Tag Archives: California’s Division of Boating and Waterways

California DBW opens grant applications

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has opened grant applications to help local public entities enhance safety on California’s waterways and protect them from abandoned and unwanted vessels. The application period for the grant programs, Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) and Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE), is open from March 15 through April 28, 2023. “It’s important ...

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California DBW begins invasive plant control program

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has announced its plans for this year’s Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its southern tributaries. Starting tomorrow, March 1, DBW will begin herbicide treatments to control water hyacinth, South American spongeplant, Uruguay water primrose, Alligator weed, Brazilian waterweed, curlyleaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, hornwort (aka coontail), ...

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California offers Spanish boating courses

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announced today the availability of a boating safety course in Spanish. Like its English counterpart, the Curso de California para Navegación home study eBook is free and helps Californians be compliant with the mandatory boating education law that requires power boat operators to carry a California Boating Card to legally operate a motorized ...

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California offers grants for quagga and zebra mussel prevention

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will be accepting grant applications for quagga and zebra mussel infestation prevention programs from March 22 through April 30, 2021. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021. “Quagga and zebra mussels continue to pose a serious threat to California's waters and fisheries,” said DBW Acting Deputy Director Ramona Fernandez. “It ...

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California 2018 infrastructure grants available for marinas

California’s Division of Boating and Waterways invites public and private marina owners to apply for a Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant now through Aug. 3, 2018. California BIG projects received $1.7 million in the previous grant cycle. BIG is a competitive program open to both publicly and privately owned marinas to renovate or construct docks, restrooms, gangways and dockside utility hook-ups ...

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