COASTAL RESOURCES
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COASTAL RESOURCES

Boating & Marina Pollution Prevention

Informational guides prepared by our Coastal Resources Advisor on caring for a boat and preventing pollution of our precious ocean resource...

On-site resources:

  • Boating Pollution Economics and Impacts (1995, 2010) 4-page fact sheet summarizes economic and environmental impacts of various pollutants that may be released by recreational boats. It was originally created in 1995 and we are in the process of updating the economic impacts.
  • Make Every Day a Clean Boating Day poster (1995) The 25 most important tips for preventing boating pollution. Poster is only available by mail. Click on the link to fill out a request form.


Off-site web resources:

  • Oil Pollution Prevention Video This lively video shows how boaters can protect our lakes, rivers and coastal waters from damage caused by spilled oil.
  • Fuel Pollution Prevention Video  This lively video shows how boaters can protect our lakes, rivers and coastal waters from damage caused by spilled fuel.
  • Clean Marinas Program Organized and managed by boating facility operators, this organization inspects and certifies private and public marinas and yacht clubs that use environmentally sustainable, best management practices (BMPs). This industry-led approach began in California and now includes members in other states and Mexico.

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