TSA Clean Regattas
With events throughout the year and across the state, TSA can make a big impact.
All TSA events will register as a Clean Regatta and find their own way to contribute. Participation and education are the goals no matter the certification level.
Step By Step for Event Chairs
We can do this! And the team at Lake Canyon Yacht Club has made it easy.
1. Register your TSA event at Sailors for the Sea
2. Choose a focus or something you’d like sailors to understand about your water.
3. Let Marie Wise know what you are doing . . . . We’ll help get the word out.
Check out these resources for more information and ideas:
Clean Seas — a United Nations Environment program
Take Care of Texas – find
TerraCycle — offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste.
The TSA Green Team
Anyone can be a part of the TSA Green Team. Have an idea? Email Marie Wise and let’s do it!
Marie Wise — Lakewood YC — firstname.lastname@example.org
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