Great Lakes Beach Association
The Great Lakes Beach Association (GLBA) is presently made up of individuals from across the US and Canada, as well as from several other countries. Local, county, provincial and state public health, regulatory agencies, coordinating agencies, researchers and environmental groups are among the groups involved. The GLBA began in 2001 in response to the need for a forum to discuss beach issues and share ideas for achieving cleaner beaches. The GLBA is an informal organization. There are no membership dues.
The Great Lakes Beach Association (GLBA) is a collaboration of more than 1000 local, provincial and state beach managers, working together to improve recreational beach water quality through an informal information-sharing forum. The GLBA seeks to:
- improve the immediacy and availability of data to beach managers;
- increase the knowledge and use by beach managers of sanitary survey tools, rapid testing and predictive modeling methods; and
- enhance collaboration among the beach management community (national, state, local) to make beach monitoring programs more effective and cost-efficient.