On the water, every action a boater takes has an
impact on other people as well as on aquatic life and its ecosystem.
Clean water is the foundation of enjoyable boating and other water
activities. The following are
Adhere to federal, state and local marine toilet rules and
regulations. Use "Porta
Potties" to keep sewage out of the water.
Know and use legally approved bottom paints.
Since wastewater runoff at car wash facilities is treated, use of
these facilities is recommended. An
alternative is to wash boats or other vehicles on the grass instead of in a
driveway, minimizing soapy runoff. Use
biodegradable cleaning agents.
Refrain from discarding any fishing line overboard.
Numerous tackle shops maintain line recycling programs for your old
Do Not Litter Spring Lake, its Streams or Storm Sewer Systems
Litter not only ruins the natural beauty of Spring Lake, it can
kill, or diminish aquatic life and habitat.
The Marpol Treaty, a recently enacted international law, strictly
forbids the dumping of any material or waste in lakes, rivers, or bays
within three miles of shore. Plastics
are prohibited from being througn overboard anywhere
in the world.
a: Bring everything ashore, including beverage or food
containers, biodegradable "food waste" and fish cleaning.
b: Install a garbage can on your boat and use it.
c: Switch to reusable cups
d: When guests come aboard, inform them of your commitment to clean water and that you have a boat policy not to throw any trash overboard.
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