Wright’s Marina has been a member of the Ontario Marina Operators Association (OMOA) since inception 40+ years ago. In 1998 the Association hired an independent business – Green Leaf Environmental with the help of government funding – to conduct a Clean Marine Anchor Rating Program. Green Leaf would conduct on site verification and a thorough 26 page questionnaire to rate interested marinas every three years. Wright’s Marina Limited joined the program later in 1999 when attending the Marina Convention. With the changing of family ownership we attained a one out of five anchor rating in the Spring of 2000. As our attention to the environment grew, we increased our Anchor rating as we implemented environmental initiatives into the day to day operations of our marina. In 2008 we achieved the highest 5 Anchor Rating along with a few other Ontario marinas.
In 2010 the OMOA rebranded to – Boating Ontario – and continued to push the environmental issues of the fresh waterways. As the government funding for the program dried up, the Clean Marine Program is now supported solely by Boating Ontario and participating marinas. Also in 2010, Green Leaf implemented a four year inspection and a new rating system (Gold, Diamond and Platinum) on top of the Anchor ratings in hopes of inspiring marinas to stay onboard the Clean Marine Program. At our summer inspection in 2010 we were granted the GOLD Level Ranking. A small number of marinas achieved this ranking. As a result, we were nationally recognized and awarded the 2010 Green Marine Environmental Award from the Canadian Safe Boating Council – a very high honour.
With all the upgrades to our marina over the last two years, we graduated to a Diamond Rating in the summer of 2014. Decreased use of paper, new high efficiency lighting in buildings, 4 stroke rentals, gas tank/dispenser/dock upgrades, employee training and office improvements boosted our marina to the second highest DIAMOND Ranking. We continue to build on the previous shop, hazardous disposal, garbage, recycling, yard conditions, employee training, cleanliness and office improvements in an effort to enhance the marina conditions for our clients. We have you to thank as we couldn’t have done it without the efforts of our boaters and cottagers who contribute and push us to be better. Thank you.
All of our customers are asked to read, sign and comply with our “Wright’s Marina Ltd. Clean Marina Tenant Policy.”