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07/14/2020 New York Coastlines, Summer 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the summer 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, which is slated for release in the fall to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
08/10/2013 Brochure/Rack Card: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! / Clean Boats, Clean Waters | New York Coastlines, Summer 2013: This eight-panel brochure and two-panel rack card provide boaters with how-to tips for slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and profiles for some AIS of concern.
10/26/2015 2015 Webinar Series | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection: Resources are now available from the individual webinar sessions in the series, which focuses on the logistics of starting and managing the watercraft inspection component of a water-based stewardship program.
06/17/2014 On YouTube: Two NY Sea Grant Educators Receive Awards at Great Lakes Network Meeting | Extension - News: The Sea Grant conference is also sharing the latest information on invasive species as well as the harmful algae blooms that cropped up around the Great Lakes in 2013.
05/15/2014 On YouTube: Sea Grant's Launch Stewards and Related Programs Help Prevent Invasive Species' Spread | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The student-stewards provide watercraft inspection training and public outreach to boaters at select launch ramps along Lake Ontario shoreline spanning seven counties.
02/28/2014 On YouTube: NYSG's Watercraft Inspection How-To Video | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: In this nearly 7 minute video, NYSG's launch stewards illustrate how you can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species while enjoying your recreational time on New York's waters.
12/15/2013 On YouTube: NYSG's Launch Stewards Educate on Aquatic Invasives | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: NYSG's Launch Stewards offered voluntary watercraft inspection education this past summer to motorized and non-motorized boaters at over a dozen launch sites around eastern Lake Ontario.
12/04/2013 On YouTube: Volunteers battle water chestnut growth in Oswego County | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: As seen on YNN TV, a group of volunteers, including members of New York Sea Grant's Waterfront Launch Steward Program, gathered in Oswego County one Saturday morning in mid-July 2013 to help battle this invasive species that has taken over several bodies of water in that area.
07/18/2012 New NY Sea Grant Launch Stewards Now Along Local Lakes and Salmon River | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: The first New York Sea Grant Launch Stewards are now at public boat launch sites along Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake and the Salmon River. The six stewards are participating in a nationwide campaign educating boaters about how to inspect their vessels to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species. Boaters in New York State participate in the inspections voluntarily.
05/18/2020 Redesigned NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse Helps Watercraft Inspection Programs | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: NYSG has enhanced access and added resources to the redesigned New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse website to support New York’s watercraft inspection steward programs as well as water enthusiasts including recreational boaters.
06/13/2008 2016 Webinar Series: Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: he 2016 edition of the Watercraft Inspection Program Leader educational webinar series developed by New York Sea Grant and featuring coastal science and AIS specialists begins on March 22nd.
08/02/2019 New York Coastlines, Early Summer 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the early summer issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, slated for release to our subscribers in November.
06/20/2019 In Media: Boaters - Clean, Drain, Dry Helps Slow Aquatic Invasive Species | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Following some of NYSG's easy watercraft inspection steps each time you retrieve your personal watercraft or boat helps slow the spread of aquatic invasive species, maintain the quality of recreational waters, and protect aquatic life habitat.
03/01/2019 On Air: NY Sea Grant Hosting Invasive Aquatic Species Webinar Series | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The four NYSG webinars in this series address issues associated with recreational boating as a key pathway in the spread of aquatic invasive species.
12/19/2018 New York Coastlines, Early Winter 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NYSG's latest e-newsletter, New York Coastlines, has come ashore. Check out the Winter '18 edition, which features our latest fellowship as well as stories on coastal tourism, flood resiliency, stewardship, climate challenges and more ...
10/23/2017 New York Coastlines, Fall 2017 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Features include: How Does Sea Grant Benefit You? ... Surveying Lake Ontario Basin communities about springtime flooding ... Are you prepared for the next hurricane or severe storm? ... Also Upcoming Events and other NYSG research, extension and education stories.
05/11/2018 New York Coastlines, Spring 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NY Coastlines—NYSG's flagship publication—and its news archive, Currents, highlight news, events and other activities from our coastal program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout NY's marine and Great Lakes waters.
03/15/2018 NYSG Offers Free Regional Training Watercraft Inspection Steward Trainings in May 2018 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Watercraft inspection engages boaters in learning how they can help slow and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by checking their boats and trailers for debris that may contain AIS.
08/10/2018 NYSG Trains Stewards on Stopping the Spread of Aquatic Hitchhikers | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The stewards at this regional training will be stationed this season in the Lower Hudson River area, though there are nearly 200 stewards placed at waterbodies throughout New York State.
06/06/2019 On YouTube: Watercraft Inspection - Dispelling Common Myths | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: A new video from New York Sea Grant explores some common myths of watercraft inspection, dispelling them one by one.
06/06/2019 On YouTube: Watercraft Inspection - Tips for Initiating & Exiting Boater Interviews | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The reason why watercraft inspection - the act of looking for, removing and properly disposing of unwanted aquatic hitchhiking debris - is important is because it helps to prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic invasive species.
12/15/2018 Slowing Aquatic Invasive Spread in 2019 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: Four sessions in the webinar series will address issues associated with recreational boating as a key pathway in the spread of aquatic invasive species.
08/07/2014 2014 NYSG Waterfront Launch Stewards Educating Boaters on Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Eight NY college students studying environmental science are educating boaters about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species this summer via our Launch Steward program.
10/06/2017 2017 NY Sea Grant Watercraft Inspection Program Leader Webinar Starts October 19 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: This new webinar series offers watercraft inspection program leaders and those interested in developing a program the opportunity to learn about exciting, recent advances in aquatic invasive science.
06/12/2013 A Glance at the Aquatic Profile of Sodus Bay | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: The New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program has expanded to include Sodus Bay, the largest sheltered bay on Lake Ontario. A popular recreational and tourism area, Sodus Bay is an excellent place for the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program to be educating the public about the importance of preventing and slowing the spread of harmful aquatic hitchhikers.
09/18/2013 Can We Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers? Here’s How | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: New York's eastern and southern shores of Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake are being affected by Eurasian water milfoil and European water chestnut, which can reduce property values, harm ecosystems, reduce native habitats where young fish grow, and damage the overall quality of fishing by making entire areas impossible to fish.
09/18/2012 Compost Invasive Plants into Organic Fertilizer | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Composting is the process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. One specific invasive species that is readily available on Oneida Lake and other local waters for composting is European water chestnut.
09/17/2012 Controlling Sea Lamprey in Lake Ontario Tributaries: A First for New York State | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: In Lake Ontario, sea lampreys have been causing problems for not only host fish, i.e., the fish they prey on lake trout, whitefish and salmon, but for anglers of those prized sport fish. In an effort to control them, the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission is currently constructing the first-ever fixed-crest, low-head barrier in New York State.
09/30/2013 Help Prevent AIS Spread BEFORE We Pay for Their Management | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Boaters and anglers alike can help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
07/31/2012 Is Oneida Lake Safe from Water Chestnuts? | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Non-motorized boaters experience our local waters in a unique way. They're close to the water, slower moving, and, often times, very familiar with the launch sites and trails that they frequent. This familiarity allows them to see when a drastic change occurs in the environment, such as the arrival of a new aquatic invasive species.
12/16/2014 Launch Stewards Serve Up Another Season of Educating Boaters on Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Their main objective was to help prevent or slow down the spread of aquatic hitchhikers by educating boaters and the general public about aquatic invasive species and the detrimental effects these invaders have on the ecosystems where they are introduced.
12/17/2012 New Great Lakes Coastal Stewardship How-To Resources | New York Coastlines, Fall 2012: NYSG’s new Great Lakes coastal stewardship how-to resources focus on slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York State.
10/02/2013 New Launch Stewards Blog Covers Waterfront from Sodus Bay to Oneida Lake | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: New York Sea Grant's new Launch Steward Program blog to provide the public with information on how to look for, remove and properly dispose of aquatic species hitchhikers on motorized and non-motorized vessels.
07/31/2012 Non-Motorized Boaters: Raise Your Paddle Free of Debris | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Non-motorized boaters experience our local waters in a unique way. They're close to the water, slower moving, and, often times, very familiar with the launch sites and trails that they frequent. This familiarity allows them to see when a drastic change occurs in the environment, such as the arrival of a new aquatic invasive species.
09/17/2012 NOT WANTED HERE! Hydrilla | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Hydrilla verticillata is an aquatic invasive plant that devastates aquatic ecosystems and impact water activities such as fishing and recreation. Hydrilla, commonly known as water thyme, is very much a threat to local bodies of water, such as Oneida Lake, the Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, and the Salmon River.
06/12/2013 NY Sea Grant Waterfront Launch Steward Program Expanding for 2013 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: The summer steward program coordinated by NYSG is expanding from Jefferson and Oswego counties to include waterfront sites in Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Wayne counties.
12/15/2013 NYSG Specialists and Sea Grant Network Campaigns Lauded for Their Successes | Extension - News: From a Visionary Career Leadership Award to Two Top 100 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Success Stories, New York Sea Grant specialists are acknowledged for their work in maintaining seafood safety standards and keeping pharmaceuticals, personal care products and invasive species out of New York's waterways.
05/27/2014 Publications Spotlight: How Nesting Birds Avoid Predators | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: In this colorful fact sheet, NYSG teamed up with birding experts to describe some of the strategies birds use to protect themselves from their natural predators.
03/06/2017 Publications: Success Stories | Extension - 2017: What impacts do Sea Grant have in New York State? New fact sheets show a variety of coastal ecosystem and economic benefits.
03/21/2016 Second Annual Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Workshop | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: Watercraft inspection engages boaters in learning how they can help slow and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by checking their boats and trailers for debris that may contain AIS.
07/03/2012 Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers: New Launch Steward Program | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: Attention boaters! Do you want to keep public water bodies clean of invasive species so you can have a pleasant boating experience? Did you know that if you conduct a quick inspection of your boat after each use and properly remove any invasive species you are helping maintain New York’s waterways for current and future generations to come?
03/27/2013 Students Wanted as New York Sea Grant Launch Stewards | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: We're looking for a few good college and graduate students to spend the 2013 summer (May-Sept) outdoors as Launch Stewards at venues in Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, including on Sodus Bay, Henderson Harbor, Oneida Lake, and the Salmon River Reservoir. Application deadline is ongoing until positions are filled.
06/27/2013 Water Chestnut Control: Start Early and Continue | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: NYSG is partnering up in mid-July to help stop the spread of water chestnut. Volunteers are welcome to pitch in for a pull to help remove this aquatic invasive plant where the Salmon River meets Lake Ontario in New York's North Country.
04/02/2015 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Leaders Workshop Set for May 1 | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: This day-long workshop is for those interested in starting a new watercraft inspection program or in standardizing an existing water-based steward program that includes watercraft inspection.
03/19/2014 Waterfront Launch Steward Program Needs College Students in 7-County Area | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: NYSG is looking to hire college and graduate students to serve as 2014 Launch Stewards at waterfront venues in Cayuga, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Wayne counties.
09/30/2013 What is That on My Line & How Do I Report It? | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: More than 180 aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Great Lakes are disrupting food webs, degrading aquatic habitats, and displacing native species. Do you know what to do if you find an AIS at the end of your fishing line?
05/20/2015 New York Coastlines/Currents, 2015 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: On Blog: January - December 2015 (Blog Post) In a year when we didn't produce our fl...
09/20/2012 On Air: College students help fight invasive species | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News: All summer long, the Department of Environmental Conservation and New York Sea Grant were stationing college students at boat launches around New York with, as heard in this audio clip from WRVO Radio, the mission to stop the spread of invasive species.
05/30/2012 NYSG and Other Volunteers Make a Dent in Invasive Water Chestnut Plants | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: After its aquatic invasive species resource educators pitched in to help restore four acres of the Salmon River in Oswego County against water chestnut, NYSG will again partner with other organizations for a weed pull at Port Ontario on July 14, 2012.
02/10/2012 Students Needed for Aquatic Invasive Species Resource & Watercraft Inspection Program | Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - Press Release: Up to six college and graduate students will be paid to help educate boaters and the general public as part of this new NYSG program about how to slow and prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic species, primarily in Jefferson and Oswego counties. Interviews begin March 6, 2012 and will continue until all the positions are filled.

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