Clean Vessels


Northeast Florida Clean Boating Coordinator


Morgan Smith serves as the Florida Sea Grant’s Northeast Florida Clean Boating Coordinator for the St. Johns river, Intracoastal Waterway, and the coast from the Florida-Georgia border south to Martin County. Morgan received her bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Florida State University. Here, she had the opportunity to intern with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission under the Imperiled Species Management section. During her time at the agency, Smith was given the opportunity to conduct research and present the importance of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Enclosures as a method of seagrass restoration. Originally from St. Augustine, FL, Morgan has a long history of boating experience, and enjoys SCUBA diving, scalloping, and visiting State Parks.

Projects, Research, Specializations

The Clean Marina Program and Clean Vessel Act (CVA) encourages marine facilities and boaters to protect Florida’s waterways through best practices and proper waste disposal. In Smith’s role, she leverages her skills in public outreach and education through site visits and workshops to give boaters the knowledge, tools, and resources to navigate CVA grant applications, and the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of sewage disposal equipment for the Clean Marina Program.

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