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Register Now: Lyme Free Library to Host Working with Nature Workshop and Tour October 21
Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Erosion - Press Release

Nature-based shoreline installation at Fort de La Presentation in Ogdensburg, New York; (Inset) Cover of NYSG's Working with Nature guide. Credit: Roy Widrig/NYSG
WHAT: Working with Nature for Shorelines Workshop
WHERE: Lyme Free Library, 12165 State Route 12 E, Chaumont, New York
WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2022; 1-4 p.m.
COST: Free
HOW to REGISTER: Online at https://bit.ly/3QyhWyW or call 315-312-3042 for assistance


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

Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG's Great Lakes Freelance Publicist, P: 315-465-7578, E: karalynn@gisco.net 

Chaumont, NY, September 20, 2022 - Lyme Free Library in partnership with New York Sea Grant (NYSG) will host an informative workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 to provide shoreline residents and contractors an overview of shoreline management techniques with a concentration on the use of natural and nature-based features. 

NYSG has organized the free "Working with Nature for Shorelines" workshop in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Department of State (DOS), Save The River, and Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District. Funding for the workshop has been provided by DEC. 

Register by October 14 at https://bit.ly/3QyhWyW or call NYSG at 315-312-3042 for assistance.

Workshop presentations will include an introduction to nature-based shorelines, site visits and the DEC shoreline permitting process, overviews of local Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency Initiative (CLEAR) projects, funding sources, and volunteer opportunities. Speakers include NYSG Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist Roy Widrig, author of Working with Nature: A Guide to Native Plants for New York's Great Lakes Shorelines (pdf). An optional shoreline tour of ongoing nature-based shoreline restoration at Lyme Town Park will follow the workshop.

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, 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.

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