For the third consecutive year, Cowell Beach is not included on Heal the Bay’s “Beach Bummer” list.
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On Sunday, Save The Waves hosted a beach cleanup in the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve with Kona Brewing for their #CatchACleanWave tour.
“This is such great news,” said Mayor Donna Meyers. “The changes in bacteria data measurements which have kept Cowell Beach off of the ‘Beach Bummer’ list over two years now demonstrate the positive power of government working with a focused group of community organizations.”
For the first time in 10 years, Cowells was not included on the annual “Beach Bummer” list – showing major improvement for the Santa Cruz beach.
Cowell’s Beach once again finds itself on Heal the Bay’s ‘Beach Bummer’ list, but experts in the Cowell’s Working Group have noted a long-term reduction in overall exceedances of state water quality standards and concentrations of bacteria.
Save The Waves is pleased to announce that Cowell Beach has dropped to number eight on Heal the Bay’s annual “Beach Bummer” list, after nine consecutive years as number one or two, and moving to number three in 2017.
“A 50 percent reduction is something we’re proud of and we stand by,” Cowell Beach Working Group facilitator Nik Strong-Cvetich said. “But obviously, there’s much more work to be done. We’re not content being number three. Our goal is to one day get off of the list.”
STW and CWG sees a 50% drop in the number of beach postings and the number of water quality samples
SANTA CRUZ, CA – Save The Waves, the City of Santa Cruz and the Cowell Beach Working Group (CWG) are cautiously