Victory | August 01 2007
Texas Coastal Bend Chapter activists scored a major victory when the Corpus Christi City Council unanimously passed a motion to implement beach water quality posting per the protocol of the Texas General Land Office's Texas Beach Watch Program. Once the Beach Watch Program signs are installed, Corpus Christi residents and tourists alike will be able to make informed decisions before swimming - or windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, fishing or surfing - in the bay and Gulf waters. Council member Nelda Martinez has asked the city manager to produce a written plan describing how city staff will select locations for the GLO's signs, how they will interact with Dr. Mott's team at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi that does the sampling and analysis, who will be notified by email when a positive test result occurs, and when the signs will be opened and closed and by whom.
Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.Learn More