Metro Parks Tacoma

Clean Marina Certification

Point Defiance Marina received its 5-star certification in 2010.

5-star certifications require marina’s to demonstrate they are a proactive leader, committed to preventing waste and spreading an ethic of environmental responsibility, as well as performing best business practices within the industry  

This program is renewed and inspected annually.

The benefits of certification include:

  • Show your community that you are a leader in environmental protection
  • Protect salmon, shellfish and other valuable resources
  • Improve safety and working conditions
  • Standardize environmental policies with your peers
  • Attract quality clientele and have fewer vacancies
  • Get access to free environmental technical assistance
  • Be recognized for your good work
What do clean marina’s do?

  • Reduce and properly manage hazardous waste
  • Conduct marina operations with the goal of protecting the environment
  • Educate boaters on clean boating practices
  • Demonstrate innovation and Environmental Leadership