Charleston Marina Receives Perfect Score in Recent Clean Marina Inspection

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2017

Charleston Marina Receives Perfect Score in Recent Clean Marina Inspection

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce that the Charleston Marina received a perfect score of 44 out of 44 on their recent Clean Marina Inspection.   The Oregon State Marine Board oversees the program, which provides benchmarks in a number of areas aimed at preventing pollution, reducing waste, and communicating best practices to boaters.  The Oregon Clean Marina program was initiated in 2005, and provides guidance on areas including but not limited to solid waste management, stormwater management, sewage, waste management, and abandoned and derelict vessel prevention and disposal.  The Charleston Marina has participated in the Clean Marina program since 2007.  The goal of the program is to protect and improve local water quality by reducing pollution in marinas. 

The Port of Coos Bay is committed to being a responsible environmental steward through sustainable economic development in southwestern Oregon, recognizing that our activities have both direct and indirect effects on the environment.  With over 400 marine slips at the Charleston Marina, it is essential that the facility is managed in a way that protects the quality of our local waterways to ensure that the marina may operate for years to come. 

In addition to participating in the Clean Marina program, the Charleston Marina has engaged in other recent efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.  The Port replaced a diesel truck with two electric carts for staff to utilize for operations and maintenance throughout the marina complex.  The marina also procured new LED lighting fixtures for all docks, parking areas, and buildings through the Energy Trust of Oregon.  The lights are brighter, more energy efficient, and require less maintenance.

Preserving and enhancing our region’s natural assets through environmental stewardship has been, and will continue to be, of the utmost importance to the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.

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For additional media information, please contact:

Margaret Barber, External Affairs Manager, Port of Coos Bay
            Phone 541.267.3713 / E-mail: mbarber@portofcoosbay.com /