BOCA RATON - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),
together with the Clean Boating Partnership, today recognized the Royal Palm
Yacht and Country Club as the 228th member of the Florida Clean Marina Program.
This is the 17th Clean Marina designation in Palm Beach County.
The program, which recognizes marinas and boatyards for their commitment to
the protection of Florida’s waterways and natural resources, now boasts 226
Clean Marinas, 33 Clean Boatyards and 11 Clean Marine Retailers
“Becoming a Clean Marina requires a forward-looking management team and a
hardworking, dedicated staff,” said DEP Southeast District Director Jack Long.
“The Department is pleased that the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club is now a
designated Clean Marina and is taking the initiative to preserve our waterways
by reducing waste, preventing pollution and protecting our marine resources.”
The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, which is the 59th designated Clean
Marina in the DEP Southeast District, adds 61 wet slips and a pump-out station
to the Clean Marina community.
"It is an honor to be on the list of Clean Marinas for the State of Florida,”
said Royal Palm Marina Manager Zack Rice. “Our goal is to continue our fifty
year tradition of being a good citizen of the community and state. I hope that
we inspire other marinas to join in our commitment to the environment."
Florida has more than one million registered motorized vessels and more than
2,000 marinas - the largest number of marine facilities in the country. Drawing
millions of visitors each year, Florida’s clear waters, world-class beaches and
coral reefs support a $60.8 billion tourism industry, an $18.9 billion boating
industry and a fishing industry that injects more than $7.5 billion a year into
Florida’s communities. Protecting Florida’s waterways is essential.
“The Clean Boating Partnership applauds the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club
for its commitment to Florida’s environment,” said the Partnership’s Chair Mark
Leslie. “The dedication and hard work in becoming a Clean Marina is an
accomplishment this facility can be proud of and we welcome it to our growing
Clean Marina family.”
About the Clean Boating Partnership
The Clean Boating Partnership is a
consortium of industry leaders who contribute time and input to the Clean
Marina, Clean Boatyard, Clean Marine Retailer and Clean Boater
DEP administers to protect Florida’s waterways. The partnership includes DEP,
Marine Industries Association of Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, University of Florida Sea Grant Program, United States Coast Guard
and Coast Guard Auxiliary.
About the Florida Clean Marina Program
The Florida Clean Marina Program is a
voluntary designation program with a proactive approach to environmental
stewardship. To become designated as a Clean Marina, facilities must implement a
set of environmental measures designed to protect Florida’s waterways. These
measures address critical environmental issues such as sensitive habitat, waste
management, stormwater control, spill prevention and emergency preparedness. For
more information about the Florida Clean Marina program, visit