In recent years, Watermark has made conscious efforts to reduce our footprint and grow awareness of the importance of going green.
Our strong efforts began to bear its fruits in 2010, when Watermark gained the title of a Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) Green Waters Business. PVA Waters is an environmental stewardship program to conserve, protect and preserve the natural environment through green business practices set forth by the Passenger Vessel Association.
The following practices which account for our efforts are just a few that define us a PVA Green Waters Business are only a small percentage of our efforts. These practices include:
In addition to PVA Waters, Watermark is also a proud Founding One Hundred Sponsor of Annapolis Green. Annapolis Green fills a unique need, connecting the community by communicating an environmental message that is meaningful, positive and motivational, engaging residents, businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and visitors.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the maritime heritage of Annapolis and the neighboring waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Each Spring, the Museum brings Anne Arundel County students on board Harbor Queen to drop harvested oysters into the Bay. Watermark and the Museum have also developed several educational hands-on STEM programs including an ECOTour, Chesapeake 101 and Critter Cruise. The programs encourage literacy about the Bay and its ecology.
In Baltimore, Watermark partners with the National Aquarium offering an Aquatic Adventures package that includes time for students and groups to explore the Aquarium and then connect their learnings to the local waters on a Baltimore Harbor Cruise.