Clean Texas Marina Program

 

Clean Texas Marina ProgramThe Clean Texas Marina Program is a partnership among the Marina Association of Texas, Sea Grant College Program, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas General Land Office. This program enables marinas to be recognized for their efforts in environmental responsibility. It also lets boaters identify those marinas that promote clean activities and follow best management practices. The program is strictly voluntary, but it shows that your marina cares about clean water.

 M.A.T. Clean Marina 2013

Marina Del Sol,
Clear Lake

M.A.T. Clean Marina 2012 Walden Marina on Lake Conroe
Marina Del Sol on Clear Lake
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2011 Walden Marina
Lake Conroe
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2010 Lakeway Marina
Lake Travis
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2009 Corpus Christi Municipal Marina
Gulf Coast
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2008 Key Allegro Marina
Rockport Harbor
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2007 Walden Marina
Lake Conroe
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2006 Key Allegro Marina
Rockport Harbor
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2005 Walden Marina
Lake Conroe
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2004 Collin Park Marina
Lake Lavon
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2003 Silver Lake Marina
Lake Grapevine
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2002 Silver Lake Marina
Lake Grapevine
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2001 Corpus Christi Municipal Marina
Gulf Coast
M.A.T. Clean Marina 2000 Walden Marina
Lake Travis
M.A.T. Clean Marina 1999 Twin Coves Marina
Lake Grapevine
M.A.T. Clean Marina 1998 Silver Lake Marina
Lake Grapevine

As the first step, complete the order form to receive a free copy of the Clean Texas Marina Guidebook, Pledge and Checklist. Complete the on-line Clean Texas Marina kit request below, or contact Dewayne Hollin for more information on the program at the Texas Sea Grant office: 979.845.3857 or dhollin@neo.tamu.edu.

Please send the Clean Texas Marina kit to:


 

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Steps to Becoming a Clean Marina

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Learn more about the Clean Texas Marina Program. Call the Clean Texas Marina office at 979.845.3587 or visit our Web page at www.cleanmarinas.org to review a copy of the Clean Texas Marina Guidebook, Pledge Form, the Award Checklist, and other program information. Free printed copies of these materials will be sent to you upon our receipt of the order form.

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Take the Clean Texas Marina Pledge. By signing the pledge, you commit to do your part to keep Texas waterways free of harmful chemicals, excess, and debris. Send us a photocopy of the signed pledge and then display the original in a public area so your customers will be aware of your commitment to clean water. We will issue a news release acknowledging your participation in the Clean Texas Marina Program and will include your facility's name on our Web site and in public displays. The pledge expires one year from the date you sign it. You may renew the pledge by contacting the Clean Texas Marina office if you are unable to achieve the goal in one year.

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Conduct a self-assessment of your property. Assess your own facility using the Clean Texas Marina Checklist and the Clean Texas Marina Guidebook.

4.

Call upon a mentor or the Clean Marina Staff to answer any questions. Do not be discouraged if you initially have difficulty meeting the minimum scores. We want to help you become a Clean Texas Marina. Please call the Clean Texas Marina office. We will put you in touch with one of the marina operators who helped develop the program if we cannot answer your questions directly.

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Schedule a confirmation visit. Once you are satisfied that your facility meets the award standards described on the Clean Texas Marina Checklist, call the Clean Marina office to schedule a confirmation visit. A representative from the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission's Small Business and Environmental Assistance Division and Clean Marina office will visit your Facility to verify the items checked on the Award Checklist.

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Enjoy your rewards! As a Clean Texas Marina, you will be authorized to use the Clean Texas Marina logo (below) on your letterhead and in your advertising. You will receive a certificate, a burgee to fly from your property, and a free on-line business card on the Clean Texas Marina Web site. Your facility will also be included in Clean Texas Marina publications and on public displays. The Clean Texas Marina staff also will issue a news release recognizing your demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship.

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Maintain your Clean Texas Marina Status. Each year, confirm in writing that you continue to meet the award standards described on the Clean Texas checklist. A Clean Texas Marina representative will contact you at least every third year to schedule a meeting at a mutually convenient time to reaffirm Clean Marina status.

    

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As a Clean Texas Marina, you are authorized to use the
Clean Texas Marina logo on your letterhead in your advertising, and on your Web site.
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