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Region 1: EPA New England

New England Beach Monitoring and Notification Program

EPA New England manages the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Program. This program is focused on strengthening beach standards and testing, providing faster laboratory test methods, predicting pollution, investing in health and methods research, and informing the public about the quality of coastal beach water.

Each year, EPA New England issues grants to our five coastal states to support their development and implementation of beach monitoring and notification programs. Since the inception of this program in 2001, EPA New England has granted over $13M to coastal New England states.

Beach Monitoring Information

How You Can Help:

Everyone can get involved in monitoring water quality.

Everyone can get involved in monitoring water quality. (Photo courtesy of National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.)

The public is strongly urged to get involved in their local beach program. Things you can do to help:

For More Information...

You can read the Questions & Answers or contact:

Caitlyn Whittle (whittle.caitlyn@epa.gov), Regional Coordinator
Environmental Scientist
US EPA New England
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (OEP06-1)
Boston, MA 02109-3912
tel: 617-918-1748

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