In 2018, Loyalist Cove Marina was awarded the “Clean Marine Five Diamond Rating” designation for its efforts to adopt the initiatives of this program.
Link for more Information: Boating Ontario Clean Marine Program
In May 2019, Loyalist Cove Marina was awarded “Blue Flag” status a program run by Environmental Defence Canada and International Federation for Environmental Education.
Link for more information: Blue Flag Program
Loyalist Cove Marina’s Clean Marine Policy stems from both the Clean Marine and Blue Flag Program which promotes environmentally responsible best management practices for marinas. Performance and compliance with the program is then measured by extensive audits and ranked by an independent organization.
Each boater of the marina is asked to sign Loyalist Cove Marina’s Clean Marine Policy as a pledge to properly manage potential pollutants in parallel with company efforts to manage the facility in an environmentally responsible manner. Boaters agree to a series of commitments that encompass both common sense and the regulations under which Loyalist Cove Marina operates.
Fuels, oil, food, chemicals, paints, cleansers, gray / black water are potential pollutants and keeping them in their place and disposing of them properly is critical to keeping local waters clean and usable for others in years to come.