Contact:  Gloria Sandoval, PIO
(916) 651-5692

May 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Southern California marina and yacht club operators are invited to attend one of two free seminars on proper oil spill response techniques. The seminars will take place June 6 at the San Diego Yacht Club and July 17 at the Port Royal Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. Space is limited and registration is required.

As waterfront stakeholders, marina and yacht club operators possess extensive local waterway and boating knowledge. Seminars 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
  • California’s new Marinas and Yacht Clubs Spill Response Communication Packet
  • Tools and resources available to increase communication capabilities between boating facilities and the Office of Emergency Services during an oil spill.

Key presenters will include: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program, and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

To register, please contact California’s Boating Clean and Green Program Coordinator, Vivian Matuk, via e-mail or at (415) 904-6905. Information on the location, lunch and parking options will be provided once registration has been processed. Registration for the San Diego workshop is required by June 2 and July 14 for the Redondo Beach workshop.

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About Boating Clean and Green
The Boating Clean and Green Program is an education and outreach program conducted through the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission. The program promotes environmentally-sound boating practices to marine business and boaters.


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