Focus Areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Coastal Communities, Habitat Restoration & Water Quality: Publications

Here is a sampling of publications related to this NYSG Focus Area, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems (Coastal Communities, Habitat Restoration & Water Quality):

Fact Sheets & Reports back to top

Coastal Communities & Habitat Restoration

Allelopathic inhibition of competing phytoplankton by North American strains of the toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense: Evidence from field experiments, laboratory experiments, and bloom events. Hattenrath-Lehmann, T.K., and C.J. Gobler. 2011. Harmful Algae 11:106-116.

An idealized model study of flocculation on sediment trapping in an estuarine turbidity maximum. Xu, F., D-P. Wang, and N. Riemer. 2010. Continental Shelf Research 30(12): 1314-1323.

Biodiversity loss in benthic macroinfaunal communities and its consequence for organic mercury trophic availability to benthivorous predators in the lower Hudson River estuary, USA. Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2009. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58: 1909-1915. Pub ID# 3276.

Bioenergetic responses of a benthic forage fish (Fundulus heteroclitus) to habitat degradation and altered prey community in polluted salt marshes. Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2010. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1566-1584.

Brown Tide in Long Island Bays: An Ecosystem View. NYSG Poster. 2006. 2pp. (pdf)

Clean Boats, Clean Waters. Rack Card. 2013. Mary Penney, New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Oswego, NY. (pdf)

Development of resource shed delineation in aquatic ecosystems. Raikow, D.F., J.F. Atkinson, and T.E. Croley. 2010. Environmental Science & Technology 44(1): 329-334.

The Development and Use of Predictive Models in Great Lakes Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis. Manno, J., R. Smardon, J. DePinto, E.T. Cloyd, S. Del Granado. 2008. 112 pp. (pdf)

Discover the Hudson River: A Hudson River Resource for Teachers and Students. Holochuck, N.  2009. A Partnership of Project WET, NYSG, NYSDEC, NY-NJ HEP, NOAA, et. al, Kingston, NY. 16pp. (Click Here)

The diversity and distribution of toxigenic Microcystis spp. in present day and archived pelagic and sediment samples from Lake Erie. Rinta-Kanto, J.M., M.A. Saxton, J.M. DeBruyn, J.L. Smith, C.H. Marvin, K.A. Krieger, G.S. Sayler, G.L. Boyer, and S.W. Wilhelm. 2009. Harmful Algae 8(3): 385-394. Pub ID# 3213.

Effects of Floc Size and Shape in Particle Aggregation. Atkinson, J.F., R.K. Chakraborti, and J.E. Van Benschoten. 2004. I.G. Droppo, G.G. Leppard, T.M. Milligan and S.N. Liss, editors. Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems. Pages 95-119. CRC Publications.

Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) disease development: I. Dynamics of QPX disease. Dahl, S., M. Perrigault, Q. Liu, J.L. Collier, D.A. Barnes, and B. Allam. 2011. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106(2): 314-321.

Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) disease development: II. Defense parameters. Perrigault, M., S.F. Dahl, E. Pales Espinosa, L. Gambino, and B. Allam. 2011. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106(2): 322-332.

Field performance and QPX disease progress in cultured and wild-type strains of Mercenaria mercenaria in New York waters. Dahl, S.F., J. Thiel, and B. Allam. 2010. Journal of Shellfish Research 29(1): 83-90.

Grazing and virus-induced mortality of microbial populations before and during the onset of annual hypoxia in Lake Erie.  C.J. Gobler, T.W. Davis, S.N. Deonarine, M.A. Saxton, P.J. Lavrentyev, F.J. Jochem, and S.W. Wilhelm. 2008. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 51(2): 117-128.

Great Lakes Ecosystem. Poster. New York Sea Grant. 2004. (click here)

Handling solid-fluid interfaces for viscous flows: Explicit jump approximation vs. ghost cell approaches. Zhang, Q., and P.L.-F. Liu. 2010. Journal of Computational Physics 229: 4225-4246.

Hard Clam Research Initiative: Factors Controlling Mercenaria mercenaria populations in South Shore Bays of Long Island, NY. V. Monica Bricelj. 2009. 43 pp. (background info) (pdf) Also available: a separate 7-page excerpt of the report’s summary and conclusions (pdf)

Hudson River Marina Dredging A guide for marina operators. Holochuck, N.  2005. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Kingston, NY. 23pp. (pdf)

Hudson River Submerged Aquatic Vegetation. Holochuck, N. 2000. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Kingston, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

The influence of anthropogenic nitrogen loading and meteorological conditions on the dynamics and toxicity of Alexandrium fundyense blooms in a New York (USA) estuary. Hattenrath, T.K., D.M. Anderson, and C.J. Gobler. 2010. Harmful Algae 9(4): 402-412.

Influences of prey- and predator-dependent processes on cadmium and methylmercury trophic transfer to mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus). Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2009. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66(5): 836-846.

Information Needs for Lake Ontario: The Great Lakes Regional Research and Information Network Search Conferences. Lauber, T.B., Brown, T.L. 2008. 61 pp. (click here)

Jamaica Bay's Disappearing Marshes. Proceedings. New York Sea Grant. 2004. National Park Service. 55pp. (pdf)

Lake Ontario Watershed Basin Forum: Community Visioning Workshop Series. Summary Report. 2013. Mary Penney, New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Oswego, NY. 67 pp. (pdf) [3 MB file]

Large Lakes of the World. Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant. May 2012. International Association for Great Lakes Research. 2pp. (pdf)

Long Island Bays. Poster. New York Sea Grant. 2004. (click here)

Metal intracellular partitioning as a detoxification mechanism for mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) living in metal-polluted salt marshes. Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2010. Marine Environmental Research. 69: 163-171. Pub ID# 3275.

Modeling flocculation processes of fine-grained particles using a size-resolved method: Comparison with published laboratory experiments. Xu, F.H., D.P. Wang, and N. Riemer. 2008. Continental Shelf Research 28(19): 2668-2677.

Molecular enumeration of an ecologically important cyanophage in a laurentian great lake. Matteson, A.R., S.N. Loar, R.A. Bourbonniere, and S.W. Wilhelm. 2011. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(19): 6772-6779.

Native Plants and Pollinators. Kent, R. 2008. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Riverhead, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

New York Seagrass Experts Meeting: Proceedings and Priority Recommendations. May 2007. 103 pp. (pdf)
Meeting sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Sea Grant, Peconic Estuary Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The Nature Conservancy and the Long Island Sound Study

Nutrient-regulated transcriptional responses in the brown tide forming alga Aureococcus anophagefferens. Wurch, L.L., S.T. Haley, E.D. Orchard, C.J. Gobler, and S.T. Dyhrman. 2011. Environmental Microbiology 13 (2):468-481.

Planting guide: American beach grass. Kent, R., and C. Pickerell. 2000. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Riverhead, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

Planting guide: native grasses. Kent, R., and C. Pickerell. 2000. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Riverhead, NY. 4pp. (pdf)

Planting guide: smooth cordgrass. Kent, R. 2008. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Riverhead, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

Quantitative real-time PCR assay for QPX (Thraustochytriidae), a parasite of the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). Q. Liu, B. Allam, and J.L. Collier. 2009. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(14): 4913-4918. Pub ID# 3254.

Rapid gain and loss of evolutionary resistance to the harmful dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides in the copepod Acartia tonsa. Jiang, X., D. Lonsdale, and C. Gobler. 2011. Limnology and Oceanography 56(3): 947-954.

Relationships between reproduction in suspension-feeding hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria and phytoplankton community structure. R.I.E. Newell, S.T. Tettelbach, C.J. Gobler, and D.G. Kimmel. 2009. Marine Ecology Progress Series 387: 179-196. Pub ID# 3256.

Resource shed definitions and computations. Croley, T.E. II., C. He, J.F. Atkinson and D.F. Raikow. 2007. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-141. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. 35pp.

Shifting abundance of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and the implications for larval bivalve mortality. McNamara, M.E., D.J. Lonsdale, and R.M. Cerrato. 2010. Marine Biology 157(2): 401-412.

Sterol chemotaxonomy of marine pelagophyte algae. Giner, J.-L., H. Zhao, G.L. Boyer, M.F. Satchwell, and R.A. Andersen. 2009. Chemistry & Biodiversity 6(7): 1111-1130. Pub ID# 3253.

Streamside stewardship guide for Hudson Valley Residents. Holochuck, N. 2003. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Kingston, NY. 8pp. (pdf)

Temporal trends of dissolved trace metals in Jamaica Bay, NY: Importance of waste water input and submarine ground water discharge in an urban estuary. Beck, A.J, J.K. Cochran, and S.A. Sañudo-Wilhelmy. 2010. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 535-550.

Tourism & Community Sustainability in the Hudson River Valley, New York: Resident & Visitor Engagement in Three Communities. S.E. Sullivan, R.M. Schuster, and D.M. Kuehn. 2008. New York Sea Grant Institute, Stony Brook, NY. 31 pp. Pub ID# 3200. (background info) (pdf) Also available, summary/keypoints (pdf)

Two-dimensional, two-phase granular sediment transport model with applications to scouring downstream of an apron. Amoundry, L.O., and P.L.-F. Liu. 2009. Coastal Engineering 56(7): 693-702. Pub ID# 3250.

Water-Wise Guide for Home Gardeners. Holochuck, N. 2015. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Kingston, NY. 20pp. (pdf)

What Boaters Should Know About Hudson River Underwater Plant Beds. Holochuck, N. 2001. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Kingston, NY. Brochure. (pdf)



Water Quality

Exploring the Estuary!: A Teacher’s Guide to the New York New Jersey Harbor Estuary Region. Edited by N. Holochuck. 2009. 112 pp. (background info) (pdf)

How to hold a successful pharmaceutical take-back event without outside funding, L. Graham. August 2009. 25 pp. (background info) (pdf)

Impacts of Development on Waterways: Linking Land Use to Water Quality. Keenan, E.  2006. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

Implementing a Municipal Phase II Construction/Post-Construction Stormwater Management Program. Keenan, E.,  Mikulencak, S. 2005. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

Local Authority for Stormwater Management: Reducing the Impacts of Contaminated Stormwater through Local Authority. Keenan, E., Witters, C. 2006. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

The New York NEMO Program. Keenan, E.  2002. New York Sea Grant Brochure. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 1pg.  (pdf)

Nissequogue River: A River of Special Significance. Keenan, E.  2006. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

Nonpoint Source Pollution: New York’s Primary Water Quality Problem. Keenan, E.  2006. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 2pp. (pdf)

Undo the Environmental Chemical Brew: Keep Unwatned Medications & Chemicals Out of the Great Lakes. Fact Sheet. 2011. H. Domske (click here)

For more Coastal Communities & Habitat Restoration fact sheets, reports and other publications, check out the following NYSG Web sites:

Brown Tide Research Initiative

Great Lakes: Botulism in Lakes Erie & Ontario

Hard Clam Research Initiative

Hudson River Estuary

Long Island Sound Lobster Research Initiative

Long Island Sound Study
(Partner Site)

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)



Coastlines Articles back to top

Coastal Communities & Habitat Restoration

Spring/Summer '12: NYSMEA’s ‘Share-A-Thon’ A Success (pdf)

Summer/Fall '11: Genome Sequence Favors Brown Tide (pdf)

Summer/Fall '11: Hudson Tourism (pdf)

Spring '11: Heavy Metal in the Food Chain (pdf)

Spring '11: Dose of Reality: Sea Grant Educates on Unwanted Meds (pdf)

Winter '11: That Settles It: Sediment transport in the Hudson River (pdf)

Winter '11: Winter Sampling in Long Island Sound (pdf)

Fall '09: Exploring the Hudson (pdf)

Fall '09: NYSMEA (New York State Marine Education Association) (pdf)

Fall '08: "We're All Residents of the Great Lakes" (pdf)

Fall '08: Teachers Get a Bird's Eye View (pdf)

Spring '08: Wetlands - Looking Back to the Future (pdf)

Fall '07: Setting the Research Agenda (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: Hudson River Dredging - Problems & Solutions (pdf)

Winter '06: New Wave of Research (pdf)

Summer '04: Are Marshes Losing Ground? (Researcher: Goodbred) (pdf)

Summer '04: Stakeholders Set Great Lakes Priorities (pdf)

Fall '03: Boating on the Hudson (Researcher: Findlay) (pdf)

Fall '03: Board the Barnum (Researcher: Waliser) (pdf)

Fall '02: Restoring Beaver Dam Creek (pdf)

Fall '02: Restoring Great Lakes Wetlands (pdf)

Spring '02: Focus on Research (incl.new LIS ferry research by Waliser, et. al.) (pdf)

Fall '01: Coastal Habitat Restoration/Water Quality (pdf)

Winter '01: Teaching Youth ... about the value of native plants (Overton restoration) (pdf)

Winter '98/99: Restoring Coastal Ecosystems
(incl. Findlay's Phragmites/cattail research) (pdf)


Water Quality

Spring/Summer '12: Sound Research “Gets to the Bottom” of Hypoxia, Red Tide (pdf)

Winter '12: Dose of Reality Campaign (pdf)

Winter '11: New York Sea Grant NEMO Program Addresses Peconic Water Resource Protection (pdf)

Fall '10: A WWWeb of Lake Ontario Learning (pdf)

Fall '10: The Bottom is Tops: Looking at nitrogen in Peconic sediments (pdf)

Fall '10: Scientists and managers discuss nitrogen in NY Bight at workshop (pdf)

Spring '10: Partners Make a Splash with Project WET’s Teacher/Student-friendly “Discover the Hudson (pdf)

Spring '09: A Delicate Balance (pdf)

Spring '09: Return Unwanted Medicines Event a Success (pdf)

Spring '09: Sound Science for Long Island Sound (pdf)

Spring '09: Tracing Sound Inputs via Groundwater (pdf)

Spring '09: Supporting Municipal Natural Resource Protection (pdf)

Spring '08: Larissa Graham is New Long Island Sound Outreach Coordinator for NYSG (pdf)

Fall '06: Sound Reflections (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: Extrogenic Compounds in Urban Waterways (Researcher: McElroy) (pdf)

Fall '05: NEMO - The Next 'Phase' (pdf)

Spring '05: The ABC's of PCBs (Researcher: Scrudato) (pdf)

Fall '03: "Grinches" of the Hudson (Researcher: Cole) (pdf)

Fall '03: Board the Barnum (Resarcher: Waliser) (pdf)

Fall '02: NEMO Rising (pdf)

Fall '02: Small Grants, Big Impacts (pdf)

Spring '02: Focus on Research (incl.new investigation, Researcher: McElroy) (pdf)

Spring '02: Developing New Methods of Toxin Detection (Researcher: Boyer) (pdf)

Fall '01: Clarifying Water Quality (incl. NEMO) (pdf)

Fall '01: Coastal Habitat Restoration/Water Quality (pdf)

Winter '00: "Sweeping" the Lake (Researcher: Breslin) (pdf)

1999: Developing a PSP Toxin Analyzer (Nor'easter magazine - Researcher: Boyer) (pdf)

Fall '99: Sponsoring Sound Research (Researcher: Swanson) (pdf)

Fall '99: Aliens in Our Watershed (Research/Ext.- incl. Fisher) (pdf)


Brown Tide research/extension

Spring/Summer '12: Sound Research “Gets to the Bottom” of Hypoxia, Red Tide (pdf)

Fall '09: Red Tide Takes Up Residence on Long Island (pdf)

Spring '08: Researchers Scrutinize Brown Tide Genes (pdf)

Fall '05: Brown Tide - The Final Chapter (pdf)

Summer '01: Why Does Brown Tide Thrive in Local Waters? (pdf)

Spring/Summer '99: Fitting Together Pieces of the Brown Tide Puzzle (pdf)

Fall '98: Brown Tide Update (pdf)

1998: Insights into In Situ Growth of Algae (Nor'easter magazine) (pdf)

1998: Turning the Tide on Harmful Algal Blooms (Nor'easter magazine) (pdf)


Success Stories back to top

Research back to top

Historical Distribution of Microcystis and its Toxins in Lake Erie Sediments (2010, Boyer, R/CTP-36) Click Here


The Size-Resolving Sediment Transport Model in the Upper Hudson River (2010, Wang / Riemer / Flood, R/CCP-15) Click Here


New Approaches for Assessing Mutagenic Risk of Contaminants in the Long Island Sound Environment (2009, R/CTP-30) (pdf, page 2 of 4)


Monitoring of Bottom Water and Sediment Conditions at Critical Stations in Western Long Island Sound (2009, R/CMC-7) (pdf, page 3 of 4)


Influence of Diet on Safety During Water Activities (2009, R/DP-6) (pdf, page 4 of 4)


Benthification of Great Lakes Ecosystems: A Synergism between Nutrient Reduction and Driessena? (2008, Mills, R/CE-20) (pdf)
NYSG researchers have examined the primary forces that are driving the flow of energy and materials in Great Lakes ecosystems downward from the water column into the lake bottom sediments. Their original “benthification” model is now providing a management tool to municipalities and researchers.


A Ferry-Based Observing System for Long Island Sound: Application to Physical Influences on Hypoxia (2008, Waliser, R/CE-19) (pdf)
A NYSG research project, in partnership with the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Steamboat Company and the National Weather Service, equipped a commercial ferry with a variety of sensors to monitor and collect data about the Long Island Sound as makes its daily transects. In real-time, the data is transmitted for use through the Sound Science Web site.


Distribution and Toxin Profile of Toxic Cyanobacteria in New York State Drinking Waters (2007, Boyer, R/CTP-24) (pdf)
A state-of-the-art laboratory developed by NYSG researchers has pioneered the identification and monitoring of cyanobacteria toxins, analyzed these toxins for a variety of user groups, and accelerated the funding for related water quality research.


The Trophic Interaction between Hard Clams and Natural Assemblages of Phytoplankton (Cerrato, R/FBM-23) (pdf)
NYSG researchers have assessed the relationship among hard clams, phytoplankton and zooplankton, showing that hard clams are not the driving force they once were in Long Island bay food webs. A clam restoration program has been initiated based on the finding that clam filtration can shift phytoplankton populations to species that support strong juvenile clam growth.


Estrogenicity of Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant Effluents: Vitellogenic and Estrogen Receptor Responses in Striped Bass (2007, McElroy, R/CTP-25) Endocrine Disruption in Jamaica Bay: Are Winter Flounder Being Affected? (2007, McElroy, R/CTP-28) (pdf)
In two related projects, Sea Grant researchers have found evidence that endocrine disrupting compounds in effluent from sewage treatment plants and in an urban estuary in the New York metro area have caused some level of feminization of resident winter flounder and striped bass.


Effects of Pesticides on Lobster Health: Trace Level Measurements and Toxicological Assessment at Environmentally Realistic Concentrations (2007, McElroy, R/CTP-27) (pdf)
Sea Grant researchers measured the toxicity of pesticides that may have been implicated in the 1999 lobster die off in Long Island Sound. Techniques developed to measure the pesticides are now sought after nationwide.



Extension back to top

Coastal Change Education in NY’s Hudson River Estuary Region (2012) (pdf)
Understanding how our coastlines change over time informs sound stewardship. In 2011 New York Sea Grant and the Cornell University Institute for Resource Information Sciences provided geospatial training for more than 100 K-12 and community youth educators.


Educating the Next Generation of Concerned Citizens (2012) (pdf)
By using a “teach the teacher” approach in 10 workshops in 2011, NYSG was able to educate 207 teachers who will engage 15,400 students in lessons on critical environmental issues such as water quality and invasive species.


Keeping Unwanted Medicines Out of the Great Lakes (2012) (pdf)
Each day through the improper disposal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products we add unwanted toxins to the finite system of freshwater that is the Great Lakes. In 2011, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) shared this important message with stakeholders to help them learn what they can do to reduce this troubling form of water pollution and thereby protect New York’s aquatic environments.


Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Program Extended to NY (2012) (pdf)
In 2011, New York Sea Grant began a successful Long Island Sound educational initiative with teachers on Long Island in New York state. Twenty-four workshops in Connecticut and New York have educated more than 300 formal and informal K-12 educators and, through them, more than 14,000 students. Funding has been secured to continue these workshops in 2012.


NEMO: Protecting & Restoring Long Island’s Water Resource (2012) (pdf)
For more than 11 years, the New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Program (NYSG NEMO) has delivered the technical resources that Long Island officials need to make informed decisions about water resource protection.


New York Educators Help to Restore Gulf Coast Habitats (2012) (pdf)
In February 2011, a group of 14 New York educators traveled to Louisiana to rebuild tidal wetlands and maritime forest communities devastated by recent natural and man-made events.


Advancing Effective Stormwater Management (2011) (pdf)
Stormwater runoff is one of the top water quality issues on Long Island. A number of waterbodies no longer support shellfishing and swimming. The New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NYSG NEMO) Program helps municipalities improve stormwater management which protects public health, improves water quality, and supports the fishing, tourism, and recreation industries.


Helping Local Leaders Understand Hudson River Shoreline Environments (2011) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant Extension is part of the Hudson River Research Reserve’s Shorelines Project Team, which aims in part to understand how climate change may impact the river’s edge.


Revising the Long Island Sound Study Website (2011) (pdf)With more than 8.8 million residents living in the Long Island Sound (LIS) watershed, the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Communications team — whose mission is to educate LIS watershed residents — must use the most effective and efficient tools possible.


Teaching the Next Generation of Concerned Citizens (2011) (pdf)
In 2010, NYSG worked with 18,160 students and 900 teachers. By using a “teach the teacher” approach, NYSG was able to reach an additional 27,700 students, making the statewide total more than 45,000 students who learned about critical environmental issues such as water quality and invasive species.


Bringing Shoreline Science to New York’s Teachers & Students (2010) (pdf)
In 2009, New York Sea Grant directly worked with 13,500 students and 1,065 teachers. Using a “teach the teacher” approach, NYSG reached an additional 26,625 students, making the statewide total more than 40,000 students who have learned about critical environmental issues such as water quality and invasive species.


Educating and Exciting Youth about Ocean Engineering (2010) (pdf)
In 2009, New York Sea Grant partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create excitement about ocean engineering among young students on Long Island.


Ensuring Healthy Long Island Estuaries (2010) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NYSG NEMO) has assisted the Island’s localities in meeting the significant financial and technical challenges they face in complying with requirements mandated by 2003 federal and state Phase II stormwater regulations.


Exploring the Estuary! NYSG Publishes Teacher Guide to New York—New Jersey Harbor Estuary Region (2010) (pdf
The Exploring the Estuary! guide introduces educators to the premier environmental education organizations focused on the region’s significant waterways and more than 1,000 miles of shoreline from the lower Hudson River through the New York-NJ Harbor to the western end of Long Island Sound.


Keeping Pharmaceuticals Out of New York Waters (2010)  (pdf)
Stony Brook Medical Center contacted New York Sea Grant in response to a letter from Suffolk County Legislator Lynne Nowick asking local hospitals to organize collection events for unwanted medicines.


Bringing Science to the Shore and Into Classrooms (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is dedicated to ensuring a scientifically and environmentally informed citizenry for the future by making science/environmental education a priority issue. By using a “teach the teacher” approach, NYSG can reach thousands of students by increasing the environmental expertise and enthusiasm of classroom teachers and non-formal educators.


Encouraging Environmental Stewardship throughout Long Island Sound Watershed (2009) (pdf)
In 2008, New York Sea Grant joined Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Open Space Stewardship Program to increase stew¬ardship throughout Long Island Sound.


NY Sea Grant Provides Professional Development for NYC Teachers (2009) (pdf)
During 2008 New York Sea Grant launched a series of teacher professional development workshops in New York City. The training sessions helped more than 450 teachers learn to use free or low-cost geospatial resources to study habitat restoration projects in the NY-NJ Harbor area.


Supporting Municipal Natural Resource Protection (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant’s Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program has been addressing municipal stormwater management and nonpoint source pollution control on Long Island since 2001. NEMO currently provides technical expertise and assistance concerning EPA Phase II Stormwater Program compliance to nearly 100 Long Island municipalities.


New Land Use Planning Tool: Informative CD for Communities Concerned with Water Quality (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) provided funding to Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning to help NYSG and Cornell Cooperative Extension develop an educational tool for local decision makers that would give them the background they need to protect water quality while meeting other community goals such as commercial and residential development.


Creating New Ways to Teach Biodiversity in NYS High Schools (2008) (pdf)
In 2007, New York Sea Grant and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History collaborated to create a new and exciting resource to improve the capabilities of grade 5-9 science teachers to teach biodiversity and global climate change in the classroom. Long Island Sound (LIS) lobster mortality research was used to create a curriculum to meet New York State Learning Standards.


Educating the Next Generation of Citizen Stakeholders (2008) (pdf)
NYSG is dedicated to ensuring a scientifically and environmentally informed citizenry for the future by making science/environmental education a priority issue. NYSG utilizes teacher training, curriculum enhancement and education to involve classroom teachers and non-formal educators and their students in meaningful learning experiences.


Assisting Great Lakes Coastal Communities with Sound Land Use Management (2008) (pdf)
One of the major assets of Great Lakes communities in combating the economic doldrums affecting them is local environmental quality. The environment affects not only the tourism industry but many quality of life factors important in attracting and retaining individuals and businesses in the area.


New York Sea Grant Teaches Bird’s Eye View of Hudson River Estuary Watershed (2008) (pdf)
Teaching teachers how to promote watershed stewardship of the Hudson River Estuary Watershed has taken on a new perspective - you might call it a bird’s eye view.


Promoting Cost-Effective Municipal Stormwater Management (2008) (pdf)
Polluted stormwater is a primary cause of impairments to the Long Island Sound, the Peconic Estuary, and the South Shore Estuary Reserve. Collectively, such contaminants as bacteria, sediment, debris, nutrients, and toxic substances pose serious economic as well as human health concerns.

Called to Action: Students Meet Need for Environmental Restoration (2008) (pdf)
Natural habitats are disappearing quickly in New York’s marine district’s coastal zone as natural areas are developed for other uses. Many agencies and programs are working together to preserve existing natural areas, while at the same time restoring suitable altered ecosystems. Citizen involvement in habitat restoration is critical, even at the home landscape level.

New Partner Joins Eastern Lake Ontario Habitat Restoration Efforts (2008) (pdf)
During summer 2007 the NYSG Steward Coordinator assisted Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District in bringing a new partner to the Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetlands Area. The collaboration secured funds for a habitat restoration project and development of an interpretive brochure.


Live Internet Broadcast Brings Students & Scientists to NYC’s Jamaica Bay Marshes (2007) (pdf)
In September 2006, thousands of students in classrooms across the U.S. joined New York Sea Grant (NYSG) for an interactive virtual tour of the dynamic urban estuary in the heart of metropolitan New York City. The real-time EstuaryLive program, hosted by New York and New Jersey Sea Grant, was broadcast via the Internet from the edge of Jamaica Bay’s Big Egg Marsh in Queens, NY.


COSEE Great Lakes Makes a Splash in New York! (2007) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant has helped to make the first year of the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes (GL) a productive and exciting one for educators. COSEE GL is co-funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Sea Grant College Program.


Nissequoque River Watershed Stewardship Initiative Underway (2007) (pdf)
A pilot stewardship program for the Nissequoque River watershed on Long Island is implementing the principles of the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative and advancing the mission of the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2006.


NY Sea Grant Welcomes the World’s Marine Educators, Under Secretary to Brooklyn (2007) (pdf)
The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water — both fresh and salt water. NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies worldwide. The local chapter, the New York State Marine Education Association (NYSMEA), exists to promote marine awareness and encourage the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial, and educational communities. Several New York Sea Grant (NYSG) staffers are members of NMEA and NYSMEA.


Sea Grant/State/Local Business Partnership Develops Hudson River Interpretive Signs (2007) (pdf)
Public education through interpretation encourages stewardship of New York’s natural resources. In partnership with the Hudson Valley Marine Trades Association and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson Estuary Program, New York Sea Grant developed a series of interpretive signs centering on cultural, historic and ecological issues specific to the marina location.


Controlling Pathogens in the Peconic Estuary Drainage Area (2007) (pdf)
Pathogen discharges to Peconic Estuary waters are of concern due to the health risks associated with consumption of contaminated seafood or water contact and ingestion. The New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Program responded to these issues by delivering a Peconic Municipal Pathogen Control workshop.


New York Sea Grant Spearheads First-Ever Great Lakes-Wide Dune Conference (2007) (pdf)
For the first time ever Great Lakes dunes system researchers, educators and resource managers gathered from eight states and Ontario, Canada, to discuss the needs of the system on a comprehensive scale. The dunes system is vital to Great Lakes Basin environmental, ecological, tourism and economic interests. In cooperation with several partners, NYSG Steward Coordinators secured funding, and planned and implemented this groundbreaking conference and its resulting products.


New York Sea Grant: On the Air with Coastal Issues and Information (2007) (pdf)
In early 2006, New York Sea Grant’s Recreation/Tourism Specialist initiated a six-month pilot initiative with WWNY TV 7, a CBS and Fox affiliate in Watertown, to bring Sea Grant’s “message” to the morning masses. As a result of the pilot effort, WWNY renewed the series through 2006 and into 2007.

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