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

Raising awareness of the summer seaplane zone among all lake users

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The Purchase of Lakebay is Complete

A lot of work lies ahead to renovate this historic facility for all to enjoy. Click  HERE to donate to the 501(c)(3) RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy and be a part of the legacy!

Click here to read all about it in the Key Peninsula News

Linda Newland steering an outboard

Linda Newland - 2022 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award

BoatUS and NWSA honor RBAW's own Secretary - and longtime member, with the annual award recognizing an individual for educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing.  Congratulations Linda, so well deserved!

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Where to Pump-out or Mobile Services Come to You!

Click the link below to easily find locations when you can pump-out - or businesses that operate mobile pump-outs. Boating is good clean fun, lets keep it that way!


Watercraft Excise Tax Depreciation Schedule Impact on Vessel Registrations 

June is almost here and Washington State vessel registration renewals will be due - a reminder that the recent DOR update of the Depreciation Schedule will impact many boat owners.

Click HERE to see our recent communication to members.  

Click HERE to see the DOR response to our petition.  

No-Go Zones for Boaters in Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands

Boaters should be aware of two seasonal No-Go Zones in the Gulf Islands, and the one year-round voluntary No-Go Zone in the San Juan Islands. Our friends at Waggoner Guide have all the information, click HERE to learn more.

Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in pumpout projects

Press Release from WA State Parks

Want to apply for a grant? Clean Vessel Act Grant Program | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Wear can I pump-out? Pumpout Washington or download the free Pumpout Nav App in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Derelict Vessel Inventory and Funding | WA - DNR

Legislature approves targeting 25 percent of Watercraft Excise Tax funds toward Derelict Vessel Removal Program

A huge thanks to our House and Senate bill sponsors – Rep. Dave Paul (D-Oak Harbor/10th Dist.) and Rep. Dan Griffey (R-Union/35th Dist.) in the House and Sens. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes/40th Dist.) and Ron Muzzall (R-Island County/10th Dist.).  A huge thanks to Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz and the folks at DNR who have partnered so well with us.

DNR Fact Sheet

WA Boaters can get a fuel-tax refund on Unleaded fill ups

WA boaters can file for their road-tax refund via an app.  There is a road tax placed on all non-dyed fuel sold in Washington (RCW 82.38.180).  Refunds are issued by DOL.  See the Gallons website for more information.

Click HERE to learn more

New U.S. Coast Guard regulation begins April 20 for disposable fire extinguishers 

All recreational boaters will need to check their disposable (non-rechargeable) fire extinguisher dates of manufacture, as well as the label for their U.S. Coast Guard classification.

This new regulation mandates a 12-year expiration date from the date of manufacture. See the below links for more information.

BoatUS: New U.S. Coast Guard Fire Extinguisher Regulation Effective April 20

US Coast Guard Boating Notice

NASBLA Newsletter

BOATUS:  Infrastructure Bill is good for Recreational Boaters, Anglers

The nation’s largest advocacy, services, and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says recreational boaters made some significant gains on the bill touted as a “once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure.”

Read the entire article HERE.

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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Give Them Space

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy is a 501c3 so your 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

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