Tips for Clean Boating

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Motorboat, motorboat, go so clean… on this CurrentCast.

According to the U.S. Coastguard, more than 80 million adults in the U.S. enjoy spending time on the water each year from a boat, canoe, or kayak. Yet almost three hundred thousand miles of waterways do not meet state water quality goals.

Boating to Parry Sound Georgian Bay

Boaters can make a difference by following a few simple tips! Prevent oily discharge from the bilge by placing an oil absorbent under the engine, spill proof your oil changes and refuel slowly, leaving room for fuel expansion; manage your sewage waste properly; and never throw trash overboard!

Remember: before you put anything in the water, imagine yourself swimming in it and choose clean and healthy waterways.

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