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This website was funded by the U.S. EPA through the BEACH Act of 2000.

If you have a question or need more information about Maryland's Healthy Beaches program, policies and beach closings in your county, Federal government information and more, use these links to explore other sites on the web.

Local Maryland County Health Departments
http://www.mde.state.md.us/publichealth/Pages/index.aspx

MDE Beaches Program
www.mde.state.md.us/citizensinfocenter/health/beaches.asp

U.S. EPA - Beaches Program
www.water.epa.gov/type/oceb/beaches/beaches_index.cfm

U. S. EPA’s Interactive Map
http://watersgeo.epa.gov/beacon2/beacon.html

Information on Recreational Water Illnesses
www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/beaches_rivers.htm

Swimmers Itch
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/swimmersitch

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
www.dhmh.state.md.us

Environmental Health Coordination Program/Harmful Algae Blooms
www.ideha.dhmh.md.gov/OEHFP/EH/SitePages/harmful-algae-blooms.aspx

DNR Algae Bloom Site
www.dnr.state.md.us/Bay/hab

Ocean City Maryland Surfrider
www.surfrider.org/oceancitymd

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