The race is on! The Michigan Clean Marina program is offering a limited number of scholarships to marinas interested in becoming Certified Clean Marinas. Be one of the next 10 marinas to pledge to join the program and complete the certification process, and your marina will win a $250 scholarship. Complete the process by October 2016 and win an additional $500 scholarship!
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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 will address key topics, such as siting considerations, marina design and facility, stormwater management, boat maintenance and repair, petroleum control, aquatic invasive species, sewage handling, waste containment, disposal and recycling, marina management, and laws and regulations.
To enroll, please complete and submit the combined pledge statement and Clean Marina Classroom registration form (on the next page). By submitting the form, you will be completing an important step in the Clean Marina certification process.
Clean Marina Classroom Registration
By completing the form, you will automatically be registered to participate in the Clean Marina Classroom (managed by Michigan Sea Grant). Training for marina operators is self-paced and focuses on practical tips for marina management and environmental stewardship. A representative will contact you with information about access to the Classroom once payment has been processed. The payment is processed through a secure secondary provider.
- Michigan Marinas: For new certifications, the cost of the Classroom is a separate fee. However, for recertification the cost of the Clean Marina Classroom is included in the total recertification fees. For questions about the certification process, contact the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA). 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 and when working through the Clean Marina Classroom. Certification Specialists will use the same form to assess your readiness for certification.
Certification Checklist (and self-assessment form)
- Marina Operators in Other States: You are welcome to participate in this online training. Note: The Clean Marina Classroom is 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:
- Pledge To Participate and Enrollment in Training, Cost: $100
All participants complete the pledge and enroll in the Clean Marina Classroom. This self-paced, online course includes details on recommended and mandatory practices of the Clean Marina Program.
- Marina Site Visit, Cost: $300
After completing training and a self-evaluation, Michigan marina operators schedule a site visit with a certification specialist through Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA). The program provides two 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.
- Total: $400