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(Correction) Boater Liaison (BLP) Meeting Update
2013 OC Dana Point Harbor Cleanup Day
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 June 16, 2013


From your Directors and Advisors, wishing all Dads a Very Happy & Safe Father's Day!


(Correction) Boater Liaison Program (BLP) Meeting Update


With our apology, please excuse this duplicate Boater Blast.  In error at time of publishing our last Boater Blast "Boater Liaison Program (BLP) Meeting Update" became disconnected without the correct verbiage and link.  Once again our apology!


Last week your DPBA board of directors met with Dana Point Harbor Department staff, including the heads of their contracted marina operators (DPMC, TBW, Vintage/Embarcadero), to share and discuss issues raised through our Boater Liaison Program.  The discussions were detailed and productive, and we were pleased to note real progress on several issues important to Dana Point boaters.  Based on the outcomes of our meeting, Orange County Dana Point Harbor is now drafting their official responses, which we've been promised by the end of June.  Among the issues you can expect to see addressed will be:


  • Harbor Revitalization Project
  • Harbor Dept. Budget Management
  • Slip Waitlist Management
  • 5mph/Wakeless Rule Enforcement
  • Embarcadero Boat Storage Policies
  • Marina Parking
  • And more...
We are grateful to Brad Gross, Director of Orange County Dana Point Harbor, and his staff for collaborating with the Dana Point Boaters Association to address important boater issues raised in the Boater Liaison Program.  Stay tuned for their official response.  And if you still have issues you'd like us to give attention to, please visit the Boater Liaison Program website to submit your question, idea or suggestion.


Steve Carpenter 
IT Officer, Dana Point Boaters Association 
2013 Dana Point Harbor Cleanup Day

Some 60 volunteer divers were expected to participate in Orange County's ninth semiannual OC Dana Point Harbor Cleanup on Saturday, May 11, in search of trash and lost items in the depths of the waterway.  Photo provided by Rodger Beard on day of cleanup.  Very hard to believe!

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Save the date, Saturday, September 21, 2013 for California Coastal Cleanup Day and OC Dana Point Harbor Cleanup Day.  For more information about OC Dana Point Harbor Cleanup Day and to volunteer please click here.  For more information about California Coastal Cleanup Day please click here & click here.  Last but not least, a guide for California Coastal Cleanup Boating Facilities click here.
Thank You
At the Dana Point Boaters Association, our mission is to advocate for the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating.  We strive to improve the family-friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented activities we all enjoy in our harbor.  As Dana Point boater advocates, our strength comes from your support and participation.  We are proud of the achievements we've made together on behalf of our boating community, and we won't give up.  But we can't do it without you.  If you haven't already, please become a DPBA member.  Join here
Questions should be directed by email to (  Or call us at (949) 485-5656 and leave a voice mail and we'll get back to you soon.
Dana Point Boaters Association
P.O. Box 461
Dana Point, CA  92629
Mission Statement:
The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating resources.  We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented actives we all enjoy in the harbor.  We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective.  We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials.  We build and maintain constructive, working relationships to achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders.  We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.