Lake Erie Advancement in Waterway Protection

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Boating plays an integral part in Ohio recreation. On Lake Erie, boaters can explore the coastline, visit the islands and fish for walleye. On lakes and rivers, paddling and pontoon opportunities give people a chance to experience Ohio’s waterways up close. But with outdoor tourism come potential problems, such as oil and gas pollution, littering and other environmental damage.

Currently, Ohio has been working on initiatives to implement programs to aid in keeping pollutants away from the waterways and natural resources. Two programs in process now are: The Clean Marinas Program which is a certification program that recognizes marinas across Ohio for implementing best management practices that improve the condition of air and water.  And The Clean Boaters Program. The Ohio Clean Marinas and Ohio Clean Boater programs are now inviting marinas and boaters across the Buckeye State to join these stewardship initiatives.

Boaters use plastic shrink wrap to protect their vessels from the elements during harsh Ohio winters and depending on size, each boat requires 20 to 30 pounds of shrink wrap to be completely covered. This popular initiative is now merging program efforts between Lake Erie and the Ohio River watersheds. Through an extensive public-private partnership, the Ohio Clean Marinas and Ohio Clean Boater programs were developed to serve marinas and boaters along Lake Erie.  To date, more than 2,000 recreational boaters have pledged and are following best boating practices.

Save the Dates: Perma-Liner Industries has a lineup of events for you to attend!  All are invited to come to one, or if you’re adventurous, all of our LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May. You can go to www.perma-liner.com to register and find out more but first…here are the dates and locations to save: We’ll be in Seattle April 27th, Chicago May 4th and Philadelphia May 18th. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff showing you the latest CIPP technology. We want to see you there!

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