BC’s first eco-rated marina certified

MLA presents certificate and flag to new green marina June 17, 2008 SIDNEY, BC – Murray Coell, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and Minister of Advanced Education and Minister Responsible for Research and Technology, presented Westport Marina with Clean Marine BC certification and flag at a ceremony in Sidney on June 13, 2008. The presentation marks Westport Marina…

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Another National Award for Green Boating!

Georgia Strait Alliance innovator honoured April 9, 2008 NANAIMO,BC – Georgia Strait Alliance’s (GSA) long-time and innovative Green Boating coordinator, Mike Richards, was honoured with the Yachtsman Spring Thaw Environment Award at the 25th Annual Yachtsman’s Spring Thaw Luncheon, held April 4, 2008 in Toronto. As the first British Columbian to receive this national award, Mike was honoured for his…

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Innovative Green Boating Program Honoured

Mike (R) with Bob Eaton of Clean Marine Ontario Georgia Strait Alliance’s (GSA) innovative Green Boating program was honoured with the Canadian Safe Boating Council “Safeguarding the Environment” Award at the recent Canadian Safe Boating Award (CASBA) ceremony held January 13, 2008 in Toronto. Receiving the award on behalf of the Georgia Strait Alliance was Green Boating Program Coordinator Mike…

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New Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations only a First Step

Environmental groups from British Columbia are cautiously welcoming the new pollution prevention regulations under the Canada Shipping Act and see it as a first step to protecting Canada’s sensitive marine ecosystem.  They are also encouraging the government to build on these regulations in the years to come, however the regulations will only be successful when they provide infrastructure like sewage…

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Greening up that Sheen

by Sarah Verstegen from Strait Talk, Summer 2004 In mid May I received the first call of the season for a holding tank pump-out by Pumpty Dumpty, the pump-out boat serving Saanich Inlet. Since I was on my way out of town, heading to Ladysmith for GSA’s annual general meeting, I forwarded the request. The volunteer crew from Saanich Inlet…

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Letter to Editors on Proposed Vessel Sewage Regulations

To the Editors: Pacific Yachting, Mariner Life, Fisherman Life and Boats & Places Magazines, August, 2006 Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) applauds the intent by Transport Canada to help clean up our coastal waters through the proposed updated pollution prevention regulations of the Canada Shipping Act. With over 3 million people living, working and playing on and around Georgia Strait it is…

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Georgia Strait Alliance receives national boating award

In a gala presentation last night in Toronto, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Mike Richards accepted the Canadian Safe Boating Award (CASBA) for the Best Environmental Campaign, 2001. Richards coordinates the Green Boating Program for the BC-based Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), a non-profit organization that works to protect the marine environment of the Strait of Georgia (the waters between Vancouver Island and…

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