There are 22,000 licensed boats in Sonoma County. Imagine if every one leaks just a little oil?
Clean boating tips:
Never use soaps or detergents to clean oil or fuel. Soaps emulsify oil, breaking it into invisible droplets that disperse through the water. Adding soap is ILLEGAL and bad for the environment.
Practice good preventive engine maintenance. Keep engines well-tuned and operating at peak efficiency. Inspect fuel lines, hoses, hydraulic lines, valves, oil seals, gaskets and connections for leaks and deterioration. Make sure hoses are the correct length and secured to avoid kinking and chafing.
Place absorbents sheets, pads or pillows in drip pans under the engine and other areas to catch oil drips and spills
To assist in keeping your boat clean, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is providing free absorbent pads distributed through the following locations:
Spud Point Marina Fuel Dock
1818 Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay
1820 Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay