Abstract Title

Session S-01C: Salish Sea Marine Vessels: Programs and Impacts

Presenter/Author Information

Michelle Young, Georgia Strait AllianceFollow

Keywords

Water Quality-Related

Start Date

30-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

30-4-2014 12:00 PM

Description

Recreational vessels can be a significant source of pollution in the marine environment; sewage, bilge, and greywater discharges, fuel and hydrocarbons leaks, and toxic paints and maintenance products can all contribute to damaging our shared oceans. Fortunately there are many positive solutions available. This presentation will speak to the challenges and opportunities in preventing and mitigating multiple sources of pollution from recreational boating and marinas in BC, with a focus on the Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program. CMBC is a voluntary eco-certification program which recognizing marinas, yacht clubs, harbour authorities and boatyards for their implementation of environmental best practices. Green boating education and outreach is a significant component of CMBC. The program is run by Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), a solutions-oriented marine conservation organization.GSA is a member of the Pacific Oil Spill Prevention and Education Team (POSPET), a trans-boundary initiative spanning the waters from Alaska to California. Our work focuses on the Strait of Georgia region, the portion of the Salish Sea north of the Canada-U.S border.

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Apr 30th, 10:30 AM Apr 30th, 12:00 PM

Clean Marine BC and Recreational Vessel Pollution Prevention

Room 606

Recreational vessels can be a significant source of pollution in the marine environment; sewage, bilge, and greywater discharges, fuel and hydrocarbons leaks, and toxic paints and maintenance products can all contribute to damaging our shared oceans. Fortunately there are many positive solutions available. This presentation will speak to the challenges and opportunities in preventing and mitigating multiple sources of pollution from recreational boating and marinas in BC, with a focus on the Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program. CMBC is a voluntary eco-certification program which recognizing marinas, yacht clubs, harbour authorities and boatyards for their implementation of environmental best practices. Green boating education and outreach is a significant component of CMBC. The program is run by Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), a solutions-oriented marine conservation organization.GSA is a member of the Pacific Oil Spill Prevention and Education Team (POSPET), a trans-boundary initiative spanning the waters from Alaska to California. Our work focuses on the Strait of Georgia region, the portion of the Salish Sea north of the Canada-U.S border.