OSWEGO, N.Y. - Anyone who lives, works or plays along the Great Lakes shoreline in New York can now sign up for Currents, a quarterly e-newsletter from New York Sea Grant.
The new online resource - which debuted in mid-August - highlights New York Sea Grant's research, extension, education and information endeavors for New York's Great Lakes and marine waters.
The first issue includes items on Sea Grant's clean and safe boating initiative, its unwanted medicines campaign,and efforts to educate the public about a variety of invasive species, from Asian carp to Hydrilla and water chestnut. Subscribers have the option to download an entire issue or individual articles of interest.
Those interested can opt-in free of charge online at www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines. The website also includes the opportunity to electronically receive New York Sea Grant's quarterly flagship publication, New York Coastlines. Both New York Coastlines and Currents will be e-distributed three to four times a year.
New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 312 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness about the State's Great Lakes and marine resources since 1971. For updates on Sea Grant activities, www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook Twitter and YouTube links.