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Posted: June 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Russian Riverkeeper gets some great coverage with the launch of Swim Guide just north of San Francisco:Healdsburg and Sonoma County beach-lovers will be happy to know that a new, free smartphone app can help them find the closest, cleanest beach to play and swim in. “Is it safe to swim? That’s the question we get …

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Posted: at 3:31 pm

San Diego Coastkeeper’s launch of Swim Guide was covered in the North County Times:With summer swim season arriving, San Diego Coastkeeper is offering San Diego Countys version of the interactive Swim Guide, an online and smartphone app to help beachgoers find healthy stretches of coastline. The new app also includes access to water quality data …

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Posted: May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Scott Sterling of the Pacific Swell interviews Pamela Crouch from Orange County Coastkeeper about launching Swim Guide in their watershed in May 2012:With Memorial Day heralding the unofficial start of the summer season, thoughts can quickly begin to turn towards the beach. While California boasts an abundance of shoreline, not all of it is always …

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Posted: May 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce that California and Florida have joined Swim Guide. As of May 30, 2012, beaches across both states are live on the Swim Guide app. You’ll be able to find beaches, check water quality, and share your beach adventure with your friends from amazing beaches in places like Santa Monica, Orange …

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Posted: April 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

The BP Oil Disaster of 2010 – just two short years ago – made many of us realize that our beaches may not just always be there for our children.  I have never had such an eye opening experience as the day my 2 ½ year old son with his big blue eyes and blonde …

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Posted: April 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Congrats to the team of volunteers who helped Santa Barbara Channelkeeper remove 31 pounds of litter from West Beach today. Litter and debris can spread contamination, harm or kill wildlife, or drive people away from beaches. Cleanups help protect nature and reconnect people with the water.

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Posted: April 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Swim Guide affiliate in California was part of deal to help protect your beaches:Malibu has reached a $6.6-million legal settlement with environmental groups that both sides say will protect beachgoers by reducing the amount of polluted storm runoff that reaches the ocean. The settlement of a 2008 federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against the city …

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Posted: April 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Swim Guide makes headlines in Alabama, thanks to the hard work of the Mobile Baykeeper crew. And the mayor approves:“As long as you can get out good, factual information, I’m supportive of that,” Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier said of the new mobile device tool. “People need to be informed, and I think that’s a …

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Posted: April 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Mobile Bay is the very first Alabama beach community to join Swim Guide. Welcome! As we reach the two-year anniversary of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, our community truly understands the importance of water quality in our coastal areas. Mobile Baykeeper is providing this tool to help inform the community on the health …

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Posted: April 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

If you haven’t already updated Swim Guide on your iPhone, you should check the App Store for your free update. Swim Guide 2.0 includes an updated, sleek interface that makes the app even easier to navigate. With the new navigation menu, you can now find a beach or report pollution from anywhere in the app.

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Posted: April 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper’s SPLASH Miami event was a huge success! Over the weekend, the community rallied together at the Biscayne Nature Center to celebrate swimmable water in Biscayne Bay. Kids and adults alike created works of art inspired by nature, learned about the critters of the sea, and went on a discovery walk through the …

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Posted: March 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

The average American loves beaches, spending about 10 days per year by the water. The US EPA doesn’t want to pay to monitor beach health anymore, and has announced that it will cut millions of dollars in annual funding beginning next year. There are 3.5-million people getting sick each year after swimming in polluted waters, …


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