Great Lakes shoreline owners: NY Sea Grant virtual site visit offers expert erosion management help

Need help with shoreline erosion? Water pooling in your yard or basement? Are waves impacting your breakwall or rock rip-rap?

Check out the new virtual shoreline visit website of New York Sea Grant's Great Lakes program at www.nyseagrant.org/glcoastalvirtualsitevisit.

Waterfront property owners in need of erosion management expertise can request a virtual site visit by New York Sea Grant Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist Roy Widrig. There is no cost to use the new online resource that allows property owners to easily locate their property on a New York state map, describe erosion and flooding issues, and add photos of impacted areas.

Widrig, the author of Erosion Management for New York's Great Lakes Shoreline Guide, has held popular erosion management workshops for Lake Ontario property owners and visited properties to help landowners evaluate options to achieve better drainage, bluff stabilization, and use of nature-based features or traditional structures for erosion management.

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