Essex Marina and Boat Sales has been added to the growing list of Maryland Clean Marinas for its work to prevent pollution and operate more sustainably.
Owner Michael Darenberg carefully controls operations to prevent pollution and ensure the marina is kept clean. To meet these goals, the facility provides free pumpouts so boaters can easily empty sewage holding tanks, employs wash-water containment and stormwater controls, and uses vacuum sanders when smoothing boat hulls to keep the dust out of the air and water. Read more
Norman Creek in Middle River and Hidden Harbour in Deale are the latest facilities to be added to the growing list of Maryland Clean Marinas. The marinas earned the certifications for their work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations. Read more
Sassafras Harbor, Bohemia Vista, and Hack’s Point are the latest Clean Marinas certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The facilities earned the awards for their work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations. Read more
The Crescent Yacht Club in Essex is the latest Clean Marina certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The facility earned the award for its work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations. Read more
The Baltimore Boating Center in Essex and the Hyatt River Marsh Marina in Cambridge are the newest Maryland Clean Marinas certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The facilities earned their awards after taking the necessary steps to prevent pollution and meet regulations that result in more sustainable operations. Read more
Marks 150th Maryland Clean Marina
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified The Crescent Marina in Fells Point a Maryland Clean Marina, marking the 150th facility currently fulfilling the initiative’s cleaner, greener standards. Read more
KB Derr & Son, an independent marina and boatyard in Lusby, is the newest certified Maryland Clean Marina.
“I decided to go for the award after I attended a Clean Marina workshop last winter,” said Owner Justin Derr. “I realized I would rather be proactive and adopt the best practices and permits for the industry.” Read more
Stoney Creek Bridge Marina, a popular family-run facility in Baltimore is now a certified Maryland Clean Marina.
“Doing the Clean Marina program really wasn’t too hard,” said manager Chuck Miller. “Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ staff told me what we needed to do and I took care of it in a couple of months.” Read more
Winners located in Baltimore and Deale
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has selected the State’s cleanest, greenest most eco-friendly marinas and boatyards of 2012, naming four establishments Maryland Clean Marina of the Year based on their size and services. The winners are:
- Small Marina: Paradise Marina, Deale
- Small Boatyard: Rockhold Creek Marina, Deale
- Large Marina: Baltimore Marine Center Lighthouse Point, Baltimore
- Large Boatyard: Tidewater Yacht Service Center, Baltimore Read more