Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

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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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 our booth (307 in the East Hall) and say…

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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 50th birthday. The premise was simple: While oil companies disrupt our waters offshore, can’t they pay into a fund that…

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FREE Webinar: Green Chemistry Basics

This webinar will provide a brief overview of green chemistry basics, alternatives assessments, and the history of regulations on antifouling boat paint before diving into NGC’s first scorecard, Cleaning Up Puget Sound: Alternatives to Copper-based Antifouling Paints Scorecard. Learn about the scope of existing alternatives, emerging technologies, the process…

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Don’t Assume!

Don’t assume, it makes an a…donkey out of you and me.  Just because a yard offers copper free paint, that doesn’t mean that is what they are putting on your boat.  I was talking to a boat owner the other day asking what type of paint they were going…

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Check your Storm Water, Check your Prostrates

Did we get you attention?  It is Movember, no that is not a typo, Movember is a charity organization that raises money and awareness for prostate cancer research.  Every November men around the world join the cause by growing a mustache and raising money.  Here at the Clean Boating…

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First week(s) in review

A few thoughts from the first few weeks as the new Program Manager for the Clean Boating Foundation… 

Meeting with Clean Boating community members such as George Harris of the NMTA and Andy Gregory of the Puget Sound Keeper Alliance, has confirmed the important role the Clean Boating foundation plays…

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New to the Clean Boating Foundation

New to the Clean Boating Foundation, but not new to clean boating; Frank Gonzales has taken over the role of program manager for the Clean Boating Foundation.  He brings with him a diverse background ranging from computers to boating.  Living aboard and restoring a 46-foot Chris Craft for the…

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Sea Grant does it again

We are big fans of Washington Sea Grant.  That is because their information is always timely and accurate. A recent example of this claim can be found on their “Pump, Don’t dump” website. It’s part of their ongoing emphasis of working to change boater’s behavior around clean water…

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Finally, an immigration bill we all can agree on.

If there’s one issue that brings Democrats and Republicans together around sealing the boarders, it’s the issue of nuisance species like zebran and quagga mussels.

And it’s always great to see George Harris, Northwest Marine Trade Association’s President & CEO, use the bully pulpit to educate boating leaders about zebra…

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