Bayfield, Wisconsin – Apostle Islands Marina has officially recertified as a Wisconsin Clean Marina. The marina first certified in 2016.
Gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and on the beautiful Lake Superior, Apostle Islands Marina is “the face of Bayfield,” according to Bill Peterson, marina manager.
Clean marina certification has been an important resource for Apostle Islands Marina. “Being certified forces us to look under every stone to make sure we are doing it right, keeping our precious lake as clean as possible,” said Peterson. The marina’s continuation in the program shows its intention to uphold clean marina standards.
“Apostle Islands Marina should be commended for their dedication to the program and in implementing practices to improve Lake Superior water quality for boaters to enjoy,” said Theresa Qualls, Wisconsin Clean Marina Program coordinator.
Marinas, related industries and services contribute more than $2.7 billion to Wisconsin’s economy. Through the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, marinas will prevent pollution and protect fish, wildlife and public health. They know that clean water is important to boaters and Wisconsin’s coastal communities.
The Wisconsin Clean Marina Program was launched in 2010, and 22 Wisconsin marinas have since taken steps to voluntarily adopt practices to become certified. The Wisconsin Clean Marina Program is administered by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Program in partnership with the Wisconsin Marine Association, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Fund for Lake Michigan.
For more information:
Theresa Qualls, Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, (920) 465-5031, firstname.lastname@example.org