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On YouTube, On Air, In Photos: Lake Ontario Property Owners Sought for High Water Impact Survey More>


Workshops Address Future Lake Ontario Weather Extremes in NY More>

  • Final Report: Future Scenarios (December 2015) (pdf)

  • Process Report:  Future Scenarios (April 2016) (pdf)


Storm Stories of Eastern Lake Ontario, North Sandy Pond Needed More>

  • May 21-22, 2015 Public Listening Sessions to Help Create First-Ever Climatology Resource for Lake Ontario, Will Inform Channel Management Planning More>

NYSG Partners for Workshop Series Examining NYSDEC Great Lakes Action Agenda More>

  • NYSDEC and NY Sea Grant Announce $89K in Grants for Great Lakes Basin Projects More>


On YouTube: Two NY Sea Grant Educators Receive Awards at Great Lakes Network Meeting More>
New York Sea Grant's Coastal Community Development Specialist, Mary Penney, and Coastal Education Specialist, Helen Domske, are recipients of awards voted on by Sea Grant-ers from programs in the nine Great Lakes states. Also shared at this June 2014 Sea Grant conference was the latest regional news on invasive species partnerships as well as impacts from the harmful algae blooms that have been cropping up around the Great Lakes. 


On Air:  New Survey Hopes to Boost Oswego County Tourism Industry More>
In early 2014, New York Sea Grant, SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations and several other Oswego County groups launched a comprehensive survey pilot program to better understand the area's recreation and tourism industry.


Connecting in with New York's Coastal Communities
Launched in 2011, New York Sea Grant's Coastal Community Development Program currently drives forward with its efforts under a single commonality: New York Great Lakes coastal communities depend on healthy ecosystems for their economic vitality.

"Things like changing weather patterns, invasives species, population growth and recreational pressure are potential threats to natural resources, which often drive regional economics," says NYSG's Coastal Community Development Specialist Mary Penney. "With a number of stakeholder interests such as local governments, businesses, planners, resource managers, an understanding of Great Lakes ecosystems can be complicated but vital in decision-making processes."

  • Deadline Extended for NYSG and SUNY Oswego Launch Business Retention and Expansion Pilot Program in Oswego County More>
    As announced earlier this year, nearly 600 recreation and tourism businesses in Oswego County have an opportunity to help local and county leaders and residents better understand the issues facing locally-owned businesses in today’s economy. In mid-May, it was announced that the deadline was extended through the end of the month to return surveys related to this pilot program.

  • NYSG and SUNY Oswego Launch Business Retention and Expansion Pilot Program in Oswego County More>
    Nearly 600 recreation and tourism businesses in Oswego County will have an opportunity to help local and county leaders and residents better understand the issues facing locally-owned businesses in today’s economy.

How Nesting Birds Avoid Predators More>
In this colorful fact sheet, NYSG teamed up with birding experts to describe some of the strategies birds use to protect themselves from their natural predators.


NYSG Specialists and Sea Grant Network Campaigns Lauded for Their Successes More>
From a Visionary Career Leadership Award to Two Top 100 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Success Stories, New York Sea Grant specialists were acknowledged this year for their work in maintaining seafood safety standards and keeping pharmaceuticals, personal care products and invasive species out of New York's waterways.


Lake Ontario Ecosystem Public Forums More>


New York Sea Grant Relocates Great Lakes Office at SUNY Oswego More>


Public Invited to Lake Ontario Visioning Workshops September 24-29, 2012 More>

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