On YouTube: New York Sea Grant Boater Safety Tips Amid COVID-19
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Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation and Tourism Specialist, P: 315-312- 3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Syracuse, NY, July 14, 2020 - New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is working to keep people safe on the water this summer amid COVID-19.

As NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White discussed on the "Bridge Street" morning show, the coastal science program's new outreach is part of the 2020 edition of the sea grant’s nationally recognized ‘Discover Clean and Safe Boating’ campaign.

In addition to water safety, NYSG has created a series of six decals to encourage public compliance with boating specific safety precautions in COVID-19. 

Printable templates of the decals, which address safety reminders for the charter fishing, charter diving, and tour boat industries, are available to download at www.nyseagrant.org/forhire

You can also order decals, while supplies last, by emailing sgoswego@cornell.edu.

For more information on safe boating tips this season in response to New York State COVID-19 guidelines, see "Boating in NY in 2020: Top 10 Safety Reminders, New Resources."

NYSG's White frequently appears as a boating safety specialist on "Bridge Street," a locally-produced daily talk show of News Channel 9 WSYR-TV, the ABC affiliate covering Syracuse and Central New York.

White's NYSG "Boating and Marine Trades" content can be found at www.nyseagrant.org/marina. He also has information on Great Lakes shipwrecks at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.

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 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, University at 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, Instagram, 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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