NR 17-017: Hendricks Creek Marina set to fly ‘Clean Marina’ flag

Published May 26, 2017

NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 26, 2017) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supports marina operators and owners who are voluntarily striving to protect the water resources of the Cumberland River Basin by going “clean and green.”  On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10 a.m., the Corps, its partners, and Hendricks Creek Marina celebrate as the marina receives the coveted flag to designate them as a “Clean Marina.” 

The Cumberland River Basin Clean Marina Partnership (CRBCMP) is a voluntary program implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its watershed partners to promote environmentally responsible marina and boating practices. This program, established in support of the National Clean Boating Campaign, helps marina operators protect the very resource that provides them with their livelihood: clean water.  It is designed as an ongoing program to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed.  The effort encourages boater education, coordination among state agencies and better communication of existing laws, and offers incentives for creative and proactive marina operators.

The program has established a list of seven management measures that are identified as priorities in order for the marina to fly the flag of a “Clean Marina”.  These criteria include:  sewage management; fuel control; solid waste, petroleum recycling & disposal; vessel operation, maintenance, and repair; marina siting, design, and maintenance; storm water management & erosion control; and public education.

Hendricks Creek Marina joins the distinguished list of honorees that have received certification as a Clean Marina.   The steps to becoming a designated Clean Marina are straightforward, beginning with a pledge, which is a commitment to controlling pollution and erosion at their facility and promoting water-protective behavior with the boating public.

In March of 2005, Dale Hollow’s Willow Grove Marina was the first facility in the Nashville District to achieve the status of a “Clean Marina”.  Since then, Sunset Marina and Mitchell Creek Marina at Dale Hollow Lake and five other marinas within the district have also achieved the coveted status.  Hendricks Creek Marina is the first marina at Dale Hollow Lake in the state of Kentucky to achieve the “Clean Marina” designation.  By participating, marinas demonstrate their commitment to addressing water quality issues.  

The public and media are invited to share in Hendricks Creek Marina’s Clean Marina celebration on Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m. on the dock at Hendricks Creek Marina located at 945 Hendricks Creek Rd, Burkesville, Ky.  Please join us as we raise and fly the Clean Marina flag over Hendricks Creek Marina.  For more information contact Sondra Carmen at 931-243-3136.

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Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 17-016