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Clean Marinas

Boat Clean Bear StickerThe 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 64 certified Clean Marinas out of nearly 180 public and private marinas in the state.  There is no charge to get certified. 

 Certified Clean Marina Locations


Clean Marina Recertifications

Every boating season,  participating facilities receive re-certification site visits every three years.  These ensure that each facility is still meeting the standards of the program.  During these visits If deficiencies are found, they are addressed and program supplies are delivered if needed.  The following facilities were re-certified during 2019:

  • Coos Bay Yacht Club (Coos Bay)
  • Charleston Shipyard (Coos Bay)
  • Skipanon Marina (Warrenton)
  • Embarcadero Marina (Newport)
  • Oregon Yacht Club (Portland)
  • McCuddy's Hayden Island Moorage (Portland)
  • Columbia Ridge Marina (Portland)
  • Big Eddy Marina (Portland)
  • Rocky Pointe Marina (Portland)
  • Dikeside Moorage (Scappoose)
  • Promontory Park (Estacada)
  • Port of The Dalles (The Dalles)
  • Port of Arlington (Arlington)
  • Pelican Marina (Klamath Falls)
  • Rocky Point Resort (Klamath Falls)
  • Crater Lake Cleetwood Boat Dock

Marina Spot-Checks

Spot-check practice was introduced in 2017, to assist participating marinas between scheduled visits.  Therefore, as staff travel the state, they perform short unannounced site evaluations of certified facilities along the travel route.  This ensures that Clean Marinas are maintaining their facilities in alignment with program standards, and also allows staff to provide needed program materials.


Clean marina logo  

Newly Certified Marina

Pelton Park Marina on Lake Simtustus

Pelton Park, owned by Portland General Electric (PGE), joined the program during the summer of 2019.  This marina is located in central Oregon near Madras on Lake Simtustus, the reservoir behind Pelton Dam. This small marina has 46 boat slips, a small store and restaurant, boat launch, land-based fuel station, and fish cleaning table. This site has a relatively low impact on the environment that makes compliance with program standards simple, scoring 93% on their Clean Marina evaluation. When becoming certified, the marina adopted several new practices, including environmental rules associated with all moorage contracts, new signage for oil spill reporting and Aquatic Invasive Species information, distribution of boater spill kits to moorage customers, and proper labeling of the fuel dispensing pump along with the above-ground storage tank. 

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