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Clean Boating Partnership

The Clean Boating Partnership was created in 2000 through the combined efforts of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the state's marine industries. This unique public-private partnership consists of marina and boatyard operators, along with representatives from the Marine Industries Association of Florida and its local chapters, Florida Sea Grant Program, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), USCG Auxiliary, USCG Sea Partners Program, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and DEP. This association provides environmental compliance assistance and evaluation, as well as educational outreach, workshops, technical assistance and mentoring.
The Clean Boating Partnership is a successful collaboration between industry and government entities working to maintain a clean boating environment in Florida. The partnership's goals are to motivate marine industry members to protect the environment, allowing boaters to enjoy recreational activities in and around Florida's waterways. Its achievements align with DEP's goal of "Creating strong community partnerships, safeguarding Florida's natural resources and enhancing ecosystems." By establishing partnerships with local communities and businesses, the Clean Boating Partnership strives for the preservation of Florida's environmental resources. In addition, the partnership promotes economic growth through non-regulatory programs with approaches that achieve greater levels of environmental preservation with increased citizen participation.

Clean Boating Partnership Members


Sam Chavers - Marina Jack 

Vice Chair

Vito Tomasello - Shalimar Yacht Basin


Sam Adukiewicz - St. Augustine Municipal Marina

Libby Carnahan - University of Florida Sea Grant 

Patience Cohn - Marine Industries Association of South Florida

Matt Culver - Brevard County Boating & Waterways 

Kaitlyn Dietz - Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Al & Kathy Durrett - Fish Tale Marina

Catherine Eichner - Pinellas County Small Quantity Generator Program

Denis Frain - Gulfport Marina 

Deborah Furrow - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 

Jane Gregory - Orange County Environmental Protection 

Mirella James - Pasadena Marina

Keith Keller - Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club

Tom Lawson - Titusville Municipal Marina

Sam Lowrey - Marine Max 

Dennis Matthews - Longboat Key Club Moorings

Cheryl McCall, Bureau Chief - DEP Division of State Lands 

Philip Mealer - City of Leesburg, Venetian Cove Marina

John Naybor - Island Cove Marina

Steve Peterson - Shalimar Yacht Basin

Thomas Sheppard - Seven Kings Holdings, Loggerhead Marina

John Sprague - Marine Industries Association of Florida

Joe Springer - City of Fernandina Beach

Brad St. Coeur - Sunrise Harbor Marina

Last Modified:
August 21, 2019 - 3:28pm

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