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New York Sea Grant Offers Green Tips for Coastal Living

NY Sea Grant's Green Tips for Coastal Living include information on how to keep unwanted medications out of the Great Lakes.
NY Sea Grant's Green Tips for Coastal Living include information on how to keep unwanted medications out of the Great Lakes.

Oswego, NY – You can protect New York’s waters from the Great Lakes to Long Island Sound and all points in between with New York Sea Grant’s “Green Tips for Coastal Living.” The tips for everyone from anglers and boaters to marina operators, beach and seafood enthusiasts and prescription drug users are posted online at http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/article.asp?ArticleID=612.

Recreational anglers will learn ways to engage urban residents in the fun of fishing, while commercial anglers will learn tips for safety at sea.

There are tips for those who look to cook and eat fish, and those who process seafood.

Homeowners will find tips for organic care of lawns and gardens.

The tips include conservation measures for protecting vital resources in both New York’s Great Lakes region as well as the State’s estuarine waters, particularly those of Long Island Sound and along the Hudson River.

New York Sea Grant’s ‘Green Tips for Coastal Living’ provide valuable information in a concise, ready-to-use manner. For example, “We offer practical measures to help boaters and marina operators enhance their environmentally-friendly practices to minimize potential sources of pollution on the water and at the docks,” says New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White, Oswego, NY.

“The ‘Green Tip’ for the Disposal of Unwanted Medicines is a an excellent way to prompt discussions about easy-to-understand actions that respond to a critical environmental need,” says New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist Helen Domske, Buffalo, NY. “The immediate take-home message of ‘Don’t flush unwanted or unused medicines; watch your local news for take-back events’ is coupled with a hotlink to details on why and how to protect our waters from the chemicals in everyday and prescription medicines.”

Learn more about NYSG’s activities and initiatives in New York’s Great Lakes and marine waters online at www.nyseagrant.org , http://facebook.com/nyseagrant, and http://twitter.com/nyseagrant. #