Maryland Clean Marina Initiative

2018 Clean Marina Workshops Announced!

  • February 7: Bush River Yacht Club, Abingdon
  • February 13: Annapolis Recreation Center
  • February 15: Holiday Inn Express, Cambridge

Advance registration requested. Send your name(s) and workshop date to donna.morrow@maryland.gov. Confirmation and directions will be sent following registration.


Boats docked at a marina.The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' exciting Clean Marina Initiative offers marina and boatyard operators, and recreational boaters the opportunity to participate in efforts to protect Maryland's natural resources.

The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative recognizes and promotes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs of any size that meet legal requirements and voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices. The department has certified nearly 25 percent of Maryland’s estimated 600 marinas as Clean Marinas or Clean Marina Partners and we aim to continue increasing this number moving forward.

Boaters are encouraged to patronize certified Clean Marinas and to adopt clean boating habits.The collective effort of individuals and businesses will improve the quality of Maryland's waters from Deep Creek Lake, to the Chesapeake Bay, to the coastal bays!​​

Resources For Marine Facilities


Resources for Boaters

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Resources for Professional Divers


Sign the Maryland Clean Diver Pledge to demonstrate your commitment to using best practices when working in Maryland waters.

Resources for Boating Instructors

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For information on the program or to seek certification, please contact Donna Morrow at donna.morrow@maryland.gov