BoatUS Recognizes Twelve Boating Access Advocates
ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 19, 2011 – An even dozen boating people, projects and public policy measures made the cut to earn 2010 BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Awards. Winners range from Maine to Hawaii and California to Florida, and run the gamut from changing state law and setting national priorities to building bricks-and-mortar boat ramp and dockage facilities.
BoatUS created the award program in 2007 to highlight successes in protecting water access as boaters and communities were losing marina slips, service yards and boat launching areas. The goal is to draw national attention to innovative solutions and share success stories that can help others to solve their own local waterway access challenges.
The Access Award honors a group, government body, business, individual or non-profit organization that has succeeded in preserving or improving public waterway access for boaters. Judging criteria included: how well challenges were overcome; the direct impact of the solution; and, how adaptable the approach would be in other areas facing similar water access challenges.
The winning individuals are:
Six boating facility projects earned the BoatUS Access Award honor:
For complete details on all 12 Access Award-winning people and projects for 2010, go to www.BoatUS.com/AccessAwardWinner.
NOTE TO THE MEDIA:
BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money-saving services. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.
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Photo Caption: The Huron, OH, Boat Access Project (center) a new four-lane boat ramp facility that provides critical boater access to Lake Erie as well as a safe haven during storms, is one of 12 BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Award winners for 2010.