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State Parks Provides Safety Tips to Help Californians Responsibly Visit Waterways Amid Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks and the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) remind water enthusiasts during National Safe Boating Week (May 16-22) how to responsibly recreate in California’s waterways this year during COVID-19. As State Parks and other park operators begin to increase access at parks and waterways in compliance with state and local public health ordinances, it is important for everyone to know how and where they can recreate, who they can go boating with, and how the use of life jackets continues to be life-saving.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) today announced its plans to control aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its southern tributaries. Beginning on April 20, DBW will start herbicide treatments on floating aquatic vegetation (FAV) such as water hyacinth and alligatorweed, and submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) such as Egeria densa and curlyleaf pondweed. Treatment start dates may change depending on weather conditions and plant growth/ movement.

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Division of Boating and Waterways along with its partners invite the public to learn how to prevent the further spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into California’s waterways. Free educational workshops will be offered between March and May at three Northern and Central California locations. Advance registration is required.

 

 

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Division of Boating and Waterways Offers $3.75 Million in Grants to Enhance Public Safety and Protect California’s Waterways

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications to help local public entities enhance safety on California’s waterways, and protect them from abandoned and unwanted vessels. The application period for the competitive grant programs, Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) and Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE), is open from March 16 through April 16, 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant guidelines and participate in an applicant workshop.

 

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California Offers Free Oil Spill Response Communication Seminars to Marina and Yacht Club Operators

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

California State Parks and partners invite marina and yacht club operators to learn how to properly respond to an oil spill by attending an oil response communication seminar. Seminars, being held between March and June of this year, will teach participants the proper response skills to avoid dangerous environmental and public health issues during an oil spill. Advance registration is required.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Offers Grants to Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean - $840,000 available for the deployment of floating restrooms

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from public government agencies for the purchase and deployment of floating restrooms on California waterways. Interested applicants should review the grant guidelines and submit a grant application to DBW’s office by Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST.

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California Accepting Applications for On-the-Water Boating Safety Education Grants - Application Deadline Set for Nov. 5, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting Aquatic Center Education Grant applications to help keep water enthusiasts safe on California’s waterways. Local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities operating on-the-water boating safety education programs within California can apply for these education grants. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by 5 p.m.

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