Become a Member

Become a Member


The Clean Marine program is a partnership of private marinas, government, marinas and yacht clubs. The program was developed by marine industry volunteers to create a marina facility stewardship program for the purpose of protecting our waters from pollution. Through education and the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) we work with marina operators, yacht clubs and municipal port authorities to gain certification. In turn they volunteer to help mentor others as a synergistic approach to growing the membership of certified Clean Marine facility.

On behalf of the Clean Marine team, I want to extend my thanks to the many individuals who have worked so hard to make this program one of the fastest growing clean marine programs in the United States. With their help we have established a credible program unlike any other that is recognized by the United States Green Building Council as an innovative program in their LEED certification program. As stewards of our water resources the Clean Marine Program is making a positive difference in the protection of our water.

The Clean Marine Program collaborates with a number of agencies in ordereto keep current the Clean Marine Program with the latest information in environmental and educational BMPs This partnership has provided us support from the many environmental and regulatory agencies as they have offered many suggested changes and improvements that have been integrated into the program. This important partnership has proven most successful as we strive to continue the educational process of keeping our boaters up to date with educational material and programs. Going forward the members of the Clean Marine Program will continue to evaluate its program and enhance its partnerships.

The goal of the Clean Marine Program is to grow the certified marinas not only in California but in other states that lack resources to create their own program. In this effort, the Clean Marine Program expanded to Mexico and in recent years Nevada and Arizona to certify marinas. As I write this, we have mentors working with marinas and agencies in Utah and Missouri as well. The Clean Marine Program is a 501c3 corporation funded solely by the certification processing fees and volunteerism. We will continue to pursue a financial partners that embrace synonymous values and can provide a sustainable contribution.

Our program was developed by marine industry volunteers to create a waterfront facility stewardship program for the purpose of protecting our waters from pollution. Through education and the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) we work with waterfront facility operators to gain certification. In turn they volunteer to help mentor others as a synergistic approach to growing the membership of certified clean waterfront facilities.

Our thanks go to the many individuals who have worked so hard to make this program one of the fastest growing clean waterfront facility programs in the United States. With their help we have established a credible program unlike any other that is recognized by the United States Green Building Council as an innovative program in their LEED certification program. As stewards of our water resources, the Clean Marine Program is making a positive difference in the protection of our water.

The Clean Marine Program also collaborates with a number of agencies in order to keep current the Clean Marine Program with the latest information in environmental and educational BMPs This partnership has provided us support from the many environmental and regulatory agencies as they have offered many suggested changes and improvements that have been integrated into the program. This important partnership has proven most successful as we strive to continue the educational process of keeping our boaters up to date with educational material and programs. Going forward the members of the Clean Marine Program will continue to evaluate its program and enhance its partnerships.

The goal of the Clean Marine Program is to grow the certified marinas not only in California but in other states that lack resources to create their own program. In this effort, the Clean Marine Program expanded to Mexico and in recent years Nevada and Arizona to certify marinas. At this point in time, we have mentors working with marinas and agencies in Utah and Missouri as well. The Clean Marine Program is a 501c3 corporation funded solely by the certification processing fees and volunteerism. We will continue to pursue a financial partners that embrace synonymous values and can provide a sustainable contribution.

- Rod Taylor - Clean Marine Past President.

How to Apply


If you have any questions or would like to have your waterfront facility certified, please contact us for a Mentor or Reviewer in your region.

Administration Office:
CleanMarine.org
2726 Shelter Island Drive # 194
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 405.607.WAVE
Email: shipshape@cleanmarine.org