Boating & Marinas
Lake Champlain Sea Grant partners with marinas, boaters, and anglers in the Lake Champlain basin to share information about best practices for clean and safe boating.
For Marina Owners and Operators
- COVID-19 safety guidance for boaters and marinas
- Environmental management planning for marinas (PDF): A workbook to help plan and implement controls and actions to improve environmental management of boating business operations
- Oil spill prevention and response resources
- Signs and educational brochures to promote clean boating habits among patrons
- Devices to help ensure leak-free fueling in partnership with the University of Vermont School of Engineering and Clinton Community College: More information to come
For Boaters and Anglers
- Boater's Guide to Less Toxic Cleaning (PDF)
- Educational information for fishing tournament anglers about how to reduce spread of aquatic invasive species
- Smartphone application including Lake Champlain and Lake George marinas with sewage pump-out facilities to help locate the nearest open and operational pump-out
Free online Clean Boating Course from BoatUS (PDF): This free course shows simple steps boaters can take to reduce impacts of boating activities on our waterways.
Annual Meeting for Marina Owners and Operators
Each year, in late March or early April, the Vermont Boat and Marine Association, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension host an annual meeting of marina owners and operators. The event gives marina owners and operators a chance to reconnect with one another after the winter and to learn about relevant policies, funding opportunities, and research and outreach activities. View the 2019 marina meeting agenda (PDF).
Lake Champlain Sea Grant also offered an oil spill prevention and response training for marina owners and operators in spring 2019. Read more about this training event.