Offshore Wind Farms

The Block Island wind farm’s 600-foot turbines stand like sentries along the coastal horizon, their blades slowly slicing through the sky. In 2016, the five-turbine project whirled to life generating enough energy to power 17,000 homes. A two-turbine pilot project for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm stands just off the coast of Virginia Beach. Read More

Save the Sea Turtles

SEA TURTLES ARE FREQUENTLY SEEN as the poster child for marine conservation. They stare out at us from magazines, brochures and billboards, innocent eyes compelling us to be better care takers of our oceans. Sea turtles are more than just a pretty face, they play an important ecological role in our waterways. Sea turtles are Read More

There’s an App for That

This year seems to have heightened our use of technology. Remote education and work, online shopping, curbside pick-up and virtual experiences for everything from museums to medical appointments feel oddly normal these days. Technology can also help us find new ways to be advocates for the environment as we enjoy the summer boating season. If you Read More

Eco-Friendly Boats

As I exited the pool, my wet feet left dark footprints on the deck. I watched the footprints fade under the mid-day sun and thought of the travel quote “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” No doubt, the temporal nature of such footprints is what Chief Seattle, a 19th century Native American chief, referred to when Read More

Eco-Friendly Water Sports

THE BOATING LIFESTYLE often extends beyond cruising and fishing. Kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, snorkeling and diving are just a few of the activities frequented by boaters. As we diversify our enjoyment of the oceans and waterways, we can continue to be good caretakers of the planet. An eco-considerate/eco-friendly boating mindset is easy to apply if we keep an eye Read More

Environmental Twists and Turns

COVID-19 MAY HAVE put a new spin on how we boat, but it has not put a stop to the boating lifestyle — perhaps just the opposite. Many brokers are reporting a spike in boat sales as people look for new ways to enjoy the outdoors safely and maintain social distance. That is not saying Read More

Eco-Friendly Boating

Nobody likes to pull into a marina and see plastic beer carrier rings, straws, cups and other discarded items cluttering up the waterway. Even though we try to clean up after others and ourselves, debris continues to appear on the shoreline and water. Fortunately, many companies have come up with innovative solutions to help our Read More

Eco-Friendly Boating – The Clean Scene

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, spring cleaning! Whether starting a boating season or enjoying the middle of year-round boating, the task of cleaning is inevitable. A clean boat is good, but a lot of products and processes can be environmentally harmful. Here are eco-friendly boating techniques to protect the environment and your Read More