CA State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways – Boating is Good, Clean and Fun! – Happy Weekend and Happy 4th!

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Boating is Good, Clean and Fun! – Happy 4th!
 
Let’s keep it that way by implementing some of the following clean and safe boating practices during this 4th of July weekend:
▪ Prevent oily discharge from the bilge. Practice preventive engine maintenance and use oil absorbents.
▪ Spill-proof your oil changes and fueling.
▪ Do not add soap to disperse fuel and oil spills. It is ILLEGAL and bad for the environment.
▪ Minimize boat cleaning and maintenance in the water. Use alternative for less toxic products.
▪ Reduce toxic discharges from bottom paints. Consider using non-biocide coatings.
▪ Dispose of hazardous waste properly.
▪ Plan ahead! Manage sewage wastes properly and use sewage pumpouts. Check the new Sewage Pumpout App to identify your nearest pumpout!
▪ Stow it, do not throw it and ditch the disposables for reusables! Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
▪ Reduce grey water discharges. Use biodegradable and phosphate free soaps.
▪ Do not spread aquatic invasive species. Clean, drain, and dry your boat.
▪ Be safe, always wear a life jacket.
 
Spill-proof your oil changes and fueling.
 
Do not add soap to disperse fuel and oil spills. It is ILLEGAL and bad for the environment.
 
Minimize boat cleaning and maintenance in the water. Use alternative for less toxic products.
 
Reduce toxic discharges from bottom paints. Consider using non-biocide coatings.
 
 
Plan ahead! Manage sewage wastes properly and use sewage pumpouts. Check the new Sewage Pumpout App to identify your nearest pumpout!
 
Stow it, do not throw it and ditch the disposables for reusables!Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
 
Reduce grey water discharges. Use biodegradable and phosphate free soaps.
 
Do not spread aquatic invasive species. Clean, drain, and dry your boat.
 
For more clean boating information visit: www.BoatingCleanandGreen.com
 
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