District Staff Officer – Marine Safety & Environmental Protection
Gregg R. Bollinger, DSO-MS 5NR
Usual Disclaimer: The Marine Safety web pages are for informational purposes only. Do not contact the webmaster regarding these pages. Contact the DSO-MS for information and questions.
Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fifth District Northern Region’s Marine Safety and Environmental Protection web page. Our purpose is to provide our members with the information they need to familiarize themselves with, and participate in, the program.
“We are the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s core team of specialists in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection. Our principal Mission is to support the marine safety and environmental protection programs and activities of the United States Coast Guard and to train and support members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary who join us.
MARINE SAFETY ASSISTS THE COAST GUARD MISSION: MARINE SAFETY, MARITIME SECURITY, and MARITIME MOBILITY
Message from the DSO-MS: When we each took an oath and were sworn into the Auxiliary, we accepted the responsibility and obligation to assist the Gold side in their missions. The Coast Guard takes protecting our natural resources very seriously. We assist with public educational outreach at environmentally-themed events, festivals, and boat shows. We assist with beach, stream, and road clean-ups, conducting commercial fishing vessel exams, and keeping our shipmates apprised of what is happening in the fields of marine safety, environmental protection, and America’s Waterway Watch.
We have approximately 317 million people across our nation, with approximately 17 million registered boats. This amounts to about 5.5% of the population we may come in contact with only during the boating season. Marine Safety education is an opportunity to educate 100% of the population, 100% of the time. Also a great recruiting opportunity.
Wanted – Highly motivated, enthusiastic Auxiliarists to join 5NR’s Team MS-EP. Looking for people willing to help educate the public in environmental awareness issues. for more information, contact your flotilla Marine Safety Staff Officer.