Oceans and Bays
Marinas and Yacht Clubs Situated on Oceans and Salt Water Bays
Marinas and Yacht Clubs situated on oceans and salt water bays have a special role to play in protecting both the water and surrounding areas. To assist these facilities in training both their staff members and boaters in environmentally best management practices, CleanMarina.org has created a detailed Program and Certification Process.
The Program is comprehensive and easy to understand and addresses how to monitor and control potential pollution sources such as:
1) Fuel and oil spills first response
2) Fuel and oil spill cleanup
3) Use and storage of toxic chemicals and paints
4) Types of boat maintenance that can and can not be performed dockside
5) Recovery of dust and debris from boat maintenance
6) Types of hull paints allowed in the marina or yacht club
7) Proper bilge cleanup and pumping methods
8) Fire hazard sources
9) Fish cleaning and waste
10) Trash management and disposal
11) Storm and other facility runoff sources
12) Boater education re: dumping and objects in the water at the docks and on the water.
13) Boater education re: the effect of pollution on salt water ecology
Rivers and Lakes
Marinas and Yacht Clubs Situated on Fresh Water Rivers and Lakes
Marinas and Yacht Clubs situated on fresh water rivers and lakes have all of the same considerations as those on salt water, plus the added responsibility of not discharging pollutants that may harm sources of drinking water.
The ecologies of fresh water and salt water are dramatically different, and the CleanMarina.org Program addresses the potential sources of pollution that are particular to fresh water environments.