Blue Flag / Jul 20, 2017

5 reasons to get the dirty butts off our beaches

No butts about it — when it comes to litter, cigarette butts are at the top of the heap. The International Coastal Cleanup, which…Read More

Blue Flag / May 17, 2017

Birthdays and Blue Flag: Canadians have lots to celebrate this summer

This summer we have a lot to celebrate: not only is it Canada’s 150th birthday, but the international Blue Flag program is turning 30….Read More

Safeguarding Freshwater / Aug 12, 2015

Rain gardens: nature’s water filter

When you see a beach swimming advisory, it is often after a heavy rainfall or snowmelt. Stormwater (rain and melted snow) that runs off…Read More

Blue Flag / Jul 24, 2015

Part 2 – Canada geese running a foul on beaches

Last week, we posted a blog about the impacts that Canada geese can have on beaches. This is part 2, which explores solutions. Our…Read More

Clean Economy / Jul 17, 2015

Canada geese running a foul on beaches

I talk to beach managers all the time, and one of the most common issues I hear about is Canada geese. They destroy grass,…Read More

Blue Flag / Jun 30, 2015

Fly your own Blue Flag!

You’ve probably heard about the Blue Flag award for beaches and marinas, but did you know that boat owners can fly the Blue Flag,…Read More

Blue Flag / Jun 11, 2015

Blue Flag beaches are for the birds

Tourists aren’t the only ones flocking to Blue Flag beaches. Toronto’s Hanlan’s Point is the latest beach with the eco-label to attract Piping Plovers….Read More

Blue Flag / May 20, 2015

A sign summer’s almost here: Blue Flag season starts today

With summer just around the corner, Canadians are ready to enjoy the water. The good news: there are more Blue Flag beaches and marinas…Read More

Blue Flag / Mar 19, 2015

Blue Flag: Celebrating clean water at beaches across Canada

For Canada Water Week, March 16-22, Environmental Defence is celebrating water! Each day this week, we’ll post a new blog that will explore how…Read More

Blue Flag / Feb 10, 2015

Planning a tropical beach vacation? Be sure to look for the Blue Flag

With March Break approaching, many Canadians will flock to the sunny south for a dose of sunshine and relaxation. As the winter lingers on,…Read More