Port Superior Marina recertifies as a Wisconsin Clean Marina

Port Superior Marina

Bayfield, Wisconsin – Port Superior Marina, located at the entrance to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, reinforces environmental stewardship in northern Wisconsin with their Clean Marina recertification.

For Port Superior and marina manager, Kara Lund, Clean Marina certification helps the marina focus on conservation, compliance and public image. “Participation in the Clean Marina program enhances the marina’s reputation as an environmentally responsible and sustainable business, which can attract environmentally conscious customers and community support,” said Lund. “By following the guidelines set by the Clean Marina Program we can contribute to protecting water quality and marine habitats, reducing pollution, and conserving natural resources all while exceeding environmental regulations and standards.”

Port Superior Marina is a popular destination in the Bayfield area, offering a whole host of amenities for boaters including a full-service repair facility, seasonal rentals and slip ownership, and an on-site bar and restaurant. Clean Marina also provides other benefits according to Lund. “As a part of the Clean Marina Program we’ve seen increased customer satisfaction due to cleaner and safer facilities and improved water quality.”

“Port Superior is a beautiful marina and should be commended for their dedication to the Clean Marina Program. Through implementing practices, they are showing their commitment to protecting Lake Superior’s water quality for their 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 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 23 Wisconsin marinas have since taken steps to voluntarily adopt practices to become certified. The Wisconsin Clean Marina Program is administered by University of Wisconsin Sea Grant 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, [email protected]