Green Boating Guide

Protect the marine environment with green boating practices - be OceanSMART

Get onboard with OceanSMART good practices

Download a PDF of the TBuck Suzuki Foundation's Green Boating Guide

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T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation has been working for many years to make sure that as our coastal habours are improved and that "green" environmental practices are front and centre. Green harbour planning and infrastructure projects have been developed with local Harbour Authorities in Deep Bay, Cowichan Bay, Sointula, Fanny Bay, Port Hardy and a number of other B.C. coastal harbours. For example, after a year of planning, funding proposals and partnerships with the Harbour Authority of Deep Bay, Small Craft Harbours, the Community Fisheries Development Centre and the Island Coastal Economic Trust, work was completed on the Green Harbour infrastructure project in Deep Bay. 

As well as increasing the moorage space by 40 percent for shellfish aquaculture and the commercial fishing fleet, the project has also removed congestion in the harbour allowing better tidal flushing and a much needed improvement to the water quality in the harbour. Creosote pilings were removed and concrete anchoring systems were installed throughout that will also reduce contaminants from entering the water column in the harbour.