Green Boating Program

The Veins of Life
Watershed Society

E-Team crew distributing Green Boating brochures and signs to marinas in Sooke.

What is The Green Boating Program?
The Veins of Life Watershed Society in partnership with the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), Victoria and Esquimalt Harbours Environmental Action Program (VEHEAP), and the CRD Roundtable on the Environment have developed and implemented a unique environmental outreach program for marinas and boaters in the Capital Regional District. This program aims to promote environmental stewardship and increase awareness of green boating initiatives and boat repair Best Management Practices (BMP's) among recreational boaters and marinas through the distribution of education materials and signage.

Green Boating signs posted across CRD marinas and shipyards by 
Veins of Life Watershed Society E-Teams.

What Has Been Achieved?
Throughout August 2000 to October 2000 the Veins of Life Watershed Society E-Teams helped distribute over 800 "Guide to Green Boating" brochures to 30 marinas and shipyards from Victoria to Sooke. The E-Teams also posted over 60 Green Boating and Environmental Tips of Boat Repair signs at the marinas. These education outreach materials compliment the objectives of the Georgia Basin Ecosystem Initiatives to restrict pleasure craft sewage discharges; maintain, restore and remediate plans for shellfish harvesting areas and reduce non-point sources of pollution into waterways.

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