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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Best Management Practices for Marinas
Abstract: This document suggests best management practices (BMPs) that recreational boating facilities can use to abate nonpoint sources of pollution. Includes educational measures in each subsection.
Source: Sea Grant Rhode Island
Best Management Practices for Marinas and Boatyards
Abstract: Guidebook explaining the complete pictures of marinas. Includes information on what operations a marina performs and best management practices for each of them and the materials used in the processes. Contains a very thorough section on erosion control BMPs for renovating or siting new marinas.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Boating Clean & Green Campaign
Abstract: The Boating Clean & Green Campaign is a joint effort of the California Coastal Commission (CCC), the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the CA Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). They provide an education and outreach program on environmentally sound boating.
Source: California Coastal Commission
Clean Waters Starting in Your Home and Yard: Environmentally Responsible Boating [PDF]
Abstract: A fact sheet on Environmentally Responsible Boating: methods to prevent pollution.
Source: Sea Grant Connecticut
El Dorado County Marina Program
Abstract: Provides an example of a region that has implemented a P2 Marina Program. Describes how to properly use oil absorbent pads and pillows, which California marinas have accepted and support their usage.
Source: California Environmental Management Department
Georgia Strait Alliance Green Boating Program
Abstract: Within this website is a 16-page Green Boating Guide, covering multiple topics pertaining to Best Management Practices for boat maintenance.
Source: Georgia Strait Alliance
Great Lakes Oil Spill Prevention Project
Abstract: Determine if a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan is required for a marina. Includes example plans and background regulations.
Source: Envronmental Protection Agency - Region 5
Maryland's Clean Marina Initiative
Abstract: The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative website contains the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook which provides an overview of actions that marina industry professionals can take to protect the air and water quality.
Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tennessee Valley Authority: Clean Marinas and Clean Boating
Abstract: TVA's Marina Initiative undertakes such topics as: sewage management, oil and gas control, marina siting, and erosion prevention. They also certify marinas that are in complaince with pollution control standards.
Source: Tennessee Valley Authority
US Coast Guard: Sea Partners Campaign
Abstract: Campaign promotes environmental outreach and education. Promotes awareness of maritime pollution and aims to improve compliance with marine environmental protection laws and regulations.
Source: United States Coast Guard