South Florida waterway cleanup scheduled for March


The Marine Industries Association of South Florida has announced a partnership with the Florida Inland Navigation District for the association's 36th Annual Waterway Cleanup.

The event is scheduled for March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 26 designated cleanup sites across Broward County. Two former sites, Markham Park and Himmarshee Canal, are being resurrected from previous years.

"Where Green Meets Blue" reflects the ideals of environmental responsibility that the marine industry community has consistently demonstrated since the event's inception, the trade group said. The event also hosts an educational short-story and essay-writing contest open to all students in the Broward County Public Schools.

The MIASF said its annual waterway cleanup is Broward County's largest environmental public awareness campaign and community effort to keep the waterways clean. Each year the event attracts nearly 2,000 volunteers.

The trade group said the Trash Bash after-party also will return this year after an impressive attendance in 2012, with notable reggae artist Uncle Sam performing live. The Trash Bash is a volunteer-only celebration featuring guest speakers, educational and environmental awareness awards, local art displays and a celebration for a job well done. This year's event will once again be fêted at The Downtowner Saloon on the New River in Fort Lauderdale.

Click here for the full release.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.