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Blue Flag status for beaches in the Garden Route National Park

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Blue Flag status for beaches in the Garden Route National Park

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:00 pm

WESSA’s announcement of beaches awarded Blue Flag status include those in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP). The 2016/2017 list includes the Wilderness beach and Nature's Valley beach. Blue Flag is an international annual accreditation managed by WESSA and is given to beaches that comply with legislation and regulation around safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management: http://www.wessa.org.za/uploads/documen ... arinas.pdf

The news about Blue Flag beaches was received at the start of National Marine Week which started on the 10th – 14th October 2016, a week set aside to raise awareness about the sea and marine life. While authorities work at protecting the sea by minimizing population among other interventions, there is a need to do more to protect estuaries and their surrounding wetlands which are bodies of water usually found where rivers meet the sea. They are home to unique plants and animals which are vital for the reproduction of birds, fish, and other animal species. In fact, estuaries are known as ‘nurseries of the sea’ because they are ideal for fish to reproduce.


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Re: Blue Flag status for beaches in the Garden Route National Park

Unread post by hilda » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:47 am

"The 2016/2017 list includes the Wilderness beach and Nature's Valley beach. Blue Flag is an international annual accreditation managed by WESSA and is given to beaches that comply with legislation and regulation around safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management."

Very well done Wilderness and Nature's Valley beaches! :clap: :clap:
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