Dockside

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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Episodes

Monday Apr 29, 2024

In this episode, we will talk with California State Parks and the California Coastal Commission Environmental Boating Program Manager, Vivian Matuk, and Yalin Li, Senior Associate with the California Product Stewardship Council about marine flares, their importance, requirements for boats, why expired marine flares are considered hazardous waste, why they are an issue for our state, and what the state is doing to solve this issue. 

Friday Apr 12, 2024

In this episode, we will talk with Scott Harding, Theresa Lorejo-Simsiman, Dave Steindorf, and Jeff Venturino who have spent their lives making impacts on California Rivers by working with American Whitewater and promoting California River Stewardship. This is episode is part of a 3-part series in partnership with American Whitewater, a national river conservation nonprofit with a mission to protect and restore America’s Whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. 

Friday Mar 29, 2024

In this episode, we will talk with Julie Munger, Sean Norman and Charlie Walbridge who have all had careers in Swift Water Rescue and had pivotal roles in making whitewater paddling safer for the boating community. This is episode is part of a 3-part series in partnership with American Whitewater, a national river conservation nonprofit with a mission to protect and restore America’s Whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. 

Tuesday Mar 12, 2024

Join us while we will talk with Risa Shimoda, Jerry Meral and Richard Montgomery who have all played pivotal roles in the history of whitewater boating and the conservation of California Rivers. This is episode is part of a 3-part series in partnership with American Whitewater, a national river conservation nonprofit with a mission to protect and restore America’s Whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. 

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

California sailing expert Jane Dunn shares her work making sure boating is a great and safe experience for people with disabilities. We learn about her motivation, experience, challenges, her role expanding access to sailing/boating, and options for people with disabilities who want to enjoy boating.

Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

Learn about the US Coast Guard’s roles, mission, and services to boating safety, environmental protection and security.

Friday Nov 17, 2023

In this episode, we will talk with fisherman, boater and all-around waterman, Justin Hugron, about an accident that changed his perspective on wearing life jackets.

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

In this episode, we will discuss the whales that reside off the coast of California, their importance to our marine ecosystems, challenges these whales are facing, and the resources the public has to help with reporting and research.

Friday Sep 15, 2023

In this episode, we will talk with Dr. Chris Lowe, professor in marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach. Today we will learn about his career dedicated to studying baby and juvenile white sharks of Southern California and how we can enjoy the California Coastline safely, while operating our boats around these incredible species.

Ep 13 -- Microplastics

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

In this episode, we will meet Dr. Scott Coffin, a Research Scientist at the California State Water Resources Control Board. Dr. Coffin will be sharing with us information about microplastics, their definition, sources, how significant microplastic pollution problem is in California, what we currently know about the issue, what the state is doing about it, and what we can do to combat microplastics.

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