By Kent Berkley
The Village of Egg Harbor was pleased to learn that its marina was recently re-certified as a clean marina by the Wisconsin Marine Association. The award recognizes marinas that effectively implement environmentally responsible practices that protect water quality, public health and the fish and wildlife habitat. Lucienne Fels, Marina Manager, says the process is effort intensive, but the results are well worth the time and energy spent.
Fels says the marina is in a favorable position to maintain the clean marina designation because marina planners had the foresight to design it with green goals in mind when it was rebuilt several years ago. For example, the design incorporates bioswales to remove silt and pollution out of surface runoff water. In addition, green practices are integrated into all operations such as fueling protocols and weeding without pesticides.