Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual assessment of beaches
Huntington Beach beaches named cleanest in United States
Huntington Beach, Calif. - The Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual assessment of cleanest and dirtiest beaches and lakes in the United States was released last week. The Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau is proud that two of Surf City’s three beaches were included in the top three cleanest beaches in California and claimed two of the twelve spaces for cleanest beaches in the nation.
Huntington Beach’s two state beaches, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach were two of the three California beaches that earned a five-star rating from the NRDC.
“We’re thrilled to have this recognition for Huntington Beach. We all knew our beaches were some of the cleanest in California, and to have that validation on a nationwide level is very satisfying. Our five-star state beaches surround Huntington City Beach, which boasts a four-star NRDC rating.” says Steve Bone, President & CEO at the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau “We have to thank the City of Huntington Beach, as well as all of the non-profit organizations that organize various beach cleanups throughout the year, like Surfrider, for all they do to keep our beaches beautiful.”
NRDC’s five-star beaches and lakes were for violating health standards less than 5% of the time and for following such “best practices” as testing more than once a week and posting advisories online as well as at the beach.