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Clean Marina Designation Ceremony

"The Clean Boating Partnership congratulates Clean Marinas for their commitment to Floridas environment. Their dedication and hard work is an accomplishment to be proud of and we look forward to growing our Clean Marina family.

~John Naybor
Clean Boating Partnership Chair


In 2000, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Marine Industry of Florida formed the Clean Boating Partnership. This public/private partnership consists of marina and boatyard operators along with representatives from the Marine Industries Association of Florida (MIAF) and its local chapters, Florida Sea Grant Program, United States Coast Guard (USCG), USCG Auxiliary, USCG Sea Partners Program, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the DEP. This partnership provides assistance and evaluation, as well as program outreach, workshops, technical assistance and mentoring.

Creating a clean boating environment through a working partnership between industry and government is the mission of the Clean Boating Partnership, complementing the DEPs mission statement of More Protection, Less Process. These mission statements describe the commitment of the Partnership and DEP to pursue environmental protection through non-regulatory programs, using approaches that achieve greater levels of protection with increased citizen participation. The Partnerships common goals motivate the marine industry to protect the environment, allowing boaters to enjoy recreational activities in and around Floridas waterways.


Clean Boating Partners

Steve Peterson, Chair
Shalimar Yacht Basin

Sam Lowrey
Marine Max

Mike Shanley, CMM, Vice Chair
Techno Marine USA

Dennis Matthews
Longboat Key Club Moorings
Longboat Key

Sam Adukiewicz
St. Augustine Municipal Marina
St. Augustine

Sam Chavers
Marina Jack

Sam Lowery

CDR Mary Alice Merlin

Patience Cohn
Marine Industries Association S. FL
Ft. Lauderdale

Pat Paterson
Sea Partners Program

Denis Frain
Gulfport Marina

Kirby Cay Scheimann
Marinas International
St. Petersburg

Jeff Gentry DEP,
Division of State Lands

John Sprague
Pahokee Marina

Phil Goodman
USCG Auxiliary

Mike Spranger, Asst. Director
University of Florida Sea Grant

Patricia Harrell
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Tallahassee

Brad St. Coeur
Sunrise Harbor Marina
Ft. Lauderdale

Mark Leslie
Titusville Municipal Marina

Peter Van Der Noord
Regatta Pointe Marina
John Naybor
Island Cove Marina
Palm Harbor Marina

For information on the Clean Boating Partnership contact Steve Peterson, steve@shalimaryachtbasin.com.

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Clean Marina Programs

Last updated: May 03, 2013

  Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Clean Marina Program, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS #30, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
850-245-2100 (phone) / 850-245-2159 (fax) 
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