Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

LWCF: An old friend that you may not know of

If you have followed the news about the oil rig that was in Seattle recently, you would think that Alaska and Washington state never agree on substantive policies that involve oil. Au contraire. 

Recently, Sen. Cantwell (D-Washington state) and Sen. Murkowski (R-Alaska) joined together to speak up about the Land…

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Happy New Year from the Clean Boating Foundation

Happy New Year from the Clean Boating Foundation. May we suggest some New Year’s resolutions?

–          Switch to non-copper bottom paint (you know you want to)

–          Use aluminum anodes (there is no reason not to)

–          Use a Certified Clean Boatyard (or encourage your favorite yard to become one)

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Now Hiring: Program Manager, Clean Boating Foundation

After 18 months of commendable service as Program Manager for the Clean Boating Foundation, Ben Lee is moving on to a position at Landau Associates. CBF will miss Ben’s expertise and style. While these are big shoes to fill, we are interested in hearing from candidates that meet the…

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Are you “On the Water?”

If you are like us, then you have probably been disappointed that the biggest radio signal in the Puget Sound area does not have a regular show that showcases boating. Turn that frown upside down because, now every Sunday, you will find a one-hour show on 97.3 FM (KIRO)…

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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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Dunato’s Boatyard: Lookin’ Good

Nothing beats a sunny day like today, except maybe strolling by and seeing one of our Leadership Clean Boatyards with a jam-packed lot. Looks like they’re in high gear getting ready for Opening Day! Nice work!

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2nd Annual Clean Boating Foundation Auction A Hit!

The entire boating world converged on Shilshole Beach Club last Friday night. Okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement. What did occur was a tremendous event (thank you, Dwight Jones of Elliott Bay Marina) that raised a ton of money and a lot of spirit for Clean…

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Hear ye Hear ye: Peter’s speech at the Clean Boating Foundation Benefit

Maybe you know about the upcoming benefit for Clean Boating Foundation and our friends at Fish Northwest. Thanks to the leadership of Northwest Marine Trade Association and Elliott Bay Marina’s Dwight Jones, we are having a party (and fundraiser) thrown for us. It’s…

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Working Waterfronts Symposium a Success

The Working Waterfront Symposium took place last week in Tacoma. We previewed that conference here and now that it’s in the books, I wanted to share some of the big themes that came up time and time again – and as far as boating goes,…

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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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