In a brief ceremony 'on the dock' Trident Yacht Basin was recognized as Rockland Harbor's first designated Clean Marina by the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program. The purpose of the program is to curb coastal pollution resulting from storm-water runoff, boat maintenance, fueling activities, waste storage and disposal and sewage.
Trident's president Bill Morong, Jr. says this was a natural step for the company to take. "More and more we see customers looking for and making choices to do business with clean marinas. We are really happy that our philosophy of doing what we can to protect our environment is shared our customers."
In order to qualify as a Maine Clean Boatyard & Marina, a facility must demonstrate a high level of compliance in each of the five program areas. Participation in the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program is voluntary, with participating companies signing a pledge, completing a self-assessment and then inviting a verification team to inspect the facility.
For information, visit www.mainemarinetrades.com/clean_marinas.