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Jul 26

Celebrate Swimmable Action Day!

Posted by Chris in Swim Guide , clean water , bacteria


Today (July 26) is Swimmable Action Day. 2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which gave citizens the power to enforce our clean water laws and hold polluters accountable. Today, Waterkeepers across the continent are joining together to remind everyone of the importance of clean, safe water. 

Swimmable Action Day poster

West/Rhode Riverkeeper is marking the occasion by launching Swim Guide, an online tool and smartphone app to display local bacteria monitoring data. The Swim Guide smart phone app, launched today in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the Chesapeake Region, will allow people to find safe beaches and swimming areas to recreate and enjoy their waterways. For millions of beach goers, swimmers, and surfers across the country, finding and enjoying beaches and local swimming holes will become much easier with the launch of the Swim Guide, the new, free, smart phone app (available from App Store, Google Play, or www.theswimguide.org). 

 Swim Guide app

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