From Tidewater Marina:
Tidewater Marina is doing its share to protect Maryland’s waterways. General Manager, Jeff Andrews, has announced that Tidewater Marina was recently re-certified as a Maryland Clean Marina. The only certified clean marina in Havre de Grace, Tidewater has been a Maryland Clean Marina since 2001.
The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative employs a multi-pronged approach to help keep local waters free of harmful chemicals, excess nutrients, and debris. Re-certification as a Maryland Clean Marina is achieved every three years for marinas active in the program. According to Andrews, “We are happy to take the steps to protect the resource that provides enjoyment for our customers and others, and to be certified as a Maryland Clean Marina.”
The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative is a program to promote and celebrate voluntary adoption of measures to reduce pollution from marinas and recreational boats. The Initiative recently established an awards program to recognize environmentally-responsible marinas. To be certified as a “clean marina”, Tidewater Marina has adopted a number of the recommendations contained within the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook, a comprehensive pollution prevention manual. Something that Tidewater Marina is already doing to limit their pollution is eliminating boat bottom wash water from re-entering the Chesapeake Bay.
The Clean Marina Initiative is coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with an advisory group composed of marina operators, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, Boat/U.S. Clean Water Trust, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other state agencies. For more information about the Initiative, call the DNR at (410) 260-8770.
Mr. Andrews invites boaters (and interested members of the public) to visit the marina to view Tidewater’s many amenities and sound environmental practices.