New Jersey Clean Marina
DIVISION: Coastal Management Office/ Division of Policy Planning and Science
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 633-2201
FAX NUMBER: (609) 292-4608
The office administers and implements the New Jersey Clean Marina Program. This program encourages marina owners, yacht clubs, boatyards and boaters to voluntarily adopt practices that help prevent adverse impacts to water quality, sensitive habitats, and living resources in proximity to marinas.
Swimming, boating, and fishing are important uses of the state’s coastal waters. Recreational boating, one of the top 20 outdoor recreational activities, is becoming even more popular each year. The program helps prevent harmful environmental practices through education and outreach to boaters and marina owners. It provides assistance and guidance to enable marinas and other recreational boating facilities to reduce the sources and impacts of non-point source pollution. Examples include sewage facility management, fueling operations, fish and solid waste management and boat cleaning.
MONETARY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED:
The program does not provide any monetary assistance to marinas participating in the program. However, other incentives exist such as free signage regarding best management practices, educational fliers and tip sheets for boaters, certificates of achievement, and burgees for display at certified marinas.
Other sources of funding available for marinas exist including the I BOAT NJ Grant Program, the Boating Infrastructure Grant, and the Clean Vessel Act grant program.
None, however, marinas certified as NJ Clean Marinas must be in full compliance with all applicable regulations.
All New Jersey Clean Marina Program Materials are available on the web.