(ANACORTES)- An environmental settlement between the state Department of Ecology and an Anacortes yacht builder will result in a new park patrol boat for the city, built by Skagit Valley College students.
New World Yacht Builders will provide expertise and materials for construction of a 15-foot hull. Students in the Marine Technology classes will build the boat over the next year.
The company will help solicit further donations for the boat’s motor and other fittings.
Ecology fined New World last year for hazardous waste violations. Under the settlement the company will pay Ecology 18-thousand dollars and devote 25-thousand dollars to the boat project.