Posts tagged "Gulf of Mexico"

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: February 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

At a time when our news is fraught with doom-and-gloom stories about water quality and climate change, Mobile Baykeeper is keeping the tone light. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when it comes to the environment, but it is hard to feel as though we can truly effect change. What can we do to combat …

, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Alabama- The River State. It’s a well deserved, though not well known, alias. Over 124,000 km of rivers and streams crisscross the state. Another of Alabama’s unsung qualities is that its waterways house more freshwater biodiversity than any other state in the US. Alabama also stands out in the US for having lost more aquatic …

, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: May 16, 2014 at 1:25 am

Ahhh Baja. Visitors are barely through the door and the beauty of Baja has them scrambling to find ways to stay forever on the peninsula. The clear blue waters in the Gulf of California and off Baja’s Pacific Coast are very literally teeming with life. A whopping third of the planet’s marine mammal species reside …

, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: July 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

On July 10th, 2013 Charleston Waterkeeper completed their first official sample run under the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). The focus of their QAPP is to let the public know the “swimmability” of several tidal creeks and hotspots for swimming, kayaking, SUPing, and sailing. Charleston …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Andrea Ramey at Local 15 in Alabama covers the launch of Swim Guide and explores the importance of keeping beaches clean and healthy. Here’s what Baykeeper Casi Callaway had to say:“This is a great way for you to know, if I put my 3-year-old in the water, is he or she going to be safe?” …

, Swim Guide Editor
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 …

, Swim Guide Editor
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 …

, Swim Guide Editor
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 …

, Swim Guide Editor
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, …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: February 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Right when we are gearing up for Swim Guide’s first full summer at U.S. beaches, the Environmental Protection Agency announces it will eliminate a key government program that helped fund beach water quality monitoring at thousands of beaches across the country. The cutback would kick-in during 2013 and could mean an end to water quality …

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