Ohio Clean Marinas Program Manager
Sarah Orlando is an Extension Educator with Ohio Sea Grant and Program Manager for the Ohio Clean Marinas and Clean Boaters programs – voluntary, incentive-based programs to help maintain and improve Lake Erie water quality while preserving the economic activity and viability of the marine trades industry. Sarah also coordinates the Ohio Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program, a cost effective, eco-friendly alternative to disposing of shrink-wrap for Ohio marinas and boaters. Her primary responsibilities include conducting applied research, education, and outreach to the marina and boating community on a variety of topics including nonpoint source pollution, stormwater, wastewater, aquatic invasive species, marine debris, and coastal resiliency. Sarah holds her bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in marine science and English from Wittenberg University, and her master’s degree in marine resources management from Texas A&M University at Galveston. She lives in Avon with her husband, two children and their dog – all enjoy hobbies involving water from swimming to fishing to boating and more.