Hey Dustin, Scott Merrill here, with BeachTech. We manufacture and sell beach cleaning machines, so I’m not necessarily on everyone’s holiday card list as you can imagine.
Anyway, saw that you were from Nashville, I’ve got some family there—my cousin is a writer for Warner Brothers Chappell Hill, and I’m in Nashville every so often, so thought I’d email, say hello, and look forward to meeting you some day.
Are you going to the Blue Flag meeting in Toronto next week?
I’ve got 2 quick questions…1) when you say protecting recreational uses, what’s the definition of recreation? And 2) have you done, or had interest in, any mechanical cleaning of beaches?
Attached is a pretty impactful picture we use in our presentation to somewhat demonstrate what we are trying to do…we don’t want to clean every beach.
Hi everyone. I just joined Beachnet, and look forward to engaging in your discussions. I'm a consultant that spends most of my time protecting recreational beneficial uses. I've been involved with a number of bacteria and microbial source tracking studies, particularly those based on library-independent methods.
Richard thought the group would appreciate me sharing the papers I co-authored from the recent special issue of Water Research. They are attached here, and the reference info is below. Let me know if you have any questions about them.
Talk to you soon,
vadis source tracking? Towards a strategic framework for environmental
monitoring of fecal pollution. Water
Research Volume 41, Issue 16, pgs. 3539-3552.
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