May 18, 2011 - Boulder Reservoir receives first Clean Marina certification in Colorado
Boulder Reservoir receives first Clean Marina certification in Colorado
The Boulder Reservoir has received Colorado’s first Clean Marina certification under a new program aimed at protecting water quality and encouraging environmentally-friendly boating and marina practices. The certification was awarded by the recently launched Colorado Marina Association (CMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering the Clean Marinas Colorado Program and promoting clean boating on Colorado’s waterways.
To receive certification, the Boulder Reservoir has met the program’s rigorous criteria and must adhere to a set of ongoing standards and requirements. These standards reflect best management practices for minimizing the environmental impact of boating and marina operations.
“This is an important accomplishment for the Parks and Recreation Department as it demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship of the recreational waters of the Boulder Reservoir,” said Kirk Kincannon, director of Parks and Recreation. “We are proud to be the first in the state to receive this certification.”
The Clean Marinas Colorado Program is a voluntary program that targets marinas and individual boaters—providing education and outreach activities that help maintain or restore water quality in Colorado’s major waterways. The program was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Nonpoint Source Program, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Mile High Flotilla and the Colorado Lake & Reservoir Management Association (CLRMA).
For more information, call Shelly Ruspakka, Parks and Recreation, at 303-413-7214 or visit the Colorado Clean Marina Association’s website at: www.coloradomarinas.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 08:30