Blue Flag

On June 6, 2007 Wasaga Beach Provincial Park became the first provincial or state managed park to achieve Blue Flag status. This eco-label is awarded internationally to beaches and marinas that meet 27 criteria focused on water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services.  During the summer, Blue Flags are flown along the beach in Beach Areas 1, 2, and 5.

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park has been practicing good standards in each of the four categories for many years and has maintained its Blue Flag status since 2007.  The park must reapply for this eco-label each year, showing continued ability to meet the set Blue Flag standards.  The presence of the flying flags shows the park’s success in attaining the label each year.

Over 2500 beaches and marinas around the world have received this recognition. Environmental Defence is Canada’s regulating link between Canadian beaches and the Foundation for Environmental Education, the founding agency for this program and other’s that focus on environmental education and sustainability. Both the park and the Friends communicate with Environmental Defence in regards to the beach.

For more information on Blue Flag Canada, please see www.blueflag.ca

 

 

Classification Blue Flag

Le 6 juin 2007, le parc provincial Wasaga Beach est devenu le premier parc provincial ou d’État à obtenir la classification Blue Flag. Cette cote écologique est accordée à l’échelle internationale aux plages et marinas qui répondent à 27 critères axés sur la qualité de l’eau, la gestion environnementale, l’instruction environnementale, la sécurité et les services. Durant l’été, des drapeaux bleus flottent le long des secteurs 1, 2 et 5 de la plage.

Le parc provincial Wasaga Beach emploie des pratiques exemplaires dans chacune des quatre catégories depuis de nombreuses années et maintient sa classification Blue Flag depuis 2007. Le parc doit renouveler sa classification écologique chaque année, démontrant continuellement sa capacité de répondre aux normes de Blue Flag. La présence des drapeaux montre la réussite du parc à atteindre la classification chaque année.

Plus de 2 500 plages et marinas partout dans le monde ont obtenu cette désignation. Environmental Defence est l’intermédiaire règlementaire canadien entre les plages du Canada et la Foundation for Environmental Education, l’organisme fondateur de ce programme et d’autres qui se concentrent sur l’instruction environnementale et la durabilité. Le parc et l’organisme Friends communiquent avec Environmental Defence concernant la plage.

Pour plus d’information sur Blue Flag Canada, veuillez contacter www.blueflag.ca

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