DNR Certifies New Clean Marina In Annapolis
Annapolis, Md. (January 23, 2012) — One of Annapolis’ oldest marine properties, 222 Severn/W&P Nautical, is the newest Clean Marina to be certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The marina is home to a variety of marine businesses, including charter companies, yacht brokers and the Chart House restaurant. The marina is the 145th facility to adopt a significant portion of clean marina recommendations and pass a site inspection.
“We are thrilled to have earned our Clean Marina status,” said Cardie Templeton, 222 Severn’s co-owner and manager. “Over the past few years, we have consistently worked hard toward making this goal a priority, and our tenants have been helpful by joining us in the effort. As integral members of the Annapolis community, we all know the value of being good neighbors – to both the area and the Chesapeake Bay.”
222 Severn covers an entire city block in the Eastport area of Annapolis. The property has been the site of boat building operations, including the famed Trumpy Yachts, since the early 1900s. The Templeton family has owned and managed the marina since 1974.
In 2007, 222 Severn added strategically-placed, small garden beds to capture and filter stormwater runoff, clearly marked storm drains to prevent unwanted dumping and upgraded to fluorescent bulbs to save energy.
As part of the Clean Marina certification, Templeton worked/works closely with her tenants and slip holders to ensure they prevent pollution and properly handle all onsite waste. The marina also provides easy recycling for all tenants and visitors. All Clean Marina contracts provide marinas with clear rules and helpful environmental information.
“The impact of one business implementing environmental policies, such as 222 Severn/W&P Nautical, reaches many more people and has a bigger impact in helping restore our waterways,” said Clean Marina Program Manager Donna Morrow. “We’re ready to help more marinas achieve this prestigious Award.”
Marinas, boatyards, and yacht clubs of any size in Maryland are encouraged to participate in the program. Free workshops introducing the program will be held on January 24 in Cambridge and January 26 in Annapolis. For more information and free program materials call 410-260-8773 or visit dnr.maryland.gov/boating/cleanmarina.
|January 23, 2012||
Contact: Josh Davidsburg
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 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. 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