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Clean Marina Tours Offered September 14

Boatyard Operators Can See Successful Water Protection Program in Action

Photo of Maryland Clean Marina Certification SignThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a free tour of Annapolis-area marinas that participate in the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative, which recognizes and promotes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices.

The department has certified nearly 25 percent of Maryland’s marinas as Clean Marinas or Clean Marina Partners and is working to add more boaters and marinas. The program is part of the department’s comprehensive effort to reduce nonpoint source pollution.​

“We encourage all boaters to patronize certified Maryland Clean Marinas and to adopt clean boating habits,” Program Manager Donna Morrow said. “The collective effort of individuals and businesses will improve the quality of Maryland’s waterways from Deep Creek Lake to the Chesapeake Bay.”

Times and locations for the weather-dependent tours are:

  • 10 a.m. at Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard, 7310 Edgewood Road, Annapolis 21403
  • 11 a.m. at Port Annapolis Marina, 7074 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis 21403

At noon attendees will independently adjourn for lunch and networking. The annual Marine Trades Association of Maryland Fall Business Improvement Conference follows at 1 p.m.

Tour attendees should register in advance via email. More information about the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative is available online or by calling 410-260-8773.