Great Lakes Clean Marina Program Overview: The Benefits of Clean Marinas and Clean Boating

This video provides an overview of Clean Marina programs throughout the Great Lakes, reasons new marinas may consider participating and what boaters can expect at a Clean Marina.

Keeping it Clean: Best Practices for Certified Clean Marinas

How can you help keep the Great Lakes clean? This video provides an overview of BestManagement Practices (BMPs) marina operators and boaters can employ to keep contaminants out of the lakes.

Marinas and Boat Bottom Washing Best Practices

This video features an overview of boat bottom washing techniques from around the Great Lakes. Marina experts also discuss why it’s important to keep boat bottom wash contained and some of the systems they use to do so.

Promotional Video Example

The Illinois Clean Marina Program worked with a local videographer to develop a 2.5 minute video to describe and promote the Clean Marina Program.

Ohio Clean Marinas Program

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a proactive partnership designed to encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to keep Ohio’s coastal and inland waterway resources clean.

Debris Containment and Disposal

Trash is unsightly and dangerous to humans, wildlife and harmful to the quality of our water. This video offers tips from the Ohio Clean Marinas Program to properly contain and dispose of waste to help keep our waterways safe and clean.

Vessel Cleaning

In order to keep your boat safe, reliable, and attractive, you must clean and maintain it throughout the season. As you do so, minimize environmental impacts by following the Ohio Clean Marinas Program recommendations in this video.

Sanding and Painting

You can play an important role in protecting water quality while sanding or painting your vessel by following the simple Ohio Clean Marinas Program tips offered in this video.

Petroleum Control

Improperly fueling your vessel may cause leaks into the water which can harm aquatic life, impair water quality, waste money and cause damage to your boat. Take a look at these Ohio Clean Marinas Program fueling tips to make sure you’re practicing Clean Boating on the water!

Engine Maintenance

You can play an important role in protecting water quality by performing routine engine maintenance throughout the season. The Ohio Clean Marinas Program offers these engine maintenance tips to ensure our water quality is protected during this process.

Boat Sewage

Raw or poorly treated boat sewage is harmful to human and aquatic health. By following the tips from the Ohio Clean Marinas Program in this video, boaters can actively prevent pollution in our waterways.

Aquatic Invasives

Aquatic invasive species threaten our natural water resources by attaching themselves to boats. Once introduced, invasives spread quickly, and are difficult and expensive to control. By following these tips from the Ohio Clean Marinas Program, you can do your part to help prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species from one waterway to another.