Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Invasives: Watercraft Inspection Webinar Series Set

DataMonikaLaPlanteLakeGeo3005New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is hosting a webinar series on the logistics of starting and managing the boat inspection component of a water-based stewardship program.

The Fall 2015 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Webinar Series schedule is as follows:
Thursday, October 29, 9:30am to 10:30am

Identification, Impact, Prevention & Control of Aquatic Invasive Species with Megan Pistolese, St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

Thursday, November 5, 9:00am to 10:30am

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

Thursday, November 12, 9:00am to 10:30am

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 OPRHP

Friday, November 20, 9:00am to 10:30am

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.

Registration is required for each of the WebEx-based individual webinar session.

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

Photo: LGA Lake Steward Monika LaPlante inspects a boat at the Norowal Marina on Lake George. Courtesy LGA.

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