Maine Healthy Beaches Status & Trends 2005-2010 summarizes water quality at Maine beaches as monitored by volunteers and staff of the Maine Healthy Beaches Program. Water quality trends, pollution threats, and actions to improve water quality are detailed for each beach in the program.
MET member Keri Kaczor is the statewide coordinator, working with the Department of Environmental Protection to provide oversight in development and implementation of the program. Some 26 towns and state parks participate in this voluntary program, with 60 beach management areas monitored from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Routine sampling data is used to notify the public of water quality conditions and to identify potential pollution problems. Sanitary surveys and special studies are implemented in coastal watersheds for beaches with chronic pollution issues.
Maine Healthy Beaches: Status & Trends 2005-2010
Individual Town Reports:
Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
Georgetown (Reid State Park)