SAVE THE DATE
Our 2021 Annual Meeting is November 20th, 2021
Stay tuned for more details!
SaveSeattle Harbor Patrol
Please make your voice heard on the importance of the Seattle Harbor Patrol and its place within the Seattle Police Department.
If you reside, have a business or moor your boat in Seattle, use that address for the ACTION ALERT.
Non-Seattle residents, please sign the PETITION
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.
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.
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!
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.
EXTENDED: Montlake Bridge Opening Changes, Aug 9th - Sept 3rd
**Due to material delays, WSDOT is extending its construction project for 4 additional weekends. Nov 19-22, Jan 14-17, Jan 21-24, 2022 and Jan 28-31, 2022**
SINGLE SPAN OPENINGS - WSDOT will replace the more than 20-year-old worn grid deck on the SR 513 Montlake Bridge in Seattle. The bridge will only open a single span for tall boats without prior scheduling. Please click below to learn more:
Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in pumpout projects, expanding Recreational pumpout facilities across the state.
Want to apply for a grant? Clean Vessel Act Grant Program | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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.
RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy - we are a 501c3 so your donations may be tax deductible!
RBAW Letter responding to issues involving Puget Sound “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.