Piedmont Marina Receives Clean Marina Certification
May 27, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Piedmont Marina became a certified Clean Marina!
Ohio Clean Marina Program
The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a proactive partnership designed to encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to keep Ohio's coastal and inland waterway resources clean. The Program assists these operators in protecting the resources that provide their livelihood — clean water and fresh air.
The basic goal of the Program is environmental stewardship by making marinas and boaters more aware of environmental laws, rules and jurisdictions, and to get as many marinas as possible to follow best management practices and to be designated as “Clean Marinas.”
To become a certified "Clean Marina", a series of requirements must be met that are outlined in the Ohio Clean Marinas Program Checklist. Areas reviewed include:
- Vessel maintenance and repair
- Fuel management
- Sewage handling
- Solid, liquid and hazardous wastes
- Storm water runoff
- Facilities management
The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is developing the Ohio Clean Marinas Program in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Soil and Water Conservation (Ohio Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program), Office of Coastal Management (Ohio Coastal Management Program), and Division of Watercraft; Ohio Department of Health; Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; Ohio Department of Commerce, State Fire Marshall Division; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, Greater Cleveland Boating Association, local health departments, local fire marshals, and marina and yacht club owners, and managers.
The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is being developed with financial assistance provided by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the ODNR — Office of Coastal Management and Division of Soil and Water Conservation to Ohio Sea Grant.
To find out more about the Ohio Clean Marina Program, click here
Officially becoming a Certified Clean Marina! Pictured: Jenny Roar, ODNR Division of Watercraft- Ohio Clean Marinas Program Administrator, John Olivier, MWCD-Deputy Chief of Marinas, Lynn Lyons, MWCD Piedmont Marina Manager, Heather Sheets, ODNR Division of Watercraft- Ohio Clean Marinas Program Coordinator.