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Affiliates are organizations who collaborate with UPWA to develop or activate community connections with the sea. Affiliates included private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies that participate in the design, development, and operation of activities and services that support public waterfront access sites.

Self-sustainable UPWA public access sites are supported by value-based commercial services and activities that keep the public engaged through recreation, entertainment, education, transportation, and food.

UPWA develops compensatory agreements with affiliates to insure ongoing financial support of active public dock sites while working to create economic incentives for small maritime businesses to participate.

UPWA welcomes anyone who brings intrinsic value to public waterfront access sites. If you provide water-centric services or programs that can enhance the use and attraction of public dock sites, please contact us today.