Green Boating, Business & Events

Green Boating

The Port of Bellingham strongly supports safe and responsible boating practices. The port’s marinas have been designated as official Washington State clean marinas and offer many services to boaters to help protect the environment including: 
  • Convenient waste collection and recycling facilities
  • Mobile and fixed sewage pump-out stations
  • Oil waste collection facilities
  • Resources for proper boat maintenance and cleaning
  • Read the Best Management Practices (BMP's) for practical and affordable ways to reduce pollution 
To view a map of the clean marina facilities offered at Blaine Harbor, click here.
To view a map of the clean marina facilities offered at Squalicum Harbor, click here.

No Discharge Zone

Puget Sound is a No Discharge Zone. The Port has supported this effort by supplying pumpout stations at our marinas and by providing information (click here to see the flyer) to all boaters, including moorage tenants. Pumpout stations can be found using the PumpoutNav app. More information on this app can be found here.

Green Events

Port facilities and parks are very popular for hosting meetings and special events. The port events staff can offer guidance to customers interested in hosting environmentally responsible events.

Green Business

The port provides support and resources to more than 250 businesses located on port real estate developments to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and to ensure tenant operations are performed in a way that maintains the value of the port's publicly-owned assets.