Please select your home edition
Edition
YY.com app (top)

'Get into your sanctuary' this weekend on East Coast, Gulf, Great Lakes

by Scott Croft 17 May 2018 12:48 UTC
BoatUS and NOAA want you to ‘Get Into Your Sanctuary' this weekend © Greg McFall, NOAA/ONMS

As a boating or fishing destination, few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects America's most iconic natural and cultural marine resources.

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recognizes the importance of marine sanctuaries to the nation's nearly 12 million recreational boater owners and is helping to spread the word about NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries fourth national "Get Into Your Sanctuary" celebration. The event raises awareness of the value of our sanctuaries through a series of local events beginning this weekend May 19–20 in national marine sanctuaries along the East Coast, Gulf, and Great Lakes. The celebration culminates at sites along the West Coast and in Hawaii and American Samoa on Aug. 4–5.

Some of the slated events include free cruises to explore the shipwrecks of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary aboard Lady Michigan, a glass bottomed boat; going on a whale-watch tour off Massachusetts at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to view some of the world's largest animals; or viewing a Makah Tribe prehistoric archaeological site near Cape Alava at Washington's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. There's also a photo contest.

More information can be found at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/visit/giys.html.

Related Articles

BoatUS: “Pay Our Coast Guard”
BoatUS is supporting bipartisan legislation to immediately restore pay for U.S. Coast Guard members With the federal government shutdown now in its fourth week, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is supporting bipartisan legislation to immediately restore pay for U.S. Coast Guard members. Posted on 18 Jan
BoatUS to make boat training more affordable
Hands-on boat-handling program to be held at 40 locations in 2019 Learning how to drive a boat takes practice. That's not always an easy or affordable thing to do, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water – especially if you've never owned a boat Posted on 17 Jan
President Trump signs Modern Fish Act
What it means for the nation's 11 million saltwater anglers With President Trump's December 31 signing of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), saltwater recreational anglers just got a big leg up when it comes to the federal management of the nation's fish stocks. Posted on 3 Jan
U.S. Coast Guard reauthorization
Includes look at improving 911 system for boaters A sign of the times, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that it's common for recreational boaters today to use cellphones to call during a boating emergency. Posted on 2 Jan
Top 10 most-watched BoatUS videos of 2018
You may think boaters prefer sitting on anchor all day If you judged boaters by what they like to watch, you may think they prefer sitting on anchor all day. But just because “How to Drop and Retrieve Your Anchor” was the number-one watched Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) video of 2018 Posted on 28 Dec 2018
Ethanol misfueling danger laid bare
President Trump has officially moved to allow E15 gasoline sales year-round Protecting Boaters at the Gas Pump is a new website with a series of photos of gas station pumps in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin that clearly shows the challenges boaters face with poor ethanol warning labels at the pump. Posted on 6 Dec 2018
Engine cutoff switch requirement
Each year Congress authorizes the budget and overall spending level for the U.S. Coast Guard Included in the re-authorization is a provision requiring "manufacturers, distributors and dealers" to install engine cutoff switches on new boats "less than 26 feet overall in length and capable of developing 115 pounds or more of static thrust." Posted on 5 Dec 2018
BoatUS gathers group of advisers for annual debate
BoatUS is the nation's largest recreational boat owners group in the U.S. A panel of distinguished boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The BoatUS gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Newport Beach to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating Posted on 3 Dec 2018
The best holiday present a boater can get
BoatUS has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown? Posted on 27 Nov 2018
America's Water Infrastructure Act passes senate
Boaters stand to gain with president's signing With passage yesterday of infrastructure legislation by the U.S. Senate, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill is on its way to the president's desk. Posted on 12 Oct 2018
YY.com app (top)