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
Nomination deadline January 4, 2013
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking nominations for its 2nd annual Maryland Clean Marina of the Year contest.
“Our goal is to hear from boaters, marine contractors, staff and citizens on the Maryland Clean Marinas that are excelling in their efforts to run a clean facility,” Program Coordinator said Donna Morrow. “This contest celebrates the excellent work of these businesses in protecting our natural resources and complying with often complex regulations.”
Bay Harbor Boatyard, a family run facility on Rockhold Creek off of Herring Bay, has been certified as the newest Maryland Clean Marina.
“We really wanted to make our place the best it could be, so we decided to go for the Clean Marina Award,” said Co-owner Denise Klein. “The improvements are noticeable as soon as you walk in.” Read more