Michigan Re-Certifies Four Clean MarinasPublished on February 26, 2018
The Michigan Clean Marina Program has re-certified four marinas as Clean Marinas, bringing the total number of certified marinas in the state to 55. Howe Interlakes Marine, Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Algonac Harbor Club and Bouvier Bridge Marina are now certified through 2022.
The Clean Marina Program was initiated to preserve and protect, through voluntary efforts, Michigan’s Great Lakes and its connecting waterways. The certification process begins with a pledge to participate in the program, followed by an online course and then the facilities conduct self-evaluations of their environmental practices to determine their strengths and weaknesses. After implementing improvements and reaching a level of competencies, a Clean Marina program consultant conducts an on-site evaluation of the facility’s environmental stewardship. When the facility reaches established goals, it receive its designation. The Michigan Clean Marina Program is a joint program between the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan Boating Industries Association.