NEW Clean Boating Discount Card Program!
Since 2010, Cook Inletkeeper and partners have been educating boaters and fishermen in the Susitna Valley on the importance of clean boating practices. Our Clean Boating campaign has been successful at reaching boaters at several priority waterbodies in the Susitna Valley that are listed or at risk for being listed as polluted, including Big Lake, the Little Susitna River, and Deshka River. Our goal for this outreach is to provide tips and tools boaters can use to reduce the amount of hydrocarbons (oils and gas) in these and other regional waters. This coming year we hope to engage more boaters in clean boating practices throughout the Cook Inlet watershed and we hope that you can help us in this effort. In January 2016 we are launching a new program to promote clean water and clean boating in the Mat-Su, Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula by partnering with local businesses. This program provides incentives for boaters to practice clean boating by offering them discounts at participating businesses. By participating, businesses and the community acknowledge that clean water is important and that you appreciate the work that boaters do to keep the water clean.
In order to make changes to water quality statewide, it is important for everyone to be on-board. The availability of clean water affects our lives, not only through the salmon we eat, but also in the beer we drink, the food we make, and the rivers and lakes we swim in. Help us keep these important waterbodies safe from oil and gas pollution by supporting boaters’ efforts to do so. If you are a business interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about this program, see a list of participating businesses, and find out how to get your Clean Boating Discount Card, visit us here.