Gold Anchor Award Program
Since 2021, annual recognition awards are presented to a facility that either scored the highest on its re-certification site visit or went above and beyond with its efforts to protect the environment. The group eligible for this award are the facilities that completed their re-certifications during the previous year's field season (2021 for this cycle).
This year's award goes to the City of Depoe Bay and its management of the Depoe Bay Harbor Marina. Roy Hildenbrand is the marina Harbormaster. Hildebrand has gone through several re-certifications with Marine Board staff. Depoe Bay is considered a medium-sized marina, with 83 moorage slips and many side tie-up dock locations. There is also an adjacent boat ramp facility with a city park and recycling containers for garbage and used fishing lines. The fish cleaning table was relocated at the marina, away from the water's edge. There is now no direct discharge of fish waste into the harbor. The wastewater goes to the city's sewer system for treatment. The facility also offers a collection tank for used oil with:
- a spill containment area
- well-kept fuel dispensing system and
- high use of the small plastic "No-Spill Jug" during fueling operations. The
- well-maintained pumpout station which is heavily used
Depoe Bay Harbor Marina scored a perfect 100% on the newly implemented ADV prevention management practices. All boats were up to date with valid registration stickers and were void of any derelict boats!
Congratulations City of Depoe Bay and keep up the great work, Roy!
Award recipients are presented with a framed certificate signed by the agency Director.