DEEP: Long Island Sound
Long Island Sound
Clean Marina
 Boat Hull Maintenance
  Sanding and scraping your boat can release noxious paint into the air and water. Dust particles can irritate your lungs and eyes and can also affect the health and reproduction systems of fish, birds, crabs and other marine life.
 Connecticut Clean Boater Program
 Connecticuts Clean Marina Program Home
 Engine, Battery Maintenance, Fueling
  According to the EPA, as much as 30% of the fuel and oil contained in a standard two-stroke outboard engine may be discharged unburned into the air along with the exhaust.
 Helpful Contacts
  Contacts telephone numbers to be used in the event of an environmental emergency.
 Marine Debris, Trash, Garbage and Fish Waste
  Floating debris and solid objects may result in structural damage to boats or mechanical failures. Garbage in the water or washed up on the beach is unsightly and can injure or kill birds, fish, marine turtles and mammals.
 Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species
  Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are invading coastal and inland waters. More than 50 non-native and 40 species that may not be native have been identified in Long Island Sound. Boaters can unwittingly play a role in spreading ANS.
 Reduce and Recycle
  Remember recycling extends the life of landfills, pollutes less than incineration, saves you money, and saves natural resources energy.
 Reducing Hazardous Waste
  Hazardous materials are found in many materials used to clean and operate your boat. However, using these products is often more out of habit than necessity.
 Respect Wildlife
  Long Island Sound is home to seals, sea turtles and migrating shore birds and is occasionally visited by dolphins, porpoises and whales. It is important to enjoy wildlife from a distance.
 Safety and Reference
  Prepare ahead. Know this about large vessels. Safe Boating Education.
 Sensitive Habitats
  Long Island Sound provides invaluable habitats for many different species of birds, mammals, fish, and shellfish. It is home to lobsters and clams, herring and striped bass, eagles and terns, harbor seals and more.
 Sewage Disposal
  The Clean Water Act prohibits discharge of untreated sewage into U.S. territorial waters.
 Teak Maintenance
  Teak has been used in shipbuilding for thousands of years because it doesnít rot, itís more dimensionally stable than most woods, and it requires minimal care.
 Washing the Topside of Your Boat
  Products used to clean boats often contain harmful ingredients, which are used out of habit rather than necessity. Often chlorine, phosphates and ammonia are used to wash decks and hulls of boats. These products can damage human and fish tissue.