New York Sea Grant has issued a series of impact statements for eight of its projects conducted in the Great Lakes region of New York in 2014. The projects primarily focused on work to support resilient communities and economies and healthy New York coastal ecosystems and habitats.
The impacts range from a life saved due to a cold water rescue training through the New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign to research and outreach related to American eel farming, climate science, reducing microplastics in Great Lakes waters, historic underwater resources, educating the public on how to protect dogs from the dangers of harmful algal blooms, and sparking teacher and student interest in environmental science and eco-careers.
New York Sea Grant has published an educational guide to help pet owners protect dogs that like to play in the water and may encounter harmful algal bloom. The bloom can be deadly for canines.
The project profiles, complete with partners and funding sources, are online at http://www.nyseagrant.org/successstories or contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042.
PRESS RELEASE: March 26, 2015
Contacts: Katherine Bunting-Howarth, 607-255-2832
Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315-465-7578, firstname.lastname@example.org