NYSG Specialist Moderating Clean Marina Roundtable at International Marina Industry Conference
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release


Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG's Freelance Publicist, P: 315-465-7578, E: karalynn@gisco.net

Oswego, NY, January 25, 2013 - New York Sea Grant will moderate the Clean Marina Roundtable January 30th at the 11th International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White, who helped organize the first IMBC conference in 2002, has since moderated programs at the event that is the only conference specifically geared toward marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants.

The Clean Marina Roundtable session at the 2013 IMBC offers marina operators the opportunity to share best management practices and to participate in mutual issues discussion. Marina managers can earn Clean Marina certification credits by participating in the session to be held from 9am to 11am in Room 305.

“The opportunity for boating industry leaders to learn more about their state clean marina programs and the value of certification is an added benefit to the overall conference program. Our industry recognizes that clean water is crucial to our business success and the marinas will have a great opportunity in the Clean Marina Roundtable to learn ideas on how to best protect their environments,” says IMBC Director of Events Rachel LaMarre.

White, based with New York Sea Grant in Oswego, NY, on Lake Ontario, is the creator of New York Sea Grant’s Discover Clean & Safe Boating Program, for which he earned a commendation from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water.

The nonprofit Association of Marina Industries (AMI) produces the annual IMBC attended by more than 840 industry professionals. The 2013 conference runs from January 30 through February 1.

For more information on the Discover Clean & Safe Boat, contact White at NYSG's SUNY Oswego office, 315-312-3042 or click through the "News" section of www.nyseagrant.org/marina.  

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New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971. For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links.

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