For Immediate Release: 4/9/2018

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Free Oil Spill Response Communication Seminars for Marinas and Yacht Club Operators

Contact: Adeline Yee   I   Information Officer   I   (916) 651-8725

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways invites marinas and yacht club operators to attend two free seminars, one in the Bay Area and one in the Delta, to learn about proper communication techniques when responding to an oil spill. These techniques will prepare them in the event of an actual incident. The seminars are set for May 8, 2018 in Vallejo and May 17, 2018 in McClellan.

As waterfront stakeholders, marina and yacht club operators have extensive local waterway and boating knowledge. These 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 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 Office of Spill Prevention and Response, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program, and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

Because space is limited, registration is required for both events. Operators can choose one of the two following seminars: 

Bay Area

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (register by May 4, 2018)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Vallejo Yacht Club
    485 Mare Island Way Vallejo, CA 94590


  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 (register by May 14, 2018)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • McClellan Training Center
    4940 Lang Ave. McClellan, CA 95652

To register, please contact Boating's Clean and Green’s Program Coordinator Vivian Matuk at or (415) 904-6905. Location and directions to the workshop are included with confirmation of the registration. Free parking is available at the workshop sites.


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