The Canadian Wildlife Federation and Sailors for the Sea will work together to promote environmental best practices for the boating community in Canada
Ottawa (May 21, 2015) – The Canadian Wildlife Federation is partnering with Sailors for the Sea, a global conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean.
The key objective of the collaboration is to promote environmental best practices to the boating community, highlighting that those who use the water for recreation and sport are important stakeholders and should engage in protecting fresh and marine waters. This will include the utilization of CWF and Sailors for the Sea’s programming focused on fresh water and marine conservation education for both children and adults.
“This is a big step for conservation organizations to be engaging the boating community and a good example of important cross border collaboration,” said Wade Luzny, CEO and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. “We know that the oceans are our final frontier and we need to be more vigilant than ever before and engage this community as well as all conservationists to become disciples of ocean protection!”
“I look forward to working with the CWF, to protect the fresh and marine waters of the beautiful nation of Canada”, noted R. Mark Davis, president of Sailors for the Sea. “With the health of the World’s oceans, rivers and lakes in a perilous state, boaters have the opportunity to take care of a resource that is important to their pastime. Together, Sailors for the Sea and CWF will reach even more boaters with our pragmatic programs to protect the waters we all love.”
Damian Foxall, CWF Recreation Education Manager, and professional sailor will be the lead on this partnership for the CWF.
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
About Sailors for the Sea
Sailors for the Sea is a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. Sailors for the Sea is a movement and pragmatic voice for action that offers boaters tangible opportunities to create a legacy and make a difference. Visit www.sailorsforthesea.org to learn more.