The most complete Environmental Calendar for the Rochester, NY area 

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Rochester Environment Calendar


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The purpose of this Environmental Event Calendar is to make the public aware of all environmental events in the Rochester, NY area that either educate or provide a forum on many of the environmental issues in our area.  Most are free, some require registration, and all are to promote the understanding and movement towards a sustainable environment here. 

To add your event, e-mail it to Frank J. Regan.

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Events listed below are in order & this format: When Where | What

October 2014

  • Mon, Oct 27: 6:30-8:30pm | Penfield Town Hall auditorium, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield NY 14626
    • Butterfly Gardens & Wildlife Habitats Mon, Oct 27: 6:30-8:30pm   Bruce Zaretsky, Zaretsky & Associates, Inc. You know that butterflies are beautiful, butterflies are also important to your garden & our environment & an essential part of our ecosystem.  According to Butterfly-Conservation.org butterflies are: indicators of a healthy environment & healthy ecosystems; important for pollination & natural pest control; & an important element of the food chain & are prey for birds, bats & other insectivorous creatures.  In this presentation you will learn how to create your own butterfly-attracting garden, using plants right outside your door www.butterfly-conservation.org/ facebook.com/savebutterflies  New Environmental Discussion Series   Courtesy of your Penfield Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee Penfield Town Hall auditorium, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield NY 14626
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6 – 8 PM, Cayuga Onondaga BOCES, 1879 West Genesee St. Rd, Auburn, NY
    • Countywide Forum on Manure Runoff in the our Watersheds Countywide Forum: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6 – 8 PM, Cayuga Onondaga BOCES, 1879 West Genesee St. Rd, Auburn, NY The purpose of this forum is to open up a dialogue regarding manure application in light of the manure runoff events that occurred this past winter. This event is being organized by Cayuga County Legislators Keith Batman and Mike Didio with input from the Cayuga County Health Department, Cayuga County Soil and Water, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Niles Town Supervisor Charlie Greene. The forum will provide an opportunity for County residents to voice their opinion, in 3 minutes or less, regarding possible regulations on the spreading of manure on frozen ground and near waterways and streams. People interested in speaking at the forum can pre-register by sending an email to kbatman@cayugacounty.us  with your name and address. For further information, please call Eileen O’Connor, Cayuga County Health Department, at 253-1405.

November 2014

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014, 01:00pm - 05:00pm Rochester, Monroe County
    • Introduction to Solar Policy Workshop Wednesday, November 05, 2014, 01:00pm - 05:00pm Rochester, Monroe County The Introduction to Solar Policy Workshop provides local policymakers with the basic strategies and best practices used to develop a regulatory framework to support a growing solar market. Participants in this half-day event will learn how to take advantage of economic development opportunities offered by solar development through smart policies and local programs. The workshop will review nationally accepted planning and zoning best practices, strategies to reduce administrative burdens through transparent and streamlined permitting processes, and programs that expand financing options and drive adoption of cost-effective solar projects. Policymakers that complete this course are eligible to receive free one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their jurisdiction.
  • November 5, 2014 Radisson Conference Center, Rochester, NY
  • Saturday, 11/15/14, 9 AM 5 PM | Textor Hall, Ithaca College
    • Saturday, 11/15/14, 9 AM 5 PM (Ithaca) COLLATERAL DAMAGE FROM FRACKING: Preventing Impacts on Communities An action oriented conference: Learn what you can do about fracking Infrastructure, air pollution, waste disposal, transportation Textor Hall, Ithaca College Opening speaker: David Slottje, Esq., Community Environmental Defense Council More info and registration here: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c14db32ebd0e8d4e4aef4e85d&id=94542d13c4&e=dfae976fcb
  • Friday November 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  | Hobart and William Smith Colleges Scandling Center 300 Pulteney St. Vandervort Room Geneva, NY 14456 
    • 2014 Finger Lakes Research Conference November 21, 2014 Conserving the Finger Lakes: Invasive Species, Climate Change, and Anthropogenic Influences This year’s program will focus on threats to the Finger Lakes and showcase research and strategies to combat them. Presentations will be made on emerging contaminants, invasive species, nutrient management and more. A poster session will also be held with prizes awarded to the best undergraduate and graduate poster. 


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On-going programs with multiple dates

Oftentimes events are a series that have many dates.  Rather than try and list each separate date, I'm making a link to the series.  Please check them:

  • DEC Accepting Applications for 2014 Summer Camp Program Registration Begins January 22, Camp Begins June 29 Trapper Education Course Offered at Two Camps This Year The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be accepting online applications for its 67th Annual Summer Camp Program starting January 22, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The 2014 camp season begins June 29. "For more than six decades, DEC's environmental education summer camps have nurtured New York's youth to become stewards of our state's natural resources," said Commissioner Martens. "Campers explore the outdoors under the guidance of caring camp staff, learning about the natural world and their place in it. We're looking forward to another great summer of welcoming youth to our facilities and sharing a love and respect for the outdoors." (January 22, 2014) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 
  • Check out this great on-going program ‘Sustainable Saturdays’: "Sustainable Saturdays Rochester Greenovation 1199 East Main Street 494-7100 or email at info@rochestergreen.org   Sustainability is our Life! The 2nd Saturday of every month is A Sustainable Saturday: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 & December 14. Each month will feature different organizations.  We’re open 9am-4pm.   Our mission is to show the interconnectedness of all life through education & networking.  We'll be partnering with a combination of 60 artists, environmental groups, food vendors, green businesses, libraries, museums & schools.   Stop in to shop, donate items to keep them out of the landfill, talk with the organizations, buy some food & network with old & new friends.   We look forward to you joining us on this new adventure!   www.rochestergreen.org/
  • Neighborhood Seed Library at the Monroe Branch library | Join the neighborhood seed exchange! Beginning today, May 7, get free vegetable, flower and herb seeds (including some heirloom) from the Children's Room of the Monroe Branch library (809 Monroe Avenue) to plant in your own garden. When you pick up your seeds, also take some envelopes. In the Fall when you harvest your goodies, gather and dry some of the seeds your plants produced, stick them in your envelope, label and bring them back for someone to "borrow" next year. Check out Monroe Branch Children's Room  for pictures and details. Library hours are:  Mon 12:00-8:00, Tues 10:00-6:00, Wed 12:00-8:00, Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-2:00, Sun Closed. Telephone: 585-428-8202

Other Online Environmental Calendars

We have a lot of environmentalists in our area and most have events going on, check below for their calendars.

Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Rt. 89 Savannah, NY 13146 (315) 365-3580 "The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the National Audubon Society. The MAC houses a large exhibit area, classroom, nature store, office area, auditorium, and a meeting room. On its 198 acres, there are five different types of habitat, two restored freshwater marshes, a one-mile hiking trail, and an all-access observation platform. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) is one of the largest conservation projects in the nation for reclamation of important wildlife and wetland habitat. The complex is a crucial migration stopover point for migrating waterfowl in the northeast. Audubon New York operates the center, in partnership with the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and Pheasants Forever in the planning of educational and interpretative programs and exhibits. "

Montezuma Audubon Center kicks off the summer Home School Nature Series   CHILDREN WILL Explore wetland birds, insects, and plants   The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to announce the Summer Home School Nature Series that will focus on wetland birds, insects, and plants. This elementary education series for children ages 5-12 will teach environmental awareness, science, and appreciation of nature through the study of wetlands. During this three month series, home-schooled children will explore wetlands through classroom lessons, a field trip, and a project designed to enhance bird habitat at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Choose from one of the three sessions each month: Thursdays 10:00 am to noon; Fridays 10:00 am to noon, and Fridays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.    June 27&28: Wild About Wetland Birds Wetlands are very important for wildlife and for humans! Homeschoolers will explore a nearby marsh and the birds that live there. Great blue herons, great egrets, red-winged blackbirds and more will be studied to understand how these creatures use a marsh. Fee: $7/child.   July 25&26: Wild About Wetland Insects Wetlands are home to many kinds flying and crawling insects! Children will dip nets into a marsh to collect these small creatures and then study them under a microscope to assess the quality of the wetland. Fee: $7/child.   August 29&30: Wild About Wetland Plants Plants are an important part of a wetland ecosystem but not all plants are created equal. Homeschoolers will canoe around a wetland to learn about marsh plants and the animals that use them. The children will also remove some invasive plants from the wetland to improve the habitat for birds and other wildlife. Fee: $10/child.     Register and pay as you go or register for the entire series. $22/child/entire series; $20/entire series for each additional child.   Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information about the Montezuma Audubon Center, please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.   Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146   Dedicated to Enhancing the Habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex & Surrounding Important Bird Areas. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s First Globally Significant Important Bird Area.   The Center is Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm   http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma