Below you will find third-party sites and resources. If you have a favorite resource that's not included in the list, please let us know.
- Boat U.S.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has been looking after the interests of recreational boaters since its founding by Richard Schwartz in 1966. We are the nation's largest organization of recreational boat owners, with over half a million dues-paying Members.
- Connecticut Marine Trades Association
A network of top marine-related professionals serving the recreational boating community in Connecticut and beyond. We are marinas, boatyards, boat dealers, yacht brokers, service technicians, electronics experts, welders, canvas creators, financial and insurance service providers and more. We are a well-trained, educated workforce specializing in the unique craft of boating sales and service.
- Lake Erie Marine Trades Association
The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association was formed in 1957 by a handful of boat dealers that sought to organize a large indoor boat show for the Cleveland market. It now includes approximately 100 members that are provided with legislative advocacy, educational support, and efforts to improve boating in Ohio.
- Marine Recreation Association
The Marine Recreation Association is a non-profit association that represents marina owners, operators and industry professionals throughout the Western U.S., Mexico, Hawaii and Australia. The Association’s mission is to provide a united voice in representing the interests of the boating and marina industries and to help educate and inform in all areas of recreational boating.
- National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
The leader in outdoor hospitality, is the only national association exclusively representing the interests of private RV parks and campgrounds in the U.S. We are deeply committed to serving the needs of our 3,100 members.
- National Marine Manufacturers Association
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America.
- Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association
Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association (SWFMIA) is made of a broad range of member businesses with an interest in recreational boating. New Boat & Motor Dealers, Boat Manufacturers, Yacht Brokers, Marina and Service Yards, Marine Service providers of all kinds, Marine Electronics sales and service, Metal Fabricators, Boat Lift Manufacturers and dealers, and many other related businesses.
- American Boating Congress
Attending ABC and participating in Capitol Hill visits with others from your state is the best way to educate your representatives on issues that impact your business.
- Bureau of Reclamation
Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River.
- Michigan Sea Grant
Michigan Sea Grant supports research, outreach and education to enhance sustainable use of Great Lakes resources, benefiting the environment, the quality of life, and the Michigan, Great Lakes and national economy. Our vision is healthy and sustainable Great Lakes resources achieved through an integrated program that engages universities and public and private sectors.
- Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity.
- The White House
Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, transformed from their early use as service areas, to the State Floor rooms, where countless leaders and dignitaries have been entertained, the White House is both the home of the President of the United States his family and a museum of American history. The White House is a place where history continues to unfold.
- United States Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. When Congress writes an environmental law, we implement it by writing regulations. Often, we set national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations. If they fail to meet the national standards, we can help them. We also enforce our regulations, and help companies understand the requirements.
- United States House of Representatives
As per the Constitution, the U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.
- United States Senate
Established by the Constitution as one chamber of the federal government’s legislative branch, the United States Senate is comprised of one hundred members—two senators from each of the 50 states—who serve six-year, overlapping terms. Senators, along with members of the House of Representatives, propose, author, and vote on federal legislation that touches upon all aspects of U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
- Outdoor Recreation in America
The American Recreation Coalition (ARC) is a Washington-based nonprofit organization formed in 1979. Since its inception, ARC has sought to catalyze public/private partnerships to enhance and protect outdoor recreational opportunities and the resources upon which such experiences are based.
- Pure Michigan
The State of Michigan is a state blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles and miles of orchards, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, nighttime skies scattered with stars.
Discover and reserve camping, lodging, permits, tours and more at America's parks, forests, monuments and other public lands.
- Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
To implement an informed, consensus-based national outreach strategy that will increase participation in recreational angling and boating and thereby increase public awareness and appreciation of the need to protect, conserve and restore this nation's aquatic natural resources.