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New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook Now Available
New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook Now Available to Start New Programs, Standardize Training
Ithaca/Oswego, NY. October 14, 2014. New York Sea Grant Extension and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program have published a New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook. The 81-page, illustrated guide is the standardized model for starting new community or agency-based watercraft inspection programs and includes a Watercraft Inspection Steward Training and Field Guide section.
Quirion Takes Reins at Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
Brendan Quirion Takes Reins at Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
Brendan Quirion has taken the reins in Septemberas the new Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP PRISM), one of NY State's eight PRISMs (Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management). The change took place with the departure of former Director Hilary Smith, as she accepted a new position working on invasive species issues with the US Department of Interior in Washington, DC.
Brendan began working on invasive species issues in the Adirondacks in 2008 when he worked as a summer intern for the New York State Department of Transportation mapping priority state routes within the Park for invasive plant infestations. Brendan joined the APIPP team in 2010 as the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator and was promoted to Program Coordinator September 2014. He coordinates regional invasive species action for the PRISM, builds partnerships, facilitates community based approaches, and fosters innovative solutions for prevention and management.
Brendan received a Bachelor’s of Technology in Wildlife Management from the State University of New York at Cobleskill.