Imagine all of the services and activities that happen at your marina. Many of them — boat maintenance, chemical and fuel storage, bottom washing — produce dust, debris, and drips that fall to the ground with contaminants like heavy metals and oil. Eventually all these pollutants end up in the lake untreated via the storm drain with no benefit to the marina or water quality.
Marinas offer a “last chance” opportunity to treat and manage stormwater runoff before it enters the Great Lakes. Clean Marina Programs provide education and technical assistance to help marinas implement stormwater improvements to keep our lakes clean. And we all know that clean lakes are good for business! Use this toolkit to improve your marina’s green infrastructure and the Great Lakes.