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located by Eugene Ipavec, 2 August 2008
Ohio is has adopted a "clean marina" programme (ohioseagrant.osu.edu/cleanmarinas/):
"The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a proactive partnership designed to encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to keep Ohio's coastal and inland waterway resources clean. The Program assists these operators in protecting the resources that provide their livelihood - clean water and fresh air. The basic goal of the Program is environmental stewardship by making marinas and boaters more aware of environmental laws, rules and jurisdictions, and to get as many marinas as possible to follow best management practices and to be designated as "Clean Marinas.""
The programme was launched in 2004 and the first dedication ceremony was held in October, 2005. One picture (third on page) of the flag:
www.dnr.state.oh.us/Education/lake_erie/lake_erie_comer/tabid/19149/Default.aspx. It is a white swallowtail with tapering edges, bearing the logo. This logo consists of a map of Ohio divided by a horizontal wavy line, upper part light blue and lower part dark blue; name 'Ohio' and white-and-red picture of a lifebelt on the upper part, rest of name 'Clean Marina' in lower part (all letters in white). This division recalls, happily, water below a blue sky. A version edged in blue can be seen at www.com.state.oh.us/SFM/pub/fire_newsltr_053.pdf. If the blue edge is more than an adornment (even if only added to heighten visibility), I am not aware of it.
Jan Mertens, 31 July 2008