Colchester Harbour Marina Awarded Blue Flag Status

Thursday May 23rd, 2019

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For the third year in a row, Colchester Harbour Marina has received Blue Flag certification, a mark of distinction presented annually by Environmental Defence.

When you see a Blue Flag flying, you know a beach or marina is clean and accessible; has great water quality; meets high safety standards; and is working hard to protect local shorelines and ecosystems.

“The Blue Flag is yet another example of the ongoing investments we’re making at Colchester Harbour,” said Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services. “The Town of Essex has made great strides towards making sure the harbour is clean, sustainable, and accessible to all.”

In 2017, Colchester Harbour Marina was only one of eight marinas and 27 beaches awarded Blue Flag status in Canada. This year, the marina joins a record-breaking group of 12 marinas and 28 beaches, including the first ever coastal beach to receive the certification.

The Blue Flag certification program is administered in Canada by Environmental Defence and is managed internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). More than 4,000 beaches and marinas in 45 countries fly the Blue Flag.

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