Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

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 water runoff and storm water runoff means sampling for…

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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 outreach campaign, Washington Sea Grant’s ‘Pumpout Paddlers’ are readying their…

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The Great Paradox

One of the difficulties with the Puget Sound and its well-documented demise is that it’s not that well documented. That might sound like a self-contradicting paradox, but it’s not just my take. Rather, it’s something that Puget Sound Partnership discovered early on in their research. The public just isn’t…

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Cheers to Three Clean Boating All-Stars

CBF just wrapped up some time on the road and, as we like to do, it’s time to give credit to three inspirational, no-nonsense leaders who are not asking for credit or praise about promoting clean boating. This selflessness only drives us more to give them credit and praise. 
 

What to do with junk marine electronics?

Few things are more frustrating than wanting to do the right thing for the environment (such as recycling marine electronics) but not having any idea on where to even start. We get that. Hopefully, that’s a role we can fill – giving you the info you need to make…

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Invasive Species: Are you on the lookout?

When you hear the word “mussels” your mind probably jumps to the Northwest delicacy that’s just coming into season. Unfortunately, we are not talking here about those mussels. Rather, there are two types of mussels that are on a Most Wanted list due to their ability to destroy entire…

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What Do You Know About Sea Scouts?

How familiar are you with the Sea Scouts? Did you know that their history stretches back just as far as the Boy Scouts? We’re talking over one-hundred years of producing upstanding citizens that have a deep passion for maritime life and, as it turns out, green boating. I was…

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Pettit Ultima Eco in Puget Sound – What We’re Seeing

With copper-based bottom paint being phased out in Washington state (read here for the details), we’re tracking the performance of the non-copper alternatives on Puget Sound boats to better help the whole boating community make the transition more smoothly. Today, we want to highlight Pettit Paint’s Read more »

Anacortes Clean Boating Symposium

The Clean Boating Foundation is going back on the road. This time, we have two upcoming stops. The first one we are featuring is the Anacortes Clean Boating Symposium, which is sponsored by Port Supply/West  Marine (sidebar: Great to see their new copper-free paint (CFA…

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PumpMeOut Comes Through for Puget Sound

Puget Sound’s health relies on all of us to remain mindful of our actions and impacts. Discharge of black water into Puget Sound is one of those actions.  But there are rules to follow already (like no dumping of black water within three miles of the shoreline) so another…

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