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Paper District Marina attains Ohio Clean Marina status

Sandusky Register Staff • Sep 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM

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The City of Sandusky has been honored as a Certified Ohio Clean Marina,

having put into practice voluntary best management actions designed to

protect Lake Erie and the coastal environment. An official certification

ceremony will be held this Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the

Paper District Marina (611 West Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH).

To receive this distinction, a marina must sign a pledge that declares

an intent to make changes to control pollution. A site review team then

verifies that a facility has complied with 100% of the management

practices required for certification, which include:

making available and promoting the use of oil absorbent materials

providing clean, 24-hour restrooms to dockers, and

prohibiting discharge of head waste as a condition of lease agreements

In addition, 50% of the program’s recommended practices must be

implemented. The Paper District Marina has met this requirement by:

Providing collection bins for solid recyclables

Using vegetated buffers to reduce nutrient runoff

Posting a sign informing boaters of Ohio’s no wake law

More than 40 marinas have received the Ohio Clean Marinas distinction

since the program began in 2005.

“These marinas have demonstrated a proactive commitment toward

protecting the environment,” says Sarah Orlando, Coordinator of the

Ohio Clean Marinas Program. “Each has attended at least one Clean

Marinas workshop, received recommendations on improvements, and taken

the initiative to implement the necessary changes. Their dedication is


The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a partnership among the Ohio Sea

Grant College Program, the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, and the

Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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