ALEXANDRIA, Va. — BoatU.S. is seeking nominations for its third annual Recreational Boating Access Award, the group reported in a statement. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 1.
The award recognizes those individuals or groups who have succeeded in preserving or improving public waterway access, according to the group, and hopes to share their strategies with others. Eligible activities must to have been undertaken in the last three years.
“Ultimately, boating access is a local issue,” Nancy Michelman, BoatU.S. president, said in the statement. “The aim of this award is to recognize those advocates across the U.S. who are succeeding in reversing this trend, and to share those efforts with others so that they may also be successful in improving boating access.”
Judges will look at four criteria: The challenges faced in retaining or increasing access in an area; the direct impact or measurable results of the solution; the level of success in increasing awareness of the importance of boating access to a community; and the ability to use the successful approach as a model for other areas.
For more information or a look at last year’s winners, go to BoatUS.com/gov/AccessAward. Previous entrants are asked not to reapply.