Clean Marina Webinar: Stormwater Management at Great Lakes Marinas
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, 11:00-12:30 p.m. CST
Marinas, boaters, and other stakeholders from around the country are invited to learn about best management practices for managing stormwater during this Clean Marina Webinar. Attending the webinar is free, but you must pre-register by March 11. To register, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu/events/?eventID=483.
Attendees will learn about the potential environmental impacts of stormwater, state requirements and online resources for Great Lakes marinas and boatyards, best practices for managing stormwater, and examples of stormwater treatment options.
Wisconsin Clean Marina Best Management Practices Guidebook Update Now Available!
All guidebook chapters have been updated to address changes in regulations, the most current best management practices and now includes photos of BMP examples. The updated guidebook is available on-line.
Clean Marina Webinar Presentations Now Available!
Aquatic Invasive Species: Management at Great Lakes Marinas (Novemver 2012)
Boat Wash Water Management: Options for Great Lakes Marinas (March 2012) and
International Marina and Boatyard Conference Clean Marina Webinar (February 2012)
Presentations are now avaible, click here to access presentations.
Additional webinars will be offered in the next year to expand upon marina-related management issues. To receive information on upcoming webinars or make recommendations on topics you’d like to see addressed, please contact the project coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southpot Marina in Kenosha is Wisconsin's Newest Clean Marina!
Southport marina was announced as the newest Clean Marina at a press conference on March 14th, 2012 in Port Washington. Southport Marina, one of Wisconsin's newly renovated marinas, opened in 2008, and is the first certified Clean Marina in Kenosha. This full service marina boasts 80,000 ft2 of indoor heated storage, which Boat US claims is, "one of the best inside storage facilities on Lake Michigan".
There are now a total of nineteen Wisconsin certified Clean Marinas in less than 2 years! All Wisconsin certified marinas, ranging from docks only to full service businesses with fueling, storage and maintenance services, have voluntarily adopted up to 100 best management practices (BMPs) to become certified. These marinas implemented new practices to protect water quality, prevent pollution and protect fish, wildlife and public health. Owners and managers of these Clean Marinas recognize that a cleaner environment is important to their boating clientele, their livelihood and Wisconsin's coastal communities.
For a full list of Wisconsin's Clean Marinas, please click here.