Bridge Marina Invites Boaters to Help Protect Lake Hopatcong’s Environment

March 24, 2015

As Lake Hopatcong’s only certified “Clean Marina,” Bridge Marina offers free bilge pads to all guests through April 15, 2015

Lake Hopatcong, N.J. – Bridge Marina is looking to expand its environmental protection efforts for the upcoming boating season, and is inviting local boaters to join the cause.  Through April 15, 2015, Bridge Marina is offering free oil absorbent bilge pads to guests; proper use of oil absorbent bilge pads in boats has been shown to greatly reduce fuel and oil pollution in marine environments.{#/pub/images/logo_clean_marina1.jpg}

Bilge pads are specially designed to absorb oil and fuel while repelling water, and are a great supplement to regular bilge cleaning on boats.  About the free bilge pad effort, Bridge Marina owner Ray Fernandez said, “We take our environmental responsibility very seriously at Bridge Marina.  We know that all of our individual actions make a cumulative impact on our lake.  An easy way that we can all work together to protect Lake Hopatcong’s fragile environment is to simply use bilge pads, and Bridge Marina is pleased to underwrite the cost of this effort.” 

Bridge Marina has been Lake Hopatcong’s only certified “Clean Marina” by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) since 2009.  Bridge Marina is also the only freshwater marina in the entire state to achieve “Clean Marina” certification.  As a certified “Clean Marina,” Bridge Marina limits its environmental impact and ensures a clean and safe environment for its customers by following the principles of the Clean Marina program, including: staff training; customer education; robust recycling efforts; spill prevention; waste wash water treatment , energy conservation efforts; and more.

To obtain a free bilge pad, boaters are invited to visit Bridge Marina at 89 Brady Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  One per guest, please; while supplies last.  For more information about Bridge Marina’s commitment to the environment and how you can become more involved, visit www.BridgeMarina.com/MissionValues.

 

 

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