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One of the Marine Board's key priorities is protecting the environment. The agency funds floating restrooms, pumpouts, and dump stations. The agency also awards grant funding for onshore restrooms. But there's more to protecting the environment than containing human waste. We also protect our waterways by:
Conservation is the #1 goal of the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program. This program is co-managed with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The program is funded by:
Revenue pays for education, outreach, and law enforcement. It also funds inspection stations (managed by ODFW) on main roadways near our borders.
We are protecting Oregon's waterways from a most significant environmental threat. Prevention efforts will help prevent aquatic invaders from out-competing native species. If aquatic invaders like zebra or quagga mussels gain a foothold, they remove nutrients from the water that fish and other native organisms need to survive. These species represent another roadblock to salmon survival and harm restoration efforts.
The Oregon Clean Marina program is a voluntary program that focuses on marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs and floating home moorages. Facilities that adopt and use best management practices to improve water quality and promote a cleaner marine environment can qualify for certification. Certified marinas have:
Clean Marina Program
Abandoned/Derelict Vessel Program
Marine Sanitation Devices
Foam Encapsulation for Floating Structures
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