Skip to main content

Toledo Beach Marina gains Clean Marina designation in Michigan

Toledo Beach Marina in LaSalle, Mich., was named a Certified Clean Marina.

Toledo Beach Marina in LaSalle, Mich., was named a Certified Clean Marina.

The marina was certified for a three-year term through 2020. Fifty-one Michigan marinas have obtained and are maintaining the certification.

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 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, it receives its designation.

“We welcome Toledo Beach Marina to the Clean Marina Program,” Michigan Boating Industries Association executive director Nicki Polan said in a statement. “More boaters are becoming aware of the program and are searching out these certified 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 recertify. The MBIA encourages all marinas to seek the certification.

“It is not difficult, and there are both financial and environmental gains that come with this effort,” Polan said.



AkzoNobel Names Marketing Manager

Jessica Stewart is an experienced marketing, brand and product manager and has held several global roles.


IBEX Innovation Awards Deadline Looms

Entries must be in by tomorrow for the program, which will announce winners Sept. 27 in Tampa, Fla.


OneWater Appoints Board Member

Steve Roy will raise the company’s board count to 11 and brings independent financial expertise to the board.


Ready for a Revolution?

The recreational marine industry is seeing advancements in lithium-ion batteries, electric propulsion and the need for charging infrastructure.

2_RIT-Yellowfin Selects_11

Big Data, Little Price

Radian IoT allows real-time data collection using a device that’s the size of a cellphone.


Great Culture in Four Steps

Four steps to create a great culture within your business.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 10.20.10 AM

Inventory Still the Retail X-Factor

Dealers turn to maintenance, marketing and storage services for the off-season


Get Paid 85 Percent Faster

Business texting and pay-by-text systems can help speed up incoming cash flow