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DNR’S Clean Marina Program Receives Award From City Of Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Clean Marina Program was recently recognized by Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer for its part in ensuring that “…the waters of the State-designated Scenic Severn River are protected.” Moyer presented the award on Wednesday, May 16, during the Annapolis Eco Tour, a 1˝ day journey by bike, foot and boat highlighting innovative environmental projects and unique public/private partnerships in Maryland’s historic state capital.
“I am very pleased to acknowledge the Clean Marina Program’s steadfast dedication in helping Annapolis, private marina owners, local business owners and local boaters to ensure that the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are protected both now and for future generations,” said Mayor Moyer during the award presentation.
There are currently 119 certified Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners in Maryland, representing 19 percent of the estimated 600 boating facilities in the State. The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative was begun in 1998 in response to federal legislation (CZARA 1990 §6217). Participation in the program is voluntary. Marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs of any size can learn more and request free program materials by visiting www.dnr.maryland.gov/boating or by calling 410-260-8773.
“Annapolis is often referred to as America’s Sailing Capital,” said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin. “The Department and the Clean Marina Program are proud to play a vital role in enhancing the boating experience on the Severn River and in the Chesapeake Bay.”
May 24, 2007
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov