The California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey will host a luncheon and forum Thursday, March 25th on a recent permit proposal of the State Water Resources Control Board and its potential impact on the Marina and the boating community.

The event is scheduled to begin with a “happy half-hour” at noon, followed by a buffet luncheon at 12:20 p.m. and a presentation at 12:40 p.m. at the yacht club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Admission is $14.75, including lunch and parking. The event is open to the public.

The forum entitled “Recreational Boaters — an Endangered Species?” will address the proposed coastal marina permit of the Water Resources Control Board, which some boater interests say could have significant impacts on the community.

The board is proposing that marinas and clubs along the coast as well as in bays and estuaries be required to obtain a state permit, conduct water quality monitoring and submit that information to the state.

Speakers at the forum include California Yacht Club Staff Commodore Anne Sacks, president of the Recreational Boaters of California; Darrin Polhemus, deputy director of the State Water Resources Control Board; and Ray Tsuneyoshi, director of the Department of Boating and Waterways.

Reservations are encouraged to guarantee admission. Information, (310) 823-4567.

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