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Great Lakes Shoreline Owners: Virtual Site Visit Offers Expert Erosion Management Help
Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Erosion - Press Release

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Roy Widrig, New York Sea Grant Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist, E: rlw294@cornell.edu, P: 315-312-3042
 
Kara Lynn Dunn, Great Lakes Freelance Publicist, NYSG, E: karalynn@gisco.net, P: 315-465-7578 

Oswego, NY, April 23, 2020 - Need help with shoreline erosion or flooding impact? Does water pool in your yard or basement? Are waves impacting your breakwall or rock rip-rap? Check out the new virtual shoreline visit website of New York Sea Grant’s Great Lakes program at www.nyseagrant.org/glcoastalvirtualsitevisit.

Waterfront property owners in need of erosion management expertise can request a virtual site visit by New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist Roy Widrig. There is no cost to use the new online resource that allows property owners to easily locate their property on a New York State map, describe erosion and flooding issues, and add photos of impacted areas.

Widrig, the author of Erosion Management for New York’s Great Lakes Shoreline Guide (pdf), has held popular erosion management workshops for Lake Ontario property owners and visited properties to help landowners evaluate options to achieve better drainage, bluff stabilization, and use of nature-based features or traditional structures for erosion management.

“New York Sea Grant is pleased to make this online resource available to property owners to access Roy’s expertise and to learn about options they can use to reduce current or future shoreline erosion,” said Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Associate Director of New York Sea Grant and Assistant Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, N.Y. 

For more information on Great Lakes coastal processes and erosion, visit the website at www.nyseagrant.org/glcoastal



Before (above) and after (below) photos of a Lake Ontario property whose owner utilized information and assistance from New York Sea Grant to remediate shoreline erosion issues. Credit: Roy Widrig, NYSG.



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New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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