ANN ARBOR — Two marinas were recently added to the growing list of certified Michigan Clean Marinas, while 12 additional marinas were recertified. These marina facilities have put a number of economical and environmental best management practices into place to help keep contaminants out of Michigan waters.

New Marinas:

  • Sundog Marina in Harrison Township
  • Northwest Marine Yacht Basin Association in Charlevoix

Recertified Marinas:

  • William G. Milliken State Harbor, Detroit
  • Algonac Harbour Club, Algonac
  • Woodland Marina, Brighton
  • Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Elk Rapids
  • Lac La Belle State Dock, Lac La Belle
  • Eagle Harbor State Dock, Eagle Harbor
  • Straits State Harbor, Mackinaw City
  • All Seasons Marine, South Haven
  • Howe Interlakes Marine, Indian River
  • Torresen Marine, Muskegon
  • Copper Harbor State Dock, Copper Harbor
  • Cedar River State Harbor, Cedar River

Josh Gunn, Michigan Sea Grant extension educator who concentrates on the program, said he was excited to see the marinas take a proactive role by not just implementing best management practices, but really embracing the spirit of the program.

“On average, recertified marinas increased the number of recommended BMPs adopted by almost 5 percent, while many went beyond the requirements, implementing practices and technologies not on the current checklist,” he said. “That’s pretty impressive.”