Educational Videos, Publications and Tools




  • Southern California Boater's Guide
    This guide provides valuable information about the numerous recreational opportunities within the 15 Southern California harbors, conveniently features boat safety and proper maintenance techniques and offers custom maps and practical harbor information such as how to obtain a guest slip, location of waste and pumpout facilities, entrance obstacles, and much more. This guide was produced by The Bay Foundation and the Division of Boating and Waterways.  The Guide is available to purchase from The Bay Foundation, or as a free download, or as an interactive e-book for iPad versions 2 and above.
  • When Nature Calls - Web Version
    This publication provides boaters with information about proper boat sewage management, Marine Sanitation Devices, how to steps for pumping out boat sewage, no discharge zones and restricted water bodies, laws, and green solutions. This publication was produced by The Bay Foundation and the Division of Boating and Waterways.
  • Environmental Boating Laws Every Recreational Boater Should Know
    This brochure contains information on Environmental Boating Laws for fuel and oil, sewage, dispersants, hazardous waste, plastic and marine debris. Every recreational boater should ensure that clean boating is part of their experience of enjoying California waterways.
  • San Francisco Clean Boating Map
    Produced by the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment, the California Division of Boating and Waterways, and the California Coastal Commission's Boating Clean & Green Program. The San Francisco Bay Area Clean Boating Map features locations of marina-based pollution prevention services (used oil collection, sewage and bilge pumpout, oil absorbent distribution and collection, marine battery collection), mobile boat-to-boat services and helpful information about clean and safe boating practices.
  • Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta Recreational Boating Map 
    Produced by Keep the Delta Clean Program, the California Division of Boating and Waterways, and the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program. This map features pollution prevention services at marinas, general marina characteristics, certified used Oil Collection centers and information about clean and safe boating.


California Annual Pumpout Report

These reports highlight findings on the condition and operational status of public pumpout stations. The reports make an effort to answer the following question: What is the likelihood that a boater will have a positive experience at a given pumpout? Check out our latest report to see the results of our analysis and explanation of our monitoring programs!

California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways Clean Vessel Act Education Program and a Federal Clean Vessel Act grant through the Sport Fish Restoration Program fund these reports. Federal Clean Vessel Act grants are funded by fishing equipment sales and motorboat fuel taxes. These reports are produced by The Bay Foundation, San Francisco Estuary Partnership, and the California State Parks DBW.






  1. Universal Adapter Kits.  This exciting project aims to overcome challenges faced when using pumpout stations by making it a simpler, cleaner, and hands-free experience.
  2. Y-valve Kit.  Coming soon!