Boating is, arguably, one of the most environmentally sensitive past times we encounter. It is a very tough subject to address but it is being addressed, nevertheless, by companies, bureaucracies and individuals every year.
Florida's Department of Environmental Protection has recognized Boat marina's in their state for a few years now.The reward is based on educational venues used by each marina effort put forth to educate new boat owners on procedure to keep boating safe for the environment as well as fun for the whole family.
Caribee Boat Sales (this years winner)hands out flyers as well as distributing DVD's to their potential customers on tips to keep boating safe for the environment as well as giving personal instruction to all customers purchasing boats from them.
It is good to see that keeping the coastlines and reefs clean has not escaped the marina's as they pursue a livelihood so closely intertwined with the environment.