An Invite by the Northwest Straits Commission for a Focus Group on Anchoring Around Eelgrass Beds in the Salish Sea.

The Northwest Straits Commission is working with multiple local and transboundary partners on a campaign to promote responsible recreational boating and anchoring near eelgrass beds, and we want to hear from you.

We invite you to join a focus group to help inform our approach to this campaign. We will hold three virtual focus groups in the coming months—the first two groups are divided by boat trip length, and the last focus group is open to all recreational boaters who anchor. During each focus group, we will ask you about your preferences for anchoring and what is important to you when you pick a place to anchor. Please register for ONE of the following focus groups and invite others who may be interested in attending. Registration is capped at 20 people per focus group and a survey will be available to boaters who are unable to join. Email: Kat Klass at [email protected] if you would like to take the survey or join a waitlist if registration is full.

Thursday, November 16, 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Focus Group for Longer Trips (Over a Week). This focus group is for recreational boaters who prefer to take longer trips. Please register for the focus group using this zoom link.

Tuesday, November 28, 7-8 p.m.: Focus Group for Shorter Trips (Overnight to a Week). This focus group is for recreational boaters who prefer to take overnight trips or trips that may go on for up to a week. Please register for the focus group using this zoom link.

Thursday, December 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Focus Group for Any Recreational Boater. This focus group is for any recreational boater who anchors on trips. Please register for the focus group using this zoom link.

DYC Board Minutes Available

The DYC Board Meeting Minutes have been updated and are available in the members section. For now updates will be announced here in the blog section of the website. Draft minutes will be posted within a few days of the latest meeting.

Changes Coming

Greetings fellow Members! Its November and this is a test and announcement.

We are updating the website and making some changes to everything in order to be able to include everyone in everything in the future. We are a 100% Member managed and maintained club and we’re gonna need to all work together now that we have a place until 2052!!!!

Integrating new email lists, calendars and links will be a be an important tool for everyone as we work together to keep our premiere river marina as good for its members for the next 30 years as it has been the last 45.

We will need volunteers and new committee members for new committees as we prepare for and get our first dredge post lease. Having a modern path on file to follow will help members in the future. Many hands will make light work in the coming year. We will also be having social events and cruises we want to include and encourage all to attend. Now and in the future we will need everyone to help make our non-profit as valuable as possible! Mostly, we want to enjoy boating and the amazing place that everyone at the DYC has helped make possible.