For the 4th consecutive year Crown Bay Marina has received the Blue Flag. The 2015–2016 Blue Flag raising took place a few weeks ago and was the pride of the Crown Bay Marina staff in St. Thomas.
The Blue Flag is one of the most prestigious international awards—trusted by millions around the globe—given to beaches, marinas and boats that are implementing solid strategies that improve the local environment and nature. The criteria for awarding the blue flag is based on compliance with 24 items within the following categories:
- Environmental Education and Information
- Water Quality
- Environmental Management
- Safety and Services
From raising awareness about the need to care for the environment, to instituting policies and regulations that ensure an appropriate code of conduct, offering educational activities to guests and staff, providing recycling facilities, creating adequate signage and so much more, The Blue Flag is making a difference.
"The Blue Flag represents a serious and profound commitment to both people and the environment".
There are currently 4,154 Beaches and Marinas that bear the Blue Flag, across 49 countries. Crown Bay Marina is honored to be one of them and shares the goal of the Blue Flag programme, of creating connections between people and their surroundings, in order to help them get to know their environment and learn ways to preserve it.
“We educate to protect. To protect not just our environment but the people who live in it, the communities who depend on it, the businesses who profit from it and the ecosystems which rely on it!”