Certification

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.

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: The Clean Marina Resource Guide will be available at no cost and no login required. Note: The quide was specifically designed for marinas affiliated with Clean Marina certification programs. As such, we strongly encourage all Resource Guide 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 guide.

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 Certification Workshop or review of Resource Guide) and the self-assessment (certification checklist), a site visit will be scheduled by MBIA with a certification specialist. The program provides three consultations with trained certification specialists. You will be provided with a binder template to assist you in organization of the materials pertaining to your certification effort.