Floridians Learn Boating ... At Their Desk!
ISLAMORADA, FL - It's world-renowned for fishing and boating, but Florida Bay in south Florida can be treacherous for boaters who do not know how to navigate the shallow waters. Inexperienced or careless boaters can leave behind a trail of scarred sea grasses, filament lines, and plastic bags that can be deadly to wildlife and their habitat. To combat the problem, Rob Clift, senior marine outreach coordinator for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), has developed a one-and-a-half-hour, free online education program, called Eco-Mariner. "Education is the cornerstone to going out in Florida Bay, where most areas have a depth of three feet or less." (contd.) Podcast and entire story available: http://www.newsservice.org/index.php
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