April 2022 Newsletter

Click image to read more! Blue Flag Turns 35! Blue Flag International is celebrating 35 years of program delivery. The Blue Flag program began in 1987 in France. With EU support the program grew until it went international in 2001 when South Africa became the first non-european participating country. Currently, the Blue Flag program is […]

January 2022 Newsletter

Click image to read more! Year in Review: Accomplishments Held Committee and Subcommittee meetingsCreated tool-kits on criteriaCompleted two National Jury trainingsAdded an accessibility representative to the National JuryStarted our Pilot phaseHeld Pilot MeetingsPresented at the Texas SymposiumBuilt the blueflag.us websiteProduced Coastal Voice articlesHosted the National WorkshopCreated promotional materialsVisited awarded sites in MexicoProduced quarterly newsletters On […]

November 2021 Newsletter

Click image to read more! Blue Flag Staff Thanks You! 2021 has been a year of immense learning and planning for the Blue Flag program. Many ofyou have helped us understand science, policies, and procedures; were patient while wegathered resources; and worked with us side by side to produce quality content for theprogram. Without you […]

June 2021 Newsletter

Click image to read more! First Sites Designated Pilots Hello Blue Flag USA partners! It has been a busy first half of the year as we navigated through our first international jury decision. All four of our proposed sites were designated as pilots and asked to submit full applications when they are ready. Congratulations to […]

March 2021 Newsletter

Click the image to read more US National Jury February saw our first meeting of the National Jury! We ran through what a typical evaluation would look like and discussed the rules of procedure. National Jury members voted unanimously to pass the National Criteria edits which came out of working group meetings. National Jury members, […]

January 2021 Newsletter

Click image to read more! Happy New Year It is a new year and many of us here at American Shore and Beach Association have great New Year News! Annie has been contracted to continue her work on Blue Flag and other projects for a full year. Brad and Leslie Pickel have joined ASBPA as […]