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ROCKPORT YACHT CLUB
WILL BE SPONSORING
THE ANNUAL BOAT PARADE TO BE HELD ON
Monday - July 4th, 2022
Line up at 11:45 a.m. in Little Bay 
Key Allegro Marina Area
PARADE STARTS WHEN THE HORN BLOWS at NOON

The parade proceeds through Little Bay to Leggett Chanel – then will repeat, and go back to the marina. All Boats are welcome to join. No size limitations. Come show your spirit, fly your flags, and show off your boat! No registration needed.

The annual boat parade provides an opportunity for kids and adults to see the many regional boats dressed for the parade. We encourage boaters to invite friends and neighbors to ride on your boat during the parade. We also suggest that you bring blankets and chairs to better enjoy this fun event from shore! Come join us on a boat or on the shore line at Rockport Beach to enjoy remembering why we celebrate this famous holiday.

 

WATER BALLOONS ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN!

 

In past years boaters and spectators threw water balloons at each other.  Fragments of the balloons fell into Little Bay, creating a water hazard for wildlife in the area.  Animals such as sea turtles are particularly at risk because latex fragments are easily mistaken for jellies, one of their natural foods, blocking their digestive tracts and causing starvation. Balloons are also the #1 hazard among marine debris causing death in seabirds.

 

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Fragments of balloon found in the stomach of green turtle
(Retrieved from https://balloonsblow.org/impacts-on-wildlife-and-environment/)

 

 

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Balloon hazards to wildlife

(Ocean Conservation Society, Retrieved from

https://www.oceanconservation.org/be-balloon-aware/)

 

Don’t risk consequences from law enforcement if seen throwing water balloons!

 







 

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