The first event took place May 10th on the James River at Osborne Landing. SeaArk supported the Costa Clean Water Program by deploying the Correct Craft Lake Clean Up Boat at the projects. This innovative boat, built on a SeaArk Hull, provided the ability to capture solid floating debris from the waterbody that can’t be reached from the shoreline using vacuum technology. Waste items frequently on lake water are bottles, Styrofoam, and other plastics that can harm birds and other wildlife. Two of the college anglers jumped on the Clean Up Boat to collect trash found floating in the coves around the shoreline. After over four hours of work, the crews’ combined efforts on the shoreline and by water allowed the volunteers to collect 14 bags of trash, a water-logged boat dock float, and two boat trailers worth of bunk boards. Some Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit anglers that attended this event include Miles Burghoff, Randy Despino, Takayuki Koike, Terry Luedtke, Jimmy Reese, and Skeet Reese, as well as MLF Marketing Promotions Manager Scott Ellison.
The second event took place June 15th on the Lake of the Ozarks at Osage Beach. MLF FMD directors Steven Bardin and Gary Klein were joined by Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit anglers Miles Burghoff, Randy Despino, Takayuki Koike, Terry Luedtke, Jimmy Reese and Skeet Reese, as well as MLF Marketing Promotions Manager Scott Ellison. In addition to these volunteers, SeaArk provided their Correct Craft Lake Cleanup boat. The SeaArk boat cleaned four miles of James River while shoreline volunteers covered the rip rap around the marina, walking trails, a playground, and parking lots of the Osborne Landing.
SeaArk President Steve Henderson states, “The clean boat was a fun project for our team to tackle. It’s great to do our part in keeping our environment clean, and we love to partner with different organizations who have that same goal in mind.”
The next Costa Clean Water Matters shoreline clean-up will take place on Lake Champlain at the final stop of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit. For more photos and information from these events, click here.
About SeaArk Boats: With over 63 years of experience in boat building, SeaArk Boats (owned by Correct Craft) is the industry’s premier aluminum fishing boat known for outstanding product quality and excellent customer service. Mostly known for heavy-duty aluminum boats built specifically for cat-fishing, SeaArk also builds bass- and crappie-fishing boats, jon boats, duck boats, and bay boats, offering a wide variety of tunnel and jet tunnel hulls. For more information visit www.seaarkboats.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information, please visit www.correctcraft.com.