Setting the bar for Blue Flag Marinas in Canada

Setting the Bar

The Trent Port Marina has been recognized for its excellent marina management again this year by Blue Flag Canada. 

Swim Drink Fish, the organization that operates Blue Flag Canada on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education, states in a recent report that, “The Trent Port Marina sets the bar for Blue Flag Marinas in Canada,” confirming that it is a “premium-class municipal marina unlike any of its kind.”

A Blue Flag award demonstrates a community’s commitment to providing a clean, safe, and accessible waterfront. Blue Flag communities are respected for being among the best places to live, work, study, and play. The Trent Port Marina has proudly flown the Blue Flag for the past three seasons.

“COVID-19 presented many challenges in 2020, but thanks to patient and understanding boaters, Trent Port Marina had a very successful season,” says Trent Port Marina Manager Kathy Lammers. “The Marina sorely missed the many boats that visit from the United States, but we look forward to extending the usual warm welcome to those visitors when it is safe to do so.”

“The outstanding work of the Marina staff has exceeded already high expectations for professionalism and quality,” says Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison. “The effort that went into the Marina this past season during the COVID-19 pandemic just shows our commitment to providing exceptional service no matter what challenges we are facing. I can’t commend the staff at the Trent Port Marina enough for their ongoing work year-round.”

The Trent Port Marina is proud to be part of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup project. As a part of this initiative, the TPM uses cutting-edge technology to filter plastic waste out of the water and stop more plastic from entering our waterways. One Seabin and two LittaTraps have been installed at Trent Port Marina to collect waste from the water and storm drains.