Keeping Washington beaches healthy --
we're all in this together!
The Washington BEACH Program is led jointly by the
Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health, and
consists of county and local agencies, tribal nations,
The mission of the BEACH Program is to reduce the risk of
disease for people who play in saltwater by:
- Monitoring bacteria levels at popular, high risk
- Notifying users when bacteria results are high or when a
known pollution event, such as a sewage spill, has occurred.
- Educating the public about the risks associated with
polluted water and what each of us can do to reduce that
The BEACH Program monitors marine beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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