Harbour Authority of Salt Spring Island eco-certifies all eight facilities

Image by Chris Boulsbee. The Harbour Authority of Salt Spring Island has certified all eight of its facilities in Clean Marine BC, an eco-certification program that supports boating facilities to make improvements that benefit the marine environment and also extend to business operations. The eight facilities, located around Salt Spring Island, have all achieved four-anchor ratings…

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North and West Vancouver boat clubs are newest to eco-boating program

Burrard Yacht Club’s eagle platform. Image by Chris-Boulsbee North Vancouver’s Burrard Yacht Club and West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Sailing Club are the newest certified members of Clean Marine BC, Georgia Strait Alliance’s eco-certification program that supports recreational boating facilities to reduce the impact of their operations on Burrard Inlet, the Salish Sea and beyond.  Clean Marine BC…

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Regulatory Charge (fee) for Vessel Remediation Fund

GSA view on proposed Transport Canada fund

Transport Canada Let’s Talk Transportation online submission Re: Regulatory Charge (Fee) Proposal for Vessel Remediation Fund We’d like to acknowledge the great progress that has been made in recent years by the Government of Canada in addressing the problem of wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels. As a charitable organization that works to protect and restore the marine environment and promote…

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Oak Bay Marine Group obtains its first Clean Marine BC eco-certification

Image by Derek Ford. Oak Bay Marina is the first of the Oak Bay Marine Group to achieve eco-certification in Clean Marine BC, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Salish Sea and beyond through the implementation of improved environmental measures, including the reduction and containment of toxins, collection and…

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Royal Victoria Yacht Club secures highest eco-ranking

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s Cadboro Bay marina has earned the highest certification in Clean Marine BC, a voluntary eco-certification program for recreational boating facilities that is run by Georgia Strait Alliance. To be eligible for Clean Marine BC certification, boating facilities must meet environmental standards set by the program and are awarded a ranking that ranges from one to…

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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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