The North Carolina Clean Boater program is an important part of the North Carolina Clean Marina program, which is designed to assist marinas and boatyards in protecting our environment through the use of best management and operation practices. Both programs are strictly voluntary, but they show that marinas and boaters care about the environment.
By adopting pollution prevention measures and using best management practices, North Carolina Clean Boaters can take satisfaction in knowing that they are doing their part in:
- Keeping North Carolina waterways and shores clean.
- Making sure the watercraft is properly registered and meets the state requirements for safety.
- Preserving our waterways for future generations.
- Learning and teaching clean and safe boating habits.
To become a North Carolina Clean Boater:
- Read “A Boaters’ Guide to Protecting North Carolina’s Coastal Resources.”
- Commit to clean boating by signing the pledge card located in the Clean Boater brochure.
- Mail your pledge card to the North Carolina Clean Boater Program office. We’ll send you a North Carolina Clean Boater sticker to display on your vessel.
- Use the services of North Carolina Clean Marinas when possible.
- Learn how you can help protect coastal water quality.