Multiple states unveil efforts to reduce single-use plastic

February 17th, 2021

State legislators from nine states–California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington–recently announced a coordinated effort to establish single-use packaging reductions by holding producers responsible for the end-of-life management of plastic packaging, according to reporting from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Each measure follows the extended producer responsibility (EPR) model initiative […]

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Congress approves historic boating access and conservation bill

July 28th, 2020

In a bipartisan vote, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act–legislation that will stimulate the recreational boating industry and create more safe and sustainable recreation access for all Americans. The bill is expected to be signed by President Trump and addresses two long-standing priorities of the outdoor recreation community. First, it fully funds the Land […]

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Everglades National Park management plan released

September 15th, 2015

In a Sept. 1 press release, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) issued its evaluation of the U.S. National Park Service’s changes in the final General Management Plan (GMP) for Everglades National Park in Florida, changes that will affect recreational boating, fishing access and habitat conservation. The release said that Park Service officials worked with […]

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