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Division of Boating and Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Begins Control Efforts in the Delta for Aquatic Invasive Plants

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is set to begin this year’s efforts to control aquatic invasive plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region and Suisun Marsh. Pending weather conditions, DBW will begin herbicide treatment next week for water hyacinth, South American spongeplant, Uruguay water primrose, alligatorweed, Brazilian waterweed, curlyleaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, coontail and fanwort as part of an integrated plant control program.


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Division of Boating and Waterways

State Offers Oil Spill Response Communication Seminars to Marinas and Yacht Club Operators

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) invites marinas and yacht club operators to attend a free seminar to learn about the proper way to respond to an oil spill. As waterfront stakeholders, marina and yacht club operators have extensive local waterway and boating knowledge. Attending a workshop will help these individuals learn about the tools and resources available to increase communication capabilities between boating facilities and the Office of Emergency Services during an oil spill. 

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State Offers Free Workshops on How to Prevent the Further Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways and its partners invite everyone accessing California’s waterways to learn how to prevent the further spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into uninfected waterways. Starting next month, AIS experts from the division, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife will be holding free workshops to help the public learn how they can recognize AIS in their region and how to take action to prevent it from spreading. Workshops are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Become a Dockwalker Partner and Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) invites the public to become volunteers and help keep California’s rivers, lakes and ocean clean by becoming Dockwalkers. These individuals help raise awareness about clean boating practices through the distribution of boater kits filled with educational information and pollution prevention tools. Dockwalkers also interact one-on-one with recreational boaters at marinas, boat launch ramps and boating events. Participation in the program, including the training sessions, qualifies as community service.

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Division of Boating and Waterways, Grants

State Announces Availability of Up to $2.75 Million Funding for Local Public Agencies to Help Keep California’s Waterways Safe and Clean

Monday, February 4, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for the disposal of abandoned and unwanted vessels. Up to $2.75 million in funding from the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF) may be available to local public agencies statewide for the Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange grant program (SAVE). Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2019 by 5 p.m. For those interested in applying for these grants, DBW is hosting a workshop to guide new applicants and returning grantees.

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Division of Boating and Waterways, Grants

Division of Boating and Waterways Announces Availability of $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Keep California’s Waterways Safe

Friday, February 1, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for local government agencies to purchase boating safety and law enforcement equipment. A total of $1.5 million in funding from the Boating Safety/Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) grant program is available statewide. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019 by 5 p.m. For those interested in applying for these grants, DBW is hosting workshops for each program to guide new applicants and returning grantees.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Offers Grants to Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from public government entities for the purchase/deployment and maintenance of floating restrooms across California’s waterways. Interested entities should review the grant guidelines and submit the grant applications to DBW’s office by 5 p.m. PST Nov. 15, 2018.

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Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Grant Applications Due October 15

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for the Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Grant Program. A maximum of $225,000 of federal funding per targeted region is available to organizations for educating coastal and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta boaters about proper vessel sewage disposal, the use of pumpout facilities, and to monitor pumpout stations in the identified regions. The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 15, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Urges Safe Boating Practices this Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | View PDF

With boaters and water enthusiasts heading to California’s waterways for summer’s last hurrah this Labor Day weekend, the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is reminding everyone to take extra precautions to prevent a tragic outing. Wearing a life jacket is the number one way that someone can increase his or her chances of surviving a boating-related accident.  

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