Dockside is the podcast that helps you save and enjoy the waters you love by sharing clean and safe boating practices. This podcast is brought to you by the California State Parks, the California Coastal Commission, and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, and it is partially funded by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Clean Vessel Act Education Program and the Federal Clean Vessel Grant Act Program.

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Learn from adventurer and environmentalist, Captain Liz Clark (author of Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening) who created  life she desired and left California on a surf adventure aboard her 40-foot sailboat, Swell.

Tuesday Mar 28, 2023

In this episode we're taking a deep dive (get it) into the exciting sport of White Water Rafting with Rafting Magazine's editor Trevor Croft.

Tuesday Mar 28, 2023

In this episode, we will talk about plastic pollution in California, what we currently know about the issue, what the state is doing about it, and some new programs that could help stem the tide of trash entering our waterways and oceans each year.

Thursday Mar 02, 2023

Along with all the strong, smart and talented women out there, today we spotlight the first Black woman to hold Commodoreship at a Los Angeles Yacht Club: Marie Rogers.

Monday Feb 27, 2023

This episode, Dockside host Diana Fu interviews Northern California’s Clean Vessel Act Team’s program manager, Natasha Daniels, about how a mobile app called Pumpout Nav is bringing boat sewage disposal into the 21st century. Special guest Winston Bumpus (avid boater , member of the Sequoia Yacht Club (San Mateo County), Recreational Boaters of California and the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association) also shares his experiences using the Pumpout Nav app as a Bay Area-based boater.  

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

In this episode, we will talk about the California Boater Card, program objectives, how to get a card and dispelling some common misconceptions. We will meet, Kristi Jones, Program Analyst with California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways and Doug Powell, Retired Lieutenant from Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department as well as a member of the California State Sheriff’s Boating and Watercraft Safety Committee, and a member of the California Boater Card Technical Advisory Group. They will be sharing with us how all of California’s boaters can help improve safety in our waterways by getting a California Boater Card, how to get one and much more!

Monday Aug 29, 2022

In this episode, listeners will navigate the often-confusing waters of boat marine sanitation devices, otherwise known as MSDs, with the help of the CA Clean Vessel Act teams.

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

This episode, San Francisco Estuary Partnership staffer talks about the impacts of boat sewage on waterways and raft up with experts from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

Wednesday May 25, 2022

During this episode, Mike Martino, Retired CA State Parks Aquatic Safety Chief and Mike Brousard, Retired CA State Parks Lifeguard Chief, will recount their most memorable and dangerous boat rescues, the impacts the accidents had on the environment and what boat operators can do to help prevent future accidents.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2022

In this episode, we will be interviewing Bob Chedsey, Oil Spill Prevention Specialist at the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response. We talk about the recent Orange County spill in Southern California, and some important information about oil spills in our state and get tips on what to do if people witness an oil spill. 

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