From: Robb Krehbiel <>
Date: June 7, 2018 at 8:03:32 AM PDT
To: Robb Krehbiel <>
Cc: "Wood, Troy (DNR)" <>
Subject: Derelict Vessel Webinar Follow Up

Good morning,

First, I'd like to thank everyone who was able to attend our webinar last month on Washington's efforts to address derelict vessels. For those who were not able to attend the webinar, you can find a recording here. Please feel free to share this with others. If you have any problems accessing the video, please let me know.

I also wanted to let folks know about the upcoming Clean Pacific Conference on June 19th in Portland hosted by the Pacific States/BC Oil Spill Task Force. Derelict vessels will be a major focus of this conference. While, the meeting is in Portland, there is an option to dial in and view the presentation online. You can find more about that webinar here.

Finally, as we discussed on the webinar, Defenders of Wildlife is assisting the DNR in its outreach and education efforts. We could use your help too! Here's what you can do to help:
Report derelict vessels and vessels of concern. One of the best ways you can help improve derelict vessel removal and prevention efforts is by reporting any vessels that are or appear to be abandoned. It is especially important to report vessels that appear abandoned that have not yet sunk (towing a floating vessel is much cheaper and easier than pulling one up from the bottom of the ocean/lake/river). You can find the vessel of concern reporting form here.

Let us know about boat disposal options in your area. Defenders and the DNR are working to create a disposal services map. The goal is to provide information to boaters and vessel owners about where they can dispose of their old boats. Please let me know of any disposal options in your area. If there are any special requirements (i.e. if you can bring the boat whole or if it needs to be dismantled), please note that.
Help disseminate outreach materials. The attached three documents were created by the DNR to help educate folks about derelict vessels. The two disposal cards are created for private moorage facilities and the general public (i.e. why one is titled "private" and the other is titled "public"). The brochure provides an overview of the DNR's program and can be disseminated widely. If you're interested in helping pass out these materials, let me know.

Identify a point of contact for derelict vessel issues. Finally, to improve coordination, please let myself and Troy know who your point of contact will be for derelict vessel issues. This point person will receive updates on derelict vessel programs, available funding, and upcoming events. Ideally, this person would also report vessels of concern to the DNR and help coordinate removal efforts.

Again, thank you for your interest in reduce pollution from abandoned and derelict vessels. I'm looking forward to work with you all to further improve removal and prevention efforts in Washington.



Robb Krehbiel
Northwest Representative
Defenders of Wildlife
1402 Third Ave, Suite #930 Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-577-2007 | Mobile: 206-883-7401 |
DNR Derelict Vessel Site Link
Derelict Vessel Webinar Follow Up