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Bluff erosion at Chimney Bluffs State Park. Credit: Emily Sheridan, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


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Oswego, NY, April 29, 2019 - A new 16-page guide, "Erosion Management for New York’s Great Lakes Shorelines" (pdf), is now available through New York Sea Grant.

To raise awareness about the publication's availability to coastal managers and property owners, Roy Widrig, a Coastal Hazards and Processes Specialist with New York Sea Grant, spoke with Finger Lakes Radio for a near-seven-minute long segment, which can be streamed above in its entirety.

As Widrig explains during the discussion, there is a lot that readers will take away while perusing the guide: They'll learn about managing shoreline properties for better drainage and bluff stabilization, nature-based erosion management features such as coir logs and sills, and traditional hard or gray structures. Also, the guide outlines the different types of each shoreline management option and highlights the design considerations, limitations and effects on coastal processes and delicate coastal ecosystems.

Established in 2000, the Finger Lakes Radio Group serves listeners and advertisers in the central Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Since then, the group has grown to a seven station cluster with studios and offices in Geneva, Auburn, Penn Yan and Canandaigua. Two of those stations (WGVA and WAUB) comprise Finger Lakes News Radio, a CBS Radio News affiliate offering breaking news in the region 24 hours a day.

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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