Coastal Water Quality is the Conversation

June was a big month for coastal water quality From House Caucuses to Local events everyone was talking about beaches. The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) Executive Director, Nicole Elko, addressed the House Coastal Communities Caucus on the economic impact of healthy beaches and how water quality legislation plays a part.  EPA released […]

Beach Award Interest Meetings

The Blue Flag USA program has just launched our second Blue Flag season in the United States! With the first month of the 2024/2025 season under our belts we are looking to engage with tourism professionals, nonprofit partners, and local coastal management department leaders on how the Blue Flag beach award can support their ongoing […]

Blue Flag USA Supports Sites with In Person Workshop and Ceremony

Program Coordinator, Annie Mercer, traveled to Florida last month to promote the Blue Flag USA program and represent the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) at the City of Delray Beach’s Flag Raising Ceremony.    The hybrid Blue Flag workshop allowed interested communities and partners to hear about the process, criteria, and reactions to […]

Two Sites in Continental United States Achieve Second Blue Flag Beach Award​

Two Sites in Continental United States Achieve Second Blue Flag Beach Award Honor recognizes sustainable development through environmental education Wilmington, North Carolina (April 26, 2024) – Two beaches in the continental U.S. are now two-time recipients of the international Blue Flag award, Blue Flag USA announced today. Westward Beach in Malibu and Delray Beach Municipal Beach in […]

Blue Flag USA Announces the City of Boca Raton as a New Candidate

The Blue Flag USA program is excited to announce a new beach candidate pursuing the Blue Flag Award: the City of Boca Raton, FL. The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), national operator for the Blue Flag USA program, has been working with beaches around the US to determine their current level of compliance […]

Support Ongoing Initiatives in your Community with Blue Flag Criteria

Information Board at Delray Beach Municipal Beach

Delray Beach Municipal Beach Central information board displays Blue Flag program information, safety details, activities for the public, and more. photo credit: Blue Flag USA Blue Flag beaches are awarded annually for meeting over 30 criteria in environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. Blue Flag USA’s managing organization, the […]