The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW’s) and the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, the Bay Foundation (DBW’s Clean Vessel Act program) in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadrons, and Save Our Shores, will conduct more Dockwalker trainings this year.

If you are already a trained Dockwalker and were trained more than 3 years ago, please join us this year for a refresher class.

The  flier CLICK HERE for our 2018 Southern CA FIVE FREE trainings . In the second page, and in the last frequently asked question you will find the benefits the Dockwalker program will provide to the yacht clubs and their members, including: Marina/Yacht operators believe that education is critical to successfully operating a clean boating facility and minimizing water quality impacts. Becoming a Dockwalker or having a staff person or yacht club members trained as Dockwalkers will provide you with the educational materials and tools to work with your tenants and visitors as partners in the clean marina/yacht club, clean water effort. This program provides marinas and yacht clubs with points towards the clean marina designation. Participation in the DOCKWALKER PROGRAM counts towards the nomination of the Club of the Year under the community service category.

Oxnard, Friday March 30th
(1 pm – 3:30 p.m.)
US Coast Guard Recruiting Center Channel Island Harbor
4202 S. Victoria Oxnard, CA. 93035-4363
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.
Marina Del Rey. Saturday, March 31st
(10 am to 12:45 pm)
Del Rey Yacht Club
13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.
San Diego. Saturday April 14th
(10 am to 12:45 pm)
Silver Gate Yacht Club (Banquet Room, 1st Floor)
2091 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.
Newport. Saturday, April 18th
(10 am to 12:45 pm)
Newport Sea Base (Room Foxtrot)
1931 West Coast HWY, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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San Pedro. Saturday, May 12th
(10 am to 12:45 pm)
Holiday Harbor Marina
241 Watchorn Walk, Berth 34, San Pedro, CA 90731
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Dockwalkers are trained to engage members of the public and the boating community to adopt clean boating practices. Dockwalkers share clean boating information with boaters and distribute educational materials (boater kits), while visiting marinas, launch ramps, marine supply stores, boat shows and special events (i.e. regattas, opening days, among others). As you realize, “Dockwalker” is only a generic term because you do not necessarily have to “walk the docks” in order to talk to boaters about safety and clean boating practices. Remember safety and the environment go hand in hand.

Training is FREE and Dockwalking is a fantastic way to interact with boaters to help keep California’s marinas, waterways, and ocean clean and healthy. The training provides an overview of environmentally-sound boating practices, information about how to conduct Dockwalking, and educational materials that Dockwalkers will distribute including the 2018 Boater Kits

Dock Walker Training