Onancock, Virginia is a shining example of the type of changes the Boating Infrastructure Grant program was created to make possible for transient boaters and the communities they visit.
West Marine named the 25 non-profit organizations that will receive $1,500 spring BlueFuture grants.
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust said its Kids in Boating initiative distributed its first round of grant awards.
West Marine said it will begin accepting applications for 2017 BlueFuture grants on Saturday.
West Marine announced the names of the 25 non-profit organizations that will receive fall BlueFuture grants.
The Brunswick Public Foundation said five organizations have received a total of $227,000 in charitable grants.
West Marine said it is accepting online applications through Oct. 1.