Events share best practices for boatyard, marina operators

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites marine facility managers to a series of free seminars in February. Staff will introduce the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative to participants, review commonly needed marina permits and provide resources for all operators and owners to improve their boatyards, docks and marinas.
Events are being held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the following dates and locations:
• Feb. 7 at Haven Harbour Marina, Rock Hall;
• Feb. 12 at Southern Maryland Sailing Association, Solomons; and
• Feb. 14 at Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis.
Space is limited so advance registration is recommended.
Free Maryland Clean Marina Guidebooks, staff training and boater education materials will be provided. Managers of all sizes and types of marine facilities are encouraged to attend and participate.
Additional topics include the legal process for removing abandoned boats, establishing mechanics’ liens and a new program for recycling shrink wrap in spring 2019. Finally, each workshop will offer an optional tour of the host facility to highlight best practices at these certified marinas. Boatyard and marina operators can seek certification anytime; attending a workshop is not required, but recommended.

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