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NEAPMS Winter Webinar Series: Watercraft Inspection Steward Programs

February 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST


Session 1- February 10, 2022 from 1-3pm: This session will inform participants about different boater inspection programs in three different states. Watercraft Inspection Steward Programs- Boats are the number one vector for spread of aquatic invasive species in inland waters and prevention is the best tool for dealing with this spread. Join us for an overview of New Jersey Water Supply Authority’s efforts to prevent the spread of AIS by building and expanding a watercraft inspection steward program in New Jersey, a social science perspective on interactions with boaters, and a regional approach to AIS education and outreach involving Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces.


  • New Jersey’s Watercraft Inspection Program, Heather Desko NJWSA (20 Min)
  • Boater Behavior Survey, Tim Campbell, Wisconsin Sea Grant (20 Min)
  • Great Lakes AIS Landing Blitz, Ceci Weibert, GLC (20 Min)
  • Q& A (15 Min)

Session 2- February 22, 2022 from 2-4pm: This session will inform participants about using transient boater data to create spider maps to visualize boater movement. The session will be 1.5 hours long, and include the following presentations:

Presenter: John Marino


February 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
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