Juneau, Alaska (KINY) They were honored with the Environmental Stewardship Award by the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters & Port Managers at its semi-annual conference in Coos Bay, Oregon on April 19.
The award acknowledged CBJ’s “commitment to improve all aspects of the marine environment.” It noted its “dedication to improving water quality and pollution prevention services for their customers,” and the Port of Juneau’s plan to “continue the reduction of nonpoint source pollution and protect all areas of the marine environment while providing boaters with a safe, proactive facility for all users.”
The Pacific Coast Congress was founded in 1974. Its membership is made up of ports and harbors from California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia.
“It’s rewarding to have professionals within the industry, throughout the Pacific Northwest, acknowledge the heavy lifting Juneau has been undertaking to improve our harbors,” said Port Director Carl Uchytil, who was at the conference to receive the award.
Uchytil gives credit to Harbormaster Dave Borg and staff for leading the efforts to reduce pollution, increase recycling efforts, and address derelict vessels and abandoned vehicles in the harbors and adjoining uplands. Uchytil also recognized Deputy Harbormaster Matt Creswell for his determination to achieve Alaska Clean Harbor certification. Docks & Harbors received the distinction in February for waste reduction, pollution prevention and clean boating.