Waterways specialist to speak to Greenwich Sail, Power Squadron – Connecticut News

Waterways specialist to speak to Greenwich Sail, Power Squadron – Connecticut News


GREENWICH — The Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron has invited a waterways preservationist as guest speaker at its Sept. 20 gathering.

Carleen Lyden Walker, co-founder and executive director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, will talk about “What the Commercial Maritime Industry Does for the Global Society” beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club at Grass Island. The squadron holds a monthly discussion session.

NAMEPA is a Southport nonprofit whose mission is to preserve marine environments by promoting sustainable practices and educating citizens about strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.

“Global commerce and environmental protection … themes are integral to the commercial maritime industry which is the engine of global trade, carrying more than 90 percent of the world’s goods and energy and is the most environmentally benign mode of transportation,” Walker said.

The NAMEPA co-founder has 40 years’ experience in the maritime commercial industry and works to develop alliances between industry, regulators and environmental groups, she said.

“Greenwich, and Fairfield County, has become a hub for the commercial maritime industry since the late 1960s,” said Walker. “This is an opportunity for Greenwich residents to learn more about an industry in their backyard.”

All United States Power Squadron and Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club members and friends are invited. Light refreshments will be served. More information is available by emailing greenwichsquadron@gmail.com and at the Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron website.

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