For over 60 years the California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has been educating the public about access, safety, and environmental protection for all types of recreational boaters. Through their programs, DBW is responsible for furthering environmental boat practices, improving boating experience, and planning and developing facilities throughout the state.
Starting January 1, 2020 all persons 35 of age or younger who operate a boat in California will be required to have a California Boater Card. This card will show that its holder has taken an approved boating safety course and passed the test. This program is being phased in and by January 1, 2025 all persons who operate a watercraft in CA will be required to have the California Boater Card.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe (aka Keep Tahoe Blue) works towards three main campaign goals, to combat pollution, advance restoration and tackle invasive species in Lake Tahoe. Founded in 1957 they work with local, state and federal lawmakers to take action to solve environmental challenges that threaten the lake.
Help stop the spread of Quagga and Zebra mussels to our freshwater lakes through education. Mussels are a serious threat to Lake Tahoe which can be avoided by properly cleaning and drying your boat and performing boat inspections before you launch.
Share your experience with a new generation by getting them out on the water – teach them how to ride! Pass The Handle, or Discover Water Sports Day, takes place annually in July, drawing awareness to the watersports community. But it’s more than just a one-day event, it’s all about sharing the stoke and teaching others this fun lifestyle.
The Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) is the voice of the water sports industry and the leading advocate. Focusing on the following four pillars of safety, risk management, events and advocacy, they look to facilitate sustainable industry growth.