North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC Division of Coastal Management
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Clean Marinas

Keep Our Waters Clean

Find out about the problems marine sewage can cause in coastal waters.

How Marina Operators Can Help

Steps marina operators can take to protect coastal waters. For additional ideas on how your marina can help protect water quality, check out our manuals on Best Management Practices for N.C. Marinas and Stormwater Best Management Practices

How Boaters Can Help

Steps boaters can take to protect coastal waters. DCM's new Boaters' Guide offers more tips (PDF file).

Clean Boater Program

Learn how to be a clean boater in N.C. with our new Clean Boater Program

North Carolina's Pumpout Program

The state awards grants to public and commercial marinas for pumpout stations. Get the application and guidelines here.

Find Pump-out Stations

View a list of marinas with pumpout stations.

No Discharge Zones

Tips for boaters in No Discharge Zones in N.C. waters

UST Operator Training

Find information about Underground Storage Tank operator training.

Clean Marina Workshop Presentations

View presentations from recent Clean Marina workshops.

Clean Marina Program

This voluntary program encourages marinas to safeguard the environment through management and operations techniques.

Clean Marinas in North Carolina

View a list of marinas that have earned the Clean Marina designation

Implementing a Monofilament Recycling Program

This PDF document can help marina owners who would like to begin a monofilament (fishing line) recycling program, along with instructions on obtaining or building the recycling bins.

N.C. Division of Coastal Management . 400 Commerce Ave . Morehead City, NC 28557
1-888-4RCOAST . Email Us