RBAW News




RBAW Joins Coalition to increase Seattle Harbor Patrol Resources

Letter to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan expressing concern and request for action regarding sharply reduced Seattle Harbor Patrol resources. Click link below to read the letter.

Save Harbor Patrol 07262021.pdf


RBAW has Secured Funding for the Lakebay Marina Acquisition

We are thrilled to announce that RBAWs 501(c)3 marine parks conservancy has teamed up with the State of Washington to acquire and renovate the Lakebay Marina located on the Key Peninsula. After two years of hard work and community support, we successfully reached our fundraising goal.

Message from Pres Bob Wise - Funding Secured for Lakebay.pdf

DNR, RBAW Conservancy to Renovate Historic Lakebay Marina

Pledge to Boat Responsibly in Andrews Bay, Lake Washington

Andrews Bay is a boating jewel in our own backyard!  The City of Seattle is asking for your help to change behaviors and respect the natural environment in Andrews Bay. Please click below to take the pledge, and share with any boaters you know! Let's protect our right to stay in the Bay for decades to come!

Take the Andrews Bay Pledge to Boat Responsibly

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Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Use of Engine Cut-Off Switches

Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress.

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Montlake Bridge Opening Changes, Aug 9th - Sept 3rd

SINGLE SPAN OPENINGS - This summer and fall, contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace the more than 20-year-old worn grid deck on the SR 513 Montlake Bridge in Seattle. There will be big changes  for tall boats as only a single-span will open without prior scheduling.  Please click below to learn more:

WSDOT Boater Information.pdf


Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in pumpout projects, expanding Recreational pumpout facilities across the state.

Press Release from WA State Parks

Want to apply for a grant? Clean Vessel Act Grant Program | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Wear can I pump-out? Pumpout Washington or download the free Pumpout Nav App in the Apple App Store or Google Play.



U.S. Coast Guard Changes Certificate of Documentation to 5 Years

If you have a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) registered vessel, or are considering this option, there will be a change to the current process.  

Our friends at BoatUS have published a great article, including additional information, click the link below to read more.

U.S. Coast Guard Changes Certificate of Documentation to 5 years 


RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy - we are a 501c3 so your donations may be tax deductible! 

We have our 501c3 status so your Conservancy donations may be tax deductible.  Please consider donating to our Save Lakebay Marina drive - go to the conservancy website or send your tax deductible donations to:

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy

PO Box 17591

Seattle, WA 98127

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RBAW Letter responding to issues involving Puget Soundnd  “No Discharge Zone”

RBAW recently sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is evaluating some components of the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone (NDZ) in response to a legal challenge. 

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Southern Resident Orcas Return to the Salish Sea

Stay up on the latest Orca news on the Orca Network and new legislation regarding boats proximity to the Orcas.

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