For the third straight year, Tall Pines Marina has earned the Blue Flag Canada certification.

"Blue Flag is an award program for environmentally friendly beaches, boats, and marinas," said Lukas Borger, Pro Shop Supervisor at Tall Pines Marina.

"The central idea is to connect members of a community and encourage them to learn about and take care of the environment. At Tall Pines, what we try to do is lead by example, and this is mainly carried out by our employees and our team works very hard to ensure that the Marina is kept clean and green," added Borger.

Lukas BorgerLukas Borger, Pro Shop Supervisor.

Tall Pines Marina is one of only 10 marinas in Canada and is the only marina in western Canada, to earn the prestigious Blue Flag Canada certification this year.

"We like to get the community involved by organizing special events and providing information around the Marina about the surrounding environment," noted Borger.

Borger noted that staff is currently planning events for this summer and highlighted a successful event from a previous year.

"In previous years, we've done things like we give out free ice cream to people who bring a bucket in of trash that they've cleaned up from the surrounding area," says Borger.

Blue Flag marinas meet 38 criteria across six categories: Environmental Education and Information; Environmental Management; Safety and Services; Water Quality; Corporate Social Responsibility; and, Social and Community Involvement.