Nov. 29, 2007
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Media Advisory: North Carolina Clean Marina Workshops
RALEIGH —Two Clean Marina workshops will be held in December to provide information and solutions to marinas and boatyards about current challenges and issues faced by the marine industry.
Morning sessions include information on the Clean Marina Program, available grant funding for marinas, hazardous waste management and stormwater regulations. The afternoon session will focus solely on pressure washing discharge, including compliance information from the state Division of Water Quality, business strategies and technology solutions.
Clean Marina is a nationwide program developed by the National Marine Environmental Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to clean up waterways for better recreational boating. The program is designed to show that marina operators can help safeguard the environment by using management and operations techniques that go beyond regulatory requirements.
The workshops, which run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held in the following locations:
Dec. 4: Wilmington, New Hanover County Cooperative Extension, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington.
Dec. 6: Beaufort, NOAA/Coastal Reserve Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort.
For more information, contact Clean Marina Program Coordinator Jenny Webber at (252) 838-0887.
The workshops are sponsored by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s Clean Marina Program, N.C. Divisions of Water Quality/Coastal Management’s Coastal Nonpoint Source Program, N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program, and North Carolina Sea Grant.