RBAW Letter responding to issues involving the Puget

Sound “No Discharge Zone”

RBAW recently sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is evaluating some components of the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone (NDZ) in response to a legal challenge. In the letter, which you can read below, RBAW laid out its reasoning for why it had objected to a Puget Sound-wide designation and instead felt a targeted zone would have been a better path to take.

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The Washington Clean Vessel Act Program is Making a Big Change!

Requests for funding from the Washington Clean Vessel Act Grant Program have increased significantly over the last two years. To address the demand, they've implemented an annual competition to solicit and award grant funds. This is a new process with different parameters - Applications for the 2020-21 grant cycle are due by 5 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2021. 

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11/9/2020 Lakebay Update - Lakebay is back in play!!

Nov. 9, 2020 Statement from Bob Wise, RBAW President and President of the RBAW Marine Park Conservancy – on Lakebay Marina Being Very Much Back in Play!!

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RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy - we are a 501c3 so your donations may be tax deductible! 

We have our 501c3 status so your Conservancy donations may be tax deductible.  Please consider donating to our Save Lakebay Marina drive - go to the conservancy website or send your tax deductible donations to:

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy

PO Box 17591

Seattle, WA 98127

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Our Friends at BoatUS advise boaters to be vigilant when renewing USCG vessel documentation

Official-Looking Vessel Documentation Renewal Notices Can Lead to Confusion and Higher Costs

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Southern Resident Orcas Return to the Salish Sea

Stay up on the latest Orca news on the Orca Network and new legislation regarding boats proximity to the Orcas.

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Save Trouble with Multi-Year Coast Guard Documentation

The US Coast Guard has announced that recreational vessel owners who wish to renew for more than one year may do so by including additional fees in the amount of $26 per extra year requested when signing in online. For more information, please see Instructions under the Instructions and Forms tab on the

US Coast Guard website.

Have a boat at the end of its useful life?

When your dreamboat becomes a nightmare, a vessel beyond repair, please don't just abandon it. Learn about the right and legal way to get rid of an old boat. 

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