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krulltime
June 26th, 2004, 08:05 PM
N.J. BEACH'S CLEAN SWEEP


June 26, 2004

The beaches of Stone Harbor, N.J., are clean, healthy and environmentally well-managed and have earned a "Blue Wave" designation from a beach-certification organization, officials said yesterday.

The Clean Beaches Council, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., released its annual list of clean beaches, and Stone Harbor's is the only New Jersey beach on it.

But that's because Stone Harbor was the only community to apply for the distinction, according to council spokeswoman Carrie Collins.

The program works by inviting beach communities to apply for the distinction. To do so, they must pay the group $1,200 to cover the cost of evaluations and the analysis of data.

The beaches are judged for water quality, beach conditions, habitat conservation, safety, erosion management and public education. Those that don't meet the group's standards get the money refunded.


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krulltime
June 26th, 2004, 08:21 PM
Now I know where in NJ I can go to in the summer: Stone Harbor's Beach. :wink: