Maryland marina operators can apply for Pumpout Operations and Maintenance Grants through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The application deadline is April 15.

The grants reimburse marinas for the expense of operating and maintaining pumpout stations. State law requires marinas with more than 50 slips, as well as any new or expanding marinas, to have a pumpout station.

The grants are made available through federal Clean Vessel Act and state Waterway Improvement Fund.

To learn more about the Pumpout Operations and Maintenance Grant and to apply, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.