Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

So much of what we do and use affects our waters, yet I’d venture that there’s none among us who says, “I’m going to damage the ecosystem today.” Rather, we just go about our lives, doing what we always do — use, toss, flush, release, wrap, and other actions that are mindless and seem harmless. […]

Clean Up Spring Prep

Clean Up Spring Prep

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  A boater’s winter goal is keeping the elements out of the vessel. In spring, it’s preventing toxins from entering our waterways. DIY boaters need to keep harmful substances from leaching into waterways directly from toxic bottom paint, parking lot overflow, and storm drains. Noxious elements also eventually enter our air and waterways from landfills. […]

Be Greener in the Marina

Be Greener in the Marina

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

We don’t think twice about separating paper and plastic at home; we should be just as eco-conscious when it comes to our vessels. The efforts we make at the marina, boatyard, and in our driveways will keep both land and sea cleaner. Before heading out to the marina, boatyard or even to the backyard to […]

Eco-Friendly Boat Prep

Eco-Friendly Boat Prep

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s never too early to start thinking about getting our boats ready for the season, and it’s never too late to take steps to protect our environment. To help, we’ve compiled a reference guide for environmentally friendly ways to shed winter’s dust, grime, and shrink wrap.

Growing Problem of Shrink Wrap

Growing Problem of Shrink Wrap

April 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While boaters happily shed the shrink wrap from their vessels in the spring, these non-biodegradable wrappings of winter pose an environmental hazard if they end up in landfills.