Maryland adds Clean Marina


Blackstone Marina in Hollywood, Md., which has served boaters of the Patuxent River on Cuckhold Creek since 1964, was certified as the latest Maryland Clean Marina.

“Following the recommendations of the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook has enabled us to become a very clean marina,” owner Les Gould said. “We have found our boaters are eager to assist us in implementing sound pollution control practices.”

To meet the award criteria, marina office manager Lois Canter created a stormwater pollution prevention plan, wrote marina rules and regulations and devised emergency response procedures. The marina also maintains a pumpout station and an emergency fuel spill response kit.

Blackstone provides boat haulout and repair services, pumpout service and dockage. In addition to regular slips, the marina has covered and lift slips for boats from 20 to 40 feet.

This is the 123rd certified Maryland Clean Marina. There are 148 certified facilities in Maryland, including 25 smaller Clean Marina partners.

Click here for the full article by Southern Maryland Online and click here to learn about the state’s Clean Marina program or call (410) 260-8773.