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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Chinook Salmon and Heavy Metal Pollution

Over the course of three months, four undergraduate’s (including yours truly) at the University of Washington teamed up with the Clean Boating Foundation to create an educational video on the effects of heavy metal pollution on Chinook Salmon. Check out… Read more »

The Clean Boating Foundation Checklist is DONE!!!

Hello Boaters!! It took awhile, but CBF has revised their checklist! The new checklist fits the new Boatyard Permit standards and now includes a “Goals” section. The Goals section is a short writing portion that involves writing about what Boatyards… Read more »

Drive-in Boat Wash

The Clean Boating Foundation recently interviewed Fiona Alven with Drive-in Boat Wash. The Clean Boating Foundation aims at updating boater’s and boatyards on new technology as a neutral party. We will be updating this blog after discussing the Boat Wash… Read more »

Hello Everyone!!

My name is Adria Lau and I am beyond excited to be the Clean Boating Foundation’s new Program Manager. As a rising senior at the University of Washington I believe that my major’s—Environmental Science and Art History—will come in handy… Read more »

Taking a Closer Look at Copper as Phase Out Nears

Copper. The reddish metal that you may remember from the periodic chart has kept a vigilant presence in boating since the 18th century when the British Royal Navy adhered copper plates to their hulls to protect them from shipworms and… Read more »

Selected Literature on Copper Neurobehavioral Toxicity in Salmon

Jen McIntyre from the University of Washington compiled a series of citations that demonstrate what happens when copper comes into contact with all sorts of sea creatures. Most notably in one study, even a small amount of copper (10 parts… Read more »

Clean Boating Foundation is hiring!

Clean Boating Foundation is seeking a dynamic program manager to manage the existing programs within CBF and look for new ways to grow the organization. The Program Manager is a key member of the CBF team and is expected to… Read more »

Come find the Clean Boating Foundation booth at the Seattle Boat Show

You love that jingle or you love to hate that jingle. Regardless, it’s “the Boat Show, the Boat Show, the big Seattle Boat Show” time. The Seattle Boat Show starts on January 27 and runs through Saturday, February 4. Stop by… Read more »

Rain, wait, what?

After such a dry summer it almost seems odd to have rain and colder weather again. But cold weather and rain doesn’t stop our Boatyards or Boaters; or Boaters working in Boatyards for that matter.  Just remember rain means storm… Read more »

Loving the Land and Water Conservation Fund

What’s that? Clean Boating Foundation cares about federal issues? As they say in Ballard, ya sure, ya betcha.   First, the facts. The Land and Water Conservation Fund just celebrated its 50 th birthday. The premise was simple: While oil… Read more »