Boating goes hand-in-hand with wildlife watching, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and diving – and each of these experiences is enhanced by the clean water we need for a healthy ocean.
As a boater or marina operator, you are a true steward of our ocean, lakes and waterways, so it’s important to know that easy actions on your part can reduce or even prevent the pollution that fouls our waters and could ruin your trip.
Ocean Conservancy's Good Mate program gives you simple, easy-to-follow guidelines for green boating. And, by sharing what you know with the greater boating community, you can bring even more people on board and protect the waters that our lives and recreation depend on.
To get involved, download our Good Mate materials to learn more about the program. Share this information with fellow boaters to get the word out:
Whether you own a boat or just enjoy cruising with your friends occasionally, you can help keep the water clean and protect wildlife. It simply comes down to eco-friendly boat operation, maintenance and repair.
Take a moment now to see the easy tips that can help you protect clean water and a great boating experience.
As a marina owner, you are in a unique position to stop trash and other pollution from entering the water. And when you take the steps to green your marina in a variety of ways, everyone wins: Clean water is good for boating and for business.
Start today with this list of steps you can put into practice at your marina to ensure healthy waterways and a clean ocean.
Good Mate is made possible by a generous grant from the Brunswick Public Foundation.