The San Mateo County Harbor District’s two marinas were certified for cleanliness with scores that far surpassed the 75 percent minimum required.
Pillar Point Harbor scored 92 percent and Oyster Point Marina received 90 percent in its first effort at certification by the Clean Marinas Program. The Harbor District runs both Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton and Oyster Point Marina/Park in South San Francisco.
The Clean Marinas Program is a statewide partnership of public marina operators, private marina owners and yacht clubs. Its goal is providing clean boating facilities and protect waterways from pollution by having inspection teams audit harbors for compliance with strict criteria. Examples of the criteria include topside boat maintenance and cleaning, solid and liquid waste and fish waste handling, spill prevention, marina rules and regulations, signs and education.
The Harbor District’s inspection team included Diane Isley, Emery Cove Yacht Harbor, Susi Hamblin, Brisbane Marina, Bill Price, Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency and Jerry Hook of Ballena Isle Marina.