Ohio Sea Grant Extension is pleased to announce the addition of Colleen Wellington as its new Clean Marinas Coordinator.
"Colleen’s biological background will be helpful to Lake Erie marina owners and managers in not only achieving Ohio Clean Marina Certification, but also in developing new practices for improving water quality and marina aquatic life habitats," says Dave Kelch, Ohio Sea Grant Extension Specialist and Ohio Clean Marinas Program Administrator. "Her expertise will be important in teaching the impacts marinas have on the Lake Erie aquatic environment and how to reduce those impacts."
Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Allegheny College and a master’s degree in biology from the University of Toledo. Her experience with outreach includes work as an Intern with Pennsylvania Sea Grant, where she provided public education about the environment and wrote and taught lesson plans for students in grades 7-10.
She can be reached at:
Ohio Clean Marinas Program Coordinator
Office of Coastal Management
105 West Shoreline Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
Colleen Wellington is one of 11 Ohio Sea Grant Extension agents located across Ohio’s Lake Erie counties. Ohio Sea Grant Extension is part of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, one of 32 NOAA Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources.
More information about the Ohio Clean Marinas Program can be found at ohioseagrant.osu.edu/clean.