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Living with Ever-Changing Lake Ontario Dunes Public Information Workshop June 18

Learn about weather trends, storm preparedness resources, channel management and more at free event

These trees at the Elms Golf Course, located along Lake Ontario in the town of Sandy Creek, were upturned by a coastal storm in 2008; photo: NY Sea Grant/Mary Austerman
These trees at the Elms Golf Course, located along Lake Ontario in the town of Sandy Creek, were upturned by a coastal storm in 2008; photo: NY Sea Grant/Mary Austerman

Living with the Ever-Changing Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes is the topic for a public information meeting to be held June 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 Route 3, Pulaski.

The Eastern Lake Ontario Dune Coalition, New York Sea Grant, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are sponsoring the program.

The event is free to the public.

Representatives of the National Weather Service, Oswego County Emergency Management, Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, and New York Sea Grant will present information on a variety of projects and interests impacting the 17-mile ecosystem that stretches along Lake Ontario in Oswego and Jefferson counties.

Sandy Pond inlet from the air; photo courtesy of Thomas Hart.
Sandy Pond inlet from the air; photo courtesy of Thomas Hart.

The agenda includes presentations on:
. Weather-related research currently underway
. The North Sandy Pond Channel Inlet Study
. Past, Present and Future Weather Trends for the Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetlands area
. Preparing Yourself for Extreme Weather Events.

Workshop visitors will have the opportunity to visit information stations staffed by representatives of the New York State Department of State, New York State Parks, NYSDEC, the Eastern Lake Ontario Dune Coalition, Oswego County Department of Health, St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, and New York Sea Grant to learn more about such topics as:
. Healthy septic system maintenance
. How to be a Climate Smart Community
. Invasive species
. Resources for coastal property owners
. Tools for community planners, and
. Watercraft inspection.

Reservations are not required.

Light refreshments will be served in the enclosed pavilion at the park.

For more information, contact New York Sea Grant Coastal Community Development Specialist Mary Austerman at 315-312-3042.