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Canatara Beach earns Blue Flag status for 6th straight year

By May 21, 2019 No Comments

Author: Stephanie Chaves, Blackburn News Sarnia

The prestigious Blue Flag will fly again this summer at Sarnia’s Canatara Park Beach.

The popular beach is listed as one of the country’s top 28 beaches and has been awarded Blue Flag status.

The Blue Flag recognizes beaches that have achieved international standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education and safety and services.

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton Executive Director Mark Perrin said achieving the eco-label for the sixth year in a row is a real community effort.

“They do a great job with the parks and recreation department, the City of Sarnia, the County of Lambton and Lambton Shores, they all work together,” said Perrin. “Everyone knows that our beaches are a very important drivers in our community, for locals but also for tourists. It’s a main attraction that we have in our backyard. Just coming together to put the time in and put the staff and dedication into keeping everything clean and making it that Blue Flag status.”

Grand Bend Beach, Grand Bend Marina and Port Franks Marina in Lambton Shores also made the list again this year.

In total, there’s a record 28 Canadian beaches and 12 marinas on the 2019 list.