Welcome to
Virginia Clean Marina Program

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."

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.


Please save the dates for several upcoming events!

RiverFest - September 12, Nauticus

Virginia Marine Trades Association Annual Meeting - November 10, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium - November 16-19, Tampa, Florida

Smart Harbors Newsletter

Winter 2015

Spring 2015

Summer 2015  

Boating Infrastructure Grant Application now being accepted

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is accepting applications for the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) through Monday, August 3, 2015. The BIG program is funded through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and is administered on the national level by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and on the state level by VDH.

Please see 50 CFR Part 86, Boating Infrastructure Grant Program; Final Rule, published May 6, 2015, for guidance on proposal preparation.  Please note that the scoring and criteria are new for 2015. Do not hesitate to contact Preston Smith,, 804-864-7468 or Anne Smith,, 804-684-7768 with any questions.

Marketing and Social Media Workshop Survey

With the goal of supporting marine industry partners in Virginia, the VIMS Marine Advisory Program is seeking feedback regarding interest in a specialized marketing and social media tools workshop.  The one-day workshop will familiarize marine industry members with the most popular marketing and social media tools available and offer hands-on sessions.  Please let us know if this type of learning opportunity would be useful by completing this form and returning to Anne Smith,