Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 2013 News

Winter is here but we are keeping our summer hours!  Activity around the Marina has been brisk and as long as it continues, we will remain open 7 days a week, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Please keep mind that due to the colder weather, ramps and walkways may be slippery so take extra caution when out and about.
Although we are still in a drought, the rain is bound to hit us sometime soon.  For those of our berthers not regularly at the Marina, please check your boat.  The cold, wet weather can play havoc on marine vessels.

The Delta has been generous in giving up her bounty.  Fisher folk have been catching sturgeon and stripers aplenty this past fall.  Duck hunting season also has gotten off to a great start… great for the hunters… not the ducks!  For those of you fishing enthusiasts, make sure to check out the new BAIT SHOP at New Bridge Marina in the old Dale’s Canvass spot.  We wish the new enterprise much luck!

The boat wash program has been discontinued by the NRG Power plant.  A special meeting was held at Supervisor District III, Mary Piepho’s office to address this matter.  Driftwood Marina had the largest representation with myself, Bonnie, Jim, and owner Matt in attendance.  Chris Laurizen and many other marina personnel were also there to gather information and protest the discontinuation.  A follow up meeting is tentatively scheduled for January with representatives from NRG and (hopefully) PG&E, too. We will keep you abreast of any changes as we continue to urge the power companies to reinstate/continue this valuable program.  Bart Fisher of Fisher Enterprises will be in contact with those berthers who have used his service through the program.  He will continue to offer boat washing and notify you of his reasonable fee.   If you wish to contact Bart directly, please call him at 925/778-8346.  Bart is a great guy and has always done a wonderful, thorough job.

An ongoing issue at the Marina is shed gates not being closed, and therefore locked properly.  Please make sure your gate is securely closed when entering/exiting your shed.

From everyone here, we’d like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!