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NYSG and DEC Announce Nearly $570,000 in New York Ocean Research Grants Read on >>

As seen in our Spring 2020 NY Coastlines ...

How Sea Grant Benefits You in 2020

For nearly 50 years, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has worked with coastal residents, communities, businesses and teachers, among others, on problems, opportunities and specific activities within the land and water interface. Read on >>

Opportunities: Funding, Support and Resources

Funding Opportunities: 2021-2023 Long Island Sound (LIS) Research; 2020 LIS Futures Fund ... and More

Long Island Sound Study Research

Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) and NYSG announce that preliminary proposals are invited through 5 pm EDT on Monday, June 8, 2020 for Long Island Sound Study (LISS) research projects.

Approximately $3 Million in funding is expected to be available for one or two-year projects that will support the management of Long Island Sound (LIS) and its resources. The LISS is a regional, community-based partnership to protect and restore LIS.

Any investigator seeking support for the funding period of March 1, 2021, to February 28, 2023. (or portion thereof) must submit a preliminary proposal via NYSG's electronic submission web site www.NYSGproposal.org.

Hard copy, email, and fax submissions will NOT be accepted.

Long Island Sound Futures Fund

In a separate Request for Proposals, the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) is seeking proposals to protect and restore the health and living resources of Long Island Sound watershed (CT, MA NH, NY, VT).
Approximately $3 Million is expected to be available for grants (which range from $5k-$500k) in 2020. Full proposals are due by 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020.

Connecticut and New York grants are available for: Clean Waters and Healthy Watersheds; Sustainable and Resilient Communities; Community Coastal Resilience; and Thriving Habitats and Abundant Wildlife. ConnecticutMassachusettsNew HampshireNew York and Vermont grants are available for: Water quality.

The LISFF program is managed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyLong Island Sound Study, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For full details on the LISFF RFP, including a tip sheet and information on webinars for prospective applicants, visit www.nfwf.org.

Long Island Regional Planning Council

Access to Long Island-related water quality data is vital to local and state officials for making important resource management and regulatory decisions.

That is why the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) is inviting proposals from qualified candidates to provide direct assistance, coordination, and administration for theLong Island Quality of Water Integrated Data System (LIQWIDS) project.

For answers to frequently asked questions and to submit proposals, which must be received by 4 pm EDT on Monday, April 20th, visit lirpc.org.

LIQWIDS is a multifaceted system designed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that provides a custom, map-based user interface for sharing ambient water quality data in a format that allows local stakeholders to visualize their data along with all other available data.

Stakeholders include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, LIRPC, officials from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, USGS, South Shore Estuary Reserve,Peconic Estuary ProgramLong Island Sound Study, environmental groups, academic institutions, water quality monitoring groups and other interested parties.

Accepting Applications: 2020 Long Island Sound Study Mentor Teacher Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher (LISMT) Program through April 28, 2020Read on >>

Every year, two pairs of educators are selected by NYSG and the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) through the LISMT Program to work together to develop, plan, and lead a professional development workshop for other teachers, sharing interdisciplinary, hands-on activities and lessons about the Long Island Sound that can be easily implemented into existing curriculums.

NYSG will offer guidance and funding support to the selected Mentor Teachers, who will receive a $1,200 stipend and have access to a programming budget and Long Island Sound resources for their workshop. Pairs of teachers from each of the following grade level subsets are encouraged to apply: K-8 and 9-12.

Educators from all across the Long Island Sound watershed in New York, including Queens, are welcome to apply.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jimena Beatriz Perez-Viscasillas, NYSG's LISS Outreach Coordinator, at jbp255@cornell.edu or 631-632-8730. You can also find this information on LISS' Mentor Teacher Program webpage.

Great Lakes Shoreline Contractors

Updated in mid-March, this list is for shoreline property owners wanting to identify potential contractors for their shoreline work in New York State's Great Lakes region.

There's also an opportunity for shoreline contractors working in the region to get themselves added to the list. Read on >>


NYSG Reports Results & Impacts from Studies Statewide

Featured are summaries of a sampling of recently completed projects addressing topics such as the impacts of plastic pollution to our coastlines and waters as well as climate changeand ocean acidification on aquatic organisms.

Also, researchers examined migration and behavioral patterns of Great Lakes species including king salmon and cisco as well as how dams in the Hudson-Mohawk Watershedmight alter fisheries restoration plans of, among others, river herring and eelsRead on >>

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NYSG Posts Impact Statements for Great Lakes and Marine District Projects

NYSG offers a sampling of results and impacts from recently completed coastal extension and education initiatives. Read on >>

The new profiles provide a summary of how NYSG addressed a variety of marine and Great Lakes concerns and opportunities in 2019, including the partners involved and any additional funding sources.

Extension and Education Impacts

Extension ...

NYSG Seafood HACCP Internet Training 2019 Course Report
Seafood safety training from NYSG helps ensure the health and safety of seafood consumers in New York State, nationwide, and globally. Read on >>

Jamaica Bay Community Flood Watch Project 
A Jamaica Bay citizen-community science program launched by NYSG documents coastal flooding in the face of rising sea levels and changing climate conditions. Read on >>

Piloting a Statewide Framework for Monitoring NY’s Shoreline Features 
Natural and nature-based features are included in a statewide framework piloted by NYSG and partners for monitoring the effectiveness of a variety of shoreline management practices.Read on >>

NYSG Partnership Helps Anglers with Special Needs
A NYSG partnership helps anglers with special needs; installs first ADA-compliant bait station in East Harlem. Read on >>

Resilience Forums Inform Long Island Communities 
Helping Long Island communities increase resilience to flooding via resources, forum opportunities and information provided by NYSG. Read on >>

NYSG & Mid-Atlantic Partners: Preventing Balloon Debris 
Reducing intentional balloon debris, one of the most prevalent and damaging “acceptable” forms of coastal littering, is uniting NYSG and Mid-Atlantic partners. Read on >>

NYSG Develops Lake Ontario Inundation Mapping Tools
NYSG’s interactive Lake Ontario inundation mapping tools help communities and property/business owners enhance their flooding preparedness. Read on >>

Outreach Inspiring Lake Sturgeon Conservation
Encouraging conservation of the Lake Sturgeon, a New York State threatened and ecologically and historically significant species, is at the heart of a NYSG outreach effort. Read on >>

More than $1 Million in Small Grants Support NY Great Lakes Action Projects 2015-2019
Since 2015, more than $1 Million in New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants have funded projects encouraging community- and stakeholder-driven ecosystem-based management applications. Read on >>

NYSG-Great New York State Fair Partnership
Capitalizing on unparalleled public education opportunities at the Great New York State Fair thanks to NYSG and a diverse group of partners. Read on >>

NYSG Resources Support Integrated Shoreline Redesign
Resources from NYSG helped a shoreline property owner make a well-informed decision for managing erosion along Lake Ontario. Read on >>

Education ...

Long Island Sound Study: 2019 Mentor-Teacher Workshops
Providing classroom teachers with tools to educate about Long Island Sound subjects is key to NYSG's support of professional development opportunities. Read on >>

Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange: Empowering Educators
Equipping K-12 educators with resources via NYSG strategic partnerships to impact educational spaces in the Great Lakes watershed. Read on >>

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Partner News

NOAA @ 50

This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Sea Grant's federal parent agency, marks 50 years of science, service, and stewardship.

"Our agency was born out of an idea that the ocean and atmosphere are inextricably linked and that we depend upon it - not only for the quality of our lives, but for life itself," says NOAA Acting Administrator Dr. Neil Jacobs. "Since then, NOAA has grown to become a world-class science agency with a reach that extends from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor."

For stories, info-graphics, videos and more throughout 2020, see www.noaa.gov/noaa-50th-home.

NOAA National Weather Service: Spring Safety Campaign

Join NOAA, the National Weather Service, the National Sea Grant College Program and almost 9,000 fellow Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors this spring by helping communities become ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather. #SpringSafety

One of the most important preparedness actions anyone can take is to identify your safe locations for when hazardous weather strikes.

And on April 8th, you can help get all Americans to take a few moments to increase their level of preparedness — post your #SafePlaceSelfie on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook and challenge others to do the same. Be creative and even tie your post with your organization's mission. Think about common hazards in your area.

Also: "Be a Force of Nature" and follow the Weather-Ready Nation team on Twitter at @WRNAmbassadors.

NYSG Extension and Education > Marine Waters

NYSG Partners with The Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program to Develop a Climate Stewards Volunteer Program (March 2020Read on >>
On Air: NYSG's new Hudson Estuary Specialist Talks with CCE Podcasters (March 2020Read on >>
In Media: Flooding Discussed at City Island Rising Meeting (March 2020Read on >>
In Media: The Canaries Along the Coast (March 2020) Read on >>

NYSG Extension and Education > Great Lakes Waters

On YouTube: NYSG provides free safety boating certification at State's largest, oldest Boat Show (February 2020Read on >>
In Media: 'Resilience' Plan Will Identify, Address Erie Weather Risks (February 2020Read on >>

NYSG Funded Projects > Research

In Media: Project Seen Transformative for Hard Clam Industry in U.S. East Coast (March 2020Read on >>
In Media: Study Examines How Sewage Plants Can Remove Medicines from Wastewater (January 2020Read on >> 

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