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Pollution Prevention for Boat Repair Businesses - A Workshop

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is offering two free workshops in Skagit County during October to help boat repair businesses and citizens learn best management practices to prevent stormwater pollution from their boat repair business or hobby.

Taking steps to prevent pollution can help businesses and individuals save money and protect water quality. Each workshop will include a presentation, tour, and question and answer session. These workshops are part of an ongoing education and outreach program called “Stormwater University,” which is funded by a state Department of Ecology grant, under contract with the City of Bellingham.

The first workshop is on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Lighthouse Building in La Conner (539 N. 3rd Street, La Conner).  The second workshop is on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Anacortes Public Library (1220 10th Street, Anacortes). Both sessions begin at 10 a.m.  At 1 p.m. there will be a field trip to a nearby site to view stormwater best management practices in action.

Workshops are free, and lunch is provided for registered participants. To register, please contact Lee First, pollution prevention specialist, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities,  or (360) 733 - 8307. To download a factsheet on preventing water pollution during boat repairs, click HERE.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Andrew Entrikin, community outreach administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email