Celebrate Swimmable California Waters!

August, 2014






Humboldt Baykeeper works to protect Humboldt Bay and adjacent coastal waters so that they are clean and safe for surfing, paddling, swimming, fishing, wading, and other forms of frolicking.

This July, we joined California Coastkeeper Alliance, our statewide network of California Waterkeeper organizations, to celebrate all of California’s healthy waters and the regulations that protect them.

Last year, the California Legislature passed a resolution to officially commemorate July 25 as “Swimmable California Day,” recognizing Californians’ right to waters that are clean and safe for swimming.

We’ve been celebrating the entire month of July, but every day is a chance to swim, surf, stand-up paddle, kayak, dive, canoe, float, fish, and frolic in the local waters that we love so much. Join us!

• There’s still time to enter the Swimmable California PHOTO CONTEST! Submit your photos by July 31 showing how you enjoy California waters for a chance to win  REI gift cards. Upload photos on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SwimmableCA. For more info, visit www.humboldtbaykeeper.org.

• Download the Waterkeeper Swim Guide smartphone app (www.swimguide.org) to see whether your local swimming areas are clean and healthy for swimming, and to report pollution.

• Donate to Humboldt Baykeeper so we can keep your waters safe! www.humboldtbaykeeper.org.

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