CBF’s fleet of education boats got high marks for safety after
annual inspections by the United States Coast Guard in
March. Five boats were singled out for certificates of recognition for having no safety violations (not even minor ones) for
at least five years straight.
Workboats Marguerite and Jenny S were recognized for 12 years
each without violations. “It shows you guys are doing your
part to keep things safe,” said John Murren, Senior Marine
Inspector for the Coast Guard.
Q: How is air pollution harmful to the Bay?
Nitrous oxide, or NOx, from vehicle
exhaust collects on roads and parking
lots. When it rains, it washes into our
rivers and streams and the Bay and
contributes to algal blooms. These
blooms cloud the water and absorb
the oxygen needed to support
underwater grasses, crabs, fish
and other marine life.
Volunteers all over Virginia, from Hampton Roads to Northern
Virginia, from the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley, work
by land and boat to give the Bay a massive spring cleaning every
year. Elected officials, their staffs, enlisted men and women,
scout groups, churches, small businesses, large corporations,
and thousands of individuals and families will turn out for this
year’s Clean the Bay Day on June 7, 2014.
Would you like to get involved or host a cleanup in your area?
Call 757/622-1964, e-mail CTBD@cbf.org, or visit cbf.org/clean.
CBF Boats’ Coast Guard Recognition
CBF staff put together this funny look at polluted runoff. Check it out
Visit cbf.org/pollutedrunoff for more information about this