Honda Marine believes that ultra-low emission levels are essential to the protection of our global waterways.
Honda Marine is a proud partner with environmental organizations whose members work and volunteer to protect our planet’s natural resources.
We salute the efforts of these organizations:
Living Lands & Waters
Foundation, East Moline, Illinois
Living Lands aids in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nation's major rivers and their watersheds.
In 1997, Chad Pregracke (a commercial diver at the time) decided to clean up what he considers home – the Mississippi River. Leaving his full time job behind and garnering support along the way, Chad and a band of volunteers have cleaned up over 1200 miles of Mississippi River bank and have since added the Illinois River to their incredible mission.
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper,
The Riverkeeper’s mission is to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries, and watershed in order to maintain its environmental integrity and to preserve the natural, scenic, and recreational character of the river corridor.
This dedicated group of more than 500 members preserves, protects and restores the South River and its ecosystem through monitoring and assessment, education and enforcement, restoration, outreach, and promotion of responsible stewardship.
This on-water, privately funded advocate protects the quality of the coastal bays for generations to come.
The River Project, New
York, New York
The River Project has operated a private marine monitoring station since 1986 at Pier 26 on the Hudson River in New York. This scientific organization is dedicated to the protection and restoration of Hudson River wildlife through scientific research, education and hands-on programs in urban ecology. The Marine Biology Internship Program offers opportunities for students to become directly involved in the protection of significant urban wildlife and habitat.
Tampa Baywatch, Tampa,
Tampa Baywatch, Inc., a non-profit environmental stewardship program, needed a boat that was friendly to the bay’s environment and that could withstand operation by a crew of volunteers. Twin Honda 4-stroke 75 hp engines, altered to run on compressed natural gas, were the organization’s choice to power a 23’ catamaran that they used to patrol Tampa Bay.
San Francisco BayKeeper,
San Francisco, California
With help from Honda, in 1998 San Francisco BayKeeper launched the first power boat on the entire West Coast with the capacity for fueling with clean burning compressed natural gas (CNG). The new San Francisco-based pollution patrol boat replaced the original BayKeeper boat which had logged nearly 100,000 miles patrolling the Bay for pollution sources, and carrying out BayKeeper's high visibility citizen monitoring program to detect and elliminate pollution in the Bay and Delta.
Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota,
Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, they incorporate public outreach as a key part of their mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium, and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.