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Dockwalker Training

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Workshops

Oil Spill Response Communication Workshops

Dockwalker Training

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW’s) and the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, the Bay Foundation (DBW’s Clean Vessel Act program) and the Keep the Delta Clean Program in partnership with, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the US Power Squadrons and the Lake Berryessa Partnership will conduct more Dockwalker training this year. If you are already a trained Dockwalker and were trained more than 3 years ago, please join us for a refresher class!

Here is the 2017 Dockwalker Schedule:
Marina del Rey
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 am to 12:45 pm
Burton Chase Park, Community Room
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Newport Beach/Huntington Beach
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10 am to 12:45 pm
Newport Sea Base (Bravo Room)
1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

San Diego
Saturday April 15, 2017
10 am to 12:45 pm
Silver Gate Yacht Club (Banquet Room first floor)
2091 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Long Beach
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 am to 12:45 pm
Long Beach Yacht Club (Skippers Cove, First Floor)
6201 E Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803


Dockwalkers are trained to engage members of the public and the boating community to adopt clean boating practices. Dockwalkers share clean boating information with boaters and distribute educational materials (boater kits), while visiting marinas, launch ramps, marine supply stores, boat shows and special events (i.e. regattas, opening days, among others). As you realize, “Dockwalker” is only a generic term because you do not necessarily have to “walk the docks” in order to talk to boaters about safety and clean boating practices. Remember safety and the environment go hand in hand.

Training is FREE and Dockwalking is a fantastic way to interact with boaters to help keep California’s marinas, waterways, and ocean clean and healthy. The training provides an overview of environmentally-sound boating practices, information about how to conduct Dockwalking, and educational materials that Dockwalkers will distribute including the 2014 boater kits. These boater kits include; A Boater’s Guide to Keeping Pollutants Out of the Water; Oil Absorbent Pillow to capture oil leaks and drips; a variety of informative Clean and Safe Boating Resources including the “Environmental Boating Laws Every Recreational Boater Should Know,” the ABC's of Boating Law, among others. Depending on your region, we may also provide the Delta Clean Boating map and the San Francisco Bay Area Clean Boating Map. In addition, newly trained Southern California Dockwalkers will receive the new edition of the Southern California Boater's Guide.

This program provides great benefits to Marinas and Yacht clubs. Further information is available online at http://www.dbw.parks.ca.gov/PDF/CleanGreen/faq-dockwalker-marinas.pdf

To find out about future training classes or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov.


Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Workshops

To register for any of these workshops, please contact the Boating Clean and Green Program Coordinator Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or Vivian.Matuk@coastal.ca.gov

Workshop participants will:
* Gain an understanding of the impacts AIS have on the environment;
* Learn to recognize them in their region;
* Learn how to take action and prevent spreading the invasive species by inspecting and cleaning equipment and watercraft.

Discovery Bay - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (You must register to attend by Monday, March 13) 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Discovery Bay Yacht Club - 5871 Marina Rd, Discovery Bay, CA 94505
Workshop Partner: Discovery Bay Yacht Club
Check our flier

Stockton - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (You must register to attend by Monday, April 17)
8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Stockton Yacht Club - 3235 River Dr, Stockton, CA 95204
Workshop Partner: Stockton Yacht Club
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Benicia, Thursday, May 18, 2017 (You must register to attend by Monday, May 15)
8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Benicia Yacht Club - 400 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 94510
Workshop Partners: Benicia Yacht Club
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The workshops are being hosted by California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Oil Spill Response Communication Workshops

Workshops 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
• Marinas and Yacht Clubs Spill Response Communication Packet
• Tools and resources available to increase communication capabilities between boating facilities and offices of emergency services during oil spills

Thursday, March 30 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm - Southern California
Dockweiler Youth Center. 12505 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Registration Deadline: March 27, 2017
See the flyer for further information.

Thursday, June 1st - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm - Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club: 2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2017
See the flyer for further information.

Key presenters include representatives from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California’s Boating Clean and Green Program and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.