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|The Blue Flag Comes to BC|
Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:00
Harrison Hot Springs, BC – Representatives from the various levels of governments, first nations, and the non-governmental organizations are meeting in Harrison Hot Springs this Friday to learn how BC’s beaches and marinas can join the Blue Flag beach and marina certification program. Harrison and the Blue Flag program are hosting a one day workshop, “Raising the Blue Flag in BC: Linking Recreational Shoreline Management Goals and Strategies to Achieving the International Blue Flag Award.”
A total of 3,650 beaches and marinas are certified under the Blue Flag program in 46 countries, including Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and the Caribbean. Blue Flags have been awarded in Canada since 2005. Canada has 16 beaches and 3 marinas certified under Blue Flag.
Beaches that want to receive a Blue Flag must apply each season. Independent juries of experts in Canada and internationally review each application and determine whether a marina or beach meets the standards for certification. Blue Flags can be removed during the season if a marina or beach fails to meet the required criteria.
More details about the Blue Flag program and the certified marinas and beaches can be found on the web site at www.BlueFlag.ca
About Environmental Defence (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is the Canadian Operator of the Blue Flag Program. Environmental Defence is Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
Claire Malcolmson, Enviornmental Defence
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Andre Isakov, Community & Economic Development Officer
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Robert Reyerse, Tourism Harrison
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