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Marinas and the Environment
There are approximately 1000 marinas and 230,000 boaters in the tidal waters of Virginia that share in the scenic beauty, economic benefits and general use of Virginia's waterways. This extensive interaction between users and natural resources increases the potential for negative impacts to water quality from nonpoint sources of pollution. Marina operators can prevent and reduce these potential impacts through a series of best management practices (BMPs).

Programs of Interest
Follow these links to learn more about our work in Virginia’s coastal communities or to apply for assistance through one of the many grant opportunities available:

Virginia Clean Marina Program
Clean Marina Guidebook
Grant Opportunities for Marinas


NEW! Green Boating Educational Video

Visit the Virginia Sea Grant YouTube Channel for Segment 2.


Other Related Links
Recycling Coordinators for Virginia
Virginia Department of Health Marina Program

For more information, contact:

Anne Smith or Pete Hall
VIMS Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
P.O. Box 1346
Rt. 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Pt, VA 23062
804-684-7768


Virginia Sea Grant • Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346 • Gloucester Point, VA 23062 • 804-684-7164 • 804-684-7161 (fax)

12-May-2009

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