First marine spill training for Clean Marine BC

Twenty representatives from eleven Clean Marine BC facilities came together in our first ever marine spill training session. False Creek Harbour Authority hosted us at Fishermen’s Wharf, and mother nature provided the sunshine! Instructor Craig Dougans from Global Strategem Consulting led us through a full day of classroom and practical training covering planning, preparedness, spill … Continue reading

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Ladysmith rallies on derelict vessels

When you visit Ladysmith Harbour, you’ll see a place of great beauty and activity – but you will also find a number of problem boats in various stages of decline. In one short stretch of beach there are four derelict vessels grounded and decaying, plus several more floating and at risk of becoming derelict. The … Continue reading

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Clean Marine BC at the Vancouver International Boat Show

The Vancouver International Boat Show is underway! GSA staff, volunteers, and our mermaid Georgia are at BC Place handing out our popular Guide to Green Boating. Boaters are also keen to learn about our Clean Marine BC eco-certified marinas, yacht clubs and boat yards. Our booth includes a gorgeous map of the 25 member facilities … Continue reading

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Helping the Kelp

Michael Mehta with the tools of the trade… a GPS and rubber ducky thermometer I’m very fortunate to have had some amazing experiences in my life, and last week while on vacation was no exception. I’ve recently moved to Gabriola Island, and was looking for ways to contribute to my new community…and Help the Kelp caught my … Continue reading

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SunCruiser supports Clean Marine BC

A huge thank you to SunCruiser Magazine for their ongoing support of Georgia Strait Alliance and our Clean Marine BC green boating and marina eco-certification program! Watch for us in this year’s SunCruiser, which will be out very soon. We have been given two full pages to update you on the goings-on of Clean Marine … Continue reading

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Down at the Dock: starting the new year off right

Clean Marine BC started off the new year spectacularly. I just knew it was going to be a great trip to the Lower Mainland when we were blessed by a huge pod of Pacific White-sided Dolphins on the ferry ride from Nanaimo…and things only got better from there. Not only did we have a wonderful … Continue reading

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Join us at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Once again we will be reaching out to boaters at the upcoming Vancouver International Boat Show, spreading the word about green boating and our Clean Marine BC eco-certified marinas. The Vancouver International Boat Show and Boating B.C. (formerly the B.C. Marine Trades Association) have long been supporters of Clean Marine BC and we would like to thank them for their … Continue reading

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Meet our Morale Officer, Miss Beazley!

Beazley’s first time in a boat I’m a very fortunate person, for many reasons. Not only do I find my job incredibly rewarding, but I also get to bring my dog to work. I mean, how awesome is that! Miss Beazley is an Australian Shepherd crossed with I-don’t-know-what. She is one of 18 pups born … Continue reading

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Down at the Dock: Vancouver International Boat Show a success

(L to R) Ruby Berry, Christianne Wilhelmson, Robert Dick, David Macdonald and Mike Richards at our booth.Photo by Michelle Young What a fantastic time we had at the Vancouver International Boat Show, put on by our supporters at the BC Marine Trades Association! Attendance was strong with thousands of people enjoying the event every day, and … Continue reading

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Down at the Dock: from boat shows to cruising magazines

2013 is upon us, and you know what that means! Soon we will be mingling with boating enthusiasts at the Vancouver International Boat Show. We hope you will stop by our booth February 7th to 11thwhere we will be featuring our award winning Clean Marine BC green boating and marina eco-certification program. You can even pick … Continue reading

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