Virginia adds two Clean Marinas

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Two Virginia marinas recently earned Clean Marina designations.

The Chesapeake Boat Basin was awarded a Clean Marina designation on May 10, making it one of five Clean Marinas in Lancaster County, but the only one in Kilmarnock.

Owners Clay and Lisa Holcomb recently improved their amenities and expanded their capacity. The boat basin has a new swimming pool and landscaping, and a floating dock that includes 22 slips that are reserved for transient boaters. Clay Holcomb says the marina has seen an increase from 30 transient boats in 2009 to about 300 last year.

Colonial Beach Yacht Center owner Kyle Schick and his daughter Robin received a Clean Marina designation on May 11, making the yacht center not only the last deep-port marina to Washington, D.C., but also the only Clean Marina in Westmoreland County.

For the yacht center, the designation came almost nine years to the day after a fire devastated it.

Schick, a commissioner on the Virginia Marine Resource Commission, says he has wanted to make his facility more sustainable. “[The fire] actually gave us the opportunity to incorporate more durable, environmentally friendly products as we rebuilt,” Shick says.

Today, the marina of more than 190 transient and permitted slips sells biodegradable cleaners, handles can, bottle, and oil recycling and has implemented a stormwater management plan.

There are 69 Clean Marinas in Virginia.

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