SCRA Green Flags Awarded for 2019

Scottish Coastal Rowing Association is keen to encourage best environmental practice among clubs, crews and rowers. We try to ensure that our activities are all sustainable, and where possible leave our environment in a better condition after than before. We already aim to leave all the participants in a better condition!

Every year we recognise good environmental practice by awarding SCRA Green Flags to some of our clubs. The worthy recipients of SCRA Green Flags awarded at the 2019 AGM are ….

Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club (FOCCRs)

Wormit Boating Club

Queensferry Rowing Club

Stranraer CRC

Boatie Blest

Coastal rowing is, in itself, is an environmentally friendly activity.

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association is looking at developing an environmental policy and will undertake to ensure that all member clubs are aware of that policy and are committed to promoting practices within rowing that are environmentally sustainable. In the meantime, clubs should consider the following, and feedback any comments or suggestions to the SCRA secretary:

* SCRA undertakes to comply with all applicable environmental legislation. * Safety/umpire boats should be used effectively and maintained well to reduce emissions and pollution.
*Skiffs should be thoroughly cleaned when travelling to new bodies of water to prevent the accidental introduction of invasive species 
* Risks to the environment posed by SCRA and club organised events should be identified and minimised
* SCRA pledges to reduce, reuse or recycle waste and dispose of waste responsibly. As far as possible single use plastics should be eliminated from our activities.
* SCRA will respect local communities and the sea, and leave no visible or lasting evidence of the skiffs’ presence
* SCRA will continue to promote its Green Flag Award to both encourage and reward good environmental practice in clubs.
*SCRA will purchase locally for events wherever possible, including food and drink.

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