Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

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Beyond copper bottom paint:
Washington state law phases out
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Clean and green
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The Clean Boating Foundation is…

working towards cleaner waters in Washington state. Partnering with boaters, boatyards, environmental groups, the Washington state Department of Ecology and scientific experts, CBF is a voluntary, market-driven effort to improve Puget Sound and the rest of our waters. We encourage boaters to choose environmentally-preferable products and practices and to use certified Clean Boatyards. We work with Washington boatyards to go above and beyond their legal requirements and we showcase those businesses that act as true stewards of the environment.

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Come see us at the Chris Craft Rendezvous

The Clean Boating Foundation will be spending Saturday with the folks at the Chris Craft Rendezvous (CCR).  The CCR is the largest gathering of Chris Crafts around.  We are going to be talking to the owner’s of these beautiful boats about… Read more »

Don’t Assume!

Don’t assume, it makes an a…donkey out of you and me.  Just because a yard offers copper free paint, that doesn’t mean that is what they are putting on your boat.  I was talking to a boat owner the other… Read more »

Bottom Paint Easy?

That was Bill Baker’s experience with Pettit’s Hydrocoat Eco.  Not only easy, but COPPER FREE!  Acording to Bill the paint was easy to apply and the estimated coverage was spot on.  The only thing that slowed Bill down was the… Read more »

Paddlers spread pump-out ‘gospel’ to recreational boaters

It’s always great to read about our friends at Washington Sea Grant. This particular piece has to do with long-time Clean Boating friend and Sea Grant employee Aaron Barnett. Great work, Aaron. “…after the successful summer launch of their waterborne… Read more »

Check your Storm Water, Check your Prostrates

Did we get you attention?  It is Movember, no that is not a typo, Movember is a charity organization that raises money and awareness for prostate cancer research.  Every November men around the world join the cause by growing a… Read more »

First week(s) in review

A few thoughts from the first few weeks as the new Program Manager for the Clean Boating Foundation…  Meeting with Clean Boating community members such as George Harris of the NMTA and Andy Gregory of the Puget Sound Keeper Alliance,… Read more »

New to the Clean Boating Foundation

New to the Clean Boating Foundation, but not new to clean boating; Frank Gonzales has taken over the role of program manager for the Clean Boating Foundation.  He brings with him a diverse background ranging from computers to boating.  Living… Read more »

Great news coming out of California

If you are looking for some upbeat, positive developments on the non-copper-paint front, you don’t have to look any further. The Institute for Research and Technical Assistance has some new fact sheets with some very complementary and complimentary work to… Read more »

Sea Grant does it again

We are big fans of Washington Sea Grant.  That is because their information is always timely and accurate. A recent example of this claim can be found on their “Pump, Don’t dump” website. It’s part of their ongoing emphasis of… Read more »

Finally, an immigration bill we all can agree on.

If there’s one issue that brings Democrats and Republicans together around sealing the boarders, it’s the issue of nuisance species like zebran and quagga mussels. And it’s always great to see George Harris, Northwest Marine Trade Association’s President & CEO,… Read more »