West Marine Press Release

Join “Save the Bay” and West Marine for “World Oceans Day” Celebration and Clean-Up on Saturday, June 8, 2013 - Scavenger Hunt and Removal of Trash and Weeds at the MLK, Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland 9 a.m. to 12 noon; Followed by a Barbeque by West Marine

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (May 30, 2013)

West Marine, Inc., the world’s largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, continues its support of the marine environment by partnering with “Save the Bay” for a “World Oceans Day” celebration. Bay Area residents are encouraged to join West Marine on June 8, 2013 for a scavenger hunt and removal of trash and weeds that foul the water and harm wildlife, followed by a barbeque. To register go to www.savesfbay.org/westmarine

World Oceans Day is celebrated each year on June 8. It’s like Earth Day for the oceans, when people around the world celebrate the body of water that links us all. Its purpose is to protect our waters plus their inhabitants in cooperative efforts by folks around the planet. West Marine, a Bay Area company for over 40 years, has shown its commitment to protecting the environment and promoting “blue boating” with several company-wide initiatives, including their line of eco-friendly “Pure Oceans” products and their BlueFuture® initiative, which focuses on protecting and improving marine environments, assisting in communities where we live and work, and helping bring the passion for boating to more people. More info can be found on their web site at www.westmarine.com/bluefuture.

On Saturday, June 8th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland, volunteers from Save the Bay and West Marine will devote their time to cleaning the waterways which is part of the marshland at San Leandro Bay that was formally dedicated as a public park in 1993.

World Oceans Day will be celebrated all over the globe on June 8th. A full list of events from around the world, plus advice on how to help conserve and protect the ocean is available at worldoceansday.org/

About West Marine

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and five franchised stores located in Turkey. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine has grown to become a leading omni-channel retailer for boats and boaters – from power cruisers and sailors to anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts. West Marine also offers gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. The company's Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine, Inc. its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.