Water Friendly Bottom Paint

IMG00388The paint has arrived!  Yesterday afternoon 8 quarts of ePaint‘s Ecominder was delivered to our office in preparation for Friday’s “Blue Boat Maintenance” workshop.  The Lady C will be getting a bit of a makeover… a new coat of environmentally friendly, copper free bottom paint.

On July 10 from 5-7pm, Charleston Waterkeeper, the Sustainability Institute, AlphaGreen and ePaint are all joining hands to introduce an environmentally-friendly bottom paint option to the Charleston community.  Join us on the Maritime Center’s T-head as experts from AlphaGreen and ePaint give the Waterkeeper patrol boat a new coat of antifouling paint.

Learn about the harmful impacts traditional copper-based bottom paints have on the fisheries and our waterways.  11 of Charleston’s waterways are classified as “impaired” due to excessive amounts of copper.  Learn about your options to reduce your impact as a boater.  All attendees will receive a discount on all ePaint products.

After the workshop, the Charleston Water Taxi will be taking all attendees out for an hour long harbor tour (7:30-8:30pm).  This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the impacts of copper on our waterways, mingle with other attendees and enjoy Charleston’s waterfront.  The Water Taxi will leave from the Maritime Center. Free beer to those of age.

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