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NY Sea Grant Watercraft Inspection Program Trainer Brittney Rogers
shows boaters some aquatic debris taken from their boat trailer during 
a watercraft inspection education stop. Photo: NY Sea Grant 

New York Sea Grant is hosting 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:

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 Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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.

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 link to the webinar registration page is https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=WatercraftInspection_112


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