Abstract Title

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

Presenter/Author Information

Andy Gregory, Puget Soundkeeper AllianceFollow

Keywords

Water Quality-Related

Start Date

30-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

30-4-2014 12:00 PM

Description

Voluntary Environmental Clubs can be found across business sectors and provide opportunities for members to promote and market their businesses while encouraging customers to protect the environment. The Clean Marina Washington Program and its Canadian counterpart Clean Marine BC, provide marinas with a set of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and a rigorous certification process aimed at preventing boater-generated pollution. In Washington nearly one-third of all marinas are certified and even more have implemented BMPs that ensure compliance with existing State and Federal laws and promote proactive policies to address high-risk behaviors. Through improved trans-boundary coordination and outreach, these programs have the potential to provide consistent messaging to the boating public and to implement stricter environmental policies than are currently required by law.

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

Preventing Vessel-Generated Pollution through Voluntary Environmental Certification: Best Management Practices for Boating in the Salish Sea

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Voluntary Environmental Clubs can be found across business sectors and provide opportunities for members to promote and market their businesses while encouraging customers to protect the environment. The Clean Marina Washington Program and its Canadian counterpart Clean Marine BC, provide marinas with a set of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and a rigorous certification process aimed at preventing boater-generated pollution. In Washington nearly one-third of all marinas are certified and even more have implemented BMPs that ensure compliance with existing State and Federal laws and promote proactive policies to address high-risk behaviors. Through improved trans-boundary coordination and outreach, these programs have the potential to provide consistent messaging to the boating public and to implement stricter environmental policies than are currently required by law.