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Elizabeth "Betty" Underwood of Stuart is a 2012 Jefferson Award recipient for creating the "Marine Debris Trash Game," a tool for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary educational program that teaches children about the importance of keeping the oceans clean. Underwood is a member of Flotilla 51 of the Palm Beaches.  Photo by Deborah Silver, Treasure Coast Newspapers.When Elizabeth Underwood approached a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary table that was set up at the Boynton Beach Mall more than five years ago, she had no idea she would be making such a huge impact. Article by Michelle Ashworth, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Auxiliarist Underwood of Stuart, won the 2012 Jefferson Award for creating [...] Read the rest of this entry »
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- QE Bill Wildman checks Pat McCarn's qualification workbook prior to administering the written and water exams.  Photo by:  Constance O. Irvin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs.  I recently became an Auxiliary Coxswain but never thought that my training would be put to the test as quickly as it did. My wife, Nancy, and I were taking five passengers to a scattering of ashes ceremony in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a beautiful sunny day; seas were calm and there [...] Read the rest of this entry »
Winter kayakers are dressed to swim in the Norwalk River.  Lifejackets, drysuits, neoprene hoods and gloves keep them warm and safe.I attended a presentation at an Auxiliary National Training meeting called Cold Water Boot Camp, which works in cooperation with many life saving organizations, including the US Coast Guard.   I saw a good friend and fellow member of Team Coast Guard – Mario Vittone, USCG Marine Safety Specialist and former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Instructor [...] Read the rest of this entry »
DNR TO HONOR CLEAN MARINA OF THE YEAR WHAT:  Maryland DNR Boating Services will present contest winners Steuart and Hamilton Chaney, owners of Herrington Harbour, with a certificate and prizes for their clean marina practices in 2011. WHERE: During a Clean Marina Workshop: Annapolis “Pip Moyer” Recreation Center 273 Hilltop Lane Annapolis, MD 21403 WHEN:  [...] Related posts:
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Chesapeake Bay, Bay Ridge, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Robert Madden / National Geographic.Did you know that the Coast Guard Auxiliary has a Marine Safety Program? This augments the Coast Guard’s efforts for ensuring the safety and shelter of our nation’s prized waterway assets. While the overall Marine Safety Program is quite diverse and has a wide breadth of agendas, not many people would think that marine safety [...] Read the rest of this entry »
Annapolis, Md. (December 7, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services will host three Clean Marina workshops for marina and boatyard operators in January 2012. DNR encourages all marine facilities, including certified Clean Marinas, to attend this free event. “Participants will learn how to; comply with regulation changes and the new [...] Related posts:
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  2. Volunteers Sought To Help Teach Students About The Chesapeake Bay Annapolis, Md. (July 14, 2011) – The Maryland Department of...
  3. DNR Bans Felt Soles In Maryland Waters Annapolis, Md. (March 17, 2011) — The Maryland Department of...
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A manatee mother and calf swimming in the warm spring fed waters of south Florida.  Photo by Sarah Lowe, Florida DEP.While many folks are preparing for the holidays – in Boca Raton, Florida about 65 members of Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and members of the boating community came together to kick off manatee season in south Florida.  Manatee season is during the winter months when the waters [...] Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 2 pm. Appeal Landfill 401 Sweetwater Road. Lusby, MD. Rain or Shine Materials Accepted: Explosives ( ammunition, fireworks, marine flares, road flares, etc.) There are other materials also. Note: Participation limited to Calvert County residents ONLY. Phone: 410-326-0210 Your opportunity to dispose of expired marine safety flares! Related [...] Related posts:
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