This is a great opportunity to make your waterfront a better place! The 2012 Interlux® Waterfront Challenge is underway and community organizations should start applying now. A total of $50,000 will be awarded by Interlux in October to recognize projects undertaken this year that create sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. The deadline for completion of projects is September 2. Eight awards from $4,500 to $20,000 will be presented to groups in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. A five-judge panel of marine industry leaders who share a passion for protecting our waters – with the help of boaters voting on Facebook for their favorite projects among the finalists – will select seven regional winners to be awarded $4,500 each and a grand prize winner to be awarded $20,000. Awards will be made at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, 2012. For more information and to apply for the 2012 Interlux Waterfront Challenge, visit www.waterfrontchallenge.com.