The Virginia Clean Marina Program promotes the voluntary adoption of measures that prevent or reduce pollution from traditional and non-traditional marinas, boatyards and recreational boats. Marina operators that adopt these measures are designated as "Virginia Clean Marinas."
Virginia Clean Marina Program
This site is designed to help marina/boatyard operators find out how to become a "Clean Marina," but also includes other information on regulatory programs, clean boating, current events and activities in the industry and more. Anyone interested in the link between clean marinas and clean waters in VA should explore this site.
The dates are coming soon for the 2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant, Clean Vessel Act and Virginia Clean Marina Program Workshops! Please see below for information on the three programs.
Boating Infrastructure Grant Application Guidelines
Clean Vessel Act Grant Guidance
Virginia Clean Marina Program Guidance
2016 Virginia Marine Debris Summit Proceedings
The proceedings from the summit are available here.
Smart Harbors Newsletter
Clean Vessel Act Funds Available for the Installation of Pump-out and Dump Stations
The Virginia Department of Health has funds available for the installation and maintenance of sewage pump-out and dump stations. The grant funds will cover 75% of the cost of eligible new installations and up to 75%, or $1000, whichever is less, of the cost of yearly maintenance. For more information please contact Scott Vogel, ScottM.Vogel@vdh.virginia.gov or Preston Smith, Preston.Smith@vdh.virginia.gov. Information about applying for Clean Vessel Act Funds in Virginia is located here.