Earth Day: Recreational Boating Community Encouraged to Increase Clean Boating Practices
April 21, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Earth Day serves as a reminder to California’s recreational boating community about the importance of keeping their rivers, lakes, and ocean clean not only on this day, but year-round. Accessing information on how to keep these natural resources clean is now easily accessible through mobile devices and computers.
California’s Boating Clean and Green Program offers several educational resources on clean boating, including new instructional videos, on their website www.BoatingCleanAndGreen.com. Tips offered on this website include how not to spread aquatic invasive species in waterways, information on pumpout sewage locations and fishing line recycling stations, how to properly dispose of recreational vessels, and so much more. The new videos include tips and tools to prevent oil and fuel discharges; how to report oil and chemical spills; dispose of used oil; environmental laws; information on other clean and safe boating practices, and information on how to properly use a sewage pumpout. All of these resources are complimentary to boaters and marine businesses.
The Boating Clean and Green Program is an education and outreach program conducted through the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission. The program promotes environmentally-sound boating practices to marine businesses and boaters. The videos were developed in partnership with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, Keep the Delta Clean Program, The Bay Foundation, and members from the marine industry and boating associations.
Division of Boating and Waterways
To provide safe and convenient public access to California’s waterways and leadership in promoting safe, enjoyable and environmentally sound recreational boating.