Read about the RBAW legacy and our passion for recreational boating advocacy, awareness and preserving boating options in the October issue of NW Yachting Magazine

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2022 RBAW Annual Meeting

December 3rd, 2022

- In Person at Tyee Yacht Club, Eagle Harbor Outstation (Bainbridge Island)

- Via Zoom Webinar

RBAW is proud to lead the #MindTheZone campaign on Lake Union

Raising awareness of the summer seaplane advisory buoys for all lake users Power - Sail - Paddle

In place Memorial Day through Labor Day

THANK YOU to all the Lake Users and Businesses that supported our campaign - you made a difference!

See you Summer 2023!

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RBAW, NMTA and other coalition members meet with Mayor Harrell for update on preserving critical Seattle Harbor Patrol resources

Click HERE for our last written communication in 2021 - the coalition let the Mayor get settled into his new position and we agreed to follow up this summer.

Who is RBAW, #MindTheZone and RBAW update!!

Our friends at Waggoner Guide invited us to give you an update on our current Lake Union campaign and let you know about what's on RBAW's plate related to recreational boating advocacy.  Click HERE to replay the 6/30 webcast!

Check out the Waggoner Guide website - books, maps, flotilla's!!

Watercraft Excise Tax Depreciation Schedule Impact on Vessel Registrations 

RBAW and others testified in a DOR public meeting on Tuesday, 7/19 in support of our position that the current depreciation schedule does not accurately represent boat values in out years.

Click HERE to see the DOR response to our petition.  

Click HERE for more information on the WA State Watercraft Excise Tax

Derelict Vessel Inventory and Funding | WA - DNR

Legislature approves directing 25% of WET funds to Derelict Vessel Removal

A huge thanks to our House and Senate bill sponsors:

Rep. Dave Paul (D-Oak Harbor/10th Dist.) Rep. Dan Griffey (R-Union/35th Dist.)

Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes/40th Dist.)

Ron Muzzall (R-Island County/10th Dist.)

And to Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz and the folks at DNR who have partnered so well with us. Thank you!

DNR Fact Sheet

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy is a 501c3, donations may be tax deductible!

Please consider donating to our Lakebay Marina renovation  drive - go to the conservancy website or send your tax deductible donations to:

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy

PO Box 17591

Seattle, WA 98127