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Windmill Point Marina joins Clean Marina Program

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    Windmill Point Marina Staff  L-R: David Dudley (Harbor Master), Lyel Aett (Maintenance Manager), Sanja Dickerson (Administrative Assistant), George Canada (Dock Associate), and Mark Sanders (Dock Associate).  Photo by Janet Krenn.
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Windmill Point Marina in White Stone, Virginia received Clean Marina designation on June 26, 2011. The 96-slip marina lies near the mouth of the Rappahannock River on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia's Clean Marina program is administered by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant. The program recognizes marinas that voluntarily take measures to prevent or reduce pollution at their facility. There are currently 70 Clean Marinas in Virginia.

The Clean Marina designation has been a long time coming for Windmill Point. In December 2010, the Marina had completed many requirements, but a change in management delayed the award.

“The folks at Windmill Point have done a lot to obtain Clean Marina status, but the key to a successful Clean Marina is continued commitment,” says Anne Smith, Marina Specialist and coordinator of the Clean Marina Program at VIMS. “It’s clear to me that the new harbor master is enthusiastic about the program; so we are happy to award a Clean Marina designation to Windmill Point.”

Harbor Master David Dudley says staying committed to the Clean Marina program was an easy decision. “We want to stay competitive, and maintaining Clean Marina status is one way to do that,” says Dudley. “It’s a great trade mark to have.”