On YouTube: Sea Grant Offers Advice on Fall Tourism
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News


Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Watertown, NY, October 9, 2012 - Summer might be over, but there's still plenty of things to do in New York's North Country.

As New York Sea Grant's Recreation/Tourism Specialist Dave White tells the newscasters at Watertown's WWNY-TV 7 News This Morning studios, even with a nip in the air, there are still a lot of outdoor activities - even if it's just a drive in the country.

"One of the largest growing water sports we talk about is paddle sports," says White. "And what a great time a year to go out on any of the local rivers, small lakes or ponds. Many times it's a calmer time of year because of the winds, thanks to the weather."

"Opportunities are out there because a lot of places are still open, you can get great deals because many communities are starting to wind down and it's not as crowded."

White also reminds that salmon season is in full swing at the moment. "Thousands of people are drawn to the Salmon, Black and Oswego Rivers, where there are year-round fishing experiences to be had."

If you're not much of a fisher, White says, "It's a great time to go down to these locations and watch people catch salmon."

Using the scenic byway map, White reminds that you can also go along New York's Seaway Trail.

For more on this topic, check out the video clip.

And there's more "NYSG Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades" News available via the "News/Topics" link in the left-hand sidebar at www.nyseagrant.org/marina.

Since April 2006, White has been bringing Sea Grant's "message" to the morning masses at WWNY TV 7, a Fox affiliate in downtown Watertown, during one of the highest rated TV blocks in the "wake-up hours," the 6:30-7 am stretch.

Sea Grant's 'five minutes of fame' - which potentially reaches around 10,000 viewers in New York's Jefferson and Northern Oswego Counties - has featured topics over the years such as boating safety, aquatic invasive species, diving in search of sunken wrecks, the dune and Salmon River stewards program, shoreline land issues, tourism, and marine safety. 

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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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