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NYSG's June 13th Workshop for Shoreline Property Owners in Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego Counties
Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Erosion - Press Release


Roy Widrig, NYSG Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist, P: 315-312-3042, E: rlw294@cornell.edu

Oswego, NY, May 22, 2018 - New York Sea Grant (NYSG) will host a Managing Great Lakes Residential Shorelines workshop for the owners of residential property along the shoreline of Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego counties on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Fair Haven Beach State Park, Sabin Hall, 14985 State Park Road, Sterling, NY.

The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required. An optional tour of shoreline management techniques at Fair Haven Beach State Park is available after the workshop.

Property owners attending the workshop will gain an overview of coastal processes and shoreline erosion, how to select and work with shoreline contractors, and information on the permitting process for shoreline work in New York State’s Great Lakes coastal zones.

“This workshop is designed to help shoreline property owners understand how coastal processes across Lake Ontario affect their shoreline specifically, and how different management techniques affect the coastal processes of the lake. For example, some properties have bedrock, others sand or cobble beachfront. Each property requires an approach applicable to its unique setting and the neighboring shoreline properties,” says Roy Widrig, workshop organizer and NYSG Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist.

In addition to selecting and working with contractors to build shoreline structures, part of the discussion will note how nature-based shoreline techniques can also be used to build resiliency and better protect shoreline property from erosion. For more information, visit the New York Sea Grant Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Erosion web page at www.nyseagrant.org/glcoastal.

A shoreline is constantly morphing through erosion and accretion influenced by a number of coastal evolution processes, including waves, like the ones breaking here on the eastern Lake Ontario shore. Photo by Brittney Rogers / NYSG.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 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.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog.

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