Greater Victoria Harbour Authority achieves Clean Marine BC four-anchor rating

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has achieved a four-anchor rating from Clean Marine BC for its marinas, increasing their eco-rating certification since the 2012 audit. The Fisherman’s Wharf, Lower Causeway & Ship Point, Wharf Street and Johnson Street, and Mermaid’s Wharf marinas were awarded an overall score of 88.7% for their programs and initiatives that reduce environmental impacts such as…

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White Rock Harbour Board receives three-year recertification

Eco-certification presented at city council meeting

Georgia Strait Alliance presented the White Rock Harbour Board with its three-year recertification in the Clean Marine BC program on November 23 at the city council meeting. The White Rock Harbour Board holds a three-anchor rating, having achieved its original voluntary eco-certification in 2011. The program, which has regional counterparts in Ontario and Quebec, uses an independent audit to confirm…

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West Vancouver Yacht Club achieves four-anchor eco-rating in Clean Marine BC program

The audited eco-certification requires adherence to rigid environmental standards

Georgia Strait Alliance’s award-winning Clean Marine BC program welcomes a new certified marina: West Vancouver Yacht Club’s Fisherman’s Cove facility (WVYC) has achieved a four-anchor rating, which was presented at a private function last night. Clean Marine BC is a voluntary eco-certification program that demonstrates a commitment to environmental best practices by marinas, harbour authorities, boatyards and yacht clubs that…

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Clean Marine BC recognized by Environmental Managers Association of BC

Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is happy to announce that its Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program was presented with the President’s Award at the Environmental Managers Association of British Columbia’s (EMA of BC) annual general meeting on June 18th. This prestigious award recognizes superior environmental stewardship by an individual or organization in the community. EMA of BC’s President, Carlos de Ponte,…

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Ladysmith Maritime Society newly accredited as one of BC’s Clean Marinas

Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina (LMSM) is BC’s latest marina to be certified under Georgia Strait Alliance’s (GSA) Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program for their environmental best practices. The designation recognizes industry leading marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards that meet GSA’s rigid environmental standards. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to recognize Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina with Clean Marine BC…

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Four more BC marinas flying Clean Marine BC flag for envt’l best practices

British Columbia marinas have a reason to celebrate this National Marina Day. Four more marinas have achieved certification under Georgia Strait Alliance’s (GSA) Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program for their environmental best practices: Cedar Grove Marina in Sidney, Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina, Okeover Harbour Authority, and Vancouver Marina in Richmond. The designation recognizes industry leading marinas that meet GSA’s…

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Feds kill proposed derelict vessel bill

A BC MP’s proposed legislation giving the Coast Guard the regulatory power it needs to take action against derelict and abandoned vessels in B.C.’s coastal waters was rejected today by the federal government. Bill C-638, an Act to Amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (Wrecks), was introduced in the House as a Private Member’s bill by MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, Jean…

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A Good Boater is a Green Boater

10 tips for saving fuel, money and the Georgia Strait January 18, 2015 Vancouver, B.C. – For a boater, there is nothing better than being on the water for a day of fun and relaxation. With over 350,000 boats in the Strait of Georgia, boaters have a responsibility to help ensure the health of the Strait by minimizing impacts to…

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Proposed Changes to Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

(Note: the plans to weaken boater sewage regulations have since been cancelled)

The Honourable Lisa Raitt Minister of Transport Tower C – 330 Sparks St. Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5 Via e-mail: mintc@tc.gc.ca Dear Minister Raitt: Re: Proposed Changes to Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is a non-profit citizens’ organization that works to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of the Strait of Georgia,…

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Shelter Island Marina jumps two full anchor ratings under Georgia Strait Alliance Clean Marine BC Program

Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce that Richmond’s Shelter Island Marina has succeeded in achieving a prestigious 4-Anchor rating under its Clean Marine BC program – a full two anchor accreditation jump since their initial certification. Shelter Island Marina will receive their Clean Marine BC flag at 11:30 am on Saturday May 24th at a special ceremony during the…

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