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10/06/201711/13/2017 2017 NY Sea Grant Watercraft Inspection Program Leader Webinar Starts October 19 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: This new webinar series offers watercraft inspection program leaders and those interested in developing a program the opportunity to learn about exciting, recent advances in aquatic invasive science.
09/25/201710/29/2017 Invasive Species a Worry for Scallop Fisheries | Aquatic Invasive Species / Research - News: Scientists are concerned about the impact of an invader on local fisheries, as it can cause a number of challenges for the famous Atlantic sea scallop.
10/07/201710/29/2017 On Air: NY Sea Grant Posts “Info Bursts” on Great Lakes Issues | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - Press Release: Topics for the 60-second CurrentCast segments include: protecting pets from algal bloom, Great Lakes rip currents, lakefront landscaping, the Erie Canal, invasive species, microbeads and coastal education.
06/29/201610/29/2017 Poster: The Great Lakes Basin | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: This comprehensive publication takes a look at The Great Lakes — Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario — which contain 20% of the world’s fresh surface water. Examined is the Lakes' geology, early and modern history and stressors, including invasive species, harmful algal blooms and more.
06/29/201610/29/2017 Booklets: New York State Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Plants & Animals | Aquatic Invasive Species - News: Two revised full-color publications - produced by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation with assistance from NYSG, among others - list all the State's banned and regulated plants and animals.
10/10/201710/11/2017 On YouTube: Students Learn About Area's Fragile Dune System | Aquatic Invasive Species - News: New York Sea Grant Extension Aide Brittney Rogers, a planner of the event, offered a food web activity to show students the effects of introducing invasive species into aquatic ecosystems.
10/10/201710/11/2017 In Photos: Sea Grant Brings GLEEE to A-Z Summer Education Workshop on Lake Ontario | New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange - News: Using the “teach-the-teacher” workshop approach in which teachers interact with scientists, NYSG coastal education programming prepares hundreds of teachers to educate and engage thousands of students as the next generation of Great Lakes-literate citizens.
10/26/201510/02/2017 2015 Webinar Series | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection: Resources are now available from the individual webinar sessions in the series, which focuses on the logistics of starting and managing the watercraft inspection component of a water-based stewardship program.
04/13/201509/10/2017 NY Sea Grant Adds Coastal Processes, Watercraft Inspection Training Staff | General - News: Two new positions housed at Wayne County Cooperative Extension, Newark, NY
03/01/201209/10/2017 Celebrating 40 Years in the Great Lakes | New York Coastlines, Winter 2012: With so many of its user groups – from anglers and educators to elected officials and researchers – strongly tied to these coastal resources in the Great Lakes, New York Sea Grant hosted and participated in a variety of 40th anniversary lectures and receptions this past fall.
12/19/201109/10/2017 NYS Conservationist Magazine Examines NYSG's First 40 Years | NYSG @ 40 - News: Recreational and commercial fishermen, seafood businesses, municipalities, researchers and educators—these are some of the important stakeholders that are served by New York Sea Grant, now in its 40th year of Bringing Science to the Shore.
11/02/201109/10/2017 New York Sea Grant Building Partnerships at SUNY-ESF | NYSG @ 40 - News: NYSG's Associate Director, Dr. Kathy Bunting-Howarth, visited ESF this fall for a presentation about NYSG's 40 years of "Bringing Science to the Shore." "This presentation is an opportunity to introduce Sea Grant to a new generation of researchers, students, policymakers and anyone making decisions about the resources of New York's coastlines," Bunting-Howarth said.
06/02/201109/10/2017 NYSG's Great Lakes Research Featured at IAGLR | : Sea Grant programs, including New York, were in attendance at the 54th International Conference on Great Lakes Research.
09/10/201009/10/2017 Great Lakes Ecosystem Poster | Publications: Posters: This illustration captures some of those stories about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Big fish are eating little fish. Exotic species are insinuating themselves in the food chains of long-time residents.
07/16/200909/09/2017 A Delicate Balance | New York Coastlines, Spring 2009: NYSG announces 14 new research projects for '09, valued at $3.64 million. These include a sportfishing study exploring strategies to help sustain Lake Ontario's coastal community economies; research on VHS, a fish disease affecting a number of key Great Lakes species; tracing Long Island Sound inputs of nitrogen via groundwater; forecasting ecosystem effects of the "bloody-red shrimp," a new Lake Ontario invasive; and the impact of alewives on their prey populations.
01/06/201109/09/2017 2011 Boating Campaign | Clean and Safe Boating Methodology: Clean and safe boating and how boaters, anglers and other water recreation users can prevent and slow the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York waters will be the focus of the 2011 Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign.
02/28/201406/14/2017 On YouTube: NYSG's Watercraft Inspection How-To Video | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: In this nearly 7 minute video, NYSG's launch stewards illustrate how you can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species while enjoying your recreational time on New York's waters.
04/02/201506/14/2017 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Leaders Workshop Set for May 1 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: This day-long workshop is for those interested in starting a new watercraft inspection program or in standardizing an existing water-based steward program that includes watercraft inspection.
08/10/201306/14/2017 Brochure/Rack Card: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! / Clean Boats, Clean Waters | New York Coastlines, Summer 2013: This eight-panel brochure and two-panel rack card provide boaters with how-to tips for slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and profiles for some AIS of concern.
12/15/201306/14/2017 On YouTube: NYSG's Launch Stewards Educate on Aquatic Invasives | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: NYSG's Launch Stewards offered voluntary watercraft inspection education this past summer to motorized and non-motorized boaters at over a dozen launch sites around eastern Lake Ontario.
12/04/201306/14/2017 On YouTube: Volunteers battle water chestnut growth in Oswego County | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: As seen on YNN TV, a group of volunteers, including members of New York Sea Grant's Waterfront Launch Steward Program, gathered in Oswego County one Saturday morning in mid-July 2013 to help battle this invasive species that has taken over several bodies of water in that area.
05/15/201406/14/2017 On YouTube: Sea Grant's Launch Stewards and Related Programs Help Prevent Invasive Species' Spread | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The student-stewards provide watercraft inspection training and public outreach to boaters at select launch ramps along Lake Ontario shoreline spanning seven counties.
05/27/201406/14/2017 Publications Spotlight: How Nesting Birds Avoid Predators | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: 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.
03/21/201606/14/2017 Second Annual Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Workshop | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: Watercraft inspection engages boaters in learning how they can help slow and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by checking their boats and trailers for debris that may contain AIS.
12/16/201406/14/2017 Launch Stewards Serve Up Another Season of Educating Boaters on Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Their main objective was to help prevent or slow down the spread of aquatic hitchhikers by educating boaters and the general public about aquatic invasive species and the detrimental effects these invaders have on the ecosystems where they are introduced.
08/07/201406/14/2017 2014 NYSG Waterfront Launch Stewards Educating Boaters on Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Eight NY college students studying environmental science are educating boaters about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species this summer via our Launch Steward program.
03/19/201406/14/2017 Waterfront Launch Steward Program Needs College Students in 7-County Area | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: NYSG is looking to hire college and graduate students to serve as 2014 Launch Stewards at waterfront venues in Cayuga, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Wayne counties.
10/02/201306/14/2017 New Launch Stewards Blog Covers Waterfront from Sodus Bay to Oneida Lake | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: New York Sea Grant's new Launch Steward Program blog to provide the public with information on how to look for, remove and properly dispose of aquatic species hitchhikers on motorized and non-motorized vessels.
09/30/201306/14/2017 What is That on My Line & How Do I Report It? | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: More than 180 aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Great Lakes are disrupting food webs, degrading aquatic habitats, and displacing native species. Do you know what to do if you find an AIS at the end of your fishing line?
09/30/201306/14/2017 Help Prevent AIS Spread BEFORE We Pay for Their Management | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Boaters and anglers alike can help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
09/18/201306/14/2017 Can We Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers? Here’s How | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: New York's eastern and southern shores of Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake are being affected by Eurasian water milfoil and European water chestnut, which can reduce property values, harm ecosystems, reduce native habitats where young fish grow, and damage the overall quality of fishing by making entire areas impossible to fish.
06/27/201306/14/2017 Water Chestnut Control: Start Early and Continue | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: NYSG is partnering up in mid-July to help stop the spread of water chestnut. Volunteers are welcome to pitch in for a pull to help remove this aquatic invasive plant where the Salmon River meets Lake Ontario in New York's North Country.
06/12/201306/14/2017 A Glance at the Aquatic Profile of Sodus Bay | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program has expanded to include Sodus Bay, the largest sheltered bay on Lake Ontario. A popular recreational and tourism area, Sodus Bay is an excellent place for the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program to be educating the public about the importance of preventing and slowing the spread of harmful aquatic hitchhikers.
06/12/201306/14/2017 NY Sea Grant Waterfront Launch Steward Program Expanding for 2013 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: The summer steward program coordinated by NYSG is expanding from Jefferson and Oswego counties to include waterfront sites in Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Wayne counties.
03/27/201306/14/2017 Students Wanted as New York Sea Grant Launch Stewards | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: We're looking for a few good college and graduate students to spend the 2013 summer (May-Sept) 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. Application deadline is ongoing until positions are filled.
12/17/201206/14/2017 New Great Lakes Coastal Stewardship How-To Resources | New York Coastlines, Fall 2012: NYSG’s new Great Lakes coastal stewardship how-to resources focus on slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York State.
09/20/201206/14/2017 On Air: College students help fight invasive species | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: All summer long, the Department of Environmental Conservation and New York Sea Grant were stationing college students at boat launches around New York with, as heard in this audio clip from WRVO Radio, the mission to stop the spread of invasive species.
09/18/201206/14/2017 Compost Invasive Plants into Organic Fertilizer | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Composting is the process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. One specific invasive species that is readily available on Oneida Lake and other local waters for composting is European water chestnut.
09/17/201206/14/2017 Controlling Sea Lamprey in Lake Ontario Tributaries: A First for New York State | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: In Lake Ontario, sea lampreys have been causing problems for not only host fish, i.e., the fish they prey on lake trout, whitefish and salmon, but for anglers of those prized sport fish. In an effort to control them, the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission is currently constructing the first-ever fixed-crest, low-head barrier in New York State.
09/17/201206/14/2017 NOT WANTED HERE! Hydrilla | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Hydrilla verticillata is an aquatic invasive plant that devastates aquatic ecosystems and impact water activities such as fishing and recreation. Hydrilla, commonly known as water thyme, is very much a threat to local bodies of water, such as Oneida Lake, the Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, and the Salmon River.
07/31/201206/14/2017 Is Oneida Lake Safe from Water Chestnuts? | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Non-motorized boaters experience our local waters in a unique way. They're close to the water, slower moving, and, often times, very familiar with the launch sites and trails that they frequent. This familiarity allows them to see when a drastic change occurs in the environment, such as the arrival of a new aquatic invasive species.
07/31/201206/14/2017 Non-Motorized Boaters: Raise Your Paddle Free of Debris | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Non-motorized boaters experience our local waters in a unique way. They're close to the water, slower moving, and, often times, very familiar with the launch sites and trails that they frequent. This familiarity allows them to see when a drastic change occurs in the environment, such as the arrival of a new aquatic invasive species.
07/18/201206/14/2017 New NY Sea Grant Launch Stewards Now Along Local Lakes and Salmon River | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: The first New York Sea Grant Launch Stewards are now at public boat launch sites along Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake and the Salmon River. The six stewards are participating in a nationwide campaign educating boaters about how to inspect their vessels to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species. Boaters in New York State participate in the inspections voluntarily.
07/03/201206/14/2017 Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers: New Launch Steward Program | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Attention boaters! Do you want to keep public water bodies clean of invasive species so you can have a pleasant boating experience? Did you know that if you conduct a quick inspection of your boat after each use and properly remove any invasive species you are helping maintain New York’s waterways for current and future generations to come?
05/30/201206/14/2017 NYSG and Other Volunteers Make a Dent in Invasive Water Chestnut Plants | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: After its aquatic invasive species resource educators pitched in to help restore four acres of the Salmon River in Oswego County against water chestnut, NYSG will again partner with other organizations for a weed pull at Port Ontario on July 14, 2012.
02/10/201206/14/2017 Students Needed for Aquatic Invasive Species Resource & Watercraft Inspection Program | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: Up to six college and graduate students will be paid to help educate boaters and the general public as part of this new NYSG program about how to slow and prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic species, primarily in Jefferson and Oswego counties. Interviews begin March 6, 2012 and will continue until all the positions are filled.
10/11/201106/14/2017 Publication Series: Native or Invasive? | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: This three-part NYSG series explores the impacts of aquatic invasive species. As our AIS Educators have found, public awareness of aquatic invasive species and their negative impacts on the environment and recreation is on the rise.
06/17/201106/14/2017 NYSG's New Aquatic Invasive Species Education Program | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: NYSG's new Aquatic Invasive Species Resource Educators are at work along the Lake Ontario and the Salmon River informing anglers, watercraft enthusiasts, and local residents and visitors about how they can recognize and help slow the spread of unwanted non-native organisms.
07/06/201606/07/2017 Bad News for Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region | Aquatic Invasive Species - News: The last six years of work leading up to this new Great Lakes Sea Grant Network project is paying off with a shift in people’s willingness to clean their boats and keep their pets and plants from escaping into the environment.
06/29/201606/07/2017 Fact Sheet: Classroom Plants and Animals | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: Although useful as teaching tools, living plants and animals that are no longer wanted, have outgrown their tanks or enclosures, or become a burden to care for, can become invasive species if released into the wild.

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