Maine Healthy Beaches Coordinator
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
312 Canco Road
Portland, ME 04103
Maine Healthy Beaches Manager
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
28 Tyson Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333
Nancy Beardsley, Director
Division of Environmental Health
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
The Maine Healthy Beaches Program is a partnership between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension/Sea Grant, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and local municipalities. The program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000.
On this page, you'll find contact information for the Maine Healthy Beaches Program and links to basic water quality information. For a treasure trove of healthy beaches information on the Web, visit our Resources page!
For additional information on healthy beaches, water quality and pollution prevention, link to these helpful sites:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Program, including National Beach Guidance and Performance Criteria for Recreational Waters (EPA-823-B-02-004)
- Nonpoint Source Pollution
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- If you have a water-related illness:
Seek treatment from your medical provider. Report illness to lifeguard, Beach Manager, or staff on duty.
- To report a water related ilness:
Contact the Maine CDC at 800.821.5821 firstname.lastname@example.org