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 Virginia Clean Marina Program and the Virginia Department of Health Marina Program are hosting three workshops during the month of April. Each workshop focuses on participation in the Clean Marina Program, the Boating Infrastructure Grant and the Clean Vessel Act. The Clean Marina Program is a voluntary program that promotes environmental best management practices at marinas and boatyards. The Boating Infrastructure Grant is a competitive grant program that provides funding for infrastructure geared towards recreational, non-trailerable boats 26' and greater. The Clean Vessel Act provides funding for sewage pump-out and dump stations at marinas and other boating facilities. Each workshop covers the same material so it is not necessary to attend at more than one location.
Workshop dates, locations and times:
April 16, 2014 - Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Gloucester Point Campus) - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
April 17, 2014 - Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Eastern Shore Campus) - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
April 24, 2014 - Fairfax County Health Department -
10:00 am - 1:00
Please contact Anne Smith, (804) 684-7768, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions and for registration information.
National Marina Day 2014
This year National Marina Day is Saturday, June 14. For more information and to find a participating marina near you please visit the National Marina Day website.
Clean the Bay Day - Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2014
This year Clean the Bay Day is Saturday, June 7. Please visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website for more information and to learn about participating in this event.