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Marinas & Small Boat Harbors: Reasons for Change
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
Assistance Activities
Where To Go for Help
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Essential Links:

Clean Marinas Clear Value
This study focuses on the economic benefits realized by marina managers who have implemented environ...

National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Marinas and Recreational Boat...
From this website, you can order this technical guidance and reference document, containing informat...

Pollution Prevention in the Marinas of Broward County, Florida
Provides not only best management practices for pollution prevention in marinas, but also incentives...

US Coast Guard: Sea Partners Campaign
Campaign promotes environmental outreach and education. Promotes awareness of maritime pollution an...

In addition to environmental and human health benefits that can result from implementing pollution prevention (P2) at a marina, the marinas might want to consider other reasons to implement P2 techniques.

Economic Benefits: The high occupancy rates that typically result from a reputation as a distinguished 'clean marina' will more than offset the cost of P2. Marina owners can attract new customers through such services as providing full pump-out services, improved flushing of coastal waters, and providing hull servicing improvements. Also, cleaner water surrounding a marina will also be incentive for more customers to join. Additionally, many of the P2 opportunities for marinas will save them money.

Enhancing Public Image: Marina owners should explain the benefits of 'clean' marinas to their customers and advertise these benefits to the public. Owners should strive to earn a 'clean designation,' perhaps by participating in a mentoring program, educating peers on P2 practices and techniques. These 'clean techniques' can raise a marina's image, improving customer relations and increasing its client base.


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Hub Last Updated: 1/29/2010