Canastota Public Library
102 West Center Street
Canastota, NY 13032
(315) 697-7030



9:00 AMFive Rivers: Guided Walk: Pandemic Perambulating
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

Guided Walk: Pandemic Perambulating
Stuck indoors with the pandemic getting you down? Get up and get out! Join us for an easy- paced walk to get some fresh air and enjoy a little socially distant company. Dress for the weather.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by the Monday prior to register.

In the event of severe weather, these programs may be canceled.

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.  



6:30 PMVirtual BOW in the SNOW 2021 - Ice Fishing
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68.html
Contact  Katrina Talbot
katrina.talbot@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online

Since we can't get together in person for BOW in the SNOW 2021, DEC is bringing the workshop into your homes. Join us for one or all of our webinars during the month of February.

This virtual workshop is open to women of all ages and is free!

  • Session 1: Winter Recreation - Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • Session 2: Direction/Compass - Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Session 3: Knowing Knots - Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • Session 4: Winter Wellness - Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Session 5: Ice Fishing - Thursday, February 25, 2021

Join us and discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors this winter. Register for the workshop now

For questions or more information, contact Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.



Friday - 2/26
 Brownfield App. - 5 Westchester Plaza Site (Greenburgh) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 5 Westchester Plaza, site ID #C360205. This site is located in the Town of Greenburgh, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 5 Westchester Plaza. Public comments about the application must be submitted by February 26, 2021.

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/C360205/

And, once reopened, at:

Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523



 Draft Investigation Plan - Hertel and Foundry 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Hertel and Foundry Site #C915359 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through February 26, 2021.

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/C915359/

And, once reopened, at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Central Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203
716-858-8900

North Park Branch Library
975 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216
716-875-3748



 Proposed Cleanup - 1440-1460 39th Street 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 proposal to address contamination related to the 1440-1460 39th Street, site ID #C224311 (Brooklyn, Kings) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 26, 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/C224311/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Borough Park Library*
1265 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel.: 718-437-4085

Brooklyn Community Board No. 12
5910 13th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel.: 718-437-4085



 Proposed Cleanup - CE - Ossining Former MGP Site OU1 (Ossining) 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 CE - Ossining Former MGP Site – Operable Unit 1, site ID #360172 (Ossining, Westchester County) within New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 26, 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/360172/

And, once reopened, at:

Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 941-2416
https://ossininglibrary.org/at-the-library/



 Proposed Cleanup - CE Hunts Point MGP Off-site (Bronx) 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 CE Hunts Point MGP Off-site, site ID #203112 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 26, 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/203112/

And, once reopened, at:

Office of the Borough President
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
718-590-3500

New York Public Library
Hunts Point Branch
877 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459
718-617-0338

Bronx Community Board 2
1029 E 163rd St.
Bronx, NY 10459
718-328-9125



 Proposed Cleanup - Turk Hill Park 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 Turk Hill Park, site ID #828161 (Fairport, Monroe County) within New York’s State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 26, 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/828161/

And, once reopened, at:

Fairport Public Library
1 Fairport Village Landing
Fairport, New York 14450
(585) 223-9091

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – Region 8 Headquarters
6272 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, New York 14414
(585) 226-2466



12:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Sea Level Rise
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Join us from Norrie Point Environmental Center as Hudson River Estuary Program Educator, Maija, talks about sea level rise.  

Learn more about Norrie Point here >>



Saturday - 2/27
 Proposed Cleanup - Hope Street Project 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Hope Street Project, site ID #C224281 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 27, 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/C224281/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library –
Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street at Leonard St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-486-6006

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



10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Family Snowshoe Hike
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 the woods on snowshoes. We will still walk if there is no snow. $15.00/person; Friends members = $10.00.

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 required; register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events
  • *Registration for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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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