June 10 marks National Marina Day and Miami-Dade County will be hosting activities designed to encourage boaters to get out on the water and even bring a non-boater along to share the experience.
Participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with marina managers and veteran boaters, tour the marina facilities and see how marinas promote the safe enjoyment of our waterways and practice environmental stewardship. There will be free vessel safety checks by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and safe boating information.
The Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department has six public marinas: Bill Bird, Black Point, Crandon, Herbert Hoover, Matheson, and Pelican Harbor. For more information, contact the County marina of your choice found here.
National Marina Day began in 2001 as a grassroots effort of the Association of Marina Industries, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated exclusively to the marina industry. The intent is to introduce the public to boating through on-water and landside activities at marinas in every corner of the country.