EPA’s Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Program

http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/beaches/ — Strives to meet the goals of improving public health and environmental protection for beach goers and provides the public with information about the quality of their beach water.  The BEACH Program strengthens beach standards and testing, provides faster laboratory test methods, predicts pollution, investigates health and methods research, and informs the public. The website includes EPA’s Annual Beach Report: 2011 Swimming Season (June 2012).

 

About wyse2012whiteteamleader

I am one of the the Faculty Advisors for the 2012 WYSE. My team is the white team. I am trained as a Marine Biologist and am a certified Professional Wetland Sceintist and Professional Wetland Delineator. I currently serve as President of the Virginia Assocation of Wetland Professionals. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as a fisheries biologist, sensitive land acquisition specialist, wetlands biologist, and USFWS endangered species biologist. I am the co-founder of the Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers, member of the Mid-Atlantic Fly Anglers, and member of the Bill Wills/FFF Chapter of Trout Unlimited. I am a member of the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club and volunteer on trail maintenance, cabin maintenance, and as guest speaker coordinator. I also own and operate Coastal Explorer, a multifaceted ecotour company offering guided fishing trips and walking and kayak ecotours. I am a published writer and photographer with a growing library of fishing, outdoor, coastal scenery, volunteerism, and other stock photogrtaphy and a client list that includes: Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine, Fly Fishing In Saltwaters magazine, The Official Hampton Roads Fishing Guide, Family Fun magazine, and Save The Bay magazine (Chesapeake Bay Foundation).
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