Indiana Certifies Two New Clean Marinas

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) welcomed two marinas in Portage, Indiana. to the Indiana Clean Marina program:

The Izaak Walton League of America, Miller Chapter and Doyne’s Marine, Inc. were recognized for going above and beyond to protect the state’s inland and coastal waterways from pollutants that can be generated at marinas and during recreational boating.

The Clean Marina Program is voluntary and encourages marina operators and recreational boaters to protect water quality and habitats by engaging in environmentally sound operating and maintenance practices.

Both marinas worked hard to earn Clean Marina status. IWL-Miller is the first Izaak Walton League chapter in Indiana to achieve Clean Marina status. The facility educated its visitors on boating best management practices and encouraged all members with boat slips to take the Clean Boater pledge.

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Doyne’s Marine, Inc. is the first Clean Marina in the state to offer boat maintenance. The facility added educational signage and rules for boaters and contractors within the marina to reflect “clean marina” practices. They also implemented a schedule to clean and maintain impervious areas throughout the marina and provided patrons with cigarette disposal containers.

Izaak Walton LeagueMiller and Doyne’s Marine join eight other marinas in Indiana Clean Marina Program. They include:

  • Hammond Marina (Hammond)
  • Marina Shores at Dune Harbor (Portage)
  • Sammie L. Maletta Public Marina (Portage)
  • Sprague Point Marina (Michigan City)
  • Two Herons Marina, (Bloomington)
  • Lake Monroe Sailing Association at Moores Creek Sailing Marina (Bloomington)
  • Lieber State Recreation Area Marina at Cagles Mill Lake (Cloverdale)
  • Washington Park Marina (Michigan City)