A variety of resources are available to support the Michigan Clean Marina Program.

Are you with the media? Check out our media resources.

About the Program

Considering Clean Marina certification? A review of the benefits of certification and an overview of the online classroom might help you decide. 

Certified operators are also awarded access to electronic materials including the Clean Marina logo, advertisement templates and more. Please contact to gain access to these materials. For more information on benefits, see: Why Certify?

Michigan Clean Marina Certification Guide Cover with logo and wavesCertification Documents

The certification guide provides an overview of the process, including instruction on how to utilize the required checklists.

Certification Binder and Sample Contract Language

The Michigan Clean Marina Program provides participants with a a template binder to store certification materials. Tabs in the binder are numerically matched to sections of the Certification Checklist.

For an example of a completed binder, please see:

For an example of Clean Marina approved contract language, please see the Resources provided in the Clean Marina Classroom.

Great Lakes Best Management Practices Guide

This guide was produced to include new best management practices related to coastal resilience and other topics. It was produced in collaboration with marina operators, representatives from regulatory agencies, and others.

Shrink-wrap Recycling Program

This program provides boaters and marina operators with a cost-effective, environmentally friendly option for disposal of shrink-wrap.

Discounts for Certified Clean Marinas

As described on the Why Certify? page, a number of discounts are available to certified Clean Marinas.

Clean Boating Educational Resources

Part of being a certified Clean Marina is sharing clean boating information with boaters. The following educational “rack cards” were developed to share information with boaters in a brief, colorful format (PDFs).

Clean Marina Tip Sheets

These tip sheets can help relay Clean Marina and resilience best practices to your staff and boaters (PDFs).

Clean Marina Videos

YouTube videos are available for brief overview of the program and a subset of best management practices. These videos could be shared by certified operators to relay program information.

Climate and Weather

Increasing intensity and frequency of storms, variable lake levels and related dredging needs are perennial issues for many marinas.

Regional Collaboration

The Great Lakes Clean Marina Network is a collaborative forum for Clean Marina programs in our region. Please visit the website to find recorded educational presentations and additional program resource material. See: Great Lakes Clean Marina Network

For the Media

This kit is for members of the media. The components provide an overview of the program and its positive impact on Michigan waterfronts, communities and the environment.

Reasons to cover the Clean Marina program

  • It’s easy. A variety of background pieces are included on this page.
  • Clean Marina program is an under-reported story.
  • It’s a great seasonal story or something to keep in the coffers.

Media Kit Contents


Visit the Michigan Sea Grant YouTube Channel for more videos.

Clean Marina Program at a Glance

  • Voluntary training and certification program for marinas.
  • Clean Marinas put environmentally friendly practices into action.
  • Owner/operators follow 10 steps, including completing an online course.
  • More than 50 marinas in Michigan are certified.
  • Michigan, one of first states to have a program, is leading a regional Clean Marina effort.

Thank you for your time and consideration. When you do provide coverage of this program, please contact