Peterborough Marina Receives a Gold Rating from the Marina Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program

The Peterborough Marina was one of the few marinas in Ontario to receive a Gold 5-Anchor Status rating by Green Leaf through the Clean Marine Eco-Rating Program. The Gold rating, which is effective September 2012 to September 2016, indicates the Peterborough Marina has made a significant commitment to environmental improvement.

Boating Ontario, along with over twenty marine industry professionals from Ontario’s boater and angler associations, formed the Clean Marine Partnership to develop a voluntary program of “Environmental Best Practices” for the marine industry that is recognized as the leader in North America. Since 2001, Boating Ontario member marinas have been enrolling in the Clean Marine Program to ensure that their marinas are following these environmentally sound practices and protecting our waterways for all to enjoy.

Each marina is audited by Greenleaf, a third party firm who provides the marina with a detailed report on their compliance with the standards of the Clean Marine Program. Results of this audit are converted to a five point Eco-Rating system, with a low of one, and a high of five green leaf anchors. In 2009, upgraded standards were added to allow additional levels of achievement, to Gold, Diamond and Platinum 5-anchor status.

This information is also available on the City of Peterborough website at www.peterborough.ca

 For further information please contact the undersigned:

Rob Anderson, Recreation Division Coordinator
City of Peterborough
500 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3R9
705-742-7777 Ext 1833
Toll-free 1-855-738-3755 Ext 1833
randerson@peterborough.ca