Become a Clean Marina

Steps to becoming a Clean Marina

  1. Contact Theresa Qualls, Clean Marina Coordinator, at 920-465-5031 or [email protected].
  2. Sign a Clean Marina Pledge.
  3. Perform a marina self-evaluation using the Clean Marina Guidebook and certification checklist
  4. Schedule an initial site visit or call with the Clean Marina Coordinator.
  5. Incorporate best practice recommendations.
  6. Complete a final certification site visit with the Clean Marina Technical Team. Refer to the site visit preparation instructions.
  7. Welcome aboard! Enjoy the benefits of being a Wisconsin certified Clean Marina.


Wisconsin Clean Marina certification is good for five years. In the fifth year, the marina will begin the re-certification process. Additionally, a mid-term check-in is required to affirm that the marina continues to meet program requirements and verify best management practices.

There is no fee to pledge, but there is a fee for certification to help cover program costs. It is $300 for Wisconsin Marine Association (WMA) members and $600 for non-WMA members (including a one-year membership to the WMA). Certification is good for five years. Re-certification fees are $200 for WMA members and $500 for non-WMA members (including a one-year membership to the WMA).

There is no time limit, but the pledge list is reserved for those marinas working towards certification.

The certification package includes a framed certificate, a 2×3’ metal Clean Marina sign to display at your facility, burgee, decals, use of the Clean Marina logo, clean boater brochures and display kit, and a press release and promotion by the Clean Marina program.