How Boaters Can Conserve
Recreational boating is widely available to Floridians and tourists both in fresh and saltwater. In a state as populous as Florida that also has so many tourists visiting to enjoy our resources, maintaining safe and sustainable boating opportunities must be a shared responsibility. As a boater, we encourage you to abide by and encourage the following conservation considerations:
- Take a boating safety course.
- Never Litter and when possible remove any litter that you find.
- Consult tide and navigation charts to ensure you have adequate clearance and avoid shallow waters that your boat motor will stir up.
- Don't power through rooted aquatic vegetation, it is a vital portion of our fisheries habitat. Be aware of your wake and it's impact along the shore, on other boaters and on man-made structures.
- Report violations.