California marina gains Clean Marina designation


Marina Cortez on Harbor Island in San Diego became the 100th marina to be certified under the Clean Marinas Program supported by the Marina Recreation Association.

The program, formerly called the Clean Marinas California Program, is a private, non-profit organization that helps marinas and yacht clubs satisfy the requirements of the national Clean Water Act on a voluntary basis.

The program is designed for privately owned and publicly operated marinas, and for coastal and freshwater operations. It is endorsed by many industry associations and environmental groups and is part of the California Department of Boating and Waterways-recommended certification programs for marinas in California.

The system is administered by the Marina Recreation Association. The group coordinates the review process and mails the certificate, Clean Marina window clings, flag and burgee to those who become certified.

"The Clean Marinas Committee approached us in 2005 to take the program statewide," said Mariann Timms of MRA. "This year, they took the program beyond California by certifying five marinas in Arizona and Nevada in the spring. The program is clearly a great credit to the initiative and creativity of our marina operators and has greatly benefited the environment and the public without spending a dime of taxpayer money."



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