Clean Marine BC Marina Eco-certification Program

RVYC

Oct 24, 2016

the latest CMBC marina, Royal Victoria Yacht Club Cadbora Bay. left to right: Mike Kory, Royal Victoria Yacht Club member; Dunnery Best, RVYC Commodore; Simon Gatrell, RVYC General Manager; Natasha Olekshy, RVYC CMBC summer student.

With approximately 700,000 recreational boaters plying BC waters, many of these in the Strait of Georgia region, the marine environment can be impacted by many factors, especially when we congregate in marinas and anchorages. These factors include:

• sewage and greywater discharges
• fuel and oil spills and emissions
• waste disposal
• toxic paints and maintenance products
• disruptive interactions with wildlife
• abandoned and derelict vessels

Fortunately, there are many good solutions available.

Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC green boating program is here to help the Marine Industry find the facilities, services and information needed, in order to protect our cruising waters for many years to come.

Clean Marine BC is an innovative, voluntary eco-certification program that recognizes marinas, boatyards, and other boating facilities for their implementation of environmental best practices.

Certified facilities that have passed their environmental best practices audit and have been assigned an anchor rating, with 5-anchors being the top score are then given recognition of their achievement and proudly fly the Clean Marine flag.

https://georgiastrait.org/work/cleanmarinebc/marinas/ .
Georgia Strait Alliance / Clean Marine BC Marinas

 

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