Recreational Boaters’ Survey
What do boaters want? Read the results of a contractor’s survey of Washington boaters–kayakers to cruisers–about their priorities for state investments.
Implementing the Recommendations
The survey recommended that the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board use the data to guide its investments in boating facilities. In response, staff developed a Recreational Boating Plan for investments. These policies are intended to help ensure that grants go to projects that satisfy boater needs, address provider challenges, and respect the environment.
The report also found that boaters perceive some fragmentation of services and suggests that boating services providers better coordinate and communicate. Taking action, state agencies developed recommendations to improve their coordination of boating programs. Read the Improving Coordination of State Services to Recreational Boaters report.
Activities Supporting Recreational Boating in Washington, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee report (2010)