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GLIN==> Clean Marina Workshops Scheduled This Fall

Submitted by Barb Lehman <lehman@msue.msu.edu>

Contact: Carol Swinehart, 517- 353-9723
      or  Chuck Pistis, 616-846-8250


	EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan marinas can protect water quality and save 
money by
preventing pollution and reducing waste.  Marina owners, managers and 
employees can learn more
about these strategies by joining the state's Clean Marina Program and 
participating in one of three
workshops being offered in September and October.
	Each workshop will feature an explanation of the steps to become a Michigan 
Clean Marina and
how to maintain the designation; a chapter-by-chapter review of the Michigan 
Clean Marina Guidebook;
and a description of the benefits to marinas and harbors that receive the 
Michigan Clean Marina
      Workshops will be held Sept. 15 in Gaylord; Sept. 22 in Holland; and 
Oct. 21 in
Harrison Township (Macomb County).  All workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 
	The workshop fee is $199 per company ($149 for Michigan Boating Industries 
members)  and includes the Clean Marina Guidebook and future updates, 
checklist, site visit and
evaluation by Clean Marina representatives and processing.   For more 
information about the workshops
and to register, go to <www.miseagrant.umich.edu.>      The Clean Marina Program was developed to promote voluntary 
implementation of pollution
prevention strategies; promote industry compliance with environmental laws 
and regulations; foster
communication among the marina industry, state agencies, academic 
institutions and environmental
groups; and develop recognition and economic incentives for environmentally 
proactive marina
operations. The program is a partnership between the MBIA, Michigan Sea 
Grant and the Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality.   For additional information about the 
Clean Marina Program,
visit <www.miseagrant.umich.edu/CMP>.
	Michigan Sea Grant is a collaborative effort of Michigan State University 
and the University of
Michigan in Great Lakes research, education and outreach.  It is one of 30 
Sea Grant programs in coastal
states, supported by the National Sea Grant College Program of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration.  For additional information about Michigan Sea Grant, visit

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