Become a Dockwalker! Simply Participate in a FREE, 2.5 Hour Training… 

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.     ~Jane Goodall

Dockwalking is a fantastic way to interact with boaters to help keep California’s marinas, waterways, and ocean clean and healthy.  Since 2000, more than a 1,000 Dockwalkers have taught 100,000 boaters about oil, fuel, sewage, trash and marine debris prevention.

Anyone ages 15 to 100 years, with an interest in water quality and sharing clean boating information (regardless of your background), can become a Dockwalker! Participation in the program, including the training sessions, qualifies as community service.

‘Dockwalkers’ are trained to safely engage members of the public and the boating community to adopt clean boating practices. Dockwalkers share clean boating information with boaters and distribute educational 2020 California Boater Kits, while visiting marinas, launch ramps, marine supply stores, boat shows, special events, or wherever boaters are. 

This program provides many benefits to:

·         Boaters and Water Enthusiasts

·         United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

·         Marinas, Harbors and Yacht Club Operators and Staff

·         America’s Boating Club former United States Power Squadrons

The training provides an overview of potential sources of boat pollution, federal and state laws, environmentally-sound boating practices, information on how to conduct Dockwalking, and an overview of the educational materials Dockwalkers will distribute.


California currently offers these [free] virtual and in-person Dockwalker training options:

Saturday, April 2, 2022 – Virtual Training

Saturday, April 30, 2022 – In Person Training – Oakland Yacht Club  

Saturday, May 7, 2022 – In Person Trainings – Sacramento Marina 

Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Virtual Training

*Once you are registered for a training, you will receive an email with the Disclaimer form needed to complete and the training handouts AND a Zoom link to the training (no account needed), which requires a computer with internet access (if no computer microphone, you can use a phone to call in while online).

*Dockwalker Program implemented by the California State Parks, The California Coastal Commission and The Bay Foundation in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the US Power Squadrons, Save Our Shores, Lake Berryessa Partnership and many more organizations.

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