For Immediate Release: 3/4/2015
Free Oil Spill Response Technique Seminars for Southern California Marinas and Yacht Clubs
Sacramento, Calif. – The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program is participating in two free seminars to learn about proper oil spill response techniques that will prepare them in the event of an actual incident. The seminars will take place April 28 at the Ventura West Marina and April 29 at the Cabrillo Yacht Marina in San Pedro. Space is limited. Registration is required.
As waterfront stakeholders, marina and yacht club operators possess extensive local waterway and boating knowledge. Seminars will cover information on:
- California’s oil spill response structure
- Office of Spill Prevention and Response Equipment Grants
- Third party claim process
- General information on oil spill kits for boating facilities
- California’s new Marinas and Yacht Clubs Spill Response Communication Packet
- Tools and resources available to increase communication capabilities between boating facilities and the Office of Emergency Services during an oil spill.
Key presenters include: California Department of Fish and Wildlife; California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program; and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
To register, please contact California’s Boating Clean and Green Program Coordinator, Vivian Matuk, via e-mail or at (415) 904-6905. Information on the location, lunch and parking options will be provided once registration has been processed. Registration for both workshops is required by April 24.
About Boating Clean and Green
The Boating Clean and Green Program is an education and outreach program conducted through the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission. The program promotes environmentally-sound boating practices to marine business and boaters.
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