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DNR Certifies New Clean Marina In Edgewater

Edgewater, Md. (April 23, 2012) – The distinguished Burr Yacht Sales, operating on Selby Bay for nearly 50 years, has been certified as the latest Maryland Clean Marina.

“Earning the Clean Marina Award was a goal I knew we could achieve, as we always work very hard to keep everything in order,” said Jon Bullock, salesman and marina representative. “Everyone works together and does their part to ensure Burr Yacht Sales runs efficiently as a clean marina.”

To meet the award criteria, Burr Yacht Sales’ improvements focused on preparing a good emergency response plan, assembling a fuel spill response kit and sharing information about the location of public recycling tanks for oil and antifreeze. The staff also takes precautions to collect any debris when they work on a boat in the water.

The marina serves as a “floating showroom” for new and pre-owned Fleming Yachts and customers also bring their boats in for service. Certain repairs or upgrades are performed in the enclosed workshops on site or directly on the boats but the marina does not haul boats for repairs on land. More information on Burr Yacht Sales is available at burryachtsales.com.

Burr is the 121st certified Maryland Clean Marina. There are a total of 146 certified facilities in Maryland, including 25 other smaller Clean Marina Partners.

DNR oversees the Clean Marina Initiative, a voluntary program that promotes and celebrates efforts of marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs to reduce their pollution. Each of the 146 certified facilities has adopted a significant portion of recommendations in the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook and passed a rigorous site inspection. Certifications are good for three years, at which time DNR staff re-inspects the marinas. Marinas and boatyards of any size can participate.

More information and free program materials are available by calling 410-260-8773 or visiting dnr.maryland.gov/boating/cleanmarina .


   April 23, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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