April 2006

First Florida Keys ‘clean marina’ reaches fifth year

Islamorada, FL— The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized Bayside Marina at Worldwide Sportsman as a Clean Marina. The ceremony applauds the marina for sustaining best management practices that are protecting and preserving the valuable ecosystems of the Florida Keys.

Representatives of the Village of Islamorada, the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary joined DEP in celebrating Bayside Marina’s anniversary. Bayside is the first Clean Marina in the Florida Keys to complete the five-year review.

Bayside received their Clean Marina status in August 2000 and now are the third in the State to receive this five-year honor. There are currently 113 Clean Marinas and 21 Clean Boatyards in Florida.

The Clean Marina Program encourages Florida’s marinas, boatyards and marine retailers to use eco-friendly practices beyond regulation requirements by adopting best management practices.

 


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