Clean Marine BC welcomes first boating facility in the Interior

Image by O12 from Pixabay. Kelowna Yacht Club is the first facility in the province’s Interior region to be awarded Clean Marine BC certification, a voluntary eco-certification for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards. Clean Marine BC is run by Georgia Strait Alliance, a non-profit marine conservation organization. Boating facilities undergo an independent audit to…

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Saltspring Island Sailing Club doubles its eco-certification

Eric van Soeren of Saltspring Island Sailing Club (photo by Michelle Young) Saltspring Island Sailing Club (SISC) has doubled its eco-certification ranking in the Clean Marine BC program, securing a four-anchor rating following the Club’s recertification this month. Clean Marine BC is a voluntary eco-certification program run by Georgia Strait Alliance, a non-profit marine conservation organization.…

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Victoria International Marina opens with highest Clean Marine BC certification

Image by Cheryl Onciul-GSA. Located in Victoria Harbour, the luxury Victoria International Marina has earned the top-anchor rating in Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program. Clean Marine BC (CMBC) is a voluntary environmental recognition program for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards. It works with boating facilities to implement and improve upon environmental best…

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Lions Gate Marina is first North Vancouver facility to earn eco-certification

Image by JudaM from Pixabay. North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Marina has achieved eco-certification by Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Strait of Georgia and beyond by implementing environmental best practices. Clean Marine BC (CMBC) is a voluntary environmental recognition program for marinas,…

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West Vancouver Yacht Club Awarded Five-Anchor Eco-Rating Certification

Fisherman’s Cove earns the program's highest eco rating

Left to right: Vice Commodore – Doug Wall, Clean Marine BC Coordinator – Michelle Young, General Manager – David Martin, Mayor of West Vancouver – Mary-Ann Booth, Board Member at Large and Communications Coordinator – Len Kelsey, Past Commodore – Phil Aldrich. Photo by Anita Noon We are pleased to report that following an independent certification…

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Eco-certification arrives to marinas in Central Vancouver Island

Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC visits boating facilities from Sayward to Nanaimo

The Clean Marine BC program, an eco-certification program run by Georgia Strait Alliance, begins a ten-day tour of marinas in Central Vancouver Island on December 10 as a boots-on-the-ground invitation for boating facilities to participate in the program. Georgia Strait Alliance is encouraging boating facilities in this region to participate in this program that works with recreational boating facilities to…

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Royal Vancouver Yacht Club eco-certifies all 9 of its facilities

Two outstations earn top honours in Clean Marine BC

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (RVYC) has certified all of its nine facilities in Georgia Strait Alliance’s award-winning Clean Marine BC program, with all sites receiving commendable four- or five-anchor ratings. The highest rating achievable is that of five anchors. RVYC’s dedication to environmental best practices contributes greatly to reducing the impact of recreational boating on the Strait of Georgia and…

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Georgia Strait Alliance wins EcoStar Award for Clean Marine BC

Georgia Strait Alliance has won the Maritime Industry Award for its Clean Marine BC program at the Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards on November 26. The EcoStar Awards recognize environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. They are hosted by the Synergy Sustainability Institute, which is a non-profit with a mission to catalyze the green economy on Vancouver Island.…

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Georgia Strait Alliance conducts first marine spill training in Victoria Harbour

Through its eco-certification program: Clean Marine BC

Georgia Strait Alliance, a BC-based marine conservation organization, facilitated a spill response training session this week in Victoria Harbour to assist participating marinas with their planning, preparation and responses to small-scale marine oil spills should one occur at their docks. This represents the first time the organization has brought its spill training program to Victoria. “When marinas and wharfs are…

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Eleven BC marinas prepare for marine oil spill

Georgia Strait Alliance organizes mock spill training in Vancouver Harbour

Eleven marinas—all members of Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program—participated in a theoretical and practical marine oil spill response training session yesterday at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf in Vancouver. Participating marinas refreshed their knowledge and honed their planning and preparation skills to be able to effectively deal with and respond to a small-scale marine oil spill, which involved a…

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