Mary Penney, New York Sea Grant, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oswego, NY, March 27, 2013 - New York Sea Grant is looking for a few good college and graduate students to spend the 2013 summer outdoors as Launch Stewards at venues in Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, including on Sodus Bay, Henderson Harbor, Oneida Lake, and the Salmon River Reservoir.
The student-stewards will provide public outreach to boaters on ways to minimize and prevent aquatic invasive species (AIS) in local waters. They will participate in educational outreach, watercraft inspection demonstrations, data collection, and reporting.
The stewards also write informational articles published by local media outlets, including the Oswego County Weeklies, Jefferson County Journal, and Lure of the Lake.
New York Sea Grant Coastal Community Development Specialist Mary Penney will supervise the Launch Stewards. Uniforms will be provided to help the public identify the Stewards and they will use a standardized protocol New York Sea Grant has helped develop for water steward programs statewide.
The full PDF announcement of the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward opportunity with position description and qualifications is online (click here
). Applications will be accepted online at email@example.com
. Contact Mary Penney at New York Sea Grant, SUNY Oswego, 315-315-3042 for more details.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed
to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our
aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated
services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental
sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
Lakes resources since 1971.
For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org
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