[OSMB-News] News Release -Clean Marina Designated
Ashley.Massey at state.or.us
Fri Jun 2 07:59:48 PDT 2006
Rocky Pointe Marina First in Oregon to Receive Clean Marina Honor
Rocky Pointe recognized for environmental commitment
Portland, Ore. - The Oregon State Marine Board recognized Rocky Pointe
Marina for achieving the distinction of Oregon's first Clean Marina
-being the first Marina to exceed environmental regulations that protect
boats and wildlife. The ceremony took place on June 1 at 10 a.m. at
23586 NW St. Helens Way, Portland.
A designated Clean Marina facility goes above and beyond the
required environmental regulations and adopts safeguards that keep
solvents, sewage, fuel and oil out of the water, and protects nearby
wildlife and aquatic life. With this certification, Oregon joins 18
other states in implementing a Clean Marina Program, proactively
addressing pollution that may come from recreational marine facilities.
"As a business that depends on clean water, using
environmentally responsible practices at marine facilities just makes
sense," says Paul Donheffner, Director of the Oregon State Marine Board.
"Rocky Pointe Marina and Boatyard has worked by this principle for
years and deserves the designation as Oregon's first certified Clean
Rocky Pointe adopted the following environmental practices:
* Recycling plastic, paper, glass, aluminum and oil
* Filtering stormwater using a specifically designed structure
* Capturing paint chips and other waste by using vacuum sanders,
placing tarps under boats and performing work in an enclosed area
* Burning used oil to heat workshop
* Collecting and treats pressure wash water
* Promoting use of oil absorbent material when fueling
"Once a marina is certified, it's given a Clean Marina Flag," says
Kristin Feindel, Clean Marina Program Coordinator for the Marine Board.
"The Clean Marina flag is a signal to boaters that a marine facility is
doing its part to protect Oregon's waterways. By educating boaters and
improving operations at marine facilities, Oregon's Clean Marinas are
helping to ensure a sustainable future for the environment, for boaters
and for the marine industry," says Feindel.
Rocky Pointe Marina, located midpoint on the Multnomah Channel at river
mile 14 (on Highway 30), offers single boat slips, four sewage pumpout
stations, a full service boat yard for boat maintenance and repairs, and
covers 3,300 feet of river front for houseboats, boat houses, and
moorage for approximately 250 tenants. Rocky Pointe Marina also has a
5-acre lake (Lake Stanley) that is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary.
For more information, contact Kristin Feindel at (503) 378-2625,
or by email at Kristin.feindel at state.or.us.
Ashley A. Massey
Public Affairs Specialist
Oregon State Marine Board
503-378-8587 ext. 82623
ashley.massey at state.or.us
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