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For Release: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DEC and NY Sea Grant to Host Great Lakes Action Agenda Public Workshops

Workshops Scheduled in Jefferson, Cayuga, Erie and Ontario Counties

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York Sea Grant are hosting a series of public workshops across New York's Great Lakes basin to provide information on the Great Lakes Action Agenda, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

"The Great Lakes Action Agenda is an important tool to help achieve our shared vision for the conservation, restoration and protection of New York's Great Lakes Basin," said Commissioner Martens. "The upcoming workshops will seek input on establishing priorities to achieve watershed health throughout the Great Lakes region."

Upcoming workshops will be held at the locations below. There is no cost to attend the workshops but pre-registration is required with NY Sea Grant at or 315-312-3042.

  • WATERTOWN -- Wednesday, January 28th, 3-5pm*
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
    203 North Hamilton Street
    Watertown, New York 13601
  • AUBURN -- Thursday, January 29th, 3-5pm*
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
    248 Grant Avenue, Suite I
    Auburn, NY 13021-1495
  • EAST AURORA - Wednesday, February 4th, 3-5pm*
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County
    21 Grove Street
    East Aurora, NY 14052-2345
  • CANANDAIGUA -- Thursday, February 5th, 3-5pm*
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
    480 North Main Street
    Canandaigua, NY 14424

*An optional discussion and networking session will be held from 5-6pm, following each of the workshops.

More information about the Great Lakes Action Agenda, including a copy of the Interim Great Lakes Action Agenda, is available on DEC's website.

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