Program Objectives

Reduced pollution from marine re-lated sewage, gray-water, stormwater runoff, hull and engine maintenance, antifreeze, ship and boat cleaning activi-ties, petroleum spills, ship emissions, bilge and ballast water discharges, fish wastes and marine debris


Protection and restoration of fish and wildlife habitats through better marina and harbor design and habitat enhancement measures


Improved aesthetics and public safety in adjacent coastal waters.


An informed shipping, boating and fishing public that help to prevent pollution and the spread of aquatic nuisance species and diseases


Cleaner and healthier MN waters, beaches and habitats


Economic benefits from reduced waste handling and disposal costs, reduced liability and insurance rates, enhanced public image and visitation rates, potentially greater revenues from marina rental fees, and reduced potential for environmental violation fines

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