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Easy Steps to Clean our Waterways

Easy Steps to Clean our Waterways

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

We can easily take water for granted. It flows from the faucets and it keeps our boats afloat, so what’s there to think about, really? Actually, there’s a lot to focus on, as our drinking supplies are vulnerable, waterways are sullied, and marine creatures are jeopardized. Though that sounds more like a job for a […]

Simple Steps that Make a Difference

Simple Steps that Make a Difference

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When boating, walking a beach, or mopping up after a tidal flood, we see the effects of climate change. As sea creatures and reefs disappear and tap water isn’t drinkable in some locations, sustaining life and our planet become more important. Easy actions in our everyday lives when we’re on the water, in the stores, […]

Make Your Last Straw the Last Straw

Make Your Last Straw the Last Straw

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever felt as if you had just reached your last straw? If you are passionate about clean waters, it’s actually a good thing to reach your last straw — join the movement! Jackie Nunez is an all-around water-lover. She’s a sailor, paddler, a Blue Mind advocate for cleaner waters, and recently founded The […]

Strengthening The Coasts

Strengthening The Coasts

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Everyone is affected by the battering blows delivered by major storms and hurricanes. We know our coasts are fragile in the face of nature’s fury. That’s why people like Helen Cheng are hard at work creating resiliency programs for coastal communities. What does a coastal resilience specialist do?   Helen Cheng is the coastal resilience specialist […]

Keeper of Clean Waters

Keeper of Clean Waters

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.   While we’re out boating, the sad reality is that we often spot trash. You scoop it out, but you wonder how dirty water affects everything — boating, marine creatures, and safe drinking levels. Marc Yaggi and the Waterkeeper Alliance think about that as well, as they work to protect our precious water resources […]

Boaters, Make a Difference

Boaters, Make a Difference

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

As boaters likely reap the most pleasure from our local waters, we should protect the marine environment. Protecting pristine waters, clean beaches, and a viable marine habitat is something we owe ourselves and future generations. I’ve witnessed the destruction caused by careless ways — a gull’s wing fouled by a plastic bag, a sea turtle’s […]

Eco-Friendly Parties

Eco-Friendly Parties

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Recreational boating, one of life’s great joys, is enhanced by clean waterways. As we take our enjoyment from the waters, we should also safeguard our delicate resources when planning seaside celebrations including weddings and other parties. Services and products that allow us to reduce our impact on the earth have become more readily available and […]

Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. With reports that the seas are rising at the fastest rate in the last 28 centuries, now is the time to take action to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), concentrations of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases) increase earth’s average temperature, influence […]

Floatable Trash

Floatable Trash

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

While working my way through obtaining a marine science degree, I was lucky enough to be taken on as a vet tech at an animal hospital. It was in Mamaroneck, a lovely town in Westchester with a pretty little harbor on the Long Island Sound. I was struck at the time by how often we […]

How Does Your Raingarden Grow?

How Does Your Raingarden Grow?

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Created as a way to mimic the natural water retention areas that existed before an area was developed, raingardens have grown in size and popularity over the last decade, expanding to both residential use as well as in the commercial building industry. Rusty Schmidt, co-author of The Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens, is a […]

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