Welcome to the
Maine Healthy Beaches Program, established to ensure
that Maine's salt-water beaches remain
safe and clean.
The program brings together communities to perform standardized monitoring
of beach water quality, notifying the public if
health risks are detected, and educating both
residents and visitors on what you can do to help keep Maine's beaches healthy.
Maine means great times spent at the ocean, on the lake
or anywhere you might go to enjoy a swim. It's hard
to imagine that anyone would want to contaminate our
beautiful natural waters with human or animal waste.
But even though it's not deliberate, it happens.
With a little planning, practicing healthy
beach habits can be as easy as remembering your sunscreen.
It can start with this site, where we'll fill you in
on the science
behind the program, provide access to program resources
and communications tools, link you to our partners
on the Federal, State and municipal level, and offer
some friendly advice to help
make sure that all you take home from your day at the
beach is a little bit of sand in your shoes and lots
of happy memories.
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