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: