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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: April 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

It’s official. Swim Guide is now available on the Baja Peninsula, Mexico!

This is the first expansion of the Swim Guide outside of Canada and the USA. It is a result of the hard work of our friends from Waterkeepers Baja Californias.

A regional collaborative of non‐profit Waterkeeper programs throughout the Baja Peninsula, Waterkeepers Baja Californias members and partner organizations conduct their own water quality monitoring at 54 beaches throughout the communities of Tijuana, Loreto, Bahía Magdalena, La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Cabo Pulmo, and La Ribera.

Theirs is the only citizen‐based monitoring program of its kind in the region. Each Waterkeeper and participating partner organization:

  • tests their beaches at least once a month to ensure they are safe for recreation,
  • uses its own in-house laboratory for analysis,
  • follows a standard protocol, which is based on the Mexican government’s regulations for recreational beaches, and is located for download here: http://waterkeepersbaja.org/lo-que‐hacemos/), and
  • shares its results at www.theSwimGuide.org.
Welcome to the Waterkeepers Baja Californias and to the people who love the Baja beaches!

For more information:

CONTACTOS:
Eliza Smith Steinmeier, Coordinadora Regional, WATERKEEPERS de las Baja Californias, eliza@bajawaterkeepers.org, USA: +1‐410-736-8844

Margarita Diaz, Tijuana Waterkeeper, margarita@proyectofronterizo.org.mx, 664‐188-6236

WATERKEEPERS de las Baja Californias es un colectivo regional integrado por seis organizaciones afiliadas a Waterkeeper Alliance (www.waterkeeper.org) que trabajan a lo largo de la Península de Baja California (Baja California y Baja California Sur, México) en defensa de agua limpia y comunidades saludables. Los integrantes de WATERKEEPERS de las Baja Californias son: Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental, A.C./Tijuana WATERKEEPER, Pronatura Noroeste, A.C./Bahía de Los Angeles COASTKEEPER, Eco-Alianza de Loreto, A.C./Loreto COASTKEEPER, Vigilantes de Bahía Magdalena, A.C./Magdalena BAYKEEPER, Red de Observadores Ciudadanos, A.C./La Paz WATERKEEPER, y Los Cabos COASTKEEPER, A.C. Para este proyecto de “Swim Guide México”, también trabajamos con un socio, Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo A.C., lo cual trabaja en Cabo Pulmo y La Ribera.

Visit the website: www.WATERKEEPERSBaja.org

Follow them on Twitter: @bajakeepers

 
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