ANNAPOLIS, Md. August 9, 2012 - Clean waterways are essential to safe and fun boating. Whether you are a boater, a marina owner, a towboat captain or other waterfront business owner, helping to keep our waterways clean is in everyone's best interest. Each year hundreds of thousands of individuals help by participating in beach and waterway cleanups around the world, collecting millions of pounds of trash and debris. Boaters and marine-based businesses are especially well equipped to help in this effort. With waterfront access and boats, we can easily get to locations that can be otherwise difficult to reach. Thanks to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, conducting your own cleanup event is now a lot easier.