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Boating gives back: Maine Marine Trades Association Canoe Recycling Quest

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 16 Mar 09:10 PDT
Maine Marine Trades Association Canoe Recycling Quest © National Marine Manufacturers Association

Today's member spotlight features the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA) and its volunteer quest this winter to help clean up derelict canoes on a remote pond at the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area managed by The Nature Conservancy.

In the fall of 2020, the MMTA's Executive Director, Stacey Keefer, had reached out to The Nature Conservancy in Maine about a fiberglass vessel recycling grant they were newly involved in. The Rhode Island Marine Trades had engaged Maine and other New England colleagues to help look at sources of unwanted fiberglass boats, identify interested partners, and help develop a recycling network. The collaboration is supported by the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the Brunswick Foundation.

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