Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

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 was occurring at Swantown. Annually, Swantown Marina conducts a…

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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 Sound. Recently, I had the good fortune to interview…

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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 no surprise to the Clean Boating Foundation, it is exciting…

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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 clean and healthy.

 When meeting with Deputy Director Marla Kempf,…

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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, I spent my youth aboard boats of…

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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 our work below!! 

Chinook salmon are a keystone species of…

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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 would like to see happen at their yard in the…

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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 with the Washington State Department of Ecology. For now,…

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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 in my future at the Clean Boating Foundation. I…

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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 execute the organization’s goals, especially as it relates to…

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