Small Harbor Environmental Assessment Tool

part of the Sustainable Harbors & Marinas initiative.
Watershed: All
Project Lead / Organization: Delta Institute

The Lake Michigan Forum has created an environmental self-assessment to help commercial harbors understand their environmental impact and promote the implementation of best management practices. The best management practices listed in this assessment were drawn from a variety of sources, including the Green Marine Program, the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This self-assessment also acts as a screen for third-party certifications, such as the Green Marine Program. If the facility has an interest in obtaining third-party certification, self-assessment will help determine if the facility is a good candidate.

This form is intended to be used by commercial harbors and harbor terminal operators to conduct self-assessments of their facilities. This assessment is intended as an educational tool. It is completely voluntary and has no influence or impact on regulatory matters. This self-assessment is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, legal or regulatory advice. The self- assessment does not constitute a complete reference to state, federal or local laws. Implementation of the recommended best management practices does not ensure full compliance with the law.

Member Projects

Forum members are involved with many projects.

Ms. Kae DonLevy

Managing the WI CLean Marina Program. Coordinating the Gatheirng Waters F… Read More

Ms. Kathy Evans

The restoration of coastal habitats, the cleanup of legacy pollution and th… Read More

Mr. Bill Hafs

Agriculture nonpoint control, Northern pike habitat restoration, buffer str… Read More

Ms. Vicky Harris

Fox River TMDL analysis for total maximum daily loads of phosphorus and sus… Read More

Mr. Martin Jaffe

Water supply planning and policy… Read More

Ms. Angela Larsen

Coordinate multi-jurisdictional planning, monitoring, and grant submissions… Read More

Ms. Kathy Luther

Comprehensive regional planning for Northwest Indiana that will protect Lak… Read More

Mr. Greg Mund

Wildlife Habitat restoration; Contaminated sediment clean-ups; Public parti… Read More

Ms. Kay Nelson

Great Lakes Compact, historical (passage) and current implementation activi… Read More

Mr. Todd Parker

Harbor & Marina Eco-EMS work… Read More

Ms. Henrietta Saunders

Public outreach on the importance of improving, conserving, protecting, fun… Read More

Mr. Bill Schleizer

Nature resource valuation and ecosystem markets.… Read More

Mr. Larry Smith

Domestic and international resource management, ecosystem rehabilitation, d… Read More

Dr. Janet Vail Ph.D

The Making Lake Michigan Tour, which is onboard public outreach and eductio… Read More

Ms. Barbara Waller

Environmental education and out-of-doors learning programs for school-age c… Read More