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Maryland Clean Marina (U.S.)

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[Maryland Clean Marina flag] image located by Jan Mertens, 25 June 2008

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Maryland Clean Marina flag

The Maryland Clean Marina flag can be seen on Program's website:

"The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative recognizes and promotes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs of any size that meet legal requirements and voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices. We aim to certify at least 25 percent of Maryland's estimated 600 marinas as Clean Marinas. The program was developed as an alternative to additional regulations on the marina industry and all marinas and boatyards are encouraged to participate!"

A handy FAQ page provides a number of answers detailing, if that should still be necessary, what a Clean Marina is, or how a marina could become Clean. We also learn that the programme was started in mid-1997, laying the groundwork, and that the first certification was made beginning of 1999:

The flag is a tricolour with diagonal stripes (ascending) in red (hoist), white (centre; wider than the others) and yellow (fly), bearing the logo on the white field; an additional slogan in red, near the lower edge, proclaims 'PARTNERS IN PROTECTION'. Hardly visible here, but present in the other photos linked to, is a thin black border enclosing the entire flag.

The logo - in colour - may be seen here: However on the flag the names 'MARYLAND' and 'CLEAN MARINA' surrounding the logo proper are rendered in red, and the same goes for the disks separating the names. The state coat of arms, in full colour, is placed on a compass rose the vertical arms of which are divided yellow-black/black-yellow and the horizontal ones, black-red/red-black. (To be honest this was the only example I could find where the horizontal arms were not yellow & black!) The logo usage guidelines specify that it "may be used on burgees [and] flags", see point 4 of first listing:

Jan Mertens, 25 June 2008