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Nominations Needed By December 15 for BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award

Green Advocates Could Take Home $1,000

by: Scott Croft,

Last years BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award winner, Tim Horton, (2nd from R) at the Bassmaster Classic who, along with Gary Klein (not pictured), spearheaded a waterway cleanup in advance of the 2008 PAA Corporate Cup on Pickwick Lake, TN
Photo by Jeff Aitken, Recreational Boating/Fish
(Dec. 06, 2010 - Alexandria, VA) The BoatUS Foundation wants to know who is helping boaters, sailors and anglers stay "green". A call for nominations draws to a close December 15 for the 2010 BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award.

The honor singles out people, organizations or businesses who have made significant contributions in helping other boaters become more environmentally responsible on the water. A $1,000 award to help continue their environmental efforts is included.

"We want to know who is behind your local river cleanup, who at your marina is teaching boaters on how they can keep their lake clean, or who is solving an environmentally-challenging aspect of boating," said Susan Shingledecker, director of environmental programs for the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

The award, now in its fourth year, was created to complement the efforts of the BoatUS Foundation, which has a long history of working with waterway users, marinas and local organizations throughout the country to help bring environmental messages directly to boaters.

US Applications and more information about the award are available at Entries must be received by December 15. Any questions may be directed to Shingledecker at

About the BoatUS Foundation:
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by the half-million members of BoatUS, it provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. To make a tax-deductible donation to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, go to the BoatUS website/foundation.