Winner Gets $1000 To Continue Green Boating Effort
ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 6, 2008 -- The deadline is rapidly approaching to honor an environmental leader in the boating community. BoatUS Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Award recognizes a group, organization, company, marina or individual who has made a significant contribution towards advancing clean boating and educating boaters on minimizing their environmental impact. The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2008 and the award includes $1000 for the continued support of the winner’s environmental efforts.
“We are looking for creative, unique, and innovative nominees who have had a real impact,” said Susan Shingledecker, Director of Environmental Programs with the BoatUS Foundation. “This award, for example, could go to a group that has cleaned up miles of beaches, a hometown marina that has led the way in helping keep our waterways clean or a boat or fishing club member who has spearheaded a local environmental education campaign” she added.
Applications and more information about the award can be found online at http://www.BoatUS.com/Foundation, or contact Ms. Shingledecker at SShingledecker@BoatUS.com, or telephone 703-461-2878, ext. 8358.
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and research organization primarily funded by the voluntary contributions of the 650,000 members of BoatUS. The Foundation operates more than a dozen programs including the only accredited, free, online general boating safety course, a low-cost EPIRB rental program, the “Help Stop the Drops” national clean fueling campaign, a free kid’s Life Jacket Loaner Program, and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for nonprofit groups for boating safety and environmental projects.