Join the fishermen, bands/tribes, ports, fuel dealers, chandleries and boaters - commercial and recreational - on a mission to create a cleaner, greener Inside Passage - connecting Washington, British Columbia and SE Alaska - because our children, wildlife and future generations are counting on us.

A 20 year vision starts today.

"Skate to where the puck is going... not where it has been."

Wayne Gretzky

Humpback heading toward AMA's port bow  (Photo by P. Wilcox)

The Mission of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project: 

To replace high-carbon tar sands, Bakken and sensitive-habitat Arctic North Slope-sourced marine fuels available in the Inside Passage with fully compatible,waste-sourced, locally-produced, and bio-based renewable fuels and renewable electric shorepower for vessel battery charging.

This will allow Inside Passage boaters who want to protect and enhance the health of people, wildlife and the Inside Passage ecosystem, while voyaging safely, reliably and affordably through the length of the beloved but threatened waterway. Simultaneously, this creates green economic development and new job opportunities from appropriately-scaled renewable fuel and electricity production.

A cleaner, greener passage.


One boat. One fuel station. One state/province at a time. Starting NOW.

How do we get there? Lead by example.

Our vessel Ama Natura

Our vessel, a petroleum-free and highly-efficient motorsailer, is one example for decarbonizing NW boats.

Inspired by a sailing salmon troller and designed as a platform for testing and perfecting low-carbon and water protecting strategies, AMA was built by the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding and launched in 2008.

The story of the design, voyages, teaching and outreach experiences aboard Ama Natura can be found in the venerable and low carbon boat-focused PassageMaker magazine. Read Part 1 and Part 2.


Get onboard.  Join us and decarbonize the Inside Passage.

This is a grassroots movement. We'd love your participation and help.

  • Developing a green marine fueling ecosystem that brings local distribution of certified biofuel, renewable shorepower, renewable lubricants, and eventually hydrogen to Inside Passage marinas;
  • Advocacy and education regarding the Decarb the Passage message in port communities all along the Inside Passage;
  • Clean repower & retrofit training & education;

  • Learn more by choosing from the additional pages listed at the very bottom of this page...