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Thank you for your interest in participating in the
Massachusetts Recreational Boater Survey 2010.

The survey is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in this valuable study.

Congratulations to the
boater from Marion
who is the winner of the $1,000 grand prize.

Thousands of recreational boaters are already helping to ensure that your favorite routes and destinations receive appropriate attention when management decisions are made about Massachusetts' ocean waters.

All information provided by boaters will be held in the strictest confidence.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

1. I RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE

In May, a random sample of 10,000 boat owners was selected from a combination of information contained in the Massachusetts Boat Registration and the US Coast Guard Documented Vessel databases. Boaters in the sample received a letter in the mail inviting them to participate in the survey.


2. I DID NOT RECEIVE A LETTER IN THE MAIL, BUT I AM A RECREATIONAL BOATER FROM MASSACHUSETTS

If you did not receive a letter inviting you to participate, but own a recreational boat and use it in Massachusetts' coastal or ocean waters, we would welcome your input as a volunteer participant. As a volunteer you will be able to report on any or all of your boating trips during the 2010 boating season.

Please note that volunteer participants will NOT be eligible for any prize drawings.


3. I AM NOT FROM MASSACHUSETTS, BUT I TAKE MY BOAT INTO MASSACHUSETTS WATERS

We are also undertaking a small pilot study to test a method for gathering spatial and spending information from out-of-state boaters who pass through Massachusetts waters.

Short questionnaires are being distributed at a number of key marina facilities who have kindly agreed to assist with this pilot study:

Please note that out-of-state boaters will NOT be eligible for any prize drawings.

 
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Last Update: December 8, 2010
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