OEI featured in Spring 2022 edition of New York Coastlines

OEI’s New York Sea Grant funding success was featured in a recent article.

“Ithaca, NY, May 12, 2022 – Small grants funding through a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) collaboration with New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is creating big opportunities for sportsmen, residents, and visitors to access New York’s aquatic resources statewide. Herewith, we share an exciting and diverse sampling of the environmental enhancements and public access made possible by this funding partnership.

DEC-NYSG Small Grants Programs: Making Big Impact Possible

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) administers two distinct small grant programs — one in the Marine and Coastal District, one in the Great Lakes region with funding made possible by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Funded projects have addressed coastal resiliency planning, species diversity, green infrastructure retrofit design, public water quality enhancement, harmful algal bloom mitigation, hands-on student and public education about fishing, fisheries, and coastal environments; and urban and Great Lakes waterfront access.”

“Through this project, and in cooperation with previous New York Sea Grant small grants funding, we have been able to successfully restore and renaturalize more than 5 acres of riparian habitat by removing invasive Phragmites and buckthorn, and planting nearly 130 native trees. We are already seeing the positive effects of this restoration, with brook trout captured in the project area for the first time in more than 10 years.” — Stephanie Johnson, Ph.D., OEI Project Scientist and Aquatic Biologist

For more info and OEI’s piece, please check out the full article.