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Ohio Clean Marinas Program Launches New Tiered Certification

1:28 pm, Fri June 8, 2018 – The new levels are available to both current and new certified Clean Marinas

Within the past few years, marina owners and operators have requested the Ohio Clean Marinas Program implement a site-specific certification structure that would fit the needs of various operational activities at marinas throughout the state. The program listened!

Last summer Clean Marinas staff gathered input from state agencies, topic experts and marinas to formulate new criteria tailored toward each marina. They then piloted these criteria at 5 marinas across the state for further industry participation. The feedback was very positive.

Ohio marinas are now eligible for Base, Gold or Platinum certification, and the Clean Marinas staff are very excited to offer site-specific requirements and new criteria for those wishing to do more at their marinas. Who will be the first Platinum marina? Contact Ohio Clean Marinas for further information, the new checklist or if you would like a quick visit.

In conjunction with the new tiered certification structure, the team were awarded a Great Lakes Clean Marinas Network grant to develop an “Ideal Clean Marina.” The final product map showcases these best management practices in visual format. Download the map by clicking on the image below, and make sure to zoom in – the detail is amazing!

ARTICLE TITLE: Ohio Clean Marinas Program Launches New Tiered Certification PUBLISHED: 1:28 pm, Fri June 8, 2018
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Jenny Roar
Authored By: Jenny Roar
Ohio Clean Marina Program Administrator, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)

Ohio Clean Marinas Program Administrator with the Division of Watercraft, based in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management in Sandusky. She conducts outreach and education on clean and safe boating across Ohio.