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10/27/2011

$2.1 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR BOATING FACILITIES APPROVED



Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

October 27, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) yesterday approved $2.1 million in funding for boating facilities.

Items approved include:

Sandy Beach Boat Launching Facility – Solano County
The Commission approved a $60,000 grant to Solano County Parks and Recreation for improvements to Sandy Beach County Park. The project will include the installation of a fish cleaning station, modification and extension of the existing parking lot and pathways to provide full disabled accessibility to the fish cleaning station.

Santa Barbara Boat Launching Facility – Santa Barbara County
The Commission approved a $350,000 grant to the City of Santa Barbara for improvements to its harbor boat launching facility. The project will include demolishing the existing ramp area, and constructing two new V-groove launching lanes and a boat wash-down area.

Santa Barbara Harbor – Santa Barbara County
The Commission approved a $1.7 million loan to the City of Santa Barbara to complete construction of Fingers L and M of the Marina One Replacement Project at Santa Barbara Harbor.

10/21/2011

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO CONSIDER $2.1 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR BOATING FACILITIES OCT. 26



Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

October 21, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) will meet Oct. 26 in Santa Cruz to consider $2.1 million in boating facility improvement grants and loans. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 6001 La Madrona Drive.

Items being considered by the Commission include:

Sandy Beach Boat Launching Facility – Solano County
The Commission will consider approving a $60,000 grant to Solano County Parks and Recreation for improvements to Sandy Beach County Park. The proposed project includes the installation of a fish cleaning station, modification and extension of the existing parking lot and pathways to provide full disabled accessibility to the fish cleaning station.

Santa Barbara Boat Launching Facility – Santa Barbara County
The Commission will consider approving a $350,000 grant to the City of Santa Barbara for improvements to its harbor boat launching facility. The proposed project includes demolishing the existing ramp area, and constructing two new V-groove launching lanes and a boat wash-down area.

Santa Barbara Harbor – Santa Barbara County
The Commission will consider a $1.7 million loan to the City of Santa Barbara to complete construction of Fingers L and M of the Marina One Replacement Project at Santa Barbara Harbor.

08/30/2011

CALIFORNIA BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION
ANNOUNCES FIRST INDUCTEE INTO HALL OF FAME



Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

August 30, 2011

 

Hall of Fame Award Pictures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) today recognized Vivian Matuk as its first inductee into their “Hall of Fame”.

“This honor is bestowed upon unique individuals who in their own right have become ‘Champions’ of and for California’s boating community,” said Commission’s Chair Lenora S. Clark. “Vivian is known throughout the recreational boating community as a good steward of the environment, the waterways, we all cherish and enjoy. She has won over even the grumpiest of boaters, who weren’t sure whether she was friend or foe when she first began to show how to go about clean boating.” 

Vivian Matuk, Environmental Coordinator for the California Department of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission, heads the Boating Clean and Green Program. She is being recognized for her work not only with these two distinct state departments, but also for her partnerships with volunteer recreational boaters throughout the state and for providing technical assistance to local, state and national governments on clean and safe boating practices. Additionally, she has worked with BoatUS Foundation, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and marina operators across the state. 

Highlights of but a few of her endeavors: 

  • Keep the Delta Clean
  • Boating Clean and Green
  • Help Stop the Drops – Clean fueling program
  • Reel In and Recycle – Monofilament fishing line recovery
  • Dockwalkers Program
  • Marine Expired Flare Recovery
  • San Francisco Bay Marinas and Yacht Club Oil Spill Preparedness Group
  • “Changing Tides” Newsletter

Vivian’s determination and follow through combined with her positive attitude and technical knowledge has garnered her respect from the clean boating community and has enabled her to develop effective programs that deliver results. Vivian Matuk was honored with a national award as the 2010 BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award recipient for helping to make the State of California a leader in clean boating.

 

Hall of Fame Picture 1 Boat Clean and Green Hall of Fame Picture 2
Click the images to see them full-sized

08/24/2011

$7.48 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR BOATING FACILITIES APPROVED



Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

August 24, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) approved $7.48 million in funding for boating facilities. 

Items approved include:

Channel Islands Boat Launching Facility - Ventura County
The Commission approved a $4.51 million grant to Ventura County for improvements to the Channel Islands boat launching facility. Improvements include: replacement of the existing boat launching ramp with a new six-lane one; construction of a turnaround, ready lanes, restroom, boat wash down area, project credit sign; installation of utilities, lightning, three new boarding floats, slope protection, sidewalks, curbs and storm drainage; parking and entrance reconfiguration and repaving.

Lake Isabella Boat Launching Facility – Kern County
The Commission approved a $470,000 grant to Kern County for improvements to Lake Isabella Reservoir’s boat launching facility. Improvements include replacement of boarding floats and gangways to the five boat launching facilities located around the lake. The project also includes acquisition project credit signs and information bulletin boards.

Santa Cruz Harbor – Santa Cruz County
The Commission approved a $2.5 million loan to Santa Cruz County for improvements to Santa Cruz Harbor’s tsunami related damage. Improvements include replacement of berths, pilings, and associated utilities; repairs to marina facilities; removal of tsunami-related sediment and debris. This project is a continuation of a 2008/2009 rebuild project, which deficiencies were compounded by the tsunami damage of March 2011.

08/18/2011

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO CONSIDER $7.48 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR BOATING FACILITIES AUG. 24



Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

August 18, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) will meet on Aug. 23-24 to consider funding for boating facilities.

On Aug. 23 the Commission is seeking public input on the Department of Boating and Waterways selection criteria for boating facilities loans and grants, as well as for the process for approving grants for the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund Program. For planning purposes, an RSVP to Jared.Zucker@parks.ca.gov is requested from those who may attend the workshop.

On Aug. 24, a Commission meeting will be held to consider $7.48 million in funding for boating facilities. The items which will be considered are listed below.

Both the meeting and public workshop are open to the public and will convene at 9a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1782 Tribute Road in Sacramento.

Items being considered by the Commission on Aug.24 include:

Channel Islands Boat Launching Facility - Ventura County
The Commission will consider approving a $4.51 million grant to Ventura County for improvements to the Channel Islands boat launching facility. The proposed project includes: replacement of the existing boat launching ramp with a new six-lane one; construction of a turnaround, ready lanes, restroom, boat wash down area, project credit sign; installation of utilities, lightning, three new boarding floats, slope protection, sidewalks, curbs and storm drainage; parking and entrance reconfiguration and repaving.

Lake Isabella Boat Launching Facility – Kern County
The Commission will consider approving a $470,000 grant to Kern County for improvements to Lake Isabella Reservoir’s boat launching facility. The proposed project includes replacement of boarding floats and gangways to the five boat launching facilities located around the lake. The project also includes acquisition project credit signs and information bulletin boards.

Santa Cruz Harbor – Santa Cruz County
The Commission will consider approving a $2.5 million loan to Santa Cruz County for improvements to Santa Cruz Harbor’s tsunami related damage. The proposed project includes replacement of berths, pilings, and associated utilities; repairs to marina facilities; removal of tsunami-related sediment and debris. This project is a continuation of a 2008/2009 rebuild project, which deficiencies were compounded by the tsunami damage of March 2011.

04/29/2011

$1.59 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR BOATING FACILITIES APPROVED



Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

April 29, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) approved $1.59 million in boat launching facility grants last Tuesday.

Items approved include:

Westside Park and Doran Beach Boat Launching Facilities – Sonoma County
The Commission approved a $350,000 grant to Sonoma County to fund engineering, design and permitting for rehabilitation of boat launching facilities at Westside Park and Doran Beach. This planning grant is for:

Westside Park: project improvements of the boat turn around area, slurry sealing of half the parking lot, restriping and marking pavement, project credit sign, installation of a concrete apron and boarding floats, addition of a third launch lane to the existing two-lane ramp, floodlights with motion sensors, and improvements to the fish cleaning station. The Commission previously awarded two grants for this facility totaling $452,000.

Doran Beach: project improvements of the boat turn around area, overlay paving of half the parking area, restriping and marking pavement, reinstalling signage, project credit sign, improvements to the fish cleaning station, installation of concrete apron and boarding floats, and a new path. The Commission previously awarded a $280,000 grant for this facility.

Sunbeam Boat Launching Facility –Imperial County
The Commission approved a $295,000 grant to the Imperial County for construction of a boating launching facility at Sunbeam Lake. The new facility will include a two-lane boat launching ramp, parking area, slope protection, and a barrier free walkway to the existing restroom. The Commission previously awarded two grants totaling $180,000 for this facility.

Fields Landing Boat Launching Facility – Humboldt County
The Commission approved a $300,000 grant to the Humboldt County to fund planning, engineering, design, and permits for demolition and reconstruction of the boat launching facility. The Commission previously awarded a $130,000 grant for this facility.

Ruth Lake Boat Launching Facility – Trinity County
The Commission approved a $650,000 grant to the Ruth Lake Community Services District for improvements to the existing Ruth Lake Marina and Ruth Lake Campground boat launching facilities. Improvements include a restroom, boarding floats, log boom and ADA improvements. The Commission previously awarded two grants totaling $350,000 for improvements to this facility.

01/26/2011

$300,000 IN GRANTS FOR BOATING FACILITIES APPROVED


Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

January 26, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) today approved $300,000 in boat launching facility grants.  The Commission also approved a change in scope to a previously approved boat launching facility.  Items approved include:

Tisdale Boat Launching Facility – Sutter County
The Commission approved a $100,000 grant to Sutter County for improvements to the Tisdale Boat Launching Facility. Funds will be used to install a cable-guided boarding float system.

Lake Mendocino Boat Launching Facility – Mendocino County
The Commission approved a $200,000 grant to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for improvements to the Lake Mendocino Boat Launching Facility. Funds will be used to replace the north and south ramps with cable-guided boarding floats.

Shelter Boat Launching Facility – San Diego County
The Commission approved a change in scope to a previously approved project at San Diego Unified Port District’s Shelter Island Boat Launching Facility. The change entails enlarging the boat ramp basin. The Commission requested a project update to be presented at a future commission meeting.

01/24/2011

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO CONSIDER $300,000 IN GRANTS FOR BOAT LAUNCHING AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS


Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

January 24, 2011

 

SACRAMENTO - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) will meet Jan. 26 in Sacramento to consider $300,000 in boat launching facility grants. The Commission will also consider a change in scope to a previously approved boat launching facility. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 8:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1782 Tribute Road.

Items being considered by the Commission include:

Tisdale Boat Launching Facility - Sutter County
The Commission will consider approving a $100,000 grant to Sutter County for improvements to the Tisdale Boat Launching Facility. The proposed project includes the installation of a cable-guided boarding float system. Two grants for this project totaling $1.676 million have been previously approved by the Commission. These grants were used to construct a new boat launching facility.

Lake Mendocino Boat Launching Facility - Mendocino County
The Commission will consider approving a $200,000 grant to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for improvements to the Lake Mendocino Boat Launching Facility. The proposed project includes the replacement of boarding floats at the north and south ramps with cable-guided boarding floats. In 1993, the Commission approved a $338,000 grant to make improvements to the north ramp.

Shelter Boat Launching Facility - San Diego County
The Commission will consider a change in scope to a previously approved project -- San Diego Unified Port District's Shelter Island Boat Launching Facility. The scope change is for enlarging the boat ramp basin. This proposal makes no state commitment for additional funding. Previously approved Commission grants total $1,675,000.