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12/26/2020 On Air: Enjoying the Outdoors Safely This Winter | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White has some tips to enjoy the outdoors and waterways even in chillier weather.
12/26/2020 On YouTube: Remember COVID-19 Precautions When Planning This Winter | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White, who spoke on WWNY-TV7's News This Morning, sounded a note of caution for people headed outdoors this winter.
12/26/2020 On YouTube: Winter Safety Reminders From New York Sea Grant | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Staying safe regardless of where you are this winter is key and, as NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White discussed on the "Bridge Street" morning show, all residents should be extra vigilant with their own outdoor safety this year given COVID-19 precautions.
12/26/2020 On Air: Sea Grant's Tips on COVID-, Family- and Friend-Friendly Winter Activities | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: (NYSG Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White talks on Finger Lakes Radio about outdoor recreation this winter that meets COVID-19 safety guidelines.
10/16/2020 On Air: Fall Boating and Winter Boat Storage | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Whether you’re still getting in some Fall boating, or you’re ready to winterize your boat for the cold months ahead, NYSG's Dave White is here to discuss how amazing this boating season has been and how to prepare for its end.
10/04/2020 On Air: Boaters Should Make Winterizing, Storage Reservations Sooner Rather Than Later | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Even though boaters are still enjoying New York's great waters into the fall season, now is the time to contact marinas to make a reservation for winterizing services and storage. Options include indoor storage, lift storage under cover, and wrapping for outdoor storage.
10/01/2020 On YouTube: Discover Better Boating: Boating in the Fall - What You Need to Know | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Dave White on Spectrum News discussing fall boating, and how boating maintenance may change with the seasons.
10/01/2020 On YouTube: Discover Better Boating: Why Routine Boating Maintenance Matters | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Find out in this episode, which airs on Spectrum TV, why routine boat and trailer maintenance is so key to enjoying a summer on the waterways of Central New York.
10/01/2020 On YouTube: Discover Better Boating: All You Need to Know for Fun on the Water | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: On this episode, featured on Spectrum News, find out why routine boat and trailer maintenance is so key to enjoying a summer on the waterways of Central New York.
10/01/2020 On YouTube: Time to Get Boats Ready for Winter | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: It’s near the end of the boating season, so it’s time to think about winterizing and storing those boats.
10/01/2020 In Media: Boaters Should Start Winter Prep Now | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: “It’s a great time to boat, but everyone should be making plans right now for what happens after Columbus Day — get that boat safely put away for the winter,” said NYSG's Dave White.
09/30/2020 NY Sea Grant's Rapid Response to COVID-19 Projects | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: New York’s coastal users, including beach-goers, charterboat captains, anglers and seafood producers, are the focus of New York Sea Grant's COVID-19 rapid response projects, which began in Summer 2020.
09/15/2020 New York Sea Grant Says Think About Winterizing, Boat Storage Reservations Now | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: With the significant increase in boat sales and new boat owners in 2020, New York Sea Grant is encouraging all boat owners to be thinking ahead about boat storage and winterizing needs.
07/17/2020 On Air: NYSG's New Decals Encourage Public Compliance with COVID-19-Specific Boating Safety | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White talks on Finger Lakes Radio about new decals offering safety reminders for the charter fishing, charter diving, and tour boat industries.
07/17/2020 On YouTube: New York Sea Grant Boater Safety Tips Amid COVID-19 | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: 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.
07/10/2020 In Media: New York Sea Grant’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: In Summer 2020, NYSG rolled out some COVID-19 rapid response projects to assist New York’s coastal users, including beach-goers, charterboat captains, anglers and seafood producers.
07/10/2020 On YouTube: NY Sea Grant Offers Decals to Help Make Charter Boating Safer | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White, who spoke with the hosts of WWNY-TV7's News This Morning, says Sea Grant has decals available to help those businesses adjust to keep their customers safe.
07/03/2020 On YouTube: How to Enjoy Lake Activities Responsibly During a Pandemic | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Taking precautions like social distancing and wearing a mask are important to prevent the spread of COVID-19, even if you're outdoors enjoying activities on the water.
06/30/2020 On YouTube: Sea Grant Supports Its 12th Consecutive Summer of Clean and Safe Boating | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: When "Clean and Safe Boating" is the topic, 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
06/30/2020 On YouTube: Discover Better Boating: Staying Safe and Secure While On the Water | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White goes over the checklist you should have to make sure you're safe and adhering to state guidelines on the water as New York fights COVID-19.
06/30/2020 On YouTube: Discover Better Boating: Transient Boating on the St. Lawrence River | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Dave White walks us through the boating world as the days of summer have arrived. We explore the marinas and explore the St. Lawrence River.
06/30/2020 On YouTube: Boating Safety Tips for 4th of July Weekend and Beyond | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White talks with Brad Vivacqua, a reporter and anchor at Spectrum News, about some boating safety tips for this summer.
06/29/2020 NYSG Equips Boating Industry to Encourage Clean & Safe Practices During COVID-19 | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - Press Release: NYSG is providing NYS’s freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions
06/25/2020 New Virtual Experience Highlights New York’s Maritime Heritage | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: The exhibit showcases New York State’s lighthouses, shipwrecks, naval military battles, and 100 years of freshwater boating. Teachers may contact the museum for assistance in using this resource in classrooms in the fall.
06/25/2020 On YouTube: Make Boating An Extension Of Your Home During COVID-19 | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: As NYSG's Dave White discussed on the "Bridge Street" morning show, the coastal program offers tips for boaters to stay healthy, clean, safe and environmentally-friendly.
06/25/2020 On YouTube: Feeling cooped up? New York Sea Grant says, "Go boating" | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: As NYSG's Dave White discussed on WWNY TV 7, the coastal program offers tips for boaters to stay healthy, clean, safe and environmentally-friendly.
06/25/2020 On Air: NYSG's Boating Resources Encourage a Summer of Socially Responsible Boating | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Dave White talks on Finger Lakes Radio about the resources the programs is offering to encourage people to boat in a socially responsible way this summer.
04/25/2020 Boating in NY in 2020: Top 10 Safety Reminders, New Resources | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: In mid-April, when boating opportunities began opening up with some restrictions related to marina operations, social distancing, and sanitization, we partnered to provide resources to encourage people to boat in a socially responsible way.
03/30/2020 On YouTube: NYSG Provides Free Safety Boating Certification at State's Largest, Oldest Boat Show | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and NYSG offered youth ages 10 to 17 the boater safety course required for them to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on NY waters.
03/14/2020 NYSG-Great New York State Fair Partnership | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2020): Capitalizing on unparalleled public education opportunities at the Great New York State Fair thanks to NYSG and a diverse group of partners
01/25/2020 Register Now for Young Boater Safety Certification at 2020 CNY Boat Show 2020 | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: Register now for required safety course; 2020 CNY Boat Show will offer one-day training on February 22.
11/22/2019 On YouTube: Time to Start Planning For the Next Boating Season | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Starting November 1, wearing a life jacket is mandatory no matter what size craft you're on.
11/22/2019 On YouTube: As Season Winds Down, You Still Have to Think About Boater Safety | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: A law called Brianna's Law, named for a young girl who died in a boating accident on Long Island, takes effect in 2020. Under the law, everyone who operates a motorboat in New York state will have to take an eight-hour boater certification course by 2025.
11/21/2019 On YouTube, In Photos: Empire Farm Days Visitors Find Water Safety Edu, Try Out Equipment on Pond | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Ever wanted to try a standup paddleboard, pedal-drive kayak or something called the Corcl? Do you remember to always wear a life vest on the water?
11/19/2019 Great Lakes Research Consortium Awards Funding to Five Projects | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: "We are excited about these projects that are exploring innovative approaches for applying science to critical issues facing the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes communities and economies. The results of these projects will not only benefit the Great Lakes region, but have implications for water bodies far beyond," said GLRC Director Gregory L. Boyer, Ph.D.
09/01/2019 In Photos, On YouTube, On Air: NYSG & Partners Present Maritime Exhibit at 2019 NYS Fair | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Activities from the NYSG organized and co-sponsored “Cruising through the Ages” exhibit at the Fair were highlighted by numerous media outlets, including some from radio and TV stations.
08/21/2019 NYSG at 2019 Great NY State Fair: Ask the Experts on Special Demonstration Days | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: At Ask the Expert Days during the 2019 Great New York State Fair, personnel will provide answers to visitors’ water-related questions.
08/21/2019 NYSG at 2019 Great NY State Fair: See Cruiser, Runabouts, Clippers and More | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: See 1913 “Skanendowa,” country singer’s cruiser, runabouts, clippers, and more historic boats at 2019 Great NY State Fair.
08/21/2019 New State Fair Maritime Exhibit for 2019 | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: The NYSG-organized and co-sponsored “Cruising through the Ages” exhibit is part of a new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.
06/20/2019 On YouTube: Proposed Lake Ontario Marine Sanctuary Enters First Phase of Designation Process | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: New York Sea Grant is pleased to be among the many partners supporting the development of this proposal over nearly two decades.
06/15/2019 On YouTube: Boating safety and the Summer Season | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White sits down with the hosts of WWNY-TV 7's News This Morning to offer up some tips on how to stay safe while having fun.
05/31/2019 Daughter Donates Dad’s Boat for Safety Education Campaign | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: The late Robert H. Wood, a WWII veteran and career educator, loved teaching and boating, and, so, his daughter donated a 1967 Evinrude Playmate runabout for NYSG’s award-winning Discover Clean and Safe Boating public education campaign.
05/20/2019 Boating in New York: Safety Tips Before You Go from NY Sea Grant | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Every year, NYSG's Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel is equipped with all the gear required and recommended for boating on New York waters. But because boating is a year ’round pursuit in New York, we're continually educating people about how to properly select a life vest and when they are legally required to wear it.
05/20/2019 On YouTube: Life Jackets And The Law | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: As discussed by NYSG's Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White on WWNY-TV 7's News This Morning program, having your life jacket on becomes very crucial to sustain yourself so you stay afloat until you're rescued.
03/02/2019 On Air, On YouTube: Sea Grant Spotlights Boater Safety at 2019's Central NY Boat Show | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Leading up the CNY Boat Show, a number of TV media outlets reported about or even from the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Others media outlets, including some radio programs, spoke with Dave White, NYSG's Recreation and Tourism Specialist, just after the boat show wrapped up.
02/13/2019 New Look, New Location for Boating Information Center at CNY Boat Show | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: Visit the new-look Boating Information Center (a New York Sea Grant-partnered presentation) at the February 14-17, 2019 Central NY Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.
12/19/2018 On YouTube: Great Lakes Research Grants Available | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Dave White comes to WWNY TV's morning show to announce the availability of funding opportunities for faculty and students who want to study the Great Lakes region.
12/19/2018 On YouTube: Winter Season Water and Boat Safety | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: NYSG's Dave White continues to spread the word about Sea Grant's on-going clean and safe boating campaign efforts in these colder months.
12/11/2018 Register Now for Young Boater Safety Certification at 2019 CNY Boat Show | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: This all-in-one-day Young Boater certification training qualifies 10 to 17-year-olds to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters.
09/01/2018 Learn Water Safety and Get on the Pond at 2018 Empire Farm Days | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: Visitors to the 2018 Empire Farm Days will be able to learn about water safety and try a Hobie pedal-drive kayak or standup paddleboard on the farm pond.

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