The Oregon Clean Marina program is a voluntary program administered by the Oregon State Marine Board, helping marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs, and floating home moorages protect and improve local water quality by promoting the use of environmentally sensitive practices at marinas. The program provides the tools, education, and supplies, and consultation to earn Certification and recognition as an Oregon Clean Marina, signifying a marina's commitment to a cleaner marine environment to help protect Oregon's waterways.
If a facility is in compliance with existing environmental regulations and uses a high percentage of the recommended best management 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 and logo are signals to boaters that a marina cares about the cleanliness of Oregon waterways.
The program also provides information to marine facility managers on how to eliminate or reduce the input of polluting materials – such as oil, paint, cleaning chemicals, sewage, fish waste, and trash – into the environment.
There are 61 certified Clean Marinas out of approximately 175 public and private marinas in the state. There is no charge to get certified.
Beginning in 2021, additional standards are being added for re-certification as a Clean Marina: compliance with Oregon’s boat
registration requirements, seaworthiness of
boats moored at the docks, and insurance
coverage for the salvage and clean-up of
abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs).