Brenda Leonard is the Program Administrator for the Clean Boating Programs. She has been facilitating pollution-prevention practices with the industry and marinas for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since 2000. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy and a master’s degree in Administration. Brenda is passionate about the marine environment and has led the expansion of the Clean Boating programs for more than 15 years.
Our CVA Grant Specialists are all located in Tallahassee. CVA Grant Specialists are knowledgeable about the entire grant process. If you are applying for a grant or already have applied for a grant, and have questions about the grant process, please contact one of our experienced Grant Specialists. They can advise you on grant requirements, eligible project work, how to apply for a grant, how to submit your reports and invoices, or any other questions concerning the grant process. Once you submit your application, a Grant Specialist will be assigned to you for the duration of your grant.
Our Clean Boating Coordinators are located in satellite regional offices throughout the state. Regional Coordinators assist marinas with clean facility designations, implementing best management practices, getting re-certified, and/or conducting site visits. They also provide information about grant funds for receiving new or replacement pump-out equipment. If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Coordinator in your county.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.