State marina association formed in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Thanks to financial assistance from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association (WHTA), a long-discussed Wisconsin Marina Association is now a reality, the association reported in a recent release. The group got its formal start in February with the election of a Board of Directors.

“The WMA will be the voice of its members in working with government agencies, affiliated national and local organizations and national or local issues affecting recreational boating,” according to the association.

The association is a collaborative effort with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and WI Harbor Towns Association.

In addition to promoting recreational boating in the state, the group, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, plans to launch the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program in the summer as a voluntary program to support environmentally sensitive facility management and boating practices.

Finally, the WHTA will be releasing a new “Wisconsin Harbor Town Travel Guide” and “Simple Solutions to Great Lakes Health Guide” in April in an effort to strengthen these initiatives.

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