David Fuller is Florida Sea Grant’s Northeast Florida Clean Boating Coordinator for the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, and the coast from the Florida-Georgia border south to Martin County. Fuller is dedicated to reducing boater pollution through effective communication and outreach between state agencies, marinas, and the boating community. Fuller’s professional experience working with different groups stems from his time serving in the United States Navy and working in the training department of a nuclear power plant. As a full-time cruiser, Fuller is familiar with marina and boating operations. Since 2015, has made several trips aboard his boat Still Waters II, amassing 37,000 miles and traveling through every state east of the Mississippi River. He has cruised all five Great Lakes, America’s Great Loop, and Down East Loop.

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The Clean Marina Program and Clean Vessel Act (CVA) encourages marine facilities and boaters to protect Florida’s waterways through best practices and proper waste disposal. In Fuller’s role, he leverages his skills in public outreach and education through site visits and workshops to give boaters the knowledge, tools, and resources to navigate CVA grant applications, and the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of sewage disposal equipment for the Clean Marina Program.

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