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City of Huntington Beach honored for cleanest beaches in state

Surf City’s two state beaches claimed rankings in the top three beaches in California and top 12 in the nation

by Mackenna WaterhousePublished: July 12, 2012 01:45 PM

Huntington Beach’s two state beaches were included in the top three cleanest beaches this year in California by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation’s largest environmental action group.

Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach won five star ratings in the NRDC’s annual beach and lake assessment for violating health standards less than five percent of the time, testing more frequently than once a week and posting advisories at the beach and online.

The two beaches also claimed two rankings in the top 12 cleanest beaches in the nation.

“We all knew our beaches were some of the cleanest in California, and to have that validation on a nationwide level is very satisfying.” said Steve Bone, president and CEO at the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau. “We have to thank the city of Huntington Beach, as well as all of the nonprofit organizations that organize various beach cleanups throughout the year, like Surfrider, for all they do to keep our beaches beautiful.”


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