Barkers Island Marina Earns Clean Marina CertificationPublished on October 12, 2022
The marina, located along Lake Superior, has made strides in green infrastructure, completing a stormwater wetland project last year. This addition helps naturally treat runoff from the service area and parking lot of the marina. Along with stormwater improvements, the marina developed and installed a boat wash station to keep pollutants from entering Lake Superior. Advancements like this show the business’s commitment to a cleaner and greener marina.
Marinas, related industries and services, contribute more than $2.7 billion to Wisconsin’s economy. Through the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, marinas will prevent pollution and protect fish, wildlife, and public health.
The Wisconsin Clean Marina Program was launched in 2010, and 21 Wisconsin marinas have since taken steps to voluntarily adopt practices to become certified. The Wisconsin Clean Marina Program is administered by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Program in partnership with the Wisconsin Marine Association, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Fund for Lake Michigan.