The Oregon Clean Marina program is a voluntary recognition program for marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs, and floating home moorages that adopt best management practices that improve water quality and promote a cleaner marine environment for Oregon.
The goal of the Oregon Clean Marina program is to protect and improve local water quality of Oregon waters by reducing pollution from marinas.
The Oregon Clean Marina program provides the opportunity for marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs, and floating home marinas to receive recognition for helping to establish and promote a cleaner marine environment for Oregon.
If a facility (which will be referred to as a marina throughout this guidebook) is in compliance with environmental regulations and uses a high percentage of the recommended practices, it can be designated as an Oregon Clean Marina. Such certified marinas are authorized to fly the Clean Marina flag and use the logo in their advertising. The flag is a signal to boaters that a marina cares about the cleanliness of area waterways.
The Oregon Clean Marina program is part of a much larger effort to reduce nonpoint sources of pollution throughout the state in part to address the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Section 319 of the 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act and Section 6217 of the federal Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990.