by Ohio Sea Grant

Summer’s here and the time is right… for boating on the lake!

Or just about any other body of water in the state of Ohio. More than half a million boats were registered here in 2017, and all that traffic can leave a mark on Lake Erie, the Ohio River and other rivers and lakes throughout the state. To keep the environment safe and healthy for the future, a new program supporting marinas and boaters in good decision-making came to be in 2003.

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a proactive partnership between Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) designed to encourage marinas and boaters to use simple solutions to keep Ohio’s waterways clean.

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