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Four facilities named as Michigan Clean Marinas

The Michigan Clean Marina Program has re-certified Howe Interlakes Marine in Indian River, Edward C. Grave Memorial Harbor in Elk Rapids, Algonac Harbor Club in Algonac and Bouvier Bridge Marina in Fair Haven as Michigan Clean Marinas. They will be certified through 2022.

The latest additions bring the total to 55 marinas in the state that are certified as clean marinas.

“We commend Howe Interlakes Marina, Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Algonac Harbor Club and Bouvier Bridge Marina for being re-certified as Certified Clean Marinas for their continuation of following best practices,” said Nicki Polan, executive director of the Michigan Boating Industries Association in a statement. “More boaters are becoming aware of the program and are searching out these facilities as places they want to patronize.”

The Clean Marina Program was initiated to preserve and protect, through voluntary efforts, 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 the best management practices. The facilities then conduct self-evaluations of the 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 marina reaches established goals, it receives its designation.

The program is a joint effort between the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan Boating Industries Association. For more details on the program and to see which facilities are designated Michigan Clean Marinas, go to: http://miseagrant.umich.edu/cmp/. For more information on the Clean Marina Program and the Michigan Boating Industries Association, visit www.mbia.org.

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