One significant way in which Marinas can further their environmental goals is by becoming certified as environmentally responsible entities. This initiative not only aligns with Portland's dedication to preserving its natural beauty but also offers numerous benefits to marina owners, boating enthusiasts, and the entire community.
Website: Oregon Clean Marina Program
There are a number of requirements that must be done before a marina is able to be certified. The following list is essential before certification can be attained:
1. Learn about the Program: To embark on the journey toward becoming a certified marina, it's essential to acquaint yourself with the Oregon Clean Marina Program. For detailed information, reach out to the program coordinator, Glenn Dolphin, at email@example.com or call at 503-856-6709.
2. Take the Clean Marina Pledge: Commence your certification process by taking the Clean Marina pledge. Sign the pledge form, demonstrating your commitment to achieving certification within one year or less.
3. Conduct a Self-Assessment: After studying the program guidebook, conduct a self-assessment of your facility. Utilize the provided checklist to evaluate your marina's compliance with program criteria. Alternatively, if you require technical guidance, contact the program coordinator for assistance in performing a comprehensive evaluation of your marina facilities.
4. Checklist Review: The checklist encompasses various categories, including moorage rules, boater education, ADV (Abandoned and Derelict Vessel) management, solid waste and stormwater management, sewage and common waste management, fueling practices, uplands and building maintenance, and emergency planning. Some checklist items may be obligatory by law, others by the program, and some optional for implementation.
5. Confirmation Visit: Upon verifying that your facility meets the necessary requirements, schedule a confirmation site visit. This visit involves the marina manager and the program coordinator. To achieve certification, a minimum passing score of 85% is required, though most certified facilities surpass this threshold.
6. Certification Attainment: Upon successfully meeting the program's standards, you will be awarded your certification along with other associated rewards (refer to incentives below).
7. Certification Maintenance: To ensure ongoing compliance with program standards, the program coordinator will schedule an on-site visit every three years.
A free spill kit is included to certified marinas with various supply items, including a "no-spill jug," fuel nozzle, custom spill pads, or bilge socks at no cost.
Join the Oregon Clean Marina Program today and contribute to the protection of our valuable marine environments.
Report water pollution and environmental problems to the City of Portland Environmental Services
Report Pollution 24 Hours a Day, Call 503-823-7180.The Environmental Services Spill Protection and Citizen Response section investigates pollution going to, threatening, or leaving Portland's sewer system. Someone washing paint down a storm drain, a strange looking discharge coming from a pipe on the river, or sewage coming out of a manhole are all things Spill Protection and Citizen Response investigates.
To report pollution or ask a question about an environmental concern, call the spill hotline at 503-823-7180 or go online here (link)
BNA Green Team – WATER
Portland’s River Patrol is charged with maintaining safety and monitoring safe water use on all rivers and waterways in Portland. Based on new “limited use” rules created for all our benefit, they recently inventoried all seemingly abandoned boats and floating campers, tagging them for removal if they didn’t meet health and safety standards.
Oregon administrative rules, OAR 141-082-0255(43), are new, legal rules created for use by the Dept. of State Lands (DSL), River Patrol (RP) and Portland Police Dept. (PPD) to address camping and use on the water (on boats, rafts, floating homes or whatever). Two sailboats north of Portland Yacht Club now have notices attached to the companion as a result of the inventory process. They likely tagged the camp west of the railroad bridge. The RP stated DSL had identified 10 vessels/locations that were "marked".
From OAR 141-082-0255(43):
"Limited Duration Use" means any temporary or infrequent use of state-owned waterways, with no long term or extended use intended. Limited Duration Use includes any non-commercial use of state-owned submerged or submersible land which is not more than thirty (30) calendar days during any contiguous 12-mo time period, within a distance of 5 miles.
The full text of the OAR 141-082-0255(43) is also available on the Green Team/Water Resources page or http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_141/141_082.html
If you have questions about this OAR, contact Dept. of State Lands Rules Coordinator Contact: Sabrina L. Foward, Department of State Lands, 503-986-5236, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301-1279.
7/5/17 BNA Green Team meeting notes
Bridget Bayer, Laura Miller, Karen McCausland, Jon Peterson (Peter Wilcox not attending)
Add Karen & Laura to FB admin so they can post too (Scott/Susan)
Start FB event page - BB
Announce Green Team on next E-newsletter (Scott/Susan)
Susan will help manage our “space” on BNA website for our information & referral resources.
DEQ - Bridget
Letters were sent to DEQ re APES & ORRCO permits for public comment by 7/3/17.
Now time to send to APES & ORCCO bizs too.
WATER - Karen
Division of State Land (DSL) says that they are not responsible for pollution. Karen contacted DEQ or Mult. Co Sheriff. Re “anchor squats” or live-aboards.
DSL organized and inventoried (with assistance from PPD & River Patrol, part of Mult Co Sheriff) in order to notify & give civil notices to all.
Karen will get copy of notices that are being distributed.
Contacted Sophia Chavier, Neighborhood Crime Coordinator so they are in the loop too.
Signs - Laura
Laura contacted Mike Corrie ,PBOT from City of Portland who approved a new Dead End sign which is now installed on the North side, on a stand alone pole.
Contact: Mike Corrie, Engineering Associate, PBOT Traffic Investigations
P: (503) 823-5278, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bump refreshing? Can we get our boats at speed bump signs refreshed?
The BNA Land Use committee is managing the process for signs on triangle & street cap signs. – Check with Eric Molander for progress.
Jon - House & neighborhood upgrade – wants strong, “Scandinavian” house colors
Triangle – Need new maintenance gardener for triangle: Dan Riedel - ??? or Dan McGee?
Safety - Laura
Cherry Ann & Ann Howell are both trained in NET and will share resources to put on our site.
Add Neighborhood Watch info & environmental safety by design published by PPB.
NOTE: Blue Frog just added cameras – list other marinas on the site too?
Garbage & Recycling - Bridget
Research all garbage & recycling handlers to coordinate if possible. Arrow picks up on Tues.
Make Metro resources available at picnic (in Green Team notebook, flyers and giveaways).
Next meeting – Wednesday, Aug 2nd 4:30-6:00pm, at Channel’s Edge
BNA Green Team Meetings: 1st Wednesdays, 4:30pm @ Channel’s Edge
The BNA Green Team:
BNA Green Team Meetings
Join us monthly:
Every other month
4:30 - 6:00pm, dates &
locations vary, contact email@example.com for the latest updates.
Garbage & Recycling
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)
Multnomah County Master Gardeners
METRO Yard & Garden https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden
Native plants https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden/plants
Ask Metro 503-234-3000