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NY Sea Grant to Host Watercraft Inspection Webinar Series

New York Sea Grant will host a webinar series on the logistics of starting and managing the watercraft inspection component of a water-based stewardship program.

Registration is required for each of the WebEx-based individual webinar sessions at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/WatercraftInspection_112.

The fall 2015 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Webinar Series schedule is as follows:

October 29, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Identification, Impact, Prevention & Control of Aquatic Invasive Species with Megan Pistolese, St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

November 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
How to Start a Watercraft Inspection Program with Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant Extension

Standardized Watercraft Inspection Data Collection with Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program

November 12, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Current Watercraft Inspection Program Models: Staffing Structures & Funding Mechanisms Panel:
Adirondack Region: Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Watershed Steward Program
Conesus Lake: Louie Bo Freeman, Livingston Cornell Cooperative Extension
Lake George: Dave Wick, Lake George Park Commission
NYS: Patty Wakefield and Megan Phillips, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

November 20, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
What Anglers and Boaters Know & Still Need to Hear About Aquatic Invasive Species with Nancy Connelly, Cornell University Natural Resources Department

Watercraft Inspection Legislation and Regulations: A Facilitated Discussion with David G. White, New York Sea Grant Extension.

For more information or assistance, contact New York Sea Grant Extension at 315-331-8415.

New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Through its statewide network of integrated research and educational services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

For updates on New York Sea Grant activities, http://www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links.

Note: The full address for the webinar registration page is https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=WatercraftInspection_112.