Marina Rowena Earns “Clean Marina” from US Army Corps of Engineers
Marina Rowena has earned the Clean Marina Designation from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The goal of the prestigious Clean Marina program is to reduce water pollution and erosion and to protect the water resources of the Cumberland River Basin by going “clean and green.”
The Cumberland River Basin Clean Marina Partnership is a voluntary program implemented by the Nashville District and its watershed partners to promote environmentally responsible marina and boating practices. This program, established in support of the National Clean Boating Campaign, helps marina operators protect the very resource that provides them with their livelihood – clean water.
The effort encourages boater education, coordination among state agencies and better communication of existing laws, and offers incentives for creative and proactive marina operators.
The program has established a list of seven management measures that are identified as priorities in order for the marina to fly the flag of a “Clean Marina.” These criteria include sewage management; fuel control; solid waste, petroleum recycling and disposal; vessel operation, maintenance, and repair; marina siting, design, and maintenance; storm water management and erosion control; and public education.
The steps to becoming a designated Clean Marina are straightforward, beginning with a pledge, which is a commitment to controlling pollution and erosion at the facility and promoting water-protective behavior with the boating public. By participating, marinas demonstrate a commitment to addressing water quality issues.
“Marina@Rowena was designed and built to protect the water of Dale Hollow Lake,” said David Dyson, the Marina’s Director. “We are so pleased to be recognized for these efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and are excited to share them with the people who frequent Marina@Rowena.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has awarded Marina@Rowena the Clean Marina Award for 2022. During an award ceremony held at the Marina@Rowena, May 17, 2022, Nashville District Operations Manager Michael Lapina presented the Clean Marina flag to...
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