Shelter Island Marina receiving Clean Marine BC flag

Shelter Island Marina receiving their Clean Marine BC flag at a special ceremony during the Marina’s 5th Annual Marina Days. The City of Richmond presenting the award to Terry McPhail, President of Shelter Island Marina, on behalf of GSA.

“We’re excited to have been awarded a 4-Anchor rating from GSA’s Clean Marine BC program”, says McPhail. “Over the past 2 years our staff has worked hard to ensure the environmental best practices we’ve put in place are adhered to, and increasing our rating by 2 Anchors is a real testament to our commitment to protect the environment. We’re looking forward to working with GSA to attain a 5-Anchor rating in the near future.”

Clean Marine BC is a voluntary environmental recognition program for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards in BC. Launched by GSA in 2007, the program helps marinas and boatyards identify where improvements are needed and the environmental standards they must meet to become certified under the Clean Marine program. An independent auditor determines an eco-rating for the facility between 1 and 5 anchors with 5 being the highest level of environmental best practices. GSA awards marinas that pass the audit a certificate of recognition and the right to fly the Clean Marine BC flag. The rating is valid for 3 years.

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