Certification

Michigan Clean Marina Certification Guide Cover with logo and waves

Clean Marina programs promote and celebrate voluntary adoption of best management practices to prevent and reduce pollution from marinas and the recreational boating community. Certified facilities are recognized as exemplary environmental stewards. Training and certification criteria address key topics, such as siting considerations, marina design and management, stormwater management, boat maintenance and repair, petroleum control, aquatic invasive species, sewage handling, waste containment, disposal and recycling, and laws and regulations.

Michigan Clean Marina Program Registration

By completing the pledge statement and registration form, you will be registered to participate in the Michigan Clean Marina Program. A program representative will contact you with information about the next steps in the certification process once payment has been processed.

  • Michigan Marinas: For new certifications, the program registration fee is separate from the certification fee. For recertification, marinas only pay the recertification fee. For questions about the certification process, contact Danielle Fahim at dfahim@mbia.org. MBIA schedules site visits and coordinates the certification of participants on behalf of the Michigan Clean Marina Program.
  • Certification Checklist: Operators should use the Certification Checklist to perform an initial self assessment. Certification Specialists will use the same form to assess your readiness for certification.
  • Marina Operators in Other States: 2020 UPDATE – Beginning April 2020, the Clean Marina online Classroom will be available at no cost and no login required. Note: The Clean Marina Classroom was specifically designed for marinas affiliated with Clean Marina certification programs. As such, we strongly encourage all Classroom participants to work through your state Clean Marina program representative to ensure that you are addressing the appropriate certification criteria. Other state program certification checklists are available from your state program coordinator and also linked in the Clean Marina Classroom.

How much does it cost?

Fees cover the following program components:

MBIA Members: Pledge to be a Clean Marina between now and December 31, 2020, and MBIA will sponsor the $100 pledge fee.

Pledge To Participate and Enrollment in Program Cost: $100. Michigan marinas complete the pledge statement and registration form. Check payments are preferred. Please make checks out to: The Regents of The University of Michigan c/o Michigan Sea Grant. Checks should be mailed along with the form to Michigan Sea Grant at 520 E. Liberty Street Suite #310 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210. Credit card payments can be processed by calling Kirby Jewell at (734) 647-9730.

Marina Site Visit, Cost: $300. After completing training (in-person or review of Classroom) and the self-assessment (certification checklist), Michigan marina operators schedule a site visit with a Certification Specialist through the Program Coordinators at Certification Checklist. The program provides three consultations with trained certification specialists. MBIA schedules site visits for all Clean Marina participants. You will be provided with a binder template to assist you in organization of the materials pertaining to your certification effort.