On YouTube: Sea Grant Supports Its 12th Consecutive Summer of Clean and Safe Boating
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News

Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation and Tourism Specialist, P: 315-312- 3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG Great Lakes Publicist, P: 315.465.7578, E: karalynn@gisco.net

Syracuse, NY, October 21, 2019 - Learning about environmentally-sound boating practices is a key interest for recreational boaters, which is why in 2008 New York Sea Grant initiated a “Discover Clean & Safe Boating” project. This effort, which successfully debuted at the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York show, has since become a model industry-partnered educational effort that has expanded from Great Lakes’ venues to sites statewide.

The Discover Clean & Safe Boating vessels, provided by New York State manufacturers and local dealers, drive annual companion programs emanating from their type (pontoon, cruiser, fishing, canoe). They are equipped with all legally-required and recommended equipment.

To help spread the word about the on-going campaign's efforts, NYSG's Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White regularly appears in TV segments, on air at various Central New York radio stations and is often quoted in local news stories and on blogs.

Below is a sampling of some of White's television appearances from mid May — mid October 2019.

And for more of NYSG's "Boating and Marine Trades" news see www.nyseagrant.org/marina.

On YouTube: Discover Better Boating

A state-certified volunteer boating safety instructor since 1985, White has delivered educational outreach to thousands of New York mariners. He is widely recognized for the “Discover Better Boating” segments he hosts on Spectrum News, which is available on channels 1 and 200 exclusively for Spectrum customers in the Central New York region including Syracuse, Ithaca, Utica, Watertown, Binghamton, Elmira and surrounding areas in upstate New York.

October 19, 2019 | As most boaters could know, there is a new law going into effect in 2020 and it's called Brianna's Law. In this edition of Discover Better Boating, NYSG's Dave White discuss what exactly that is and what it could mean for boaters moving forward.

September 21, 2019 | With the chilly weather slowly creeping in many are preparing for fall. While some are still eager to boat, there remains more activities to be done off the water. In this edition of Discover Better Boating, we take a tour of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, where NYSG's Dave White discuses opportunities for fun during the fall season such as wineries, breweries, and more. 

July 19, 2019 | In this edition of Discover Better Boating, NYSG's Dave White reminds us how when we dock our boat, we sometimes take it for granted. Dave takes a look at accessories for docks and how it can make your return from the water much smoother.

June 15, 2019 | People love boating on waterways across New York state, but have you ever thought about diving in them? In this edition of Discover Better Boating, from water clarity to shipwrecks, NYSG's Dave White explains what makes diving into the Empire State so special.

May 18, 2019 | With Memorial Day just around the corner, hundreds of boaters will be heading out for good fun. But, as NYSG's Dave White explains in this edition of Discover Better Boating, as water levels continue to rise, officials are warning people to slow down and take special precautions to keep safe this summer.

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, 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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