Download a copy of AMI's Clean Marina best management practices manual
Clean Marina is a voluntary compliance program that stresses environmental and managerial best management practices that exceed regulatory requirements. A facility must meet all legal regulatory requirements and a percentage of voluntary best management practices to become a certified Clean Marina. A typical Clean Marina program will have components that cover marina sighting and design considerations, marina management, emergency planning, petroleum control, sewage and gray water, waste containment and disposal, storm water management, habitat and species protection and boater education.
The Clean Marina Program is valuable because it is an effective tool in maintaining and promoting environmental responsibility; with the end result being cleaner water. The voluntary, non-regulatory nature of the program encourages participation and cooperation between marinas, the boating public and the regulatory agencies. Without the Clean Marina Program, states would be forced to further regulate the marinas, which would cost money and time, and would reduce growth in an upturning economy.
The program is valuable to marina operators because it can help reduce waste disposal costs, generate new sources of revenue, and attract responsible customers that will respect and follow good boating practices.
AMI supports the clean marina programs across the US and encourages all marinas to actively pursue a clean marina designation. If your state does not have a Clean Marina program, please contact our office for guidance.