Sister Bay Marina certified as a Wisconsin Clean Marina

Sister Bay, Wisconsin — As the fourth marina in Door County to become certified as a Wisconsin Clean Marina, Sister Bay Marina continues a legacy of environmental ethics and stewardship that the county promotes. 

Sister Bay Marina Manager Dave Lienau emphasized the need to protect the important natural resource that is water. “We feel it is important to protect our waterways and keep them safe and pollution-free, not only for our boaters, but our larger community,” said Lienau. “By following the rigorous Clean Marina requirements, we can be environmentally responsible while keeping the marina available to boaters and residents to enjoy.” 

The marina hosts the largest number of transient slips in northern Door County, along with the largest number of seasonal slips and commercial rental and tour operations that allow for tens of thousands of visitors each year. “Some of my favorite aspects of the marina are seeing all the people walking the piers, looking at boats, enjoying the views, and watching the great sunsets,” said Lienau.

“Sister Bay Marina is a great facility and an asset to the community, and Dave and staff should be commended on becoming a certified Clean Marina. Through the implementation of practices, Sister Bay Marina has taken steps to protect Green Bay’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 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 21 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, [email protected]