Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

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Beyond copper bottom paint:
Washington state law phases out
copper-based paint

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Clean and green
boating products:
bottom paint and
sacrificial anodes

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Not a horror movie
The threat is real!

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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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Another Aluminum Anode Testimonial!

Phil Riise tells us why Aluminum Anodes are a win-win-win for your boat, your wallet, and the environment!

Congrats Canal Boatyard!

As a boatyard that has been around for over forty years, Canal Boatyard has continued to be a pioneer in environmental stewardship and responsibility. It was their attention to detail concerning critical issues such as habitat conservation, waste management, storm… Read more »

Ryan Hansen on Aluminum Anodes

Ryan Hansen of Dunato’s Boatyard gave us a great overview of the many benefits that aluminum anodes can have for your boat and the environment. To learn more about aluminum anodes, feel free to visit us at the Seattle Boat… Read more »

Aluminum Anodes with Tiel Riise

Recently, we caught up with Tiel Riise of Seaview boatyard to talk about the benefits of aluminum anodes. Want to learn more about aluminum anodes? Come visit the Clean Boating Foundation booth from January 25th to February 2nd.

Congrats Swantown Boatworks!

Swantown Marina and Boatyard has renewed their commitment to the environment by being our sixth boatyard re-certified as Leadership Clean. When meeting with Swantown Marina’s Bruce Marshall, I was particularly impressed by the high level of environmental safety training that… Read more »

Congrats Gig Harbor!!

  We are proud to announce that Gig Harbor Marina has been certified as a Leadership Clean Boatyard! As a Leadership Clean Boatyard, Gig Harbor has proven its commitment to keeping our waters as clean as possible. Recently, Gig Harbor… Read more »

An Interview with Michelle Gaither of the PPRC.

(Author’s note: 2018 has not only brought the reboot of Clean Boating Foundation, it has also meant that I have had the chance to meet a slough of new people working to improve water quality and reduce pollution in Puget… Read more »

Congratulations Seaview Boatyard!

  May 23 was a big day for Seaview Boatyard . In front of other industry giants like United Airlines and Vigor, they received the Port of Seattle’s small business distinction for their education and outreach. While that accommodation is… Read more »

Congratulations Port of Edmonds!

Last week, the Port of Edmonds was re-certified as a Leadership Clean Boatyard. They are the first of our certified boatyards to be re-certified! As a Leadership Clean Boatyard, Port of Edmonds has demonstrated their commitment to keeping Washington waters… Read more »

An Interview with Our Neighbors to the North.

The Clean Boating Foundation recently interviewed Michelle Young–Clean Marine BC’s Coordinator at Georgia Strait Alliance.    What is your background? What is your position and how did you become interested in it? Growing up on a remote British Columbia Island,… Read more »