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Two new marina certifications and five re-certified as Michigan Clean Marinas

Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments)

 

Two new marina certifications and five re-certified as Michigan Clean Marinas

 

Livonia, Mich., November 15, 2016 – The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce two Michigan marinas have been named as Certified Clean Marinas. They are Rogers City Marina, Rogers City and Northport Harbor- G. Marsten Dame Marina, Northport. They have been certified for a three-year term through 2019. Additionally, five marinas have been re-certified as “Michigan Clean Marinas”; they are Walstrom Marine,Cheboygan; Manistee Municipal Marina, Manistee; Charlevoix City Marina, Charlevoix; City of Boyne City- F. Grant Moore Marina, Boyne City; and DeTour State Harbor, DeTour Village.  They have  been re-certified for another five-year-term through 2021. Fifty- One Michigan marinas have obtained and are maintaining this prestigious certification. 

The Clean Marina Program was initiated to preserve and protect, through voluntary efforts, Michigan’s greatest resource, the Great Lakes and its connecting waterways.  The certification process begins with a pledge to participate in the program, followed by an online course with an overview of the designation process and a review of best management practices.  The facilities then conduct self-evaluations of their environmental practices to determine their strengths and weaknesses.  After implementing improvements and reaching a level of competencies, the marina requests a visitation by a CMP consultant to evaluate the facility’s environmental stewardship.  When the facility reaches established goals, they receive their designation.

            
“We welcome Rogers City Marina and Northport Harbor- G. Marsten Dame Marina to the Clean Marina Program, and we commend Walstrom Marine- Cheboygan, Manistee Municipal Marina, Charlevoix City Marina, City of Boyne City- F. Grant Moore, and DeTour State Harbor for being re-certified as Certified Clean Marinas and for their continuation of following best practices,” said Nicki Polan, executive director of the Michigan Boating Industries Association.   “More boaters are becoming aware of the program and are searching out these facilities as places they want to patronize.” The Clean Marina designation is applicable for a three-year period, at which time the facility must be re-designated. 

                 

MBIA encourages all marinas to seek out this certification. “It is not difficult, and there are both financial and environmental gains that come with this effort,” said Polan. Currently Michigan has 51 Clean Marinas.

 


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