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South Bay Cove Yacht Haven has taken a keen and responsible approach to environmental issues and we are continually striving to improve on this.


In 1998 South Bay Cove took on the full adoption of the Clean Marine Practices program, an in-depth and exciting method of incorporating sound environmental practices into a marina environment.

In past years, working with the Clean Marine Program and our boaters has helped South Bay Cove to achieve a Five Green Leaf standing for environmental performance as well as the Environmental Education Program Award and the Green Marina Environmental Initiative Award for 2000. In 2001 Terrachoice Environmental Services Inc. conducted an Environmental Evaluation Rating Report for South Bay Cove Yacht Haven and we achieved a score of 90%, one of the highest ratings in our area. We strive to continue our achieved success in helping the environment and believe it is important to educate fellow boaters about their responsibilities for our waters.

In October 2020, Harbour West joined the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, with cleanup and capture technology installed thanks to the support of Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Watch this space for more updates, including the first official trash report from the devices, coming soon!

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