CORVALLIS - Boating season is just around the corner, and Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State Marine Board have a free booklet to help the state's boaters do their part to help keep Oregon waters clean.
"Protecting Oregon Waters: Practical Solutions for Boaters" offers tips to help recreational boaters reduce their use of hazardous and polluting materials, and comply with state and federal clean vessel laws.
The 16-page, illustrated booklet includes information on:
- Complying with federal and state clean water laws
- Preventing oil and fuel spills
- Recycling and waste disposal
- Non-toxic alternatives to boat maintenance and cleaning products
- Avoiding noise and air pollution
- Protecting wildlife
- How to use a sanitary pumpout, with a foldout map of Oregon pumpout and dump stations.
The booklet was produced jointly by the Oregon State Marine Board and Oregon Sea Grant, an Oregon State University-based marine research, outreach and education program.
Copies of "Protecting Oregon Waters: Practical solutions for Boaters," publication No. ORESU-G-96-001, are available, free of charge, from Oregon Sea Grant Communications, 402 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331, o r may be ordered on-line.