Long Beach Marinas Re-certified as ‘Clean Marinas’
2012-06-21 · By Editor
The three Long Beach Marinas – Shoreline, Rainbow and Alamitos Bay – have been re-certified as “Clean Marinas” by the Clean Marinas Program, a partnership of private marinas, government marinas and yacht clubs that promotes best environmental practices throughout California.
“We take great pride in our marinas, and our Clean Marinas re-certification is a testament to our environmental stewardship,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
To become certified, each marina is judged by an independent evaluation team. Criteria include: Good Boat-Keeping Practices; Education; Marina Rules and Regulations; Spill Prevention and Rapid Clean-Up plans; and Waste Disposal.
“We have adopted stringent environmental rules and best management practices, and all of our Marina staff, including operations, maintenance, Marine Patrol, and Rescue Boat Operators, are diligent in ensuring compliance with these rules,” said George Chapjian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.
Long Beach’s Clean Marinas
The Alamitos Bay Marina was opened in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. There are 1991 slips located throughout the Alamitos Bay area, which is located in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street.
The Shoreline (Downtown) Marina opened in 1982 and has 1764 slips for recreational boaters. We are located between the Queen Mary and the Long Beach Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Access to shopping, restaurants, the Queen Mary, and Alamitos Bay is provided by Long Beach Transit, which provide shuttle busses and a low cost vessel shuttle.
Rainbow Harbor / Rainbow Marina is located next to the Aquarium of the Pacific, and has 87 slips for commercial and recreational vessels. There is a 100-foot long dock inside the marina for day guests, as well as 250 feet of day guest mooring outside the entrance to the Harbor.
About the Clean Marina Program
The Clean Marina Program was instrumental in the State Water Quality Control Board’s determination that the marina industry in California was environmentally sensitive. More than 100 marinas have been certified as Clean Marinas since the program was established in 2004. Certification last five years.
For more information about the Clean Marina Program, visit www.cleanmarina.org.
About the Long Beach Marinas: The City of Long Beach operates the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation with 3,630 boat slips and one of the greatest locations for boating. Boats are protected by a series of offshore breakwaters and by a natural south-facing bay. The boating public enjoys rapid access to open water, prevailing winds and close proximity to Catalina Island, as well as practically perfect year round sailing conditions.