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Eastern Lake Ontario 2013 Dune Forum
Great Lakes Sand Dunes and Wetlands - News

New York Sea Grant Community Development Specialist Mary Penney, 315-312-3042, mp357@cornell.edu

NYSG Great Lakes Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315-465-7578, karalynn@gisco.net

Wednesday June 12, 2013

Sandy Pond Sportsman’s Association, County Route 15, Pulaski, NY

The 2013 Eastern Lake Ontario Dune Forum will provide eastern Lake Ontario landowners and other interested parties with updates and discussions on some timely topics regarding resource management and activities along the shore. Member organizations of the Eastern Lake Ontario Dune Coalition will be available to attendees before and after the presentations for further discussions and information sharing.

6:30 Displays available for viewing & light refreshments*

7:00 Welcome, introductions & event moderator: Dave White, New York Sea Grant

7:05 The Eastern Lake Ontario Stewardship Vision MOU: Sandy Bonanno, Eastern Lake Ontario Dune Coalition

7:10 NYS DOS Coastal Reconstruction Plan: Barry Pendergrass, NYS Department of State
7:30 NYS DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program: Ken Smith, NYS Department of State

7:50 NYSDEC’s Great Lakes Action Agenda: Don Zelazny, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

8:10 IJC’s Adaptive Management Strategy: Bill Werick, International Joint Commission

8:30 Panel Discussion: Fitting the pieces together to enhance our coastlines
     Moderator: John DeHollander, Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District
     Panelists: Bill Werick, Barry Pendergrass, Mary Penney (New York Sea Grant), Ken Smith & Don Zelazny
9:00 Adjourn – Travel safely

This event is open to the public; registration preferred, but not required.
For registration and more information, please call New York Sea Grant at (315) 312-3042.

*Light refreshments (water, coffee, tea, and snacks) will be provided by New York Sea Grant.

New York’s 16.5 stretch of sand dunes, wetlands, woodlands, ponds, and creeks along the Eastern Lake Ontario shoreline consists of roughly 9.8 miles of private and 6.7 miles of public land. Reaching from the mouth of the Salmon River north to the outlet of Black Pond, the area includes seven properties that are open to the public for outdoor recreation. These areas, most monitored by the dune stewards, include: Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Sandy Island Beach State Park, Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area, Lakeview Marsh WMA, Southwick State Park, Black Pond WMA, and El Dorado Nature Preserve. Photo by Paul C. Focazio, New York Sea Grant.

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