Posts tagged "water quality"

Posted: August 1, 2018 at 6:57 pm

We are absolutely thrilled to be announcing the newest affiliate: Cork Harbour Waterkeeper in Cork, Ireland! Started by Noel Sheehan and Christine O’Neill, Cork Harbour is the first Swim Guide affiliate on the other side of the pond, bringing not only a new country to Swim Guide, but an entire continent. We couldn’t be more …

Posted: December 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm

We are very excited to announce the newest member of the Swim Guide affiliate program, Surfrider Foundation’s Rincón Chapter in Puerto Rico! The Rincón Chapter was originally formed in 2001 by a small group of devoted citizens in an effort to help create the Reserva Marina Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, Puerto Rico’s first co-managed and …

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Posted: December 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

For Immediate Release Pulse Energy is returning for the fourth time as the Swim Guide sponsor for New Zealand. The most current recreational water quality information for over 700 New Zealand swimming spots is accessible from the Swim Guide smartphone app and website thanks to Pulse Energy, a community owned electricity and gas retailer. In …

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Posted: September 7, 2016 at 10:50 am

In an effort to describe the absurd beauty of their state Montanans have taken to referring to Montana as “The Last Best Place.” Montana was named for its mountains. There are over one hundred named mountain ranges in Montana. And where there are mountain ranges there are headwaters. True to form, Montana’s mountain fed lakes …

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Posted: July 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

There are few environmental organizations that have found a way to grow public enthusiasm for science-based programs. Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) is one of the few that have figured it out. Through their programs, which have grown to encompass a range of human health and environmental monitoring elements, PWA has not only sparked national media interest, but also …

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Posted: June 28, 2016 at 9:16 am

Huge, pristine lakes. White sandy beaches. And some of the clearest water in Canada. You might not have guessed – but I’m talking about Manitoba beaches. Manitoba – the land of 100,000 lakes – is home to so many great beaches, Buzzfeed wrote an article about it. Grand Beach on Lake Winnipeg has been called one of …

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Posted: June 23, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Citizen scientists are addressing a number of California’s growing watershed challenges through grassroots efforts around the state. There is perhaps no place this is more true than with the Yuba River Waterkeeper, the Sierra Nevada’s first-ever waterkeeper. Here, a number of issues call for the support of citizen scientists: a growing population is putting increasing pressure on …

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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 …

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Posted: December 29, 2015 at 2:29 pm

December 2, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River beach water quality met government standards 76.5% of the time in 2015, says a new report from Swim Guide ( This is an improvement over 2014, when water quality met standards 72.5% of the summer. The results come from Swim Guide, the …

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Posted: September 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

On 17 August 2014 two hundred swimmers made their way to Toronto’s Centre Island to participate in the second annual Toronto Island Lake Swim. In the days leading up to the race social media was abuzz with the question “Are we really going to swim in Lake Ontario?” While most of the excited pre-race chatter …

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Posted: August 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

This just in: Fraser Health, a major health authority in British Columbia serving more than 1.6 million people from Burnaby to Boston Bar, now publishes recreational water quality results on its website! This is a great news for recreational water users. In August 2014, made current information available to the public for 48 beaches …

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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 …

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