MBIA offers Clean Marina workshops

LIVONIA, Mich. – Workshops on Michigan’s Clean Marina Program will be offered in September and October for marina owners, managers and employees wanting to learn more about protecting water quality and saving money by preventing pollution and waste, the Michigan Boating Industries Association said in a recent release.

Each workshop will feature an explanation of the steps to become a Michigan Clean Marina and how to maintain the designation; a chapter-by-chapter review of the Michigan Clean Marina Guidebook; and a description of the benefits to marinas and harbors that receive the Michigan Clean Marina designation.

Workshops will be held Sept. 15 in Gaylord, Sept. 22 in Holland and Oct. 21 in Harrison Township (Macomb County). All workshops will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

The workshop fee is $199 per company ($149 for MBIA members) and includes the Clean Marina Guidebook and future updates, a checklist, site visit and evaluation by Clean Marina representatives and processing.

For more information about the workshops and to register, go to www.miseagrant.umich.edu.

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