Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

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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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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 »

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 »