SANDUSKY, OH – The Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Commerce, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) kicked off their Ohio Clean Marinas and Boater Programs at the North American In-Water Boat Show at Cedar Point on Saturday with eight local marinas signing the Clean Marinas pledge and over 200 boaters signing the Clean Boater pledge.
To become an Ohio Clean Marina, marinas agreed to within one year bring their marinas into compliance with all state and federal regulations along with management goals identified by the advisory board. In exchange, marinas can advertise themselves as clean marinas and be eligible for components of the Ohio Clean Marina incentive package.
Ohio Clean boaters are expected to abide by the Best Boater Practices listed in the clean boater program brochure.
of marinas’ compliance, the first workshop will be on November 9 from
10:00-3:00 at the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau. A second workshop is scheduled
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Jill Jentes Banicki,