Certified as a Clean Marina?
Brag About It!
Remember to market yourself and brag about your hard work keeping Ohio’s waterways safe and clean. Remind your boaters they should be proud to boat at a Clean Marina! We are here to help with outreach and publication ideas!

Speaking of marinas who should be bragging about their commitment to clean air and water, our 2021 marinas were recognized at our 7th Annual Marina Conference and Award Ceremony, which took place March 1st at The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake. A special thanks to all our vendors, sponsors, and guests, and congratulations to The Marina at Caesar Creek for being awarded 2021 Marina of the Year! 
Conference Highlights
A group photo of marina award winners in a conference room
Regulatory Reminder
Best Management Practices for Opening Day
Check your records, train your staff and check in with us! Your Ohio Clean Marinas Program calendar may also be helpful for 2022-2023 planning.
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Waste Reduction
Manage Your Shrinkwrap
If you're interested in boat shrink wrap recycling, please complete our interest form to be added to our distribution list. Please encourage staff and dockers to view the shrink wrap recycling video below to help properly prepare the wrap if you do recycle!
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Not yet a certified Clean Marina? Want to become Gold or Platinum certified? 
Want to brush up on Ohio Clean Marina best management practices, hear some new innovative ideas, or find out more about events taking place this season? Watch one of our workshop recordings, or email us to schedule a recertification site visit or to get technical assistance!

If you watch a recording, please complete our Training Documentation Form to be sure your training counts towards certification.
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Grants and Funding
Clean Vessel Act Pumpout Grants due October 1 
The grant application process has changed so please allow extra time for the process!

Green Infrastructure at Great Lakes Marinas
A multi-state grant project has supported the installation of some great examples of innovative stormwater practices such as green infrastructure to both improve aesthetics at your marina and help Ohio's waterways. See our Clean Marina Stormwater Toolkit website for more.
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Surveys, Reports and Publications
Contact us for information on Boat Wash Water concerns and this year's AIS Blitz.

Free safety signage is available from the National Safe Boating Council - link below.
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sailboats in a marina
Clean Boater Corner
Spring Cleaning Time! Feel free to share these tips below for helpful Clean Boating reminders for your boaters.

Shrink Wrap - reduce, reuse, then recycle! Consider purchasing a reusable cloth boat cover, reusing your plastic shrink wrap cover on a smaller vessel or as a tarp, and properly prepare your wrap for recycling if that option is available to you. Watch our shrink wrap video for more information.
Vessel Cleaning - do your research when it comes to "eco-friendly" or "biodegradable" cleaning products. In some cases these products are worse than good old-fashioned dish soap when it comes to their impact on our waterways. Read labels and check out Boat US's helpful guide.

Engine Maintenance - take the time now to get your vessel in tip-top shape, both for safe boating and to decrease the chance of environmental hazards such as fuel and oil spills. 

AIS prevention - have any big summer trips planned? Will you be traveling to multiple waterways in a short amount of time? Be sure to practice the "Clean, Drain, Dry" method to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive species, which wreak havoc on our environment and our pocketbook. Want to help further to stop the spread? Volunteer with Old Woman Creek to pull European Frogbit this summer or find a local effort near you!
ODNR provides more than $329,000 in boating safety education grants across state
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ODNR to break ground on new boater education center
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Two local marinas earn state awards
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Governor DeWine Announces $3 Million in H2Ohio Grants for Ohio River Basin Wetland Projects
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Shrink Wrap Recycling Drop Off Days in Greater Toledo
April 16 - May 21, 2022
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Ohio Clean Marinas Program Workshop - Inland Marinas
HR Collins Building, Alum Creek State Park, Delaware
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Catawba Island Boat Show
April 29 - May 1, 2022
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American Boating Congress
May 11 - 15, 2022
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National Safe Boating Week
May 21 - 27, 2022
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National Maritime Day
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National Fishing and Boating Week
June 14 - 21, 2022
Aquatic Invasive Species Blitz
July 1 - July 10, 2022