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Contact: Vivian Matuk
(415) 904-6905
email: vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov

March 20, 2007

Clean Boating Posters Promote Clean and Safe Boating Practices

SACRAMENTO – The Boating Clean and Green Campaign is distributing free Clean Boating Posters to marinas, yacht and sailing clubs, marine supply stores and fishing associations. The posters showcase the new program mascot Reilly the Rainbow Trout and promote clean boating practices to ensure that safe and clean boating is part of the boaters’ experience.

The new clean boating posters address topics such as fueling, sewage, boat cleaning and maintenance, oil and hazardous waste and trash and marine debris management. “The environmental posters were developed to increase boater awareness on clean and safe boating practices.  Boaters are more likely to employ clean boating habits if they are given access to convenient environmental services and are educated on sound boating practices,” said  the DBW and the California Coastal Commission’s Environmental Boating Program Coordinator, Vivian Matuk. 

The Campaign recommends posting these free posters in areas that are easily accessible to the boating community including bulletin boards, facility entrances, informational kiosks, marinas, harbor or yacht club offices, dock entrances, boat launch ramps and fuel docks.

The Boating Clean and Green Campaign is an education and outreach program through the California Department of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission. It promotes environmentally-sound boating practices to marine business and boaters.

For information about the new Clean Boating Posters, and to place your order, please visit www.coastal.ca.gov/ccbn/ccbndx.html, or contact Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov.

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