New York Sea Grant to Assist Four Great Lakes Restoration Initiatives
Great Lakes Extension - Press Release

Helen M. Domske, NYSG, Buffalo, E:, P: 716-645-3610
David B. MacNeill, NYSG, Oswego, E:, P: 315-312-3042
Katherine Bunting-Howarth, NYSG, Ithaca, E:, P: 607-255-2832
Kara Lynn Dunn, Publicist, P: 315-465-78578, E:
Oswego, NY, Nov. 14, 2012 - New York Sea Grant will collaborate on four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects. Award-winning educators David B. MacNeill, a fisheries specialist, and coastal education specialist Helen M. Domske will be key partners in efforts to:
  • Evaluate the status of Lake Ontario’s food web
  • Develop resources for North American scientists on high-risk aquatic invasive species currently most well-known in Russian waters and where they may be found should they invade North America
  • Extend successful aquatic invasive species (AIS) education to new target audiences, and
  • Educate a wide variety of stakeholders about the proper disposal of personal care products to help reduce unwanted chemicals in the Great Lakes system.
“New York Sea Grant Extension is pleased to partner with our Sea Grant colleagues, educational institutions, the National Geographic Society and others who share an interest in the Great Lakes to pursue critical research and educational opportunities in 2013 on behalf of the Great Lakes’ unique environmental system,” said New York Sea Grant Associate Director and Cornell Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Dr. Katherine E. Bunting-Howarth.

MacNeill and Domske were both recently honored with awards of excellence by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Extension Network.

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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.

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