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.


2016 Virginia Marine Debris Summit Proceedings

The proceedings from the summit are available here.

Smart Harbors Newsletter

Winter 2015

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Winter 2016

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Fall 2016

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

Clean Vessel Act Funds Available for the Installation of Pump-out and Dump Stations

The Virginia Department of Health has funds available for the installation and maintenance of sewage pump-out and dump stations.  The grant funds will cover 75% of the cost of eligible new installations and up to 75%, or $1000, whichever is less, of the cost of yearly maintenance.  For more information please contact Scott Vogel, or Preston Smith,  Information about applying for Clean Vessel Act Funds in Virginia is located here.