Becoming a Clean Marina is your choice, but did you know there are many benefits other than just the title?
We know navigating regulatory waters can be daunting, if not simply time-consuming. Drop us a line today, and we can help lighten the load!
*** Pelican Ops is not affiliated with any regulatory body including, Florida's Department of Environmental Protection or Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Life on the water is a beautiful thing. More and more, we've seen others flocking to our coasts and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer. But at what cost? Trash, litter, heck even environmental debris left from storms or that nasty muck no one wants to float around in are all making a devastating impact on and in our waters.
Wouldn't it be great just to vacuum that stuff right out?
Our ocean loving friends at Keco have just the solution!
Welcome the Marina Trash Skimmer (aka "MTS")! The MTS is a stationary unit that is strategically placed at different points within
marinas and harbors. Working with the natural flow of water, skimmers work round the clock to collect trash and oil sheen into one easy to access location.
This MTS's simple square body design is just the right size to easily open the hatch and scoop out the trash and debris for proper disposal. Set up the MTS and let it do its thing for days at a time, just peek in on trash day!
So much more than potentially harmful ambient lighting, underwater fish lights create a veritable aquarium right off your dock!
When these lights are placed under water, they reflect off particles in the water. These tiny little particles enhance the natural food source for bait fish, which attract larger fish. The end result is definitely a show and helps fish thrive in their natural environment! Running off a sensor, these lights turn on at dusk and off at dawn.
Fish lights come in a variety of packages, from single units to quads, we can install these babies with up to 50-100 feet of cord. Your choice of three colors, but as you can see, the vibrant green is our fave!
What is the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant?
In 1992, Congress passed the Clean Vessel Act to help reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges into U.S. waters. The Grant Program established by the act helps fund the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of PumpOut and dump stations to service pleasure craft.
Are You Eligible?
The Clean Vessel Act grant funds are available to both public and private sectors. To participate in this program, the PumpOut stations must be open to the general boating public.
What does the Grant cover?
The Grant will reimburse recipients for up to 75% of the installation cost of PumpOut and dump stations. This includes the cost of new equipment, or the renovation or upgrading of existing equipment, as well as necessary pumps, piping, fitting, lift stations, on-site miscellaneous equipment needed for a complete and efficient station.
What will it cost?
As a grant recipient, you are responsible for at least 25% of the installed costs of the PumpOut and dump station facilities provided under the grant program. This 25% match can be cash, the fair market value of any labor or materials provided, or a combination thereof.
Already Have a System That Is Grant Funded?
If you currently have a system that was paid for by the grant and was purchased over 5 years ago, you are probably eligible for an additional grant to upgrade or add and an existing pump.
Can I Charge Boaters To Use The PumpOut?
A maximum fee of $5.00 may be charged for the use of PumpOut facilities constructed or maintained with grant funds. The funds collected must go towards the operation and maintenance cost of the equipment.
Can You Be Reimbursed For A PumpOut You've Already Installed?
No. Costs incurred prior to the effective date of a grant agreement are not allowable.
Raw or poorly treated sewage can spread disease, contaminate shellfish beds and lower oxygen levels in water. Organic matter in sewage is decomposed in the water by bacteria using up precious oxygen. As a result, sewage in the water may deplete the water’s oxygen level, causing stress to fish and other aquatic animals, not to mention transmitting nasty waterborne diseases including hepatitis, typhoid, and cholera through impacted shellfish.
That's why we've aligned with Keco Pump & Equipment. With over 50 years experience, Keco has provided the highest quality marine pump out equipment worldwide, and we are stoked to bring their innovative pump out technology to your docks and marinas!
Pretty amazing and so simple! Keco’s peristaltic pump technology relies on fluid being squeezed through a tubular element installed within the pump housing. As the tube is compressed pressure is created, and when the tube returns to its normally open shape suction is created.
Keco’s design utilizes Roller Technology to compress the internal hose helping eliminate friction and extending hose life. These pumps feature a valve-less design eliminating disruptive clogs and reducing pump harmonics (noise), and can generate a near perfect vacuum (29”Hg) and create remarkable pressures (240psi) making them ideal for almost any application. This technology was a no brainer for us!
Taking care of the dirty business has never been so clean and effortless!