Michigan Clean Marina Program Certifies Eight Marinas

Three marinas in Michigan have been certified as new Clean Marinas – Fayette State Harbor, East Tawas State Dock and Pier 1000 Marina.

The facilities met the requirements of the voluntary program to show they comply with environmental regulations and practice best management practices as stewards of the environment. The certification is in place for each marina for a period of three years.

Five other marinas were re-certified into the program with a five-year term. Those facilities are Milliken State Harbor, Hammond Bay State Harbor, Straits State Harbor, Lexington State Dock and Cedar River State Harbor.
More than 54 marinas in Michigan are now participating in the Clean Marina program, which is a partner program between the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan Boating Industries Association.

Nicki Polan, executive director of the Michigan Boating Industries Association said, “More boaters are becoming aware of the program and are searching out these facilities as places they want to patronize.”

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In a recent boater survey conducted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 60 percent of respondents said they prefer to use a certified Clean Marina over a non-certified one.