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

About the Program

Considering Clean Marina certification? A review of the benefits of certification and an overview of the online training classroom might help you decide. A strategic plan is also available (PDFs).

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-1

Certification Documents

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

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.


Discounts for Certified Clean Marinas

As described on the Why Certify? page, a number of discounts are available to certified Clean Marinas. For the roster of available discounts, see: Michigan Clean Marina Discounts.

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.


Recycling is a recommended best management practice.

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 a brief overview of the Network’s purpose, see: Great Lakes Clean Marina Network  (PDF)