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Beaches

Act to Protect Beaches

Photo of people monitoring beach
Volunteers assist with monitoring beach water.
people cleaning up the beach
Volunteers assist with beach clean up.

We can all take action to reduce beach pollution through the choices we make at the beach, around the house, with our pets, in lawn maintenance, and in the classroom. Families, individuals, students and teachers can access resources online to find out more about the health of their local beaches and participate in community efforts to make their environments healthier and safer.

Check out more resources and ways to act to address pollution: