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  • California's Recreational Boaters Encouraged to Wear Life Jackets & Save Water

    CDBW|May 15, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) encourages recreational boaters this year to wear life jackets and save water. Recreational boating activity and boating accidents increase during the boating season, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It is critical for boaters to plan ahead, exercise precaution and encourage everyone in a boat to wear a life jacket in order to minimize the risk of being involved in a boating accident or reduce t... Full story

  • DBW Holds Life Jacket Trade-In Program Statewide this Saturday

    CDBW|May 15, 2014

    What: Life Jacket Trade-In Program provides recreational boaters the opportunity for life jackets to be inspected by professionals. If a life jacket is found to be outgrown or unserviceable, a new, properly fitted Coast Guard-approved life jacket will be given in exchange (one life jacket per family, while supplies last). Who: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways When: Saturday, May 17 from Noon to 2 p.m. Where: 46 statewide locations DBW encourages recreational boaters to... Full story

  • Free Oil Spill Response Technique Seminars for Southern California Marinas and Yacht Clubs

    CDBW|May 15, 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...


    CDBW|May 15, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Water enthusiasts should take serious precautions against cold temperatures and swift currents when in or near water this spring. Despite this year’s below-normal snowfall, the spring snowmelt can still result in swift and cold river flows that can create treacherous conditions for all recreationists – waders, swimmers, paddlers, boaters, anglers, and even hikers cooling off at the water’s edge. Lower water levels can also expose hazards or make them closer to the surface... Full story

  • California Department of Boating and Waterways NEWS

    CDBW|Oct 15, 2012

    Sacramento, Calif. – October through December are statistically the most dangerous months for anglers on California’s waterways. The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) boating accident statistics show that close to 90 percent of all fishing-related boating fatalities in the off-season involve vessels capsizing or people falling overboard. To improve the chances of surviving such accidents, DBW urges anglers to follow safe boating practices, especially the use of life jackets. "... Full story