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SUSTAINABILITY IN DANA POINT HARBOR

Dana Point Harbor Partners are committed to a collective Water Quality Initiative. From top-rated storm drain filtration systems to electric landscaping equipment, and marine engine upgrades to LED conversions, and beyond – Dana Point Harbor Partners strive to build a better future. We invite you to help Dana Point Harbor make a difference in supporting the planet and the ocean for generations to come.

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BALLOON-FREE ZONE

Dana Point Harbor businesses, locals and tourists alike have pledged to keep the harbor balloon-free 365 days of the year.

No matter the occasion, from weddings to birthdays to burials at sea, Dana Point Harbor vendors can help you choose biodegradable wildlife-friendly products to help you celebrate while reducing the impact to our waterways.

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785 LB OF FISHING LINE RECYCLED

In partnership with California State Parks and California Coastal Commission, Dana Point Harbor has been recycling used fishing line since 2014. Since launch, the harbor has stopped 785 lb of fishing line from becoming waste. This fishing line is upcycled in numerous ways from benches to fishing spools, and more preventing wildlife endangerment and reducing litter through the Boating Green and Clean program.

Used fishing line receptacles are located within each of the designated fishing zones in Dana Point Harbor.

Through the statewide program, 3,274 lb of fishing line have been collected and properly recycled via 500 stations. Stretched out, this line would stretch from San Francisco to Bahia Negra, Paraguay!

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CLEAN MARINA CERTIFIED

The Marina at Dana Point proudly maintains the Clean Marina designation.

Home to more than 3,000 vessels in the water and in dry storage, the program demonstrates unwavering commitment to protect the environment by reducing the total impact of boater facilities and services. Environmental best practices include emergency and fuel spill preparedness, improved maintenance and cleaning practices, and comprehensive boater education programs. Access to pump out stations, free bilge cleaning supplies, trash skimmer units, and expanded free recycling services of batteries, fuel and oil filters, waste oil, ATF and engine coolant all help minimize marine impact from the harbor.

Parkscape Rendering

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Dana Point Harbor Partners are committed to sustainable development in partnership with the County of Orange. From material selection to landscaping to EV charging stations and beyond.

Read the latest progress in Dana Point Harbor from the Marina, Commercial Core, and Hotels, now in one place.

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CYCLIST CENTRAL

Home to 10+ bike racks for over 75 bicycles, Dana Point Harbor welcomes you to take the scenic route when visiting. Reduce your footprint and travel on two wheels whether it’s your beach cruiser, road bike, or e-bike.

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FLUKE: A TALE OF PLASTIC

Sculpture by Joel Dean Stockdill & Yustina Salnikova

Commissioned by Dana Point Harbor Partners

The beloved life-sized depiction of an adult gray whale tail is constructed of recycled and reclaimed materials including reclaimed steel and damaged curbside trash bins, and features single-use water bottles collected by Stand Up to Trash volunteers.

Now located at Hansen Plaza, the sculpture was constructed at the 51st Annual Festival of Whales.

The installation highlights the arts, environmentalism, and the practice of sustainable development with a goal to transform the way people look at waste and inspire the way they interact with public space.

Beach Cleanup

STAND UP TO TRASH

Dana Point Harbor Partners have proudly supported Stand Up To Trash since its founding in 2020, with its mission to protect and conserve our ocean by raising awareness of the negative effects of plastic pollution through environmental education. Beach Clean Ups and Lunch & Learns are hosted monthly at Baby Beach and the Ocean Institute.

Stand Up to Trash is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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