The third annual BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Award will accept nominations until Oct. 1. The award recognizes individuals or groups who have preserved or improved waterway access. Waterfront residential development, regulatory red tape, increased taxes, poor land-use planning and more restrictive zoning are some factors that contribute to the decline of waterway access for recreational boats.
Examples of solutions include creative public and private partnerships, changes in land use planning, tax incentives, legislation or public ballots, publicity or public educations. In order to be eligible, activities must have taken place within the past three years.