Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Brunswick County Marina certified as N.C. Clean Marina

Ocean Isle Marina (Courtesy photo)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — An area marina has garnered attention for its efforts to protect water quality.

The Ocean Isle Marina earned a N.C. Clean Marina certification in January via the N.C. Division of Coastal Management. The program provides guidelines for how marina operators can facilitate optimal environmental protection and improve and maintain water quality. 

To obtain the certification, marina operators voluntarily complete an evaluation form regarding the best possible practices to protect water quality. Boat maintenance, spill prevention plans and incorporation of safety and emergency planning for their facilities are other actions needed to qualify for the certification.

Developed by the National Marine Environmental Education Foundation, the Clean Marina program is a nationwide organization encouraging marinas to participate in and maintain clean, healthy waterways. 

The N.C. Clean Marina program is facilitated by a partnership between N.C. Division of Coastal Management, the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, N.C. Sea Grant, the U.S. Power Squadron, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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