Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

Ethanol in Our Fuel: good idea or bad?

Have you been following the desire by the Federal government to increase the amount of ethanol that comprises gasoline? Currently, the blend with the abbreviation “E10” is what is allowed. That means that at most 10% of your gasoline may contain ethanol, generally made from corn. 

We haven’t discussed this…

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NMTA Auction to Benefit Clean Boating Foundation and Fish Northwest

It’s baaaaack.

NW Marine Trade Association is once again coming up huge for the Clean Boating Foundation. This time they are holding a benefit for us (as they did last year).

On Friday, April 19, the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) will hold its second annual NMTA Auction, benefitting the Read more »

Public Comment Period Open for Puget Sound No Discharge Zone!

As issues come to the forefront, the idea of whether or not to create a No Discharge Zone in Puget Sound continues to percolate. Department of Ecology has reached out to many of the stakeholders (Clean Boating Foundation, Clean Marina, WA Boating Alliance) but when it comes to meaningful…

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Washington Sea Grant Hosts 2013 National Working Waterfronts Symposium

There has been a lot of buzz lately about shoreline uses/development. Scott Wilson just wrote a good article on the lack of public moorage in downtown Seattle for ThreeSheetsNW. Seattle, earlier this year, just came out with a long-awaited update to their Shoreline Master Program,…

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Northwest Marine Trade Association Receives Environmental Award

We’d like to take a moment to give a shout-out to Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) for a recent achievement in the Environmental world. Okay, maybe not so recent, as this happened nine months ago – but better late than never.

In June of 2012, NMTA received the Leading Environmental…

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Clean Marina Washington Hits 65 Certified Clean Marinas!

Checking in on our friends at Washington State’s Clean Marina Program, it’s great to see that they have recently certified their 65th marina. They were a model for us (as was King County’s BuiltGreen Program) as we were putting together our Clean Boatyard Program. We’re talking voluntary approaches for marinas…

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Clean Boating Foundation Speaks at Port of Edmonds Tenant Workshop

Earlier this week, we participated in an evening workshop that the Port of Edmonds put together for their marina tenants to talk about boating issues near and dear to our hearts: non-copper bottom paint and aluminum anodes. It was also our pleasure to be able to call out the…

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