Broward Chapter

Florida Healthy Beaches Program

This program tests our beaches for harmful bacteria that can make beach-goers sick. Exposure to contaminated water can lead to gastroenteritis, respiratory illness, rashes, eye and ear ailments, and more. State funds were cut in 2011 and never restored. Now, Florida relies on federal funding that is in jeopardy. It’s time for the state to step up and fund the Florida Healthy Beaches Program!