After more than two years of COVID restrictions limiting our ability to interact with state legislators and regulators, this year’s California Boating Congress is more important than ever.
The 2022 CBC, sponsored by the Marine Recreation Association, is set for April 18 & 19, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Conference Center in downtown Sacramento, kicking off with an evening Welcome Reception on the 18th and a full day of interactive hybrid events on the 19th.
Attendees at this year’s hybrid event will be able to participate by logging into the different meetings and participating on-line or by attending in person. Meetings and presentations are being set up now with a number of key legislators and regulators who have an interest in our issues, including Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Secretary, and Armando Quintero, Director, California Department of Parks & Recreation.
Registration for this important event is now open at https://www.marina.org/events/6th-annual-california-boating-congress
Among the critical topics this year are 1) the impact of the drought on boating access at reservoirs, and what the state is doing about it; 2) boating infrastructure needs, including docks, launch ramps, pump-out stations, and electric boat infrastructure; 3) DBW funding programs, including the Revolving Fund; 4) DBW Budget & Administration concerns, including the current budget deficit and appointment of a Senate confirmed department head; 5) CARB emissions regulations for commercial fleets and potential impact on recreational boating; and 6) the 365-Day fishing license implementation.
Special room rates for the CBC are available now at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento for stays from 4/18/22 thru 4/20/22. To make reservations call Hyatt Reservations at 916-443-1243 0r 800-233-1234, or book online at www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SACRA/G-MRAS and be sure to mention Group Code: G-MRAS. There are a limited number of rooms available so register early!
This year’s Congress is being co-hosted by the MRA and ten other boating related groups, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association, California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference, Boat U.S., Personal Watercraft Industry Association, California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau, Recreational Boaters of California, Sacramento Valley Marine Association, California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains, California Yacht Brokers Associations, and the Sport Fishing Association of California.
Over the years the California Boating Congress has proven the value of communication between boaters, the marine industry, and California state legislators and regulators in effectively shaping future boating policy, funding, and regulation. Make your input and views known by attending this important event!
For more information and to register for the 6th annual CBC, visit
https://www.marina.org/events/6th-annual-california-boating-congress or contact Mariann Timms at (209) 334-0661
The Marine Recreation Association is a professional organization that represents marina owners, operators, and industry professionals located throughout the western United States with additional members in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Created more than 50 years ago, the MRA actively promotes and represents recreational boating interests while providing educational management and operations seminars, and information for marine industry owners, operators, and staff.
For additional information about the MRA, and all of its activities and interests, contact Mariann Timms by phone at (209) 334-0661, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at http://www.marina.org.