2022 Blue Flag Summer Series

The Blue Flag Summer Series  is comprised of 3 events on beach management topics. Events were held monthly from May-July and had two-three presentations each followed by a discussion. 


The Blue Flag USA program is responsible for providing support and engagement to coastal communities on various topics to support the ideal of sustainable development through environmental education. Previously, staff held a national workshop at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s 2021 National Coastal Conference. This year we are excited to host a 3 month series of meetings discussing sustainable beach management topics and themes in an effort to bring together candidate sites, awarded sites, industry, managers, stakeholders, and more to share experiences. Below you will find information about the summer series as it becomes available.

May: Planning Successful Educational Outreach

Speakers: Ellie Moss, Moss & Mollusk Consulting

Chris Folkes, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

June: Natural and Microplastic Debris Management in Sediment

Speakers: David Hewett & Christy Ferguson, Town of Holden Beach

Judd Mahan, TetraTech

Russell Cole, City of Galveston 

July: Plastics in the Coastal Zone

Speakers: Ellie Moss, Moss & Mollusk Consulting

Layne Marshall, EPA Trash Free Waters