Two St. John beaches to raise ‘Blue Flag’

The Foundation for Environmental Education’s worldwide effort to identify the most eco-friendly beaches and marinas has awarded its Blue Flag designation to two beaches on the island.

In December, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay may fly the Blue Flag, according to Adrian Davis, general manager at Maho Bay CampgroundDavis also heads up the environmental committee of the Territory’s hotel and tourism association.

Davis told the St. John Source, “It means our beaches and marina facilities are safe and clean, the marine resources are preserved and protected and through signage and educational outreach.”

Three other VI beaches also won new designations for the Blue Flag: Emerald Beach and Great Bay on St. Thomas and Pelican Cove on St. Croix.

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