Michigan Clean Marina Foundation

The Clean Marina Foundation Board was established in 2008 and meets regularly to provide strategic oversight for the Clean Marina Program. Often, the Foundation Board meets in conjunction with the Operations Committee. The Foundation Board is responsible for implementing strategic plans to increase the total number of certified marinas, improve communication, and convey the benefits of the Michigan Clean Marina Program.

Clean Marina Foundation Board of Directors:

  • President: Mark Breederland, Northwest District Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant
  • Treasurer: Nicki Polan, Executive Director, Michigan Boating Industries Association
  • Secretary: Eric Foster, retired co-owner of Safe Harbor Belle MaerĀ 
  • Directors: Chris Babcock, Gerard Santoro (Macomb County Planning and Economic Development), and Kathleen Torresen.
  • Administrator: Danielle Fahim, Accountant, Michigan Boating Industries Association

Program AdministrationĀ 

Program Coordinators from the Michigan Boating Industries Association and Michigan Sea Grant coordinate all Clean Marina certification activities. To inquire about the certification process, contact:

  • Danielle Fahim, Clean Marina Program Coordinator,, (734) 261-0123, ext. 1
  • Erin De Vries, Michigan Sea Grant Program Coordinator,, (734) 647-0766

Operations Committee

The Clean Marina Operations Committee approves new certifications and recertifications. Committee members review checklists, notes and recommendations from the site visits conducted by Certification Specialists annually. Committee members include marina owners/operators and others.

Operations Committee Members: