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Th e goal of the Oregon Clean Marina program is to protect and improve local water quality of Oregon waters by reducing pollution from marinas. The program provides the opportunity for marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs, and floating home moorages to receive recognition for helping to establish and promote a cleaner marine environment for Oregon.
Aquatic Invasive Species
“Aquatic invasive species” means any aquatic species of wildlife or any freshwater or marine invertebrate, as specified by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission [by rule] as a prohibited species in OAR 635-056-0050, or any aquatic noxious weeds as specified by the State Department of Agriculture [by rule] in OAR 603-052-1200.
Clean your boat!
If taking your boat to another water source outside of the Willamette, be sure to clean the hull, underwater running gear, and systems which intake raw water. Clean off all aquatic plants, animals and mud - rinse, scrub, or pressure wash - to remove any invasive species before returning your boat to the Willamette River.
Use less toxic products for cleaning, maintenance and landscaping whenever possible. (Water-based, non-VOC cleaners are less toxic). Be sure to store any solid chemicals, chemical solutions, paints, oils, solvents, etc. in a clean, dry protected area - liquids should be stored under cover in closed containers. Be sure to place any hazardous materials in the appropriate bins in the garbage area.
Use native plants for landscaping, which are adapted to the local climate. They have ways to defend against local pests and weeds, so less herbicide, pesticide, and insecticide is needed. In addition, native plants require little to no extra watering. Native plants can be purchased at your local nursery.
For more info on Oregon’s native plants and/or native
plant landscapers, visit: www.plantoregon.com and
Adding foam to your float?
All expanded polystyrene or whitebead foam placed in the water after January 1, 1992 must be encapsulated with concrete, wood, galvanized steel, plastic or fiberglass. Limit flotation materials to properly encapsulated expanded polystyrene foam or extruded polystyrene foam (XPS). XPS does not easily disintegrate and is less likely to cause pollution or accidental ingestion.